15 Store Cupboard Recipes

15 Store Cupboard Recipes

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15 Store Cupboard Recipes 

So with the current situation, most of us are currently in isolation or social distancing. I thought I would compile 15 easy Gluten-Free & Vegan breakfasts, lunches, dinners and dessert recipes that you can easily recreate at home.

With mainly store cupboard ingredients and a few fresh ingredients you can whip up delicious healthy recipes in no time.

If you don’t have the exact ingredients, be creative, make a few tweaks and use what you have.

Here’s a list of the store cupboard essentials I have in my cupboards right now. These are what you’ll need to see you through these store cupboard recipes.

  • Tinned – Tomatoes, coconut milk, black beans, chickpeas, lentils, butterbeans, sweetcorn
  • Spices/Herbs – wide range of spices/herbs 
  • Other – Veg stock, tamari, pasta, rice
  • Flour – Gluten-free self raising flour
  • Nuts – Cashews, ground almonds
  • Oats (gluten free)
  • Cacao Powder
  • Peanut Butter

Right let’s get into these 15 Store Cupboard Recipes!!


  1. Breakfast Banana Bars

The easiest Breakfast Banana Bars you’ll ever make! They’re gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free using only 3 ingredients.

And best of all they can be frozen so you can batch cook and stock up on these.

Breakfast Banana Bars Stacked - Store Cupboard Ingredients


2.  Spicy Butterbeans on Toast

Ready in just 10 minutes using one-pot and a handful of ingredients they’re the perfect healthy breakfast, brunch or lunch! 

Spicy Butterbeans on Toast close up - Store Cupboard Ingredients



3. Chickpea “Tuna” Mayo

Incredibly easy to make, ready in less than 5 minutes, and the uses for this vegan mayo salad are endless.

Perfect sandwich filler, topping jacket potatoes or even mixing into pasta. It’s a great vegan “tuna” alternative.

Chickpea Mayo - Mixed - Store Cupboard Ingredients


4. Gluten-Free Falafels

They’re totally gluten-free, plant-based/vegan, incredibly simple to make and great for lunch, dinner or even as a side dish.

And these can be baked or fried depending on your preference. Definitely try them out!

Gluten Free Falafels - Pitta


5. Pea & Ginger Soup

A comforting Pea & Ginger Cup of Soup that is extremely simple and quick to make with only 6 ingredients that you will most likely already have at home!

And best of all you’ll have it ready in just 10 minutes!

Pea & Ginger Soup Front



6. Comforting Black Bean Chilli

Chilli is the perfect comfort batch cook food. This black bean version is incredibly simple to make and only costs around £5 for 4-6 portions. Meaning it’s incredibly cheap to make. 

It is super simple to make and probably one of the easiest vegan & gluten-free chilli recipes you will find.

Comforting Black Bean Chilli


7. 10 Minute Chickpea Curry

A really simple and tasty Chickpea & Spinach Curry that can be made in one pot in just 10 minutes

So, this is the perfect dish for when you don’t have much time and fancy something comforting.

You will definitely be surprised how much flavour this packs in from cooking for such little time.

10 minute chickpea & spinach curry


8. Creamy Cashew Carbonara

Introducing the most delicious Creamy Cashew Carbonara that’s both vegan & gluten free!

Simple ingredients, incredibly easy to make, full of flavour and ready in just 20 minutes.


9.  Lentil Shepherds Pie

This Lentil Shepherd’s pie really gives you that comforting feel you want from a simple healthy dinner during the colder months.

And can swap around the veg included to use what you have. It will also easily feed 4 for under £10!

Lentil Shepherds Pie Top open


10. Sweet Potato & Black Bean Stew

This Sweet Potato & Black Bean Stew is the perfect comforting dish to make during this cold weather. It has been my most popular recipe to date going viral on multiple platforms. 

It is so simple to make and extremely inexpensive, costing around £4-£5 for the whole dish. That is roughly £1 a portion!!!

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Stew


11. Speedy Lentil Bolognese

This Speedy Lentil Bolognese is incredibly simple to make, comforting and packed full of flavour. Veg packed hearty sauce with pasta…. what’s not to love?

Therefore, it’s the perfect family friendly recipe using lentils which are a key ingredient for the store cupboard. 

Speedy Lentil Bolognese Close



12. Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Delicious and quick to make Carrot Cake Cupcakes that are the perfect baking treat during isolation.

Don’t have carrots? Don’t worry, simply swap for fruit such as blueberries!

Carrot Cake Cupcakes front - Store Cupboard Ingredients


13. Gooey Nut Butter Chocolate Pots

A delicious Gooey Nut Butter Choc Pot that is incredibly simple and quick to make using just 6 easily sourced ingredients!

And it is gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free so the perfect quick dessert for those with food allergies. If you love nut butter and chocolate then trust me this dessert is for YOU!!!

nut butter choc pot - Store Cupboard


14. Banana Bread & Butter Pudding

This comforting Banana Bread & Butter Pudding is a total winner. Perfect for using up any stale bread or ripe bananas.

Because it’s free-from, this crowd-pleasing dessert is gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free, and uses just 6 simple ingredients.

Banana Bread & Butter Pudding - Store Cupboard


15. Choc Chip & Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy to make 6 ingredient gluten-free & vegan Peanut Butter Cookies. 

So if you have kids, get them involved. They will totally love making these cookies during the isolation period!

Store Cupboard Cookies

FINALLY, did you enjoy this blog post with my 15 Store Cupboard recipes?! If you did I would love you to share it with your friends.


And don’t forget my eBook “Healthy Food Made Simple” has 25 exclusive gluten-free & plant-based recipes which are some of the best I’ve ever created. You can get your copy for just £6.99.


Finally, make sure to follow me on Instagram @healthylivingjames Facebook @healthylivingjames Twitter @healthylivingJW or Pinterest @healthylivingjw for daily allergy-free food inspiration. 

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