If you are following a vegan diet or are thinking of transitioning to one, it is important to be intentional about meeting your protein needs, and incorporating high protein vegan snacks is an easy way to increase your protein intake and feel satisfied during the day.
In this article, you will find hand-picked high-protein vegan snacks for every taste and need. From families and children to athletes and busy people.
Choose from higher calorie to low-fat options, sweet or savory alternatives, desserts, smoothies, crackers, and store-bought snacks.
Let’s get started!
1. High Protein Vegan Granola
2. High Protein Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
Did you ever think you’d see cookies and high-protein in the same sentence? Well, these vegan peanut butter cookies from Foodie Gee are packed with protein thanks to one sneaky ingredient: a can of beans!
Yes, you heard me right; beans are the hero ingredient in this recipe but you don’t need to worry about the flavor. Beans make this recipe high in protein and give it a chewy texture but you can’t taste them at all. These cookies are perfect as a post-workout snack or dessert for when you are craving something sweet!
3. Chocolate Nut Vegan Protein Balls
These easy, no-bake chocolate vegan protein balls by Foodie Gee are made with chunky nuts, dates, and peanut butter for a healthy protein-packed snack that doesn’t contain protein powder.
The ingredients include five different nuts/seeds and a hit of cacao and are the perfect sweet snack to grab between meals, take on the go or have as an afternoon or high protein post-workout treat.
4. Paleo Vegan Banana High Protein Balls
These healthy Banana Protein Balls by Bake it Paleo are made with only five ingredients and use pea protein powder to turn this delicious treat into a protein-packed snack.
They are also grain-free and nut-free so they are mostly allergen-free and don’t contain any added sugar. They are sweetened with banana and are coated in extra dark chocolate for a simple, high-protein snack that would satisfy any craving.
5. High Protein Vegan Avocado Toast
This vegan avocado toast from Abbey’s Kitchen is not your regular recipe. If you love avocado toast, you will love this protein-packed twist on the classic version that is made for an easy and delicious high protein snack for any time of day.
White beans are the secret ingredient to making this vegan avocado toast high protein and that much more satiating providing 7 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber. And you don’t have to worry about the taste since white beans have a very neutral flavor that doesn’t outshine the avocado and just adds to the creaminess.
6. High Protein Vegan Oats
Most people think of oats as a breakfast food but they also work great as a healthy, hearty, and satisfying snack.
These vegan protein oats by Ashley’s Kitchen provide 8 grams of plant-based protein and are really easy to prepare. They can be done in less than 12 minutes and require less than 10 ingredients.
The recipe uses tofu to make it high in protein but you won’t be able to taste it as plain tofu has a really neutral flavor and it is a great alternative for those who don’t want to use protein powder.
7. Homemade Vegan Protein Bars
Finding a vegan protein bar that tastes good and is not full of additives is challenging so why not make them yourself? These Vegan Protein Bars by Ashleys’ Kitchen are made with nut butter, maple syrup, protein powder, oat flour, dates and flax seed and can be customized with your favorite ingredients.
These bars are also great to keep around and you can make a huge batch at the start of the week, pop them in the freezer, and have them as post-workout snacks for the whole month!
8. High Protein Vegan Muffins
If you prefer savory over sweet snacks, then these vegetable-packed high protein Vegan “Egg” Muffins by Okonomi Kitchen are perfect for you.
They are not only high in protein and fiber but also full of nutrients and can be customized to your preference with your favorite vegetables.
These vegan “egg” muffins are great to make ahead as part of your meal prep and any leftovers can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days. Their texture is very much similar to a vegan quiche or frittata and they are perfect to enjoy at any time!
9. High Protein Vegan Banana Muffins
Banana muffins as a post-workout snack? Yes, please! These Vegan Protein Banana Muffins by Okonomi Kitchen are fluffy, satisfying, and incredibly delicious. They’re the perfect snack for when you are craving something sweet but healthy.
They can be done in less than 30 minutes and are perfect for meal prep since they are freezer-friendly. They use Vegan Protein Powder to make them high-protein and they recommend it is best to use a fine protein powder with a neutral flavor like LivBody Cake Batter but you can use chocolate for different variations.
10. High Protein Vegan Chocolate Pudding
This Chocolate protein pudding recipe by Bite of Wellness is made with only four ingredients and is perfect to have as an afternoon snack or healthy dessert!
It is also low in carbs which makes it a great alternative for those who follow a keto-style vegan diet.
This low-carb high protein snack is ready in about 2 minutes and will not only satisfy your sweet cravings but it will also help you feel full due to its healthy fats!
11. High Protein Vegan Black Bean Brownies
If you are concerned about the taste of these brownies because they are made with beans, do not worry. The beans have a very neutral flavor that can’t be tasted and allow you to taste the chocolate even more!
This recipe by Bites of Wellness can quickly become one of your favorite ways to indulge your sweet tooth! The brownies are made with no sugar, no eggs, and no grains while packing a lot of protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
You’ll be surprised to find that these are some of the fudgiest, intense chocolate brownies ever!
12. High Protein Vegan Black Bean Lime Dip
It is no secret that beans are a great source of vegan protein but in case you don’t feel like eating some beans and rice as a snack, this black bean dip by Hurry the Food Up is a great way to eat them as a delicious snack.
Additionally, black beans have the very best ratio of protein-fiber value, so this snack is not only good for muscle growth and repair, but it’ll also keep you full for a long time.
13. Vegan Green Warrior Protein Smoothie
This protein-packed green smoothie by Oh She Glows uses hemp hearts as the major protein source so if you are looking to meet your protein needs without any supplements, this is a great alternative.
In addition to being a complete protein source, hemp hearts also contain the ideal balance of omega 3-6-9 fatty acids and are high in fiber.
The sweetness and flavor of this smoothie come from fruits like bananas, apple, mango, and grapefruit which also provide tons of vitamins and minerals along with kale and spinach.
14. High Protein Vegan Tofu Quiche
The author of this recipe claims that “if you’ve never attempted a quiche before, I have faith that you can nail this version.”
To be honest the recipe does look pretty simple since it only requires 10 ingredients and d simple methods even the novice cook can master.
The crust is made with hash browns which you probably know how to make and the filling is loaded with roasted veggies (any you have on hand), and a mixture of silken tofu, hummus, and nutritional yeast to give it that perfect egg-like flavor and texture.
This high-protein recipe is perfect to have as a snack, bring with you to work or impress your guests!
15. Savory Tempeh Sandwiches
Tempeh is a soy-based product made with fermented soybeans that turn into a firm, dense cake-like result. It has a strong, nutty flavor and, If you ask me, I’d say it taste like sausages.
This vegan staple is packed with packed and this recipe by Connoiseurus Veg provides 29 grams of complete plant-based protein.
The sandwiches are made with pan-fried tempeh in a savory sauce, stuffed in an English muffin, and piled with avocado and baby spinach. You can have them as a snack if you are trying to gain some muscle or they also work great as a lunch on the go.
16. High Protein Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream
Store-bough ice cream might not be a good high-protein snack (or a healthy one) but this ice cream recipe by Jennifer Meyering is made with frozen bananas and chocolate protein powder so you may indulge without any of the guilt!
It can be done in a matter of minutes as long as you have some previously frozen bananas. You can eat it immediately or freeze it for an additional hour or until you are ready for it. You can also easily change the flavor by using your favorite plant-based protein powder.
17. Spicy Chipotle Chickpeas
Chickpeas, like other legumes, are a great source of protein, making them the perfect snack for vegans looking to increase their protein intake.
A 1-cup of chickpeas provides about 14.5 grams of protein which, along with their high content of fiber helps will help you stay full for longer while supporting muscle repair and growth.
This recipe for spicy chipotle chickpeas by Well and Full is perfect to have on its own or on top of some toast with hummus.
The recipes use Chipotle powder, garlic, paprika, and black pepper for a spicy flavorful result but you can also customize it to your like by adding in any spices you like!
18. High Protein Vegan Lentil Chips
Lentils are one of the legumes with the highest protein content and These baked lentil chips by Nest & Glow are a great way to incorporate them into your diet (or eat more of them if you are already doing it)
Compared to Normal chips which are often 1/3 oil and 1% protein, these lentil chips are a superior option for munching on while watching tv or even bringing them to the movies.
You can also eat them with a hummus dip for some extra protein.
19. High Protein Vegan Blueberry Yogurt
If you used to like yogurt and ditched it when going vegan, you’ll love this healthy and cream recipe by Okonomi Kitchen.
It is made with only 4 simple inexpensive ingredients in can be ready in under 5 minutes! The consistency is thick, creamy, and tangy just like regular yogurt and the protein comes from tofu and protein powder.
You can use a neutral or vanilla plant-based protein powder for a classic version customize it with your favorite vegan protein flavor.
20. High Protein Vegan Edible Chickpea Cookie Dough
Never thought I’d live to see edible cookie dough that is healthy, vegan, and high in protein…but I have!
This recipe by Nutricuiously allows you to have this delicious treat by the spoonful. Except that instead of being made with butter, sugar, and refined ingredients, this creamy chickpea cookie dough features only whole food plant-based ingredients.
It is high in protein and fiber while featuring wholesome unsaturated fat that keeps you full while helping with healthy weight management.
It uses chickpeas as its secret protein source but it is creamy, delicious, and non-beany tasting. You won’t believe something so decadent can be healthy and will never be able to go bad to the “regular” version.
21. Cookie Dough Protein Bars
If you are looking for an indulgent snack that makes you wonder how something so good can be healthy, then you’ll love this homemade no-bake Cookie Dough Protein Bars by Hummus Sapiens that tastes exactly like a cookie!
They are made with oat flour, cashew butter, and vanilla plant protein with a silky smooth chocolate coating. They are high in protein and also high in calories so this might work best for when you are trying to put on some muscle.
22. Easy Baked Tofu Nuggest
This Easy Baked Tofu Nuggets by Nora Cooks are a great way to introduce tofu into your diet of you are still skeptical about this high-protein vegan food.
They are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and really easy to make. Not only do they provide 17 grams of protein per serving but they are also low in fats and oil-free since they are oven-baked.
23. High Protein Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
These cupcakes are made with super healthy ingredients like sweet potato puree, oat flour, and flaxseed so you can eat them while sticking to your diet goals. They use hemp protein powder for the protein punch and only use one tbsp of coconut oil which compared to regular cupcakes is low in fat.
They might take more than a couple of minutes to make but they are worth it!
24. High Protein Chickpea Mexican Flautas
This twist on the classic beef or chicken “flautas” by Buddhist Chef uses chickpeas for a high protein vegan alternative.
You can have them as a snack or a lunch on the go. They are very easy to make and only take around 15 minutes since you can use canned chickpeas so there is no need to prepare them beforehand.
You can eat these with your choice of guacamole or salsa on the side!
These pumpkin protein balls by All Nutritious are the perfect no-bake snack for when you are craving something sweet and chocolate.
They are made with vanilla protein powder and provide 3.6 grams of protein with just 73 calories per ball which makes them perfect for an afternoon treat or post-workout snack.
Not only are they high in protein but they are also gluten-free and made with wholesome, healthy ingredients so you can enjoy them without worries.
26. Vegan Seitan Jerky
Finding a high-protein vegan snack that is savory can be harder since most recipes involve using protein powder and tend to be on the sweet side.
But this vegan jerky recipe by My Quiet Kitchen is perfect if you are looking for something savory and healthy to snack on!
It is made with seitan which is a high protein vegan food made from wheat gluten. It is also a great protein alternative for vegans who can’t eat soy since other foods like tofu and tempeh, are soy-based.
This vegan teriyaki seitan jerky is easy to prepare, low in fat, and high in both protein and flavor! It is also oil-free and perfect to bring with you wherever you go!
27. Vegan Healthy Chocolate Protein Bites
What better way to get some protein in than these Healthy Chocolate Protein Bites by The Fit Cookie. These are not the first protein balls on this list but they do have a secret ingredient that makes them extra creamy. and smooth…avocado!
These Chocolate Protein Bites are fabulous for getting back into a healthy routine since they are low in carbs and their fudgy chocolate taste keeps the chocolate cravings at bay.
Besides being high in protein they are also full of healthy fats to give you energy and fill you up.
28. High Protein Vegan Sausage
This recipe for vegan sausage by Karissas’s kitchen is meant to be eaten for breakfast but if you enjoy savory snacks, it can become one of your favorites!
The base of these sausages is seitan which is also known as “wheat meat” since is made using vital wheat gluten. This vegan staple is PACKED with protein and it is totally cholesterol-free, unlike animal products. It is also extremely low in fat and contains no saturated fat.
Seitan can be a bit intimidating to cook with but these sausages are fairly simple to make, and you can batch cook them to never be left without a delicious and healthy high protein vegan snack!
29. Vegan Lentil Potato Croquettes
As the name suggests, these Vegan Lentil Potato Croquettes by Blooming Nolween are made with just two ingredients: potatoes and lentils!
Besides being high in protein thanks to the lentils, they are delicious and perfect for meal prep which means you can make them on a Sunday and bring them with you to work throughout the week to beat the afternoon slump.
You can eat them on their own, with hummus or your favorite dip!
30. High Protein Vegan Baked Oatmeal
Oatmeal is already a staple in most vegan diets but it can get a bit boring over time, so this high- protein baked oatmeal by Clean Green Simple is a perfect way to spice things while adding more protein into your diet.
Ingredients like mashed bananas and maple syrup make it not only delicious but also rich in fiber and protein, which will keep you full all day long.
And while it’s easy to mix protein powder into plain ol’ oatmeal, this option allows you to prepare it in advance and lasts for 5 to 6 days in the refrigerator. You can simply warm in the microwave and eat with plain or with your favorite nut butter.
31. Vegan Protein Pumpkin Breakfast Pudding
If you like anything pumpkin, you will love this Vegan Protein Pumpkin Breakfast Pudding by Happy COw And Me. It is delicious, healthy, and has 18 grams of protein with only 250 calories! Not to mention, it’s super easy to make and requires only 6 ingredients.
You can eat it on its own or topped with bananas and sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon as recommended in the recipe. It is also great for meal prep since it will keep for 4 days in the refrigerator, so you could make it on Sunday and it will last until Thursday.
Waking up to this healthy and high-protein vegan breakfast will get your day started in the right direction!
32. High Protein Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies
its ingredients include nut butter, pure maple syrup, almond flour, and plant-based vanilla protein to make not only vegan and high in protein but also paleo and grain-free so they are also friendly for those on a gluten-free diet.
33. Easy Tofu Scramble
If you are vegan for ethical reasons, that doesn’t mean you didn’t use to enjoy scrambled eggs. But with this Tofu Scramble recipe by Nora Cooks, you can now enjoy a very similar snack with none of the cruelty and way better macros.
Tofu scramble is the ultimate high protein vegan food while being low in calories and saturated fat and providing your body with all the essential amino acids it needs.
Not to mention it is THE easiest way to cook tofu and the best way to get familiar with this nutritious vegan protein staple.
34. Easy oil-Free Tofu Nuggest
When it comes to vegan sources of protein, it doesn’t get much better than tofu. Not only is it high in protein and low in carbs and calories but it is also free of saturated fat and cholesterol and offers many health benefits.
However, some vegans shy away from it because they don’t know how to cook it or have maybe eaten it at a restaurant and didn’t like it. The truth is that tofu can be delicious but it also can be done very poorly and ruin one’s experience with it.
But this recipe by No Sweat Vegan is not only delicious and high in protein but also really easy to make and oil-free so you can enjoy as much of them as you want since they are 50% protein.
35. High Protein Vegan Pancakes
And to end this list on a high note, These light and fluffy vegan protein pancakes by Delight Fuel are not only incredibly tasty but also healthy and high in protein.
They use vegan protein powder for a high protein content but that doesn’t make them any less Light or fluffy. They also have the perfect amount of sweetness so depending on your preference you can eat them with fruit, maple syrup, or dairy-free yogurt.
You will never go back to “classic” pancakes after trying this version made with no eggs, dairy, or gluten!
36. Vegan Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies
These vegan chickpea chocolate chip cookies by Healthy Girl Kitchen are not only delicious but also super healthy and high in protein and fiber thanks to their secret ingredient: chickpeas!
They are gooey, soft, gluten (and guilt) free, and completely delicious. Since chickpeas have a very mild flavor you can’t taste them at all while still enjoying their benefits.
These healthy cookies are a great way to sneak in extra fiber and protein for adults and kids.
High Protein Vegan Snacks You Can Buy
37. Vegan Jerky
Jerky is traditionally made from animal products such as beef but nowadays you can find plant-based alternatives made with vegan ingredients such as wheat gluten, soy, mushrooms, vegetables, and fruits.
Vegan jerky is a great type of on-the-go snack and contains as much protein as the meat type but without the animal byproduct. Unison Vegan Jerky contains 21 grams of protein per bag with no saturated fat and no cholesterol.
Make sure to choose a brand that is made with clean NON-GMO ingredients and provides satisfying macros with lower sodium and no saturated fat.
38. Bada Bean Bada Boom – Roasted Broad (Fava) Beans
Bada Bean Bada Boom is a brand of snacks that are made from broad beans (aka fava beans). They are crunchy, satisfying, and offer nearly 4x the protein, 5x the fiber, and only ⅓ the fat of potato chips, making them the perfect alternative for adults and kids.
These snacks are also low in sugar and low in fat with only 100 calories a serving,zero cholesterol, and saturated fat.
They are even higher in plant-based protein than chickpea and veggie snacks and come in 13 different flavors so you can certainly find one that your taste buds can’t resist.
39. SimplyProtein Protein Chips
SimplyProtein Crunchy Bites have some of the best macronutrients out there providing 15 grams of protein with only 140 calories per serving. They are also low in fat and contain only 3g of sugar or less.
They are made with plant-based pea protein and savory barbecue seasoning and contain only clean NON-GMO, gluten-free ingredients.
These snacks are perfect for those who prefer savory over sweet and would rather eat something crunchy than drink a protein shake. Plus they are great for snacking at any time of day and bring with you wherever you go.
Eating a high protein vegan diet might require a bit of preparation but there are dozens of healthy high protein vegan snacks you can prepare in advance or even buy and bring with you on the go so you never find yourself hungry and without any healthy vegan options available.
Whether you are new to a vegan diet or you want to increase your protein intake as a seasoned vegan, make sure to try the ideas on this list to help you meet your protein goals and enjoy its benefits!