When the temperatures start to drop in the fall and winter, the first thing I crave is hearty, warming curries. Maybe it’s the temperature of the food, or maybe it’s the warming spices like ginger and garam masala, but this vegan butter chickpea recipe feels like a warm hug on a cold day. Butter chicken may seem like the most non-plant-based meal ever, but I swear these easy vegan ‘butter’ chickpeas do an incredible job of mimicking the rich, comforting flavor of traditional butter chicken.
To mimic the richness of butter, I used a vegan butter substitute, but you could definitely swap out coconut oil as an alternative. I also use coconut milk to add creaminess to these vegan butter chickpeas and rely on warming spices like ginger and garam masala to make this a flavor powerhouse. Paired with basmati rice and naan bread, this is all I want to be eating in the lead-up to this holiday season (and well past it!).
The best part about these vegan butter chickpeas? They can be made in a Crock-Pot® 6 Qt. Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker. This means all ingredients can be thrown in in the morning, set for four hours, and when you come home from work, school or a busy day you’ll have a delicious, hearty and nutritious meal waiting for you. There’s nothing more convenient than that!
One of the biggest concerns I see in my clients is the lack of time or energy to meal prep. I think we all can agree that there’s not enough time in the day. When I’m using my Crock-Pot 6 Qt. Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker, I’m multitasking in my day by being able to work (or enjoy weekend activities!) while my meals are cooking! This saves me time, money on takeout meals, and is more nutritious than takeout. I also love how versatile meals can be- next up on my list to make is a Tex Mex Casserole!
I know that the Crock-Pot 6 Qt. Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker is going to be my best friend over the holiday season. Perfect for those days when I have to work all day but have an event or potluck I need to have food prepared for right when I get home! It even has a lock function to allow for easy transportation to and from holiday parties.
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Easy Vegan Butter Chickpeas
These easy vegan butter chickpeas are the perfect warming recipe to make when you're craving something comforting and nourishing.
- 1 tsp coconut oil or vegan butter
- 1 yellow onion diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger minced
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 can chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1 tbsp garam masala
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- 1 tsp chili flakes can be omitted
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Melt coconut oil in a small pan. Sauté diced onion, minced garlic and minced ginger in coconut oil until translucent.
Transfer onion, garlic and ginger mixture to Crock-Pot 6 Qt. Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker. Add all remaining ingredients and set to 4 hours on high.
After 4 hours, serve with rice, naan or simply on its own and enjoy!
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