Sweet and Hearty Vegan Sauté Recipe

My friends, it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to this wholesome vegan recipe, the Sweet Sauté (Gluten Free). Whether you are a fan of spicy stir-fries or prefer the sweetness of sautéed vegetables, this dish is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

This recipe is not only flavorful and delicious but also easy and quick to prepare. It requires simple ingredients that are easily accessible and can definitely be found in your pantry or local grocery store.

One of the many great features of this recipe is its versatility. You have the option to mix and match different ingredients and flavors according to your taste preference. Additionally, it’s perfect for those who are looking for a gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free or vegan meal option.

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I am always on the lookout for nutritious yet delicious meals. And let me tell you, this dish is both healthy and scrumptious! The Sweet Sauté recipe includes nutritious ingredients such as plantains, sweet potatoes, raisins, garlic and olive oil- each rich in vitamins and minerals to keep your body nourished and energized.

So come along with me as we go on this flavorful journey through our Sweet Sauté (Gluten Free) recipe. I promise you won’t regret it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegan Sweet Sauté (Gluten Free)
Vegan Sweet Sauté (Gluten Free)

Oh darlings, let me tell you why this Vegan Sweet Sauté recipe will warm your hearts and delight your palate!

First and foremost, it’s a gluten-free and dairy-free recipe that everyone can enjoy. You can also make it soy-free by swapping the soy sauce for coconut aminos or tamari sauce. It’s rare to find a stir-fry recipe that caters to so many dietary preferences, but this vegan gluten-free stir fry is perfect for those who love to indulge without sacrificing their health.

Now, onto the juicy details! This Vegan Sweet Sauté is bursting with flavorful ingredients like plantains, sweet potatoes, raisins and cinnamon that only complement each other in the most delightful way. The dish is perfectly balanced between sweet and sour, making it a perfect comfort meal for any weather.

One thing I adore about this recipe is how versatile it is. Not feeling like stir-fried rice noodles today? Simply pair it with quinoa, cauliflower rice or brown rice instead. Chop up some sauteed apples or bell peppers if you’re looking to add another layer of crunchiness.

The beauty of this vegan gluten-free stir-fry sauce recipe is how easy you can make it your own. It’s an excellent base recipe where substitutions are welcomed and highly encouraged.

Lastly, I must mention the health benefits of this dish. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of fiber while also being rich in Vitamin A and C. Cinnamon aids digestion and helps lower blood sugar while raisins are packed with antioxidants.

This Vegan Sweet Sauté has quickly become one of my go-to recipes for a healthy yet delicious dinner option. Trust me when I say it’s time to treat yourself with this mouth-watering dish.

Ingredient List

 A sweet and savory delight
A sweet and savory delight

Here are the ingredient you’ll need for this sweet sauté recipe:

  • Olive oil
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 ripe plantain, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of raisins
  • 1/4 cup of water or vegetable/chicken stock (use gluten-free if necessary)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

This recipe is perfect for those who are looking for gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free options. The combination of sweet potato and plantain provide an excellent source of dietary fiber, vitamin A and potassium. Cinnamon also adds a hint of natural sweetness that combines well with the raisins. These ingredients work together in harmony to create a deliciously flavorful dish that you will enjoy!

The Recipe How-To

 Veganism never tasted so good
Veganism never tasted so good

Now, let’s dig in and learn how to make this delicious Vegan Sweet Sauté (Gluten Free) Recipe!


First, gather up all of the ingredients needed for this recipe:

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • 1 plantain, chopped
  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into small cubes
  • Salt, to taste

Cooking Instructions

Next, follow these easy steps for the cooking process:

  1. Heat up your wok or large frying pan on medium-high heat.
  2. Add the olive oil and let it heat up for a few seconds.
  3. Add the cinnamon and stir it around in the olive oil for a few more seconds until fragrant.
  4. Add the chopped plantain, sweet potato cubes and raisins to the pan.
  5. Stir everything together well so that the cinnamon is well distributed all over the ingredients.
  6. Cover the pan with a lid and cook everything on medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Check that the sweet potatoes are cooked through by piercing them with a fork – they should be soft but not mushy.
  8. Finally, season everything with salt, to taste.

And done! Your Vegan Sweet Sauté (Gluten Free) Recipe is now ready to serve.

I hope you enjoy making and savoring this delicious recipe as much as I do!

Substitutions and Variations

 Get your veggies in with this delicious dish
Get your veggies in with this delicious dish

This Vegan Sweet Sauté recipe is already packed with delicious flavors and textures, but if you want to switch things up a bit, here are some substitutions and variations you can try:

– Veggies: While this recipe calls for plantain and sweet potato, you can use other root vegetables like carrots, parsnips, or turnips. You can also add in some cruciferous veggies like broccoli or cauliflower for an extra boost of nutrients.

– Noodles: Want to turn this stir-fry into a noodle dish? Swap out the rice for some gluten-free rice noodles or try using zucchini noodles instead.

– Sauce: The sweet sour sauce used in this recipe is delicious, but you can also switch it up by trying a spicy stir fry sauce or a coconut curry recipe. For a healthier option, you can make your own sauce using ingredients like soy sauce, honey, and ginger.

– Tofu: If you’re not a fan of tofu, you can substitute it with another protein source like chickpeas or tempeh. Bone broth or chicken stock can be used as well.

– Apples: Sauteed apples add a sweet touch to this recipe, but feel free to swap them out with pears or peaches for a different flavor profile.

– Spices: Cinnamon is used in this recipe to give it a warm and cozy flavor, but you can experiment with other spices like cumin or turmeric for an extra kick.

By making these substitutions and variations, you can create new flavor combinations without compromising the health benefits of the dish. Don’t be afraid to get creative in the kitchen!

Serving and Pairing

 Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal
Perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal

When it comes to serving this delicious vegan sweet sauté, there are a multitude of options to choose from. You can serve it as a side dish to any main meal of your choice, or you can enjoy it on its own as a light and healthy snack. One of my personal favorite ways to enjoy this flavor-packed stir fry is with a side of fluffy, fragrant rice. It’s the perfect complement to the sautéed plantains and sweet potatoes.

If you’re looking for something more filling, try pairing this stir fry with some rice noodles or quinoa for an added protein boost. This dish also goes great with a tofu stir fry or a vegetable stir fry if you’re in the mood for something more hearty.

For those who like it spicy, you can spice up this dish by adding some chopped chili peppers or sprinkle on some red pepper flakes. If you’re looking for something sweeter, garnish it with some freshly sliced apples and a sprinkle of cinnamon powder.

This vegan sweet sauté also pairs well with coconut curry recipes and complements flavors like sweet potato chickpea curry and sweet chili tofu. Experimenting with different pairings allows you to discover your personal favorites that suit your taste preferences.

No matter how you choose to serve and pair it, one thing is certain: this dish is sure to wow your taste buds with its unique blend of flavors and textures.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The sweetness of organic maple syrup takes it to the next level
The sweetness of organic maple syrup takes it to the next level

You can easily make this vegan sweet sauté ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, simply place the leftovers in a pan with a splash of olive oil and stir-fry for a few minutes until heated through.

If you plan on making a large batch for meal prep or feeding a crowd, I recommend storing the sweet sauté in an airtight container in the freezer. The dish will keep well for up to 2 months.

When reheating from frozen, first thaw the dish overnight in the refrigerator then gently reheat on the stovetop or microwave.

If you are using rice noodles instead of plantains or sweet potatoes, you should cook the noodles separately and then add them in when you reheat your leftovers. Mixing the noodles with your sweet saute before freezing or storing can result in mushy noodles when reheated.

One tip when storing is to separate the sauce from the vegetables and starches such as plantains, sweet potatoes and rice noodles. This will help maintain texture and flavor profiles of each element of this dish.

Remember that while some foods do fine after reheating numerous times, others won’t last as long. So check the ingredients carefully and consider their lasting power before storing or reheating.

With these tips, you can enjoy your vegan sweet sauté anytime without losing its taste, quality and nutrients.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect blend of flavors in every bite
The perfect blend of flavors in every bite

When it comes to cooking, small details can make a big difference in the final outcome. Here are a few tips to ensure that your Vegan Sweet Sauté turns out perfectly every time:

1. Cut your ingredients evenly – When stir-frying, it’s important to cut all of your ingredients into similar sizes to ensure even cooking. This will prevent some pieces from becoming overcooked while others are still raw.

2. Use high heat – To achieve that delicious crispiness and caramelization in your vegetables, make sure your pan is hot before adding in your ingredients. A high heat will also help prevent your veggies from becoming soggy.

3. Don’t over-stir – Resist the urge to stir your veggies too frequently! While it may seem counter-intuitive, leaving them alone for a few minutes at a time will allow them to get those coveted grill marks and will enhance their texture.

4. Add sauce sparingly – It’s always better to start with less sauce and add more as needed rather than over-saturating your dish with liquid. This will ensure that your veggies maintain their shape and texture.

5. Taste-test as you go – Vegetables can vary in sweetness, so it’s important to taste-test the dish as you’re cooking it and adjust seasonings accordingly. Some might prefer a touch more cinnamon or sugar depending on their preference.

By following these tips, you’ll have a perfectly cooked and delicious Vegan Sweet Sauté every time!

Bottom Line

This simple vegan sweet sauté recipe is not only nutritious and delicious but also easy to make. It is perfect for busy weeknights, lazy weekends or dinner parties. Whether you are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free or vegetarian, this recipe will fulfill your cravings.

By choosing organic and natural ingredients, you are not only taking care of yourself but also of the planet. You can buy local and seasonal produce from farmers’ markets, support small businesses and reduce food waste.

Cooking healthy meals does not have to be complicated or expensive. With a few basic ingredients and some creativity, you can create a variety of flavorful dishes that will satisfy your taste buds and nourish your body.

I hope this article has inspired you to try new recipes and explore different cuisines. Remember, food is not just fuel but also a way to connect with others, express your creativity and celebrate life.

So go ahead, make this sweet sauté recipe and share it with your loved ones. Enjoy the experience of cooking and savoring every bite. And don’t forget to spread the word about the benefits of vegan gluten-free food. Together we can make a difference in our health and our world.

Vegan Sweet Sauté (Gluten Free)

Vegan Sweet Sauté (Gluten Free) Recipe

I am a vegetarian and I am allergic to wheat. I have vegan friends and I'm considering making the switch. This is a recipe I threw together that can work as a main dish if you don't mind a little bit of sweet for dinner or as a dessert if you are looking for something not loaded with sugar. It is fairly easy to throw together and doesn't take too much prep time.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Calories 228.2 kcal


  • 1 sweet potato (large, I prefer garnets)
  • 1 plantain
  • 1/4 cup dried pineapple (or any dried or fresh fruit you like)
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon (ginger works well too although I'm a cinnamon junky)
  • olive oil


  • Wash and dice sweet potato and slice plantain (slices should be a medium thickness).
  • Heat olive oil in a sauté pan to medium high heat.
  • Add sweet potato, cook 5-10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Add plantain, cook another 5-10 minutes until almost desired result.
  • Add dried pineapples and raisins, stir in cinnamon, cook a couple of additional minutes.
  • Plate and enjoy! (tastes great with a bit of brown sugar if you need a sweeter version for dessert).

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Serving: 176gCalories: 228.2kcalCarbohydrates: 58.7gProtein: 2.9gFat: 0.6gSaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 42.2mgFiber: 6.5gSugar: 26.9g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Beginner Cook, Easy, Free Of..., Vegan
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