How to Make an Effortless Sweet and Spicy Vegan Stir-Fry

This sweet and spicy vegan stir-fry can be adapted depending on taste and availability. You could just use up vegetables you already have in your fridge – or vegetable food box. Add in or take out things people do and do not like. Our children do not like mushrooms but I think it would taste great with them added!

How to Make an Effortless Sweet and Spicy Vegan Stir-Fry


  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ cup of pine nuts or cashews (or even try a mix of the two!)
  • Water
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper
  • Noodles
sweet and spicy vegan stir fry ingredients

Sweet and Spicy Vegan Stir-Fry Vegetables

  • 1 medium broccoli – maybe you could use cauliflower (as an addition or alternative)
  • Bell peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Sliced carrots
  • Onions
  • Courgette
Sweet and Spicy Vegan Stir-Fry Vegetables

Add as many or as little vegetables as you wish. Obviously you will need one at the very least!!


  • Wok
  • Spatulas
  • Saucepan
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Measuring spoons
  • Sieve

How to Cook Sweet and Spicy Vegan Stir-Fry

  1. Prepare your vegetables into bite sized pieces.
  2. Heat some oil in the wok and cook the vegetables until lightly golden. You may opt to just do this for some of the vegetables – giving different textures.
  3. Add the soy sauce and cook on low for a short while.
  4. Next add some water and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Once the water has evaporated add the cayenne pepper, salt & pepper and maple syrup.
  6. Add water to a pan and cook your noodles for the time stated on the packet. One nest per person usually is about the right amount.
  7. Turn up the heat on the wok to medium/high and cook for 2-3 minutes. Make sure that you keep stirring however, or it will burn.
  8. Add your choice of nuts and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Again ensuring you are stirring constantly.
  9. Drain the noodles and either mix them in the wok or serve on to the plate with the Sweet and Spicy Vegan Stir-Fry.
How to Make an Effortless Sweet and Spicy Vegan Stir-Fry

Also of interest:

Going Vegan as a family

Going Vegan for Beginners – How to Get Started

Bug, Bird & Bee: How to Go Vegan as a Family

Plutionium Sox: 8 Tips for Veganuary Success

Mum of Three World: Tips for Veganuary

Thinly Spread – Making Vegan Easy

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