Vegan Doritos Recipe: Bold and Crunchy Delight

Upon reading this article, I cannot help but think of my dear grandmother, who always said that the heart of a dish is in its spices. Today, we will be exploring a recipe that takes just that to heart – Vegan Doritos! These flavorful chips are a vegan’s answer to the guilty pleasure of having delicious nachos cheese-flavored chips without compromising ethical and dietary beliefs.

If you’re like me, you’ve probably encountered moments where you find yourself craving something that’s indulgent and cheesy. But fear not; veganism doesn’t mean the end of those guilty pleasures. With this Vegan Doritos recipe, you’ll be able to indulge in those cravings without feeling any pangs of guilt.

Veganism is a lifestyle choice that more people are taking on each day for reasons including ethical beliefs on animal welfare and sustainability concerns. Whether it’s for health reasons, personal beliefs or simply wanting an alternative in your diet, vegan recipes are here to stay.

So, let us dive into making these homemade Vegan Doritos, which will satisfy all of our cravings with just the right blend of spices and a crunchy texture. Let’s get ready to make deliciousness!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegan Doritos
Vegan Doritos

Imagine satisfying your cravings for those guilt-ridden processed snacks without compromising your vegan values. The thought alone is enough to make one’s mouth water. Fortunately, my luscious Vegan Doritos Recipe provides a solution to this predicament.

This homemade version of the ubiquitous Doritos is a game-changer in the vegan world. It has the same satisfying crunch and tongue-tingling flavors as the original, but without any animal-based ingredients. In fact, every ingredient in this recipe is plant-based, which means that it’s not only healthier but also more eco-friendly.

One of the best things about this recipe is that you can customize the flavor and spice level to your liking. Whether you’re a fan of the classic nacho cheese flavor or prefer something spicier like chili or cool ranch, this recipe has got you covered. With three different flavor variations included in the recipe, you won’t ever have to settle for bland chips again.

Moreover, these Vegan Doritos are incredibly versatile. They make a perfect snack on their own, but they also work well with loaded nachos or as a topping for taco salad. You can even sprinkle some of our vegan popcorn seasoning on freshly popped popcorn kernels for an elevated snack experience.

To sum it up, my Vegan Doritos Recipe satisfies all those guilty pleasures that junk food lovers cannot resist, but without any guilt-inducing effects on your health or compassion towards animals. So give them a try and savor every bite!

Ingredient List

 Get ready to crunch loud and proud with these completely vegan Doritos!
Get ready to crunch loud and proud with these completely vegan Doritos!

Here are the ingredients you will need to make homemade vegan doritos:


  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

Nacho Cheese Doritos:

  • 4 cups of tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon of chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of corn tortillas masa flour
  • ⅓ cup of water

Chili Doritos:

  • 4 cups of tortilla chips
  • 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika

Cool Ranch Doritos:

  • 4 cups of tortilla chips
  • ½ cup of nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons of onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons of dried dill weed
  • 2 teaspoons of dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil

Note that these ingredients will allow you to make vegan doritos in three different flavors: nacho cheese, chili, and cool ranch.

The Recipe How-To

 You won’t want to miss out on the bold, cheesy flavor of these plant-based chips.
You won’t want to miss out on the bold, cheesy flavor of these plant-based chips.

Now that we have our ingredients ready, it’s time to get cooking! In this section, I will take you through the step-by-step process of making these delicious homemade vegan doritos.

Step 1: Preheat Oven and Line Baking Sheet

Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside while we prepare the tortillas.

Step 2: Cut Tortillas into Triangle Shapes

Take the corn tortillas and cut them into triangle shapes using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife. Make sure each chip is roughly the same size to ensure even cooking.

Step 3: Make the Flavouring Mixture

In a mixing bowl, combine nutritional yeast, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Mix them until they are well combined.

Step 4: Coat the Tortilla Chips

Take your chips and place them in a mixing bowl with coconut oil. Mix them until they are well coated. After that, add the flavoring mixture to the bowl with chips and toss until all chips are fully coated.

Step 5: Arrange Chips on Baking Sheet

Arrange the tortilla chips in a single layer on your lined baking sheet, making sure there is enough space around each chip for even cooking.

Step 6: Bake in Preheated Oven

Bake the chips in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy.

Step 7: Let Cool and Enjoy!

Once done baking, take out your homemade vegan doritos from the oven and let them cool down for a few minutes. Serve them immediately or store them in an airtight container for later use.

Congratulations! You have now made your own batch of delicious homemade vegan doritos. Enjoy them as a tasty snack or use them in recipes like loaded nachos or taco salad. These vegan doritos are perfect for any occasion!

Substitutions and Variations

 Say goodbye to the grocery store and hello to homemade, with these easy-to-make vegan Doritos.
Say goodbye to the grocery store and hello to homemade, with these easy-to-make vegan Doritos.

As with any recipe, it’s always fun to experiment with different ingredients and flavors to make it your own. Here are some ideas for substitutions and variations you can try with this vegan Doritos recipe.

– Chips: While this recipe calls for traditional corn tortilla chips, you could also try using sweet potato or beet chips for a slightly sweeter taste. For a gluten-free version, be sure to choose gluten-free chips.

– Nutritional yeast: This ingredient is key for achieving that cheesy flavor in these vegan Doritos, but if you don’t have any on hand, you can replace it with a vegan cheese alternative or omit it altogether.

– Spices: Feel free to adjust the amount of chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder to your liking. You could also add other spices like cumin or smoked paprika for extra depth of flavor.

– Oils: This recipe calls for coconut oil, but you could sub in olive oil or another neutral-tasting oil if preferred.

– Flavors: Want to mix things up? Try making these Doritos in different flavors! Add 1/4 cup of finely crushed sweet chili chips for sweet and spicy Doritos or add 2 teaspoons of ranch seasoning for cool ranch flavored chips. You could even mix and match different flavors by dividing the dough into three portions and adding 1 tablespoon of cheese powder, 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast, or 1 teaspoon of taco seasoning to each portion. This will give you three different flavors of vegan Doritos that are perfect for loaded nachos or a taco salad.

Overall, this recipe is pretty forgiving and allows you to get creative with your substitutions and variations. Have fun experimenting with different flavors and ingredients to make it your own!

Serving and Pairing

 These vegan Doritos make the perfect snack for sharing with friends or enjoying on your own.
These vegan Doritos make the perfect snack for sharing with friends or enjoying on your own.

Ah, my favorite part of any recipe – the serving and pairing suggestions! These vegan Doritos are so incredibly versatile, there are countless ways to enjoy them. Of course, you can always opt for the classic snack route and just munch on them straight out of the bag. Nothing wrong with that! But if you’re feeling a bit more creative, here are some ideas for how to serve and pair your vegan Doritos for maximum deliciousness.

First up, the obvious choice: loaded nachos. Take a heaping pile of these homemade vegan Doritos and layer them with beans, salsa, guacamole, vegan cheese… whatever your heart desires! Pop it all in the oven to melt everything together, then top with fresh cilantro and diced tomatoes. Heavenly.

But if you’re looking for something a bit lighter (or just want to balance out your snack game), try crumbling up some of your homemade vegan Doritos onto a taco salad. The crunchiness adds an addictive texture to an already-great dish.

If you’re feeling extra indulgent, use your homemade vegan Doritos as a base for a cheesy dorito casserole. Layer them with some vegan chili or crumbled tofu mixed with taco seasoning and finish it off with a topping of dairy-free cheese. Baked in the oven, it’s comfort food at its finest.

And last but not least: why not make some vegan popcorn and sprinkle on some of your homemade Doritos seasoning? It’s an unexpected twist on a classic snack that’ll have everyone raving.

No matter how you choose to serve your vegan Doritos, just make sure to pair with your favorite drink (may I suggest a refreshing margarita?) and enjoy every delicious bite guilt-free. Trust me, these plant-based goodies will quickly become one of your new go-to snacks.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 You won’t even miss the dairy with the satisfying tang and crunch of these vegan Doritos.
You won’t even miss the dairy with the satisfying tang and crunch of these vegan Doritos.

Making homemade vegan Doritos is a fun and rewarding project that can be enjoyed for days. Fortunately, these delicious chips can be made well in advance and stored for later use. You can make a large batch of them and store them in an airtight container, which can help to keep them fresh for about two weeks.

If you want to keep your homemade vegan Doritos as crispy as possible, don’t add the seasoning until you are ready to serve them. Simply store the plain chips in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator if you want them crispier.

Reheating the chips is also simple although not necessary since they are intended to be eaten at room temperature. But if you prefer warm Doritos, simply heat them briefly in the oven at 275°F for about 5-10 minutes. Don’t microwave the chips or cook them at high temperatures as it will make them soggy.

Additionally, leftovers of these vegan chips can easily be incorporated into other dishes like loaded nachos or taco salad. You could also crumble them and use them as toppings over soups and stews.

These homemade vegan Doritos are perfect for playdates or parties since they are inexpensive and take very little time to prepare. So next time you have a craving for guilty pleasure snacks, try making these vegan doritos instead of resorting to store-bought versions full of artificial ingredients.

Tips for Perfect Results

 From the first bite, you’ll know that these vegan Doritos are the real deal.
From the first bite, you’ll know that these vegan Doritos are the real deal.

To achieve the perfect vegan Doritos, there are some essential tips that you should follow. Here are some helpful insights to get your desired results.

Firstly, use high-quality ingredients for the recipe. The taste of your vegan Doritos highly depends on the quality of spices and nutritional yeast used in making them. Use fresh spices such as garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder, and smoked paprika to elevate the flavor of your Doritos.

Secondly, make sure that you have evenly coated each tortilla chip with the spice blend mixture. To create even coating, try shaking the spice blend mixture over a plate of chips until they’re covered with an even layer of delicious flavor.

Thirdly, avoid overcrowding your baking sheet to ensure proper baking. If you pile up too many chips on a single sheet pan during baking, they will not be able to get crispy and may end up soggy.

Fourthly, keep an eye on the baking process while preparing homemade vegan Doritos. It is essential to bake them at the correct temperature and avoid overcooking or undercooking them. This can ruin the texture of your Doritos.

Finally, let your vegan Doritos cool down completely before serving or storing them. Warm chips will not store well in containers and can become stale very quickly. So make sure they are at room temperature before sealing them in an airtight container.

With these tips in mind, you can create a delectable vegan copycat of homemade Doritos that will be hard to resist. Grab a bowl of freshly made Doritos, load them up with cheese and toppings for loaded nachos or taco salad, or save some for popcorn seasoning —the possibilities are endless!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this homemade vegan doritos recipe is a must-try for anyone looking to indulge in guilty pleasures without any guilt. With 3 different flavors – nacho cheese, cool ranch, and chili – you can enjoy your favorite classic chips while sticking to your dietary restrictions.

Not only is this recipe dairy-free and gluten-free, but it also uses natural ingredients with nutritional yeast as the star ingredient that provides a cheesy flavor without any animal products.

So next time you’re craving for some loaded nachos or a taco salad, give this vegan dorito recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed. And for those of you who love snacking on popcorn during movie nights, make sure to try the vegan popcorn seasoning using our doritos recipe.

Let’s take one step closer to healthier living with easy vegan recipes like these. So put on your apron and let’s get cooking!

Vegan Doritos

Vegan Doritos Recipe

This recipe is from I had been sprinkling nooch on tortilla chips and wondered if there was a recipe out there that replicated the other flavors in Doritos (which, before the milk allergy, I could eat by the bagful). I immediately tried this and I'm just as addicted to these.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Course Snack
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 1 bag
Calories 220 kcal


  • 1 (8 ounce) bag tortilla chips (I think this is for a regular chip bag, I use the bigger brown bags like Mission, and double the res)
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon citric acid (the veggieboards people used lime juice, I left it out entirely)


  • The original directions say to put all ingredients in a resealable bag and shake.
  • I just dumped the nooch in the bag with the chips, shook it, then mixed the spices together, dumped them in the chip bag, and shook it.
  • Try not to eat the whole bag.

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Serving: 50gCalories: 220kcalCarbohydrates: 29.5gProtein: 7.2gFat: 9.4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 166mgFiber: 4.4gSugar: 0.6g
Keyword < 15 Mins, Easy, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Vegan
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