Green Beans for Kids

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baked seasoned green beans wrapped in crescent rolls

Green beans in a blanket are a fun way to get kids to eat their veggies. They make a cute appetizer, side dish, or finger food for a picnic, potluck, christmas, thanksgiving, friendsgiving, easter, or other holiday dinner. Using canned vegan crescent rolls that are dairy-free and butter-free makes this recipe quick and easy for an everyday weeknight family dinner.

This green bean recipe makes 8 vegan pigs in a blanket. (If you want to make more, just double the recipe.)

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Green bean casserole is the traditional all-american way to eat green beans on holidays, right? Well, I’ll be perfectly honest (like I’m ever not honest, ha! you wish). Green bean casserole is ugly. So, I was trying to think of an alternative cuter recipe for serving green beans on thanksgiving (friendsgiving) when I thought of this: green beans in a blankie! I’m sure there are lots of brands of crescent rolls that are vegan, but I like the ones Annie’s makes because they’re also organic. These would make a great accompaniment to my thanksgiving dinner cake.

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Ingredients for Vegan Green Beans for Kids

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  • 1 pound (16oz / 450g) green beans
  • 1 tablespoon (14g) of avocado oil
  • ½ teaspoon (1g) garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon (1g) onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon (3g) sea salt
  • 1 can vegan crescent rolls

How to Make Vegan Green Beans in a Blanket

prep time: 20 min | bake time: 20 min

Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).

Remove the stems from all the green beans. There should be at least 40 green beans in a pound.

Wash the green beans and dry them well using kitchen towels.

Toss the green beans with 1 tablespoon (14g) avocado oil, ½ teaspoon (1g) garlic powder, ½ teaspoon (1g) onion powder, and ½ teaspoon (3g) sea salt.

Lay the green beans on a baking stone or cookie sheet in a single layer.

Bake at 400°F (205°C) for 10 minutes.

Remove the baked green beans from the oven.

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Reduce the oven heat to 360°F (180°C) or whatever the crescent roll package says.

Open the crescent rolls and start rolling up green beans. I put 5 green beans in each roll.

vegan crescent rolls

Bake them according to the directions on the crescent rolls (like you would for pigs in a blanket). I baked mine for 10 minutes.

Remove them from the oven when the crescent rolls start to turn a golden color.

Cool for 3 minutes before removing from pan.

Vegan green beans in a blanket

Serve as a Thanksgiving green beans appetizer or a side dish with soup.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are other creative variations of pigs in a blanket?

In addition to green beans in a blanket, you can make your pigs in a blanket with roasted carrots, parsnips, vegan hot dogs, or asparagus.

What dips or sauces pair well with vegan pigs in a blanket?

I typically serve these with different variations of mustard sauces, but they’re also great with mushroom gravy and bitchin sauce.

Can I make these vegan pigs in a blanket in advance and reheat them?

I have had success with reheating these green beans in a blanket in a toaster oven and an air fryer.

Ingredient Substitutions for this vegan green beans recipe

  • Green Beans: If it’s hard for you to find fresh green beans, you can use frozen green beans instead. Just make sure you buy the whole frozen green beans, and not the cut ones, and you may need to bake them longer during the first bake.
  • Oil: If you don’t have avocado oil for the green beans, I recommend using safflower, sunflower, or coconut oil because those oils are made for high heat, which helps you avoid transfats. However, you can use any other oil such as vegetable oil, canola oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil, etc.
  • Crescent Rolls: I recommend Annie’s, Immaculate Baking Company, or Trader Joe’s brand crescent rolls because they’re vegan, organic, and have clean ingredients. Many vegans buy Pillsbury crescent rolls because they do not contain any dairy. However Pillsbury crescent rolls contain a questionable ingredient that may or may not be vegan called monoglycerides and diglycerides.

Comments or Questions?

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* I use mostly organic ingredients when I cook. I realize that not everyone has the disposable income to buy only organic ingredients. So, I only specify organic on the ingredients that matter: when buying the organic (or non-GMO) version is the only way to ensure that an item is vegan.

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Omg these are so adorable!
LillianH -⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

My mom was just telling me about how she wants to try asparagus wrapped in crescent rolls! (I think she saw it on pinterest). Lol she's so funny, each time she finds a plant based recipe she calls me to tell me about it.
soverit42 -⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I thought those were asparagus at first, think I'm going to try this with some leftovers I have. :)
Tidezen -⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐