As the weather gets progressively colder, we’re craving recipes that are nourishing as well as delicious. Seasonal ingredients shine in these recipes that people have been loving the last week! Our bloggers have brought out the very best of the meals that will keep your belly happy through these autumn months. Check them out to find out why these 10 recipes went viral this week! Best of all, you can find all of these recipes on our Food Monster App!
1. Pumpkin Oat Pancakes [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
Pumpkin, oats, spices – in pancake form…Yes please. To make it even easier, you can literally throw everything into a blender and blend your way to some perfect pancakes. This is the epitome of lazy fall breakfasts, my friends. They are also gluten and oil free, with a no sugar option!? Yessir. This simple Pumpkin Oat Pancakes recipe from Nicole Dunai is perfect for those mornings when you crawl out of bed, plop your feet into some fuzzy slippers and need a meal that makes you feel all snug and cozy on the inside.
2. Baba Ghanoush Dip [Vegan]
In addition to having a delicious smoky flavor, this Baba Ghanoush Dip from Roxane Brien is a healthy snack option! It’s low fat, low calorie as well as being high in nutrients. Plus, this roasted eggplant and bell pepper dip is a good source of vitamin C, calcium, potassium and iron. If you need a little boost of energy in the middle of the afternoon, try this vegan snack idea!
3. Mile High Nachos [Vegan]
These are savory, hearty, loaded, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink, Mile High Nachos from Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD. If we didn’t include a favorite topping of yours, we sincerely apologize. Throw it on there and enjoy every bite!
4. Spice Roasted Autumn Vegetables with Maple Tahini Dressing [Vegan]
There is just something so comforting about a bowl of seasonal roasted vegetables with spices in the fall months, especially butternut squash and sweet potatoes due to their vibrant flesh and the nutrients that come with it! Naturally loaded with Vitamin A, fiber, potassium, B-vitamins and powerful antioxidants, these Spice Roasted Autumn Vegetables with Maple Tahini Dressing from Christina Bedetta are super nutritious. This meal also provides various healing benefits from the spices such as turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon!
5. Easy Pumpkin Carrot Muffins [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
These Easy Pumpkin Carrot Muffins from Nicole Dunai are made exclusively with oat flour, filled with fresh carrot, require no oil, and contain all that pumpkin goodness you will love. They’re even topped with pumpkin seeds! Adding in that carrot is just, mmm. Pumpkin carrot anything is so good. These would be the perfect addition to a school or work lunch, or as an accompaniment to a homemade vegan pumpkin spice latte, anyone? YES. This pumpkin season is already shaping up to be a delicious one!
6. Chickpea-nut Butter Ice Cream Cake [Vegan, Gluten-Free, No Refined Sugar]
The best vegan ice cream cake with… chickpeas! Yes, chickpeas. Chickpeas and peanut butter combine to make chick(pea-nut). Yes, that means there is in fact chickpeas in this dessert. And no, you can’t taste them. They’re simply there for nutrition and texture. Made with a buttery cashew chocolate crust, creamy peanut butter ice cream and topped with chocolate and coconut chips, this is the perfect ice cream cake that’s secretly healthy! Try out this Chickpea-nut Butter Ice Cream Cake from Caroline Doucet.
7. Alfredo Sauce [Vegan, Oil-Free]
Creamy, luxurious Alfredo Sauce made with no oil or butter? It sounds too good to be true, but here is the proof that it’s possible, thanks to Molly Patrick. This alfredo sauce is incredible as a comforting dinner or any other time you want a wonderful meal!
8. Easy Skillet Pizza with Balsamic Tomato Sauce and a Cheesy Drizzle [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
Crispy, tomato saucy, and cheesy – this Easy Skillet Pizza with Balsamic Tomato Sauce and a Cheesy Drizzle from Dawn Hutchins is a delicious, kid-tested recipe the whole family will love – especially if you’re avoiding wheat and dairy. Say YES to pizza night!
9. Pumpkin Spinach Creamy Lentil Soup [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
Pumpkin Spinach Creamy Lentil Soup from Kristina Jug & Mitja Bezenšek is a hearty vegan one-pot soup with lentils, pumpkin, and spinach. Great for a cold winter day! This one-pot soup is vegan, gluten-free and only takes about 30 minutes to make!
10. Zucchini Banana Muffins [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
These Zucchini Banana Muffins from Robin Runner are so moist, not overly sweet and very filling. Zucchini is a great veggie to sneak into food without kid-detectives seeing or tasting it. It’s virtually flavorless but yet, so hearty! Give these a go!
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Lead Image Source: Chickpea-nut Butter Ice Cream Cake [Vegan, Gluten-Free, No Refined Sugar]