Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Muffins (Vegan)

Gluten-Free Cranberry Orange Muffins (Vegan)

Picture this: It’s Thanksgiving morning, the pies are prepped, the holiday guests are still sleeping, and you have just enough time to whip up a batch of fresh muffins and enjoy a warm cup of [insert your favorite morning beverage] before the cooking marathon begins. Sounds dreamy, yeah?

These vegan, gluten-free cranberry orange muffins are IT, friends! They’re tender, zesty, and perfectly sweet with just the right balance of tart cranberries.

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Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer (Dairy-Free!)

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer (Dairy-Free!)

‘Tis the season, friends! We’ve taken inspiration from the ever-classic Pumpkin Spice Latte and put our own twist on it with this super simple homemade coffee creamer. The result: dairy-free, naturally sweetened pumpkin spice lattes FAST.

This ultra creamy and perfectly-spiced coffee companion adds the dreamiest touch of fall to hot or iced coffee or tea! And it comes together in just 5 minutes with 8 ingredients you probably have around right now.

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Pumpkin Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookies

I don’t know if we should be telling you this but…these cookies are inspired by dog biscuits.

It’s true! Allow us to explain.

We recently created a recipe for simple, nutritious peanut butter dog treats (recipe coming soon!), and we of course had to sample them. “Not bad,” we thought. And we wondered what would happen if we sweetened them a bit and turned them into cookies.

Spoiler alert: MAJOR WIN.

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5-Minute Pumpkin Enchilada Sauce

5-Minute Pumpkin Enchilada Sauce

Introducing the world’s easiest enchilada sauce! This pumpkin enchilada sauce comes together in a blender (no cooking required!) in just 5 minutes with 9 pantry staple ingredients.

It’s rich, smoky, spicy, and a beautiful vibrant orange color (hello, antioxidants!). What’s not to love!? Let’s make this thing!

Origin of Enchilada Sauce

The word enchilada comes from “enchilar,” which means “to season with chile.” And chilies are at the heart of enchilada sauce (a.k.a.

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Fluffy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan)

Fluffy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan)

The perfect fall cookie does exist! These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are here with the ideal amount of cozy warming spices and melty chocolate chips. They have slightly crispy edges, pillowy soft centers, and are undetectably vegan and gluten-free. Hubba hubba!

Your next fall baking adventure is just 1 bowl away! Let’s get started!

How to Make Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies begin with one of the best techniques for a light and fluffy result: creaming the (vegan) butter and (brown) sugar.

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Hot Spiced Apple Cider (No Added Sugar)

Hot Spiced Apple Cider (No Added Sugar)

There’s nothing quite like the sweet and spicy smell of homemade spiced apple cider filling your home in the fall. And it tastes just as good as it smells. This version is quick & easy, made with accessible ingredients, and has no added sugar, allowing the natural sweetness of the apples to shine. OH yes!

It’s a crowd-pleasing drink perfect for holiday entertaining, chilly days, and celebrating apple season.

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Garlicky Sautéed Greens

Garlicky Sautéed Greens

Eat your vegetables, they say, and we really try! But it’s so much more enjoyable (and more likely to happen) when they taste good. Enter our go-to sautéed greens recipe that actually makes us crave leafy greens! They’re garlicky, bright, flavorful, nutrient-packed, and come together fast with just 5 ingredients.

Got kale? Chard? Collards? Mustard, turnip, or beet greens? They all work here! This recipe is super versatile and easy enough for weeknights or meal prep.

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15-Minute “Fire Cider”

15-Minute “Fire Cider”

Intrigued by the health benefits of fire cider but not into the 1-month wait for it to be ready? That’d be us, friends, and there’s a solution! Introducing fire cider-inspired wellness shots made in just 15 minutes with easy-to-find ingredients

They’re vibrant, spicy, potent (oh yeah), and tasty, too! They’re also great for stimulating digestion and warming you up from the inside out, no matter the season.

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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup (Thai-Inspired)

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup (Thai-Inspired)

It’s no secret we love butternut squash and certainly no secret the Instant Pot is a good friend of ours. Putting the two together? It had to happen! This Instant Pot butternut squash soup is creamy, comforting, quick and easy, plus warm and spicy thanks to a touch of Thai red curry paste.

It’s perfect for chilly days and meal prep and pairs beautifully with everything from peanut tempeh to salads and spring rolls.

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Announcing: Our Gluten-Free Baking Mixes + Flour Blend!

Announcing: Our Gluten-Free Baking Mixes + Flour Blend!

Friends! We have a super exciting announcement. Today we’re launching THREE brand-new Minimalist Baker products:

  • Gluten-Free Flour Blend (a perfected version of our signature blend)
  • Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake + Cupcake Mix (inspired by our love for all things chocolate)
  • Gluten-Free Pancake + Waffle Mix (a perfected version of our DIY mix)

That’s right, we made things! That you can buy!

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10-Minute Mushroom Avocado Toast

10-Minute Mushroom Avocado Toast

Avocado toast? We’re not over it. It’s hard to beat the quick, easy, and savory goodness of this breakfast staple, but topped with subtly spicy sautéed mushrooms?! It’s a must-try, friends!

We love this mushroom avocado toast on its own as a snack, but it’s also perfect for breakfast with greens or alongside a fried egg. Just 1 pan, 7 ingredients, and 10 minutes required.

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Creamy Tuscan White Bean & Kale Soup (1 Pot!)

Creamy Tuscan White Bean & Kale Soup (1 Pot!)

Friends, it’s no secret we love soup, and this creamy Tuscan-inspired version with white beans and kale is our new favorite for fall and winter! It’s hearty, warming, comforting, SO flavorful, and packed with nourishing veggies and fiber-rich beans. Basically, a hug in a bowl.

It’s ideal for meal prep or freezing and comes together easily in just 1 pot! While satisfying on its own, we also love it with Vegan Garlic Bread, Spicy Tempeh Sausage, or turkey meatballs (recipe coming soon).

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Garlicky Homemade Croutons

Garlicky Homemade Croutons

Who could say no to toasty and savory little bites of bread!? Not us. Flavorful, crunchy croutons are always a welcome addition to soups and salads, and they also happen to be SO quick and easy to make at home! 

Once you give these homemade croutons a taste, we’re sure you’ll be putting them on everything, or just eating them right off the baking sheet.

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Pumpkin Spice Matcha Latte (4 Ingredients!)

Pumpkin Spice Matcha Latte (4 Ingredients!)

When pumpkin spice season comes around, but you’re in a matcha mood, have both! This festive recipe combines two of our favorite flavors for an antioxidant-rich, lightly sweetened drink that’s perfect for fall. It gives you a gentle pick-me-up without the jitters and is delicious served hot or cold!

Make it in a blender, milk frother, or saucepan in 5 minutes with just 4 simple ingredients.

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Baked Zucchini Slices with Vegan “Parmesan”

Baked Zucchini Slices with Vegan “Parmesan”

Still drowning in zucchini? We’ve got you, friends! Allow us to introduce a super delicious (and easy) way to use it up: baked zucchini slices with vegan parmesan cheese! We’re BIG fans.

These tasty little squash slices are cheesy, herby, and caramelized. They pair wonderfully with proteins or pastas but are also a perfect snack all on their own! Just 1 pan, 5 ingredients, and 20 minutes required.

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The BEST Vegan Cream Cheese

The BEST Vegan Cream Cheese

If you’ve been missing cream cheese in your dairy-free life, your suffering is now over. We’ve put our heads together to bring you the BEST vegan cream cheese made with recognizable ingredients! It’s thick, creamy, tangy, super spreadable, and ready to be best friends with bagels (recipe coming soon!), frosting, and beyond.

Not only does it look, feel, and taste as good as the real thing, but it’s easy to make with just 1 blender, 8 ingredients, and 30 minutes required.

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