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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Ridiculously Good Snickers Energy Bites

Ridiculously Good Snickers Energy Bites

What else is there to say, friends? These energy bites taste like Snickers! They have all the caramelly, nougaty, peanutty, chocolaty goodness of the classic candy bar, but in a more wholesome, bite-sized form. They’re salty, sweet, and eye-rollingly delicious!

Grab 9 simple ingredients from your pantry and you’re ready to make these delicious portable treats. Let us show you how it’s done! 

How to Make Snickers Energy Bites

These tasty treats have four essential elements: chocolate, “nougat,” “caramel,” and peanuts.

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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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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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10th Anniversary German Chocolate Cake

10th Anniversary German Chocolate Cake

Friends! Minimalist Baker just turned TEN! Can you believe it? That’s 10 whole years on the internet. This feels big.

An astute reader recently reminded us of our 10th anniversary and suggested we celebrate with a birthday cake (GREAT IDEA, Caroline!). And so we’re doing just that!

This cake is extra special for two reasons:

  1. Not only is this cake sexy (I mean, hubba hubba — have you seen her?).

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Super Chunky Chai-Spiced Granola

Super Chunky Chai-Spiced Granola

Who doesn’t love (and dream about) granola?! We’d been dreaming about a chai-spiced version, and today it’s here — and even better than our dreams. It’s perfectly sweet, undeniably chunky, and BURSTING with warming chai spices (we’re ready for you, fall)! 

Whether you enjoy your granola with milk, yogurt, or by the fistful (who says granola isn’t finger food!?), we hope you love this one!

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