In case you haven’t already smelled the yeasty, sugary, spicy, sweet scents of baked goods in the air- Fall is in full swing. Of course, that also means that diet-killing temptations lurk around every corner, and aren’t planning on going away anytime soon.
The good news is that there are plenty of healthy alternatives to the sweet treats of the season, and they can satisfy all your cravings without sacrificing any of your dietary values.
Here are 10 of the best, quick, simple, and delicious recipes using only plant-based foods.
1. Fluffy Cornmeal Drop-Biscuits
Just because you aren’t a fan of “traditional” ingredients doesn’t mean you aren’t a fan of traditional foods. And what could be more traditional that warm, tasty biscuits? Thankfully, you can still indulge in this favorite side without sacrificing a thing.
They can be whipped up and gobbled down in just 30 minutes, and they have a delicately sweet crunch to them that comes with the cornmeal. Get the recipe here.
2. Watermelon Jicama Salad
In case you haven’t heard of the jicama before, it is often found in the grocery stores next to the turnips and rutabagas. Though it’s starchy, thick, and crunchy like a potato, in its raw form it lends a light, delicate, sweet flavor to salads. And it pairs absolutely perfectly with watermelon. Get the recipe here.
3. Natural Antibiotic Juice
Feel a cold coming on? Kick it right in the pants by making your own Natural Antibiotic Juice. Featuring the powerful healing qualities found in carrots, oranges, lemon, ginger, and oregano- there’s not much that can stand up to this fortifying juice. And it’s tasty, too! Get the recipe here.
4. Berry Chia Vanilla Jam
This delicious, thick jam can be made in under 20 minutes using just a single pot, and it only takes just four ingredients! You can constantly change up the flavors by experimenting with all different types of berries, or even whip up a mixed-berry version! Find out how here.
5. Cocoa Cookies
Take heart, my sweet-toothed vegan friends, a delicious cocoa cookie is finally here that you, too, can indulge in without the guilt hangover that comes with it. Using ground flaxseed and chickpea flour (yes, we said chickpea), you can revel in the chocolaty goodness without feeling bad at all! Get the recipe here.
6. Buckwheat Banana Bread Pancakes with Peanut Butter Syrup
Banana bread or pancakes- how to choose? Well, fortunately, you no longer have to with this awesome recipe. It combines the best of both worlds, all drizzled in a rich, velvety, peanut butter maple syrup! Trust us, you won’t want to share this one with anybody. Get the tutorial here.
7. Healthy Blueberry Breakfast Crumble
We know what you’re thinking- there’s no way this can possibly compete with the traditional blueberry crumble. But, with all due respect, you couldn’t be more wrong. Bursting with deliciously sweetened blueberries hidden beneath a crunchy layer of spiced crumble, you will never go back to making it the old way. Plus, it only requires 7 ingredients. Get the recipe here.
8. Easy Weekend Morning Pancakes
One of these best things about these pancakes is that you likely already have everything you need right in your pantry. They cook up quickly and easily, and without the need for ANY emulsifiers! Learn how here.
9. Cinnamon Roll Cookies
Have all the cinnamon roll flavors without kicking yourself later with this healthy cookie alternative. They are fluffy, moist, and swirled through with mouthwatering cinnamon, and are even topped off with a “classic” icing. Get the details here.
10. Tahini Oat Bars
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Looking for a delicious and healthy alternative to your favorite biscotti? Well go on and cue the celebration, because you’ve just found it! They come loaded with a trifecta of superfood seeds, including flax seeds, pumpkin seed, and chia seeds. And did we mention their thick, chocolaty top-coating? How can you go wrong with these tasty on-the-go breakfast treats? You can’t. Learn more here.
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Source: One Green Planet