Flourless Gingerbread Cookies

So you know I am a huge fan of flourless cookies.  These Flourless Gingerbread Cookies are my latest creation.  These Flourless Gingerbread Cookies came out really well.  Crispy on the outside and soft in the middle.  My husband liked them so much, he didn’t want to share any!  These flourless cookies are super easy to make and you only need 5 simple ingredients!

Flourless Gingerbread Cookies - My Whole Food Life

I used cashew butter in my recipe for it’s mild flavor and buttery texture.  I think macadamia butter would work well too.  You can probably use peanut butter or almond butter as well, but the taste may be a little different.  Sunflower butter is an option for those with nut allergies.  These gingerbread cookies would be great for cookies swaps.  Don’t tell anyone they are made healthier.  I promise they will never know!  This makes a small batch of cookies so you will not be stuck with a huge batch in the house.  Please let these cookies cool completely before removing from the baking sheet.  Otherwise they could crumble. Enjoy!

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Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Last year I made a stuffed acorn squash with wild rice and apples.  It was a hit, so I made a Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash this year.  I love the presentation of the stuffed acorn squash.  So pretty.  This quinoa stuffed acorn squash is very easy to make!  You can make the filling a day in advance if you like.  Then all you need to do it roast the squash the day of.  If you need more vegan Thanksgiving ideas, you may like this post.

quinoa stuffed acorn squash

The sweetness of the acorn squash goes so well with the quinoa.  I added the cranberries for a little tart flavor too.  I used fruit sweetened cranberries instead of cranberries sweetened with sugar.  So they are a little on the tart side, but work well here.  This would be a great main meal option for your vegan or vegetarian guests.  It’s quite filling!

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Tarts

You guys!  These Salted Caramel Chocolate Tarts are so good!  I got the idea to make them when I saw this recipe the other day.  While it looks fantastic, it uses some ingredients that are not whole foods.  So I decided to re-make this recipe, but with whole food ingredients.   Before I share my recipe, let me be clear that these are very rich.  I used 4 inch tart shells and got 4 out of the recipe.  You can probably use a large tart shell too.  These Salted Caramel Chocolate Tarts are vegan, gluten free and grain free!  If you like things with salted caramel, you may also like my Flourless Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies.

salted caramel chocolate tarts

These delicious chocolate tarts would make a great holiday dessert.  They fit almost any diet.  They are gluten free, vegan and grain free.   If you needed a nut free option, you could make the crust out of sunflower seeds and use Enjoy Life chocolate chips.  These tarts are about 4 inches and can easily be split between 2 people.  That is, if you want to share any! :)

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