Pumpkin Raspberry Oat Bars

Holy moly these Pumpkin Raspberry Oat Bars are so good!  The other day, I came across this recipe in the Facebook recipe group I run.  The original recipe has much more oil than I typically use.  It’s also not gluten free.  So I made my Pumpkin Raspberry Oat Bars gluten free with 1/4 of the oil.   I also changed a few other things.  The recipe came out fabulous!  You can custom create your own flavors by changing up the jam.  I used some raspberry chia jam for my filling, but any jam would do well.

Pumpkin Raspberry Oat Bars - My Whole Food Life

Once again this is a recipe I used sorghum flour in.  I like it’s cakey texture and I thought oat flour with rolled oats might be too much oat flavor.  Feel free to use gluten free oat flour if you like.  I am sure it will work great too.   These bars are gluten free and vegan.  If you are not a fan of pumpkin, you could probably use sweet potato or butternut squash puree as well.  Applesauce may be another option for you.

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Easy Cabbage Salad

I made you another salad.  This time it’s an Easy Cabbage Salad. I know we are headed into November soon, but it’s still warm here in Texas.  It was actually 90 yesterday!  So salads it is.  This Easy Cabbage Salad is vegan, gluten free and can be made paleo if you omit the edamame.  The tahini dressing is so good!  It would also make a great dip for veggies!  It would also make a great dip for my spring rolls.

Cabbage Salad 1 - My Whole Food Life

We whipped this salad up in no time at all.  I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.  If you are a lover of all things salad, you may also enjoy this post.  If you avoid soy, you can probably use green peas in place of the edamame.

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3 Ingredient Thumbprint Cookies

I love recipes with minimal ingredients.  These 3 ingredient thumbprint cookies are so easy to make!  They can be made in less than 20 minutes!  These 3 ingredient thumbprint cookies would be great for cookie swaps during the holidays.  I used raspberry jam in mine, but you can use any jam you like.  I think these thumbprint cookies would be great with my blueberry chia jam too.  Yum!  These healthy thumbprint cookies are flourless, vegan, gluten free and paleo.

3 ingredient thumbprint cookies - My Whole Food Life

If you have someone with a nut allergy in your house, you can use sunflower seed butter in this recipe as well.  Or if you prefer almond butter or peanut butter.  I think the peanut butter would give it a pbj&j feel.  Yummy!  I chose cashew butter because it is buttery in texture and mild in flavor.   I made my own cashew butter, but grinding up some cashews in the food processor for about 10 minutes.   You can also use store bought cashew butter if you like.  If you choose to make your own cashew butter, but the cashews in “pieces” vs whole cashews.  The pieces are often much cheaper. :)

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