Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake

Quinoa is not just for savory dishes.  It can be used in many sweet recipes such as this Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake.  Even those this Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake closely resembles muffins, I decided they were a little too soft to call them muffins.  These almost remind me of my baked oatmeal recipes.  This is the kind of breakfast you eat with a fork more than your hand.  If you like baked oatmeal, but do not tolerate oats well, this is the perfect alternative.  Not only is this Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake tasty, it also has no added sugars!  I sweetened mine with dates, apples and applesauce.

Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake - My Whole Food Life

This Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake is vegan and gluten free.  I made mine into jumbo sized muffins, but you can probably bake the whole thing in a pan as well.  You may have to adjust the cooking time though.  This would make a great weekend breakfast.  Your house will smell amazing as it cooks too!

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Lentil Carrot Veggie Burgers

I just love homemade veggie burgers.   These lentil carrot veggie burgers are my latest creation.  Actually, my husband came up with these lentil carrot veggie burgers.  It’s quite easy with simple ingredients.  Homemade veggie burgers are super easy and always taste better than the rubbery veggie burgers you can buy at the store.  I always make sure to top my veggie burgers with avocado.  It always makes them that much better.  Then again, avocados make everything better, don’t they?  You could eat these burgers by them themselves, on a bun, or even top a salad with one.  Personally, I like mine without the bun and with a side of veggies like my simple roasted broccoli or my maple glazed Brussel sprouts.  Yum!

Lentil Carrot Veggie Burgers - My Whole Food Life

This recipe makes a decent sized batch so you will have some left over to freeze.  That works out great on those busy days when you have no time to cook.  These lentil carrot veggie burgers are vegan and gluten free.   I hope you enjoy them.

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Flourless Pumpkin Cookies

Okay it’s officially September so I feel like I can start with a pumpkin recipes.  Starting with these Flourless Pumpkin Cookies.  One can never have too many pumpkin recipes right?  Especially if they are healthy pumpkin recipes.  Personally, I eat pumpkin all year long, but I many people don’t.  These Flourless Pumpkin Cookies would be a great recipe to start with.  It’s super easy, has few ingredients and there is no mixer needed!  If you are a lover of all things pumpkin, you may also enjoy this post.

Flourless Pumpkin Cookies - My Whole Food Life

These pumpkin cookies are vegan, gluten free and grain free.  They are also paleo friendly.  If you wanted a nut free version, you could probably use pumpkin butter or sunflower seed butter in place of the cashew butter.  These cookies also freeze well if you want to make a double batch!

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