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This is the recipe you want in your back pocket for chilly, gloomy days or when you’re craving a healthier, comforting pick-me-up. It’s made with 8 simple (wholesome) ingredients in just 10 minutes. Let’s do this!

The base starts with creamy coconut milk, either DIY or light store-bought. If you’re not into coconut, you could also sub just about any other dairy-free milk, like rice or almond!

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A brownie and a cookie IN ONE. Yes, it’s possible! Dreams do come true. Let’s bake, friends!

These quick-and-easy 10-ingredient cookies are adapted from our Best Almond Meal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

For dry ingredients, we went with cocoa powder, almond flour, coconut sugar, and sea salt. Walnuts and dark chocolate chips add the ultimate brownie factor, while chopped-up dates add more natural sweetness and a sticky, caramel-like surprise to bite into.

Fudgy Vegan Brownie Cookies from Minimalist Baker →

This recipe is inspired by a snack we recently shared on Instagram that you were apparently very into. And because we’ve had it many times since, we figured it was due time to share the details.

Let’s make (healthier) banana splits!

This 7-ingredient, 5-minute recipe is raw (when you use raw nut butter), insanely versatile, and super delicious.

It all starts with ripe bananas scored down the middle to prepare for all the delicious toppings.

5-Minute Raw Banana Splits from Minimalist Baker →

These veggie coconut wraps have our heart. Not only are they easy to make, requiring just 8 ingredients and 5 minutes to prepare, they are the ideal easy lunch or snack! Let us show you how.

We were turned onto these Coconut Wraps* by Sarah’s Day. After ordering them and trying them for ourselves, we were hooked! They’re made with 4 simple ingredients and quite versatile.

5-Minute Veggie Coconut Wraps from Minimalist Baker →

Say hello to our new favorite salad.

Believe it or not, it was inspired by one we tried in an airport! Of all the places to glean inspiration from…

But no matter the source, the end result is far more delicious than the original we tried (not to brag, but for real), and it’s insanely easy to make! Shall we?

This 30-minute recipe starts with a base of greens, cooked lentils, red grapes, and the star of the show: curry roasted cauliflower.

Curried Cauliflower, Grape, & Lentil Salad from Minimalist Baker →

Have you ever had a 7-layer bar? If not, have you even lived?

When I was working at a coffee shop many years ago, the baker would often make 7-layer bars to sell, and I’ve had it in the back of my mind for a long time to recreate them “healthier” and vegan. Today is that day, friends. Let’s bake!

The base for this decadent 10-ingredient dessert is an almond-oat crust naturally sweetened with dates and maple syrup that originated from our Creamy Vegan Lemon Bars!

Vegan 7-Layer Bars from Minimalist Baker →

Friends, prepare yourselves for a hug in the form of a recipe.

Consider this your go-to dish when comfort food is on the brain. Not only is it hearty and satisfying, it’s also simple, requiring just 10 basic ingredients and 40 minutes to make (from start to finish). Let’s comfort food!

The base for this dish is a mushroom and lentil gravy/stew.

It starts with sautéed shallot and mushrooms seasoned with coconut aminos, salt, and pepper for rich, deep flavor.

Lentil Mushroom Stew Over Mashed Potatoes from Minimalist Baker →

Did you try our 1-Bowl Easy Black Beans from Scratch yet?

If not, do it now! It’s the perfect time to put those gorgeous black beans to use in this EASY, 10-ingredient Roasted Plantain Black Bean Bowl!

The base of this bowl is rice and beans, but the real star of the show in our opinion is the plantains, which are tossed in coconut oil and sea salt and roasted to perfection at high heat.

Roasted Plantain & Black Bean Vegan Bowl from Minimalist Baker →

Who’s craving vegan cheesecake? (Hand raised!)

This version puts our 2-Ingredient Coconut Yogurt to good use for the ultimate tangy-sweet treat. Let’s do this!

The base of this 10-ingredient recipe is raw cashews and coconut yogurt! This duo creates the creamiest, dreamiest coconut yogurt base we’ve ever tasted.

For more flavor, we added orange zest, lemon juice for even more tanginess, and maple syrup for natural sweetness.

Vegan No-Bake Coconut Yogurt Cheesecake from Minimalist Baker →

When we traveled to Portugal last year, we ate so much good food.

One of the dishes was a vegetable risotto the restaurant was able to make vegan-friendly by omitting the cheese and butter. Perhaps a cardinal sin in making risotto, but they obliged. One bite in and recipe inspiration was born.

This vegan, gluten-free, oil-free risotto is made with 8 ingredients in 30 minutes from start to finish!

Creamy Vegetable Risotto (30 Minutes!) from Minimalist Baker →

If you can cover beans with water and turn your stove burner on, you can make these beans. From scratch! I believe in us. Let’s do it!

For some of you, making beans from scratch may seem like old hat. But for those of us less experienced (hand raised) in the art of buying bulk beans to cook yourself, this recipe is good news.

After a little trial and error, research, and testing, we came to realize that if you want black beans that are flavorful, perfectly tender, and not mushy, they actually turn out tastier, less mushy, and deeper in color when you skip soaking before cooking.

Easy 1-Pot Black Beans from Scratch from Minimalist Baker →

Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you a perfectly fluffy, tender, sweet vanilla cake that’s vegan and gluten-free! Let’s bake!

This recipe is easy to make, requiring 1 bowl and 10 ingredients.

The base starts with vegan “buttermilk” made by mixing dairy-free milk and vinegar. Then add in applesauce for (oil-free!) moisture and natural sweetness and vanilla extract for that quintessential vanilla flavor.

1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Vanilla Cake from Minimalist Baker →

Say hello to your new favorite veggie burger.

It’s gluten-free, BIG on flavor, infused with smoky BBQ flavor, and perfect on the grill or stovetop. Let’s do this!

This burger is easy to make, requiring simple methods and 10 wholesome ingredients you likely have on hand right now.

It all starts with black beans that are cooked down until dry and cracked, which helps keep the burgers from being mushy.

Smoky BBQ Black Bean Burger from Minimalist Baker →

Friends, it’s here! A vegan, gluten-free pizza crust that’s easy to make with ingredients you probably have on hand right now. Not to mention, it’s perfectly crisp on the edges and firm but tender in the center. Whoop!

Let’s make gluten-free pizza dreams come true!

This recipe requires 10 simple ingredients and comes together in less than 45 minutes from start to finish!

Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Pizza Crust from Minimalist Baker →

Falafel with black beans! Yeah, we’re kind of crazy about falafel over here and always looking for more ways to enjoy it.

If you’re a falafel lover like we are, you must try this black bean version! It’s baked instead of fried, oil-free, and big on flavor! Let’s do this.

This 10-ingredient recipe is easy to make, and it comes together in 1 hour from start to finish.

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They’re here! The tastiest cauliflower wings on the block using our Korean-Inspired Gochujang Sauce. Let’s do this!

This recipe is easy, requiring 30 minutes and 8 ingredients to make. It’s also nut-free, soy-free, and oil-free optional.

It all starts with a head of cauliflower roasted until just tender. While that’s happening, make your sauce.

This sauce utilizes the Korean Gochujang Sauce we made earlier in the week, mixed with chili garlic sauce for more heat, coconut aminos for saltiness and depth of flavor, and maple syrup for a bit of sweetness to balance the spice.

Spicy Korean-Style Cauliflower Wings from Minimalist Baker →

In all of the travels we’ve done, South Korea remains one of our favorite countries and Seoul one of our favorite cities.

The people, the culture, the landscape, and the FOOD. Oh my word, the food. It’s all amazing.

We’ve shared an inspired version of easy kimchi on the blog before, but recently, we were craving that quintessential red pepper paste known as gochujang. It’s spicy, savory, and slightly sweet with so much complexity.

Easy Gochujang Sauce (Korean Chili Paste) from Minimalist Baker →

Zucchini, celery, and spinach in a smoothie? We know – it sounds odd. But trust us. They’re entirely undetectable as they add so much nutrition to this gorgeous blueberry smoothie. Let’s do this!

This 8-ingredient, 1-blender, 5-minute smoothie starts with frozen ripe banana and frozen wild blueberries.

Next come celery to reduce inflammation and boost hydration, spinach for zinc and folate, and zucchini!

Creamy Zucchini Blueberry Smoothie from Minimalist Baker →

Mung beans are kind of magnificent. Ever tried them?

If not, you should! They’re easy to digest and quick-cooking, and they help rid the body of toxins and cleanse the liver! How cool is that?

Ready your mung beans and let’s make soup!

This 10-ingredient, oil-free, grain-free soup starts by soaking and cooking your mung beans.

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Anyone who has been around Minimalist Baker for a while knows we have a thing for dates. Lots of dates. And we also have a thing for granola.

So it was only a matter of time before the two collided into one delicious, raw, 5-minute granola.

The base for this delicious granola is raw (or sprouted) nuts and LOTS of dates. Mmm, nature’s candy.

5-Minute Raw-Nola from Minimalist Baker →