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Vegan Whole Wheat Fat-Free Maple-Kissed Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

This recipe comes from my e-cookbook Pudge-Free Holidays. It uses up left over pumpkin or sweet potato and brings Autumn right to life with a touch of cinnamon and a kiss of maple. A similar version (though slightly different and a bit simpler) is in my cookbook.

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Recipe:Maple Kissed Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin) Muffins

Description

This recipe originally appeared in my discontinued e-cookbook, Pudge-Free Holidays. A similar, but simpler, version is in my cookbook (it's called Maple Muffins). 

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease or spray a muffin tin or paper liners, if using.

In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt until well combined.

Add pumpkin (or sweet potato) apple sauce, sugar, and maple syrup, then stir until just combined.

Spoon mixture into muffin cups 3/4 full.

Bake for 18 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Transfer to a wire cooling rack.

Vegan Fat-Free Chickpea and Corn Chili Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

Get ready to clean out your pantries and eat on a dime with this recipe. It's a lil' spicy, delicious and so easy to make. Serve it up with my vegan cornbread and be in heaven with this vegetarian chili recipe!

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Recipe:Chickpea and Corn Chili

Description

Most vegetarian chilis are centered black, kidney or pinto beans but this one lets the chickpea shine.

Ingredients

Instructions

In a large pot, combine broth, tomatoes, chilis, onion, bell pepper, paprika, cumin and chili powder. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce to low and simmer for an hour or until most, but not all of the liquid has cooked off and the onions are translucent and the green peppers tender. Ideally, you want a thin layer of liquid still coating your pan. If you're in a rush, don't worry -- you can cook it less you'll just have a soupy chili. Next, add the tomato paste, pure maple syrup and frozen corn. Reduce the heat to the lowest possible setting and heat thoroughly. Once corn is warm, add beans and tomato sauce plus salt and cayenne to taste. Then continue to heat over low heat until beans are warm, about 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro leaves and add vegan shredded Monterary jack cheese or a dollop of vegan sour cream over top if desired.

Vegan Whole Wheat Pumpkin-Swirl Brownies Recipe

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Recipe

Yesterday was my birthday and all I could think about was pumpkin-brownies, which was sort of strange considering I'd never had one. I decided to take a stab at making my own and I couldn't be happier. They're pumpkiny but still really chocolately, too -- what a great flavor combination! While this recipe is not 100% fat-free (because cocoa is not fat-free) it has no added fat -- and it's whole wheat! They're like the punky pumpkin sister to my Low Fat Fudgey Brownies (also in my cookbook). So moist and fudgey, you'll never believe they're low in fat!

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Remember, as with all things pumpkin -- it tastes best a day later!

Recipe:Pumpkin-Swirl Brownies

Description

The punky pumpkin sister to my Low Fat Fudgey Brownies. So moist and fudgey, you'll never believe they're low in fat!

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a small bowl, combine pumpkin, 1/4 cup applesauce and pumpkin pie spice until well blended. In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, 3/4 cup applesauce, both sugars and vanilla until well combined. In a large bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt together. Add yogurt mixture to flower mixture and combine. Spoon brownie mixture into a greased 8x8 square baking pan. Use a spatula to spread it out evenly. Spoon pumpkin mixture on top, using a spatula to even out smoothly. Then use spatula to swirl and mix the batters together. Bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to fully cool before slicing.