35 Cozy Recipes for Sweater Weather

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Soup, brownies, hot chocolate, and more plant-based sweater weather recipes

As cooler weather settles in, so do cravings for warm sweaters and cozy food and drinks. So we’ve compiled our favorite plant-based, cozy recipes to help you warm up from the inside out this fall and winter! Breakfast, drinks, mains, and desserts included. Stay cozy, friends! (Note: Dietary symbols listed throughout for easy navigation!)

Breakfast

Spoon in a bowl of Cozy Turmeric Porridge with pomegranate arrils
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Cozy Turmeric Porridge (1 Pot!)
Cozy turmeric porridge with steel cut oats, coconut milk, turmeric, and spices, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. Just 1 pot required!
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Wood bowl of our Dark Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl topped with fresh fruit
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Dark Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
Simple, 7-ingredient dark chocolate quinoa breakfast bowl naturally sweetened with maple syrup and infused with rich cocoa powder! A healthy, hearty plant-based breakfast or snack.
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Bowl of Cranberry Pumpkin Oats with Coconut Whipped Cream
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Cranberry Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats
Warm, comforting bowls of oats made with cranberries, pumpkin, and spices. Gluten-free, plant-based, rich in antioxidants, and ready in just 25 minutes!
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Bowl and pan of our incredible Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal perfect for fall
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Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
Perfect baked oatmeal with pumpkin purée, warm spices, and maple syrup, studded with pecans and cranberries. Made in just 1 bowl with 10 ingredients.
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Baking dish of Chocolate Chip Banana Baked Oatmeal made with pecans
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1-Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Baked Oatmeal
Hearty, banana-infused baked oatmeal that’s naturally sweetened, satisfying, and requires just 1 bowl and 10 ingredients to prepare. The perfect cozy, comforting breakfast.
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Using a fork to grab a bite of Gluten-Free Buckwheat Crepes topped with fresh fruit
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5-Ingredient Buckwheat Crepes
Easy, 5-ingredient buckwheat crepes that are both vegan and gluten-free, plus sugar-free! Simple methods, fluffy and tender, and so delicious!
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Drizzling syrup onto a stack of Cornmeal Pancakes topped with Cranberry Compote
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Fluffy Cornmeal Pancakes (7 Ingredients!)
Savory-sweet cornbread pancakes made with just 7 ingredients! Fluffy, tender, and topped with a simple cranberry-orange compote! The perfect fall/winter breakfast.
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Skillet of Sweet Potato Hashbrowns alongside fresh parsley and ketchup
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2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Hash Browns
Easy, delicious 2-ingredient sweet potato hash browns! Cooked in the skillet using simple methods for perfect and fast results!
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Big plate of our Sweet Potato Kale Breakfast Scramble made with roasted vegetables
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Roasted Sweet Potato & Kale Breakfast Hash
A hearty, 10-ingredient breakfast hash with roasted sweet potatoes, red onion, kale, and tandoori masala-spiced tofu! A protein- and fiber-packed plant-based meal.
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Using a spoon to put salsa onto a Vegan Breakfast Burrito
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Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Burrito (30 minutes!)
Easy, 30-minute vegan breakfast burrito with scrambled tofu, roasted vegetables, avocado, kale, and salsa! Flavorful, healthy, satisfying.
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Drinks

Mug of our dairy-free Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe topped with coconut whipped cream
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Easy Pumpkin Spice Latte
A healthier, delicious homemade take on pumpkin spice latte made in 1 pot with simple ingredients and ready in 10 minutes!
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Pouring dairy-free milk into a saucepan of homemade Masala Chai
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Easy Masala Chai Recipe
A delicious and easy dairy-free chai recipe made with whole spices. It's spicy, comforting, naturally sweetened, and made in just 1 pot with 8 ingredients!
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Wood platter with a mug of vegan Golden Milk alongside ingredients to make it
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5-Minute Golden Milk
Creamy, easy golden milk with dairy-free milk, ginger, turmeric, and coconut oil. Naturally sweetened, incredibly healthy, and so delicious. Ready in just 5 minutes!
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Container of matcha and two mugs of our Vegan Matcha Latte recipe
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Best Vegan Matcha Latte
The best vegan matcha latte with matcha powder recommendations, my favorite dairy-free milk blend, and natural sweeteners! A 4-ingredient, 5-minute, creamy, antioxidant-rich beverage!
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Cutting board with mugs of our homemade Mushroom Latte recipe
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5-Minute Mushroom Latte (2 Ways!)
Creamy, hearty mushroom lattes ready in just 5 minutes (2 ways!). Mushroom powders blend with cacao or coffee to create the ultimate cozy hot beverage.
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Mains

Using chopsticks to pick up a bite of delicious Coconut Curry Ramen
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Coconut Curry Ramen
Savory vegan ramen infused with curry and coconut milk. Serve with sautéed portobello mushrooms and gluten-free noodles for the ultimate plant-based meal.
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Bowls of Chickpea Tomato Peanut Stew served with rice and fresh basil
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1-Pot Chickpea Tomato Peanut Stew (West African-Inspired)
A thick, creamy, dairy-free soup inspired by African Peanut Stew. This simple version is made with chickpeas, tomatoes, and peanut butter all in 1 pot!
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Using a spoon to grab a bite of our delicious 1-pot Golden Curried Lentil Soup
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1-Pot Golden Curry Lentil Soup
1-pot goodness in the form of curried lentil soup! Rich with flavor, fiber, and protein and incredibly comforting. The perfect 30-minute healthy meal or side!
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Bowls of our delicious 1-Pot Black Bean Soup topped with avocado, tortilla chips, and avocado
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Easy 1-Pot Black Bean Soup
Easy-to-make, comforting black bean soup made with simple ingredients in 1 pot! A 30-minute meal or side that’s customizable and incredibly satisfying.
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Big bowls of Red Lentil Chili garnished with sliced jalapeno, cilantro, and red onion
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1-Pot Red Lentil Chili
Hearty red lentil chili made in 1 pot with simple ingredients! A smoky, flavorful, protein- and fiber-rich plant-based meal perfect for cold nights and feeding a crowd.
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Plate and baking dish filled with our vegan Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas
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Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas
Smoky, hearty vegan enchiladas with black beans, roasted sweet potatoes, and kale! This recipe puts our Easy Red Enchilada Sauce to use. The perfect simple, 9-ingredient meal for Mexican night!
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Baking dish of Easy Vegan Lasagna topped with chopped parsley
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Easy Vegan Lasagna
Incredibly flavorful, hearty vegan lasagna made with 10 ingredients! Tender lasagna noodles are layered with Macadamia Nut Ricotta and tempeh-infused Marinara Sauce! Swoon.
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Pan of Vegan Pumpkin Mac 'n' Cheese topped with fresh sage leaves
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Creamy Pumpkin Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Amazing, creamy, flavorful pumpkin mac ‘n’ cheese made with 10 simple ingredients! The perfect dairy- and gluten-free entrée for fall and the holiday season!
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Bowl of Vegan Leek Mushroom Risotto topped with chopped parsley
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Mushroom and Leek Risotto (Vegan + GF)
A 30-minute, 8-ingredient Vegan Risotto with leeks and mushrooms. Creamy, savory, and the ultimate plant-based comfort food.
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Bowls of homemade 1-Hour Vegan Pot Pies
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1-Hour Vegan Pot Pies
Easy, 1-hour vegan pot pies loaded with veggies and topped with flaky, from-scratch vegan biscuits!
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Desserts

Partially sliced loaf of Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Bread with bananas and oats in the background
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1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Bread
Amazing vegan, gluten-free banana bread made in 1 bowl! Wholesome ingredients, naturally sweetened, and so delicious!
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Tray of Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Muffins with a fresh banana in the background
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1-Bowl Vegan Banana Nut Muffins (GF)
Tender, perfectly sweet banana muffins studded with walnuts! Easy to make in just 1 bowl, plus entirely vegan and gluten-free!
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Two columns of Vegan Pumpkin Crumb Muffins
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1-Bowl Vegan Pumpkin Muffins
1-bowl vegan pumpkin muffins with pecan crumble! Tender, flavorful, and naturally sweetened. The perfect fall snack or dessert!
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Pan of the World's Easiest homemade Cinnamon Rolls drizzled with icing
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The World’s Easiest Cinnamon Rolls
Easy cinnamon rolls with just 7 ingredients and no complicated steps. Just proof, roll out, and bake! Plus, they’re vegan and SO delicious, fluffy, and gooey!
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Two Vegan Sticky Buns on a piece of parchment paper
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The World’s Easiest Sticky Buns
Easy, fool-proof sticky buns for the novice baker. 9 basic ingredients, no complicated methods, just straightforward, ooey-gooey sticky buns. And they’re vegan!
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Covering a batch of Vegan Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls with icing
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Vegan Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls
Amazing fluffy and tender vegan, gluten-free cinnamon rolls! Just 10 ingredients and simple methods required for these insanely flavorful and delicious rolls!
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Tray and bowl with our Vegan GF Chocolate Chip Cookies alongside a glass of dairy-free milk
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Perfect Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Perfect vegan chocolate chip cookies made with simple methods and 9 ingredients. Tender, sweet, studded with chocolate, and undetectably gluten-free.
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1 bowl ginger cookies square
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1-Bowl Ginger Cookies (V/GF)
Tender, spicy, perfectly sweet ginger cookies made entirely in 1 bowl! The perfect vegan, gluten-free cookie for your holiday spread.
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Stack of perfectly cut gluten-free vegan Brownies with pecans and dark chocolate chips
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Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Brownies
10-ingredient vegan gluten-free brownies that are naturally sweetened, fudgy, rich, and studded with chocolate chips and nuts!
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Slice of Vegan Apple Gingerbread Cake on a small plate
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1-Bowl Apple Gingerbread Cake
A hearty, 1-bowl vegan apple cake infused with gingerbread flavors and rolled oats. A healthier cake perfect for holiday gatherings and cozy afternoons alongside tea.
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If you try any of these recipes, let us know! Leave a comment or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

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  1. Kim says

    I can’t wait to make the gluten-free cinnamon rolls! Thank you for developing and sharing delicious vegan gluten-free recipes! Your hard work is appreciated.

  2. Julia says

    How awesome it would be to have your recipes in an app !!!! 🙏🏻
    So excited about trying those recipes. You are my one and only recipe source now. Huge thanks for all your hard work. ❤️

  3. Aretha Arline says

    I am looking forward to making some of these recipes. I am especially interested in the lentil and black bean recipes. I’m certain they will hit the spot on any cold night. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Elizabeth Gelb says

    I made the Roasted Sweet Potato Tofu Hash and loved it but I substituted Maple Syrup for the sugar. Really added an incredible glaze.

    Your format reads “Make the Recipe”. One writes a recipe, reads a recipe, follows a recipe. Your readers don’t want to make the recipe, but the dish. You really need a good editor. Contact me if you want to explore.

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