50 Cozy Recipes for Sweater Weather (Plant-Based!)

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Assortment of cozy recipes including hot chocolate, pasta dishes, and desserts

It’s officially the middle of winter, and all we want are sweaters (of course) and warming, comforting foods! To help keep you warm (and satisfied), we’ve gathered some of our most COZY recipes, including delicious breakfasts, drinks, swoon-worthy soups, hearty mains, and sweets, too! Find a few dishes that pique your interest and get ready to cozy up!

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Breakfasts

Holding a spoon in a bowl of banana bread steel cut oats
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Banana Bread Steel Cut Oats (Instant Pot Friendly!)
Creamy steel cut oats infused with the flavor of banana bread! Instant Pot friendly, incredibly comforting, and effortless to make! Just 7 wholesome ingredients required.
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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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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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Bowl of carrot cake baked oatmeal topped with shredded carrots
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Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal
Carrot cake in baked oatmeal form! Tender, nutty, wholesome, naturally sweetened, and perfect for breakfast, brunch, and beyond! 1 bowl and 10 ingredients required.
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Drizzling maple syrup on slices of vegan French toast with strawberries
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Easy Vegan French Toast (10 Minutes!)
Vegan French toast that’s quick and easy, custardy, eggy, vanilla- and cinnamon-infused, and SO delicious! Ready in 10 minutes with simple methods.
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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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Side view of a stack of slices of apple coffee cake
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Easy Apple Coffee Cake (GF, Vegan)
Perfectly balanced, slightly toasty, classic apple coffee cake that also happens to be gluten-free and plant-based. Perfect for afternoon tea, or as a snack or dessert! Simple ingredients and just 1 bowl required!
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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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Slices of gluten free vegan coffee cake with glaze
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1-Bowl Vegan Coffee Cake (GF, Oil-Free)
Fluffy, tender coffee cake with a perfect crumb that’s easy to make (1 bowl!), naturally sweetened, vegan, and gluten-free. Laced with cinnamon sugar and topped with cinnamon pecan crumble!
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The best homemade hash browns topped with parsley and with a side of ketchup
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The BEST Crispy Hash Browns (Restaurant-Style!)
A step-by-step guide to making the BEST hash browns every time! Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, buttery, salty, and just 4 ingredients required. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, and beyond!
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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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Perfectly cooked vegan hashbrown bake
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Cheesy Broccoli Hashbrown Bake (Oil-Free)
Incredibly comforting cheesy broccoli hash brown bake with a vegan cheese sauce! The perfect carb-heavy comfort side dish with breakfast or dinner!
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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 Vegan 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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Soups

Bowl of creamy cauliflower soup
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Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Incredibly rich, creamy roasted cauliflower soup with plenty of garlic, white beans, and a hint of ground nutmeg. Just 10 simple ingredients required!
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Spoon in a bowl of Instant Pot chili
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Easy Instant Pot Chili (Vegan, Oil-Free)
Instant Pot chili that’s fast, easy to make, and versatile. Hearty, warming, incredibly comforting, and savory-sweet thanks to sweet potatoes and kidney and black beans.
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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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Vintage spoon in a bowl of Chickpea Noodle Soup
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1-Pot Chickpea Noodle Soup
Comforting, 1-pot noodle soup made with chickpeas instead of chicken. Plant-based and gluten-free, and bursting with color, flavor, and wholesome ingredients!
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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 Creamy Potato Green Split Pea Soup topped with croutons
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Creamy Potato Green Split Pea Soup (Instant Pot Friendly!)
Creamy, comforting split pea potato soup made in the Instant Pot! Fast and easy, BIG flavor, and naturally gluten-free and plant-based!
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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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Bowls of yellow split pea soup topped with roasted sweet potato
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Creamy Yellow Split Pea Soup (Instant Pot Friendly!)
Creamy, Ethiopian-inspired yellow split pea soup made in the Instant Pot. A delicious, comforting plant-based side or main. Just 1 pot and 9 ingredients required!
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Holding a bowl of vegan potato leek soup
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Creamy Vegan Potato Leek Soup
Creamy, comforting, flavorful potato leek soup that’s plant-based, gluten-free, and easy to make. Made in 1 pot with just 9 simple ingredients!
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Bowl of vegan french onion soup with homemade croutons
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1-Pot French Onion Soup (Vegan!)
Comforting vegan French onion soup made in 1 pot! A quick and easy side or entrée infused with umami flavors.
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Mains

Close up shot of a fork in a bowl of mushroom stroganoff
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Creamy Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff (GF Optional)
Comforting, creamy, and dreamy vegan mushroom stroganoff that’s gluten-free optional, too! SO delicious and easy to make, with just 10 ingredients required!
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Pan of vegan pumpkin risotto topped with crispy sage
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Miso Pumpkin Risotto with Crispy Sage
Creamy, comforting risotto infused with pumpkin and topped with crispy sage. A satisfying, gluten-free and plant-based entrée or side made with just 9 ingredients!
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Holding a bowl of roasted red pepper chickpea curry topped with cilantro and limes
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Roasted Red Pepper Chickpea Curry (Instant Pot Friendly!)
Rich and creamy roasted red pepper curry sauce with hearty sweet potatoes and chickpeas. Plant-based, Instant Pot friendly, and just 10 ingredients required!
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Holding a wooden spoon of vegan pink pasta over a pan
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Creamy Vegan Pink Pasta (30 Minutes!)
Creamy, cheesy, savory, and PINK vegan pasta! A quick and easy, plant-based, and oh-so-comforting side or main. Just 10 ingredients and 30 minutes required!
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Vintage spoon in a pan of Cornbread and Black Bean Enchilada Skillet
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Cornbread & Black Bean Enchilada Bake
Flavorful, hearty skillet bake with black bean enchilada filling and a fluffy cornbread topping. Tastes like chili topped with cornbread but so much faster and easier to make! Just 10 ingredients required. Naturally plant-based and gluten-free optional.
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Bowl of kitchari topped with coconut milk and cilantro
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Easy Kitchari (Instant Pot Friendly!)
Delicious, easy, Ayurvedic-inspired kitchari that’s Instant Pot friendly! Comforting, nourishing, and infused with warming spices. Just 1 pot and 30 minutes required!
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Slice of butternut squash lasagna topped with vegan parmesan and fresh basil
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Butternut Squash Lasagna (Vegan, GF Optional)
Creamy butternut squash sauce meets pasta, kale, and mushrooms in a delicious twist on classic lasagna. Bursting with fall flavor and just 10 ingredients required!
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Close up shot of a bite of penne arrabbiata
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Easy Penne Arrabbiata
Perfect arrabbiata sauce made in 1 pot with 8 pantry staples. Incredibly spicy, garlicky, vibrant tomato flavor. Gluten-free friendly and naturally vegan.
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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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Sweets

Close up shot of vegan chocolate chip cookies topped with flaky salt
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Classic Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies (1 Bowl!)
The perfect classic vegan chocolate chip cookie made in 1 bowl! Salty-sweet, buttery, slightly crisp edges, tender center, and gooey chocolate chips. Just 9 ingredients and simple methods required!
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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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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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Gluten-free vegan oatmeal cookies on a plate
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Vegan Oatmeal Cookies (GF)
Undetectably vegan and gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies! Just 30 minutes and simple methods required for perfectly chewy oatmeal cookies. A perfect healthier treat for any time of year!
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Skillet piled high with Coconut Sugar Caramelized Plantains and coconut whipped cream
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Coconut Sugar Caramelized Plantains
5-ingredient, 15-minute coconut sugar caramelized plantains! Refined sugar-free, vegan, gluten-free, and so delicious.
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Plate stacked with three apple butter cheesecake bars
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Apple Butter Cheesecake Bars (Vegan/GF)
All of the flavors of autumn packed into vegan, gluten-free cheesecake bars! Apple butter is swirled with a coconut cashew filling and baked over an almond-oat crust. Naturally sweetened and just 10 wholesome ingredients required!
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