Happy Friday! Here is a healthy and easy vegan pumpkin chili for your fall weekend! Made with pumpkin puree, quinoa and millet, plenty of veggies and cinnamon!
This chili turns out different every time I make it because it is so versatile and I adjust flavors to my liking each time. Please feel free to add different veggies, to completely omit the quinoa and millet and always adjust flavors to your liking! I don't ever remember exactly what I do each time I make it, but here is pretty good idea:
Vegan Pumpkin Chili
2 T olive oil for sautéing
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 red pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1-28 oz can of diced tomatoes
2-15 oz cans of black beans, rinsed
1-15 oz can of pinto beans, just dump it in!
1-15 oz can of pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling!)
4 C. vegetable broth
2-ish T chili powder
2-ish tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
a dash of cayanne pepper, if more heat is desired
1/4 C uncooked quinoa
1/4 C uncooked millet
Saute onion, garlic, and peppers in oil until fragrant and crisp tender.
Add all other ingredients and simmer for 30 mins.
I'm still trying to figure these cookies out. I like them. The flavor is good, and they will satisfy a sweet tooth, but the texture is a little funny and despite me decreasing the oil, they still seem to come out a little heavy. Don't be afraid to play around with this. If they seem a little dry, try adding more oil or applesauce to the dough. If they seem too wet or oily try adding more teff flour. You can always taste the dough before baking- it doesn't have anything that could make you sick without cooking.
Teff is the seed of an annual grass native to Africa. Teff has an attractive nutrition profile, being high in dietary fiber and iron and providing protein and calcium.
To make these cookies, I ground my own teff in my blendtec blender to make teff flour.
These two blenders, the Vitamix and Blendtec are the best of the best in high-powered blenders. Click on photos to check 'em out!
Here are are some great options for teff and teff flour:
After mixing the ingredients listed below I spooned them onto a cookie sheet and gently pressed them with a fork. You can tell they are a little wet. This is from the almond butter, coconut oil and applesauce.
And here is the final product! I served these cookies with apple slices, and everyone ate them and liked them!
Teff Almond Butter Cookies
1.5-2 Cups teff flour
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 C. almond butter
1/8 C. molasses
1/2 C. maple syrup
1/3 C. coconut oil
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
applesauce, one tablespoon at a time to help moisten if needed.
Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients well then let it just sit for a good 10 mins. This will give the teff some time to absorb some of the liquid. Spoon or roll into balls onto pan sprayed with cooking oil and flatten with fork gently. These don't rise or flatten with my experience so you can shape them close together without them touching during baking. Bake 10-11 mins, sprinkle with sea salt if desired and let cool before enjoying.
Here is a fun list of other teff recipes to try: fun teff recipes to try
I love movement and habits that promote health and lifetime wellness. I also like stretchy pants, being outside and good-for-you food! Follow me on Instagram @DawnBrownCoaching for more frequent updates.