Our Top 10 Plant-Based Recipes of 2016

Let’s face it.

Often what we need more than anything when it comes to eating well is a seat of reliable, outstanding recipes.

This is particularly true when following a whole food, plant-based diet, which, sometimes, requires us to ‘re-think’ the ingredients we use and our cooking approach.

Simply put, recipes are key.

They need to be delicious, simple and use wholesome, easy-to-find ingredients.

Here at UCDIM, we love to share recipes like that.

In fact, in the past two years, we have shared over 120 plant-based recipes with our community.

Out of curiosity, we recently explored them to discover our most viewed recipes – the ones that were YOUR favorites in 2016.

The list is varied, but it has some common themes.

  • Potatoes show up a few times, including in your top choice, Chef AJ’s Sweet Potato Nachos – a healthful spin off of a Southern culinary classic.
  • Breads were also popular among our readers, with recipes for pumpkin bread and date nut bread taking the #2 and #6 spots.
  • But perhaps the biggest winners were our desserts! Throughout the year you showed love for our ice creams and pies.

Without further ado, here you have it: our Top 10 list of your favorite recipes in 2016!


Chef AJ’s Sweet Potato Nachos

Chef AJ’s Sweet Potato Nachos

Total time: 45min | Serves: 2

Perfect Pumpkin Bread

Perfect Pumpkin Bread

Total time: 55min | Serves: 8-10

Velvety, Dairy-Free Chocolate Ice Cream

Velvety Dairy-Free
Chocolate Ice Cream

Total time: 60min | Serves: 6

Classic Chocolate Cupcakes

Classic Chocolate
Cupcakes

Total time: 60min | Serves: 6

Wholesome Power Wedges

Wholesome Power Wedges

Total time: 45min | Serves: 4-6

Gluten-Free Date Nut Bread

Gluten-Free Date Nut Bread

Total time: 60min | Serves: 8-10

Perfect Dairy-Free Vanilla Ice Cream

Perfect Dairy-Free
Vanilla Ice Cream

Total time: 60min | Serves: 6

Low-Sugar Gluten-Free Blueberry Pie

Low-Sugar Gluten-Free
Blueberry Pie

Total time: 85-100min | Serves: 4-6

Fluffy, Dairy-Free Buttermilk Pancakes

Fluffy Dairy-Free
Buttermilk Pancakes

Total time: 25min | Serves: 3-4

Corn Fritters

Quick and Easy
Oil-Free Corn Fritters

Total time: 20min | Serves: 4