Plant-Powered, Gluten-Free Halloween Treats

Forget the tricks. This year, we’re all about the plant-powered, gluten-free Halloween treats that are just as much fun to make as they are to eat. Here are some great alternatives to pre-packaged, store-bought candies as well as heartier, holiday-themed dishes the whole family’s sure to love:

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Mummy Pumpkin Quinoa Donuts, Fork & Beans

Halloween brunch, anyone? These delicious (and adorable!) donuts are baked instead of fried, and filled with nutritious superfood ingredients like real pumpkin puree and Ancient Harvest Quinoa Flour. Topped with chocolate and homemade googly eyes (recipe included) and you’ve got a tasty and festive treat.

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Vegan Candy Corn, Free People Blog

For many, candy corn is a necessary indulgence come Halloween – but wouldn’t it be nice if there were a more nutritious option? Enter this fun and easy recipe, which uses gluten-free flour and only plant-based ingredients for a holiday treat to please kids and adults alike.


Halloween Quinoa Stuffed Squash, Ancient Harvest

Despite what the little ones say, we can’t – or at least shouldn’t – live off candy alone. To provide a hearty, nutritious base for the sugary sweets to come, try this delicious and savory stuffed squash recipe. It’s got Ancient Harvest Quinoa, dried cranberries, toasted pecans, turkey sausage, apple, and plenty of herbs and spices – and the presentation is truly stunning.

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Roasted Sweet Potato & Black Lentil Salad, Running With Tweezers

The Halloween-y colors of orange and black are easy to find in nature; you’ve just got to know where to look. Here, cubes of brilliant sweet potato pair perfectly with black lentils and spices to create a nutritious (but still fun and festive) dish to serve alongside the candies and snacks. To boost the plant-based protein content, consider adding some cooked quinoa to the mix.

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Frankenstein Brown Rice Krispie Treats, Fork & Beans

Could these handheld rice krispie treats be any cuter? We think not – and while they’re certainly wonderful as is, we can’t help but wonder how great they’d be made with protein-packed puffed quinoa instead of brown rice. Either way, these clever treats definitely deserve some space on your Halloween party table this year.

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Apple Mummies, Two Healthy Kitchens

A recipe so simple that it can barely be called a recipe at all, this seasonal snack offers a great way to get your kids to eat some fresh fruit this Halloween. And as a bonus, it includes two different dipping sauce recipes: Peanut Butter Silk Pie Dip with Greek Yogurt, and Sugared Vanilla Yogurt Fruit Dip.

Looking for more delicious, gluten-free recipes? You’ll find them at AncientHarvest.com.