The Top 15 Recipes of 2021 featuring quick, easy and healthy muffins, soups, snacks, salads, dinners and sweet treats.
2021 was the year of...baby Max! It truly was a year that changed me forever. Plenty of highs, some lows I never imagined (can we ever?), and lots of deja vu.
Through all the craziness, you all cooked your little hearts out! Though there were lots of delish new recipes published this year, I wanted to share YOUR favorite 15 recipes from 2021. These recipes were clear winners - if you haven't tried them yet, now is your chance!
As always, thank you for leaving such thoughtful comments and feedback on my recipes. I read every single one and send many to my Mom, LOL.
A few of you emailed me on Thanksgiving expressing gratitude and it moved me to tears. Know that YOU are the reason I do this, and when I start to lose my rhythm or confidence, it's here with this community that I regain strength.
Now before I get all teary, may I present the Top 15 Recipes of 2021! Drumroll please...
Best Gluten-Free Banana Bread
Drea says, “So good. I’m not gluten free and this doesn’t taste like it’s 'trying to be' something like banana bread. It’s fantastic all on its own….My husband ate half the loaf at once.”
Healthy Morning Glory Muffins
Elena says, “These are delicious! I love all of the fruity flavors and the cinnamon + ginger really add to it. Def will make again!”
Amazing Minestrone Soup
Heather says, “Perfect name for this soup because it was AMAZING!!!! I loved having all those veggies and the lemon at the end gave it such a bright flavor. My 9 year old son had 3 bowls and said it was the best soup ever. We are already looking forward to leftovers tomorrow.”
Curried Chickpea Salad
Jenny says, “YUM! Super easy to make and full of flavor. I had dates instead of raisins and it was delicious.”
Instant Pot Lentil Soup
Joanne says, "I have made a lot of lentil soup in my day, but this is by far the best! Even my husband, who professes not to be a lentil lover, thought it was great!!"
Flourless Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Jordan says, “I loved these muffins! I make the flourless pumpkin ones ALL the time, so these were a nice change up. I blended my ingredients in the blender-so easy!”
Banana Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Kelsy says, “These were so so good!! I’m breastfeeding so I also added some flax seed and brewers yeast to make them into a lactation cookie. I love the soft texture! These will be my new go to when I’ve got over ripe bananas to use up!”
Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers with Cilantro Yogurt Sauce
Allyson says, “I have made many veggie burgers and can confirm this is a delicious, foolproof recipe! Simple ingredients, minimal steps, and the texture and taste is 10/10…”
Mint Chocolate Energy Bites
Claire says, “These are such a yummy treat! Perfectly minty and chocolatey. I love all of your recipes. Thanks for producing content that is both healthy, mindful and tasty!”
The Best Italian Dressing
Katie says, “I keep coming back to this recipe. We’re over store bought dressings thanks to you!! I’ll throw in some slight changes based on what we have and yum every time!!”
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Leigh says, “These were easy to make and really do melt in your mouth. They are super delicious!”
Butternut Squash and Goat Cheese Pasta
Sarah says, “This was SO delicious and flavorful and truly an easy weeknight meal! It was a big hit for the whole family, including our 4 year old! Will definitely make this again!”
Mediterranean Chickpea and Farro Salad
Suzanne says, “SO delicious and easy to make. Love having it in the fridge for a quick lunch!”
Amazing Fluffy Cornbread Muffins
Dylan says, “Yum! The perfect side to a big ole bowl of chili! I made these and loved the flavor that the cheddar added 🙂”
Banana Zucchini Oatmeal Cups
Bianca says, "I love how easy this recipe is and all of the options to modify it. I do not regret any of those chocolate chips! Hummusapien is my go to for recipes and this one does not disappoint. I love how portable and quick they are for busy mornings!"
Now tell me--what was YOUR favorite Hummusapien recipe in 2021?
My top 5 favorites are..
- Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Portobello Fajitas
- Favorite Hot Chocolate.
- Lemon Blueberry Pancakes
- Flourless Zucchini Muffins
Cheers to 2022! Smooches!
Maclean Nash says
I make a LOT of your recipes and every one is incredible! The one I came back to time and time again this year was your spinach and artichoke alfredo. Holy dina, restaurant worthy dish.
I hope your 2022 is off to a great start! Thank you for your recipes, your honesty, and vulnerability.
Alexis Joseph says
You are the best, Maclean! I can't express how happy and full it makes me feel to know you love my recipes. Thanks SO much for being here. Cheers to 2022, XO!
One Bowl Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Banana Bread
I am not a vegan but I love this bread and it's easy to make. It keeps getting passed on to friends and friends of friends because it is so good.
Alexis Joseph says
SUCH A GOOD ONE!!!
Banana Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for the win!!! I take them with me to work almost every day! They freeze super well too!
Denise Siegel says
Thanks so much, Alexis. You are simply THE BEST:)
Seriously.....ALL of your recipes are delicious!
Wishing you and your family much love and happiness in 2022.
Alexis Joseph says
You're the sweetest, thanks a ton for being here Denise!!
All such good recipes!
My top 5 are:
1. Portobello Fajitas (we make these every couple of weeks!)
2. Mediterranean Chickpea and Farro Salad
3. Curried Chickpea Salad
4. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
5. Instant Pot Lentil Soup