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Reader Favorites: Top 25 Recipes from 2019

The top 25 recipes from Ambitious Kitchen in 2019! These 25 delicious recipes were the most clicked on, cooked, baked & shared from AK readers all year long. From breads & cookies to salads, healthy comforting dinners and the best homemade twix bars, these recipes are ones to make again and again.

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I hope you’ve all had an incredible holiday season so far and I’ve absolutely LOVED seeing all of your AK recipe creations. Rounding up the top recipes from the year is one of my favorite ways to reflect, and this year was an incredibly delicious one to say the least.

In this year’s top recipes you’ll find tons of delicious baked goods that make the perfect breakfasts & treats, some of the best lunches that are wonderful for meal prep, savory dinners to feed the whole family (hello, best meatballs ever) and amazing desserts that even I can’t stop making over and over again.

Scroll through all of these recipes and be sure to let me know which ones are your all-time favs in the comments. Thank you all for another incredible year in & out of the kitchen, and remember to keep sharing your creations on Instagram with the hashtag #AmbitiousKitchen and in our Facebook group. xoxo

banana oatmeal pancakes in a stack on a plate

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Pancakes (made right in the blender!)

“I made these the last two Sunday mornings and they are divine! These are the easiest and best tasting GF pancakes I have ever made and definitely a staple in my pancake routine now.” – Sara

peanut butter banana muffins with chocolate chips on a grey surface

Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Muffins (dairy free + gluten free)

“These are fantastic! I made three batches last night so my kids have muffins to grab as they run out the door! They are filling and satisfying!” – Katie

coffee smoothie in two glasses with metal straws

Good Morning Coffee Lover’s Smoothie

“Just made this…. DELICIOUS!!!” – Caitlyn

a loaf of homemade healthy sandwich bread with two slices cut out

Best Healthy Soft Seedy Sandwich Bread

“I anxiously awaited the release of this recipe and I could not be happier with how it turned out! Such a soft texture with great flavor! I just make make a loaf every week!” – Jenny

two chocolate peanut butter protein bars in a stack

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

“This peanut butter and chocolate combo is simply divine, this is just what you need after a good workout!” – Veronica

healthy pumpkin bread sliced on a wooden board

Healthy Pumpkin Bread with Maple Glaze

“One word….. Excellent!!!! Definitely a must try.” – Lisa

vegan chickpea wraps stacked on top of eachother

Vegan Pecan Apple Chickpea Salad Wraps

“This was absolutely amazing! The dressing is to die for! Once I made it I had to make more.” – Kristin

curry roasted cauliflower sweet potato salad in two bowls

Curry Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Salad (whole30, vegan & gluten free)

“Beyond delicious❣️ You said it yourself “absolutely addicting”. I could live on this salad it is so yummy 😋” – Bonnie-Ann

avocado strawberry spinach salad in a bowl with red onion, feta, almonds and pistachios

Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado

“This was delicious and the dressing is so easy to make. This will be on repeat all summer!” – Erica

cashew crunch shredded brussels sprouts salad on a tray with serving spoons

Cashew Crunch Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

“Just made this salad for dinner and it was SO GOOD! One of those recipes that I had to leave a comment on because it was THAT delicious (another are your zucchini brownies).” – Kylie

avocado blueberry salad in a bowl with a spoon

Avocado Blueberry Quinoa Salad

“This is absolutely fabulous! I have made it twice so far and it is now one of my favorites!” – Rena

bowl of cauliflower broccoli cheddar soup

Lightened Up Cheddar Cauliflower Broccoli Soup

“MONIQUE!!!!! This recipe is bomb! So easy and so delicious. I’m already looking forward to having it for lunch again tomorrow.” – Jenna

healthy white chicken chili in a bowl topped with tortilla strips and avocado slices

Healthy White Chicken Chili

“Just made this tonight and followed the recipe exactly—it is SO GOOD! Any other white chicken chili recipes I’ve tried have been typically bland. This recipe has a kick to it and great depth of flavor, all while still being super simple to make!” – Miriam

ginger chicken meatballs in a skillet

One Pan Ginger Chicken Meatballs with Peanut Sauce

“omg omg omg!! You are a legit genius! I made this and it’s so so good!!! I’m obsessed with Thai food so this really hit the spot! Plus hubby loved it!” – Nicole

healthy tuna noodle casserole in a pan with a wooden spoon

Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole

“Made this for dinner last night–AMAZING! My 7-year-old loved it.” – Susie

lifting a slice of vegetarian pumpkin lasagna out of a pan

Vegetarian Spinach Pumpkin Lasagna

“Holy cow!!!! First time making lasagna and it is SOO GOOD!!!!! Love the flavors and the pumpkin is a nice switch from red sauce!” – Lisa

moroccan chicken stew in a bowl with a spoon

One Pot Moroccan Chicken Stew with Sweet Potato & Couscous

“SOOO good!!! With the cherries and pistachios, every bite was different 🙂” – Terri

healthy chicken pot pie soup in two bowls with crackers on the site

Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Soup (whole 30, dairy free)

“Absolutely delicious! I’ve made this three times already this fall!” – Natalia

slow cooker pulled chicken sandwich with slaw on top

Incredible Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

“Big fan of this recipe! Easy to make and approved by my picky boyfriend!” – Jamie

almond butter blondies in a stack

Fudgy Almond Butter Blondies

“I never comment on recipes, but I had to for this one… I’ve made these several times now, and they are magical! So good!” – Ellen

three healthy homemade twix bars stacked on top of eachother

Healthy Peanut Butter Twix Bars (vegan & gluten free)

“I’ve already made these twice! They are devilishly delicious and are very easy to make with just a few simple ingredients.” – Anne

gluten free carrot cake on a cake stand

The Best Healthy Carrot Cake You’ll Ever Eat (gluten free & paleo-friendly!)

“This was ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL!! I’ve never baked a cake before and this was perfection.” – Maggie

healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack with sea salt on the side

Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan & gluten free!)

“These are absolutely one of the most delicious cookies I have EVER made. The texture is perfect and the taste is a mix of sweet and salty. They definitely satisfy by after lunch/after dinner sweet craving!” – Sammy

flourless almond butter brownies in a stack on a plate

Fudgy Flourless Almond Butter Brownies (gluten free + dairy free)

“Just made these and they are the best brownies ever. SO GOOD! Thanks for another awesome recipe!” – Alex

grain free cookie cake on a cake stand with two plated slices of cake

Grain Free Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

“There are no words for how amazing this cake is!! I made it in March for my sister’s birthday and everyone who tried it still talks about it as the best cake they’ve ever had. My boyfriend even requested it for his birthday AND as our future wedding cake.” Molly

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