A round up of my family favourite, fall-inspired recipes to try. You’ll love these delicious drinks, snacks, desserts and more in classic fall flavours of apple, pumpkin, maple…
Although the weather is feeling more like mid-summer around here, I’m anticipating the arrival of fall with its cooler temperatures. For me, it’s my favourite time to get back in the kitchen and start whipping up some delicious fall-inspired recipes. Oh, how I love the warm and spicy flavours that coincide with apples, pumpkins, maple and more. It’s fall comfort food at its best!
If you caught my Instagram stories lately, then you know I was baking up more fall donuts that I will share with you soon. Who knew homemade donuts would be such a hit?! I always enjoy the bounty or fresh produce this time of year, and look forward to creating all kinds of new recipes. Have you been experimenting too?
What to Cook and Bake This Fall
To help with your fall meal planning, I’m sharing some simple and delicious recipes from my personal collection that will fill the whole family up and keep everyone warm. To me, fall is all about enjoying hearty and healthy comfort food with the occasional homemade treat. Feel the same way? Enjoy these cozy autumn recipes!
Fall Breakfast and Snack Ideas
Let’s start off right with some fall breakfast and snack recipes, including muffins, scones, waffles and more!
Coconut Quinoa Breakfast Pudding
Although I enjoy my morning smoothies, on colder days I prefer to eat this hearty Coconut Quinoa Breakfast Pudding. It’s convenient to whip up a batch, keep in the fridge, then simply heat in the morning. Filling and delicious!
Get this healthy breakfast recipe: Coconut Quinoa Breakfast Pudding
Pumpkin Oat Muffins
This is my no-fail fall muffin recipe! These Pumpkin Oat Muffins are not only super moist and delicious, they’re also packed full of protein and fibre. Perfect for an on-the-go quick breakfast, or to enjoy with your afternoon coffee or tea.
Bake a batch: Pumpkin Oat Muffins
Mini Chai Scones
These Mini Chai Scones are a bit sweet, a bit spicy, and a whole lot tasty! A good compromise to cutting back on carbs while still getting your fix.
Get this yummy recipe: Mini Chai Scones
Crazy for pumpkin? Make these gluten-free Pumpkin Waffles with Spiced Maple Syrup! Crispy on the outside with just the right amount of pumpkin spice. Perfect for fall mornings or holiday breakfasts!
Get this yummy breakfast recipe: Gluten Free Pumpkin Waffles
Easy Pumpkin Butter
Make this quick and easy Spiced Pumpkin Butter to spoon over toast, scones, pancakes, oatmeal and more. With only 7 simple ingredients in about 20 minutes, you’ll have this flavour-packed fall spread!
Make this fall treat: Easy Pumpkin Butter
Fall Lunch and Dinner Ideas
Okay, let’s move on to fall lunch and dinner recipes, including soup, baked potatoes and a yummy curry dish!
Coconut Curry Chicken Soup
We love hearty homemade soup around here for lunch or dinner, especially this Coconut Curry Chicken Soup. A great way to use up leftover chicken. The perfect comfort food!
Make this fall soup: Coconut Curry Chicken Soup
Slow Cooker Chick Pea Curry
Slow cooker dinners are a must for busy fall days, right? This Chick Pea Curry is one of our favourites. Perfect for meatless Monday, and such easy clean-up!
Throw together this crockpot meal: Chick Pea Curry
Tex Mex Loaded Baked Potatoes
Looking for a dinner idea your active family will enjoy? These Tex Mex Loaded Baked Potatoes with Turkey and Lentils will definitely fill them up. Everyone will enjoy adding their own toppings. This recipe makes enough for leftovers too!
Get this wholesome recipe: Tex Mex Loaded Baked Potatoes
Fall Dessert Ideas
Ready to see some fall dessert recipes? These cookies, pies, cakes and more are so yummy!
Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies
Nothing says fall like Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies, and this recipe is the best I’ve tried yet. Perfect to pack in kids’ lunches (and yours too)!
Make this delicious fall treat: Ginger Cookies
Rustic Apple Galette
Use up some of those apples from your tree by making this Rustic Apple Galette with Maple Syrup Reduction. So delectable and quicker to make than traditional apple pie.
Make this delicious dessert: Apple Galette
Peach Crisp in a Jar
Many fruits are in season right now, which means making more Peach Crisp in Jars. The perfect make-ahead dessert recipe for entertaining or Sunday dinners!
Get this dessert in jar recipe: Fresh Peach Crisp
Apple Crumble Pie
Love apple desserts? Dig into this Ginger Apple Crumble Pie with cookie crust, tart apples, oat topping and salted caramel drizzle. Totally divine and gluten free!
Get this delicious recipe: Apple Crumble Pie
Perhaps you prefer something made with pumpkin like this Chocolate Chip and Pecan Pumpkin Cake. So moist and yummy!
Bake this fall dessert: Pumpkin Cake
Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes
If you’re like me and crave a little sweet treat, these Mini Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese frosting are the perfect size. Packed with flavour and satisfying!
Make these tiny fall treats: Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
Plum Frangipane Dessert
Spoon into this Plum Frangipane Dessert with tangy plums, sweet almond filling and crunchy topping. An easy gluten-free fall treat baked and served in ramekins.
Get this gluten-free recipe: Plum Frangipane
Multigrain Bread Pudding
This Apple Cinnamon Multigrain Bread Pudding is a fall recipe perfect for the holidays too. Delicious apples, hearty bread and cinnamon-infused custard make this dessert the ultimate comfort food.
Get this yummy recipe: Multigrain Bread Pudding
Baked Zucchini Donuts
Whip up a batch of Baked Zucchini Donuts with Vanilla Glaze to enjoy this fall. Moist, flavourful and gluten-free. The perfect complement to your afternoon coffee or tea. One of fall’s simple pleasures!
See this fall dessert idea: Gluten Free Zucchini Donuts
Fall Drink Ideas
And, finally, here are some delicious fall drink recipes to try, including cocktails, lattes and steamers.
Spiked Apple Cider
This Spiked Apple Cider is a delicious way to transition to fall with its spicy notes and seasonal flavours. Enjoy hot or cold.
Make this fall drink: Spiked Apple Cider
White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Steamer
Skip the coffee shop lineup and make your own White Chocolate Pumpkin Pie Steamer at home. The perfect treat for chilly fall days!
Whip up this drink: Pumpkin Pie Steamer
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Enjoy this deliciously creamy Pumpkin Spice Latte at home. Made with your favourite milk, homemade pumpkin butter, vanilla and coffee, all topped off with maple whipped cream and cinnamon. One of my favourite fall coffee drinks!
Get this fall hot drink recipe: Pumpkin Spice Latte
Tell me, what are your favourite fall inspired recipes? Do you make good use of all the fruits and vegetables that are plentiful this time of year?
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Happy (almost) Fall!
This fall recipe collection was originally published September 2014 and updated with new recipes and photos September 2022.
Shauna, these recipes look absolutely amazing…..what a great way to update my fall menu board!
Christina @The DIY Mommy says
Wow! These all look delicious, Shauna. I’m intrigued by the quinoa pudding – I totally want to try it!
What a great collection of recipes -so yummy looking!