Happy first day of fall, y'all. Living in Houston, Texas, we don't get the full autumn experience. Apple picking, bonfires, and all that don't really happen around here so we have to make our own fall traditions and take the coziness where we can get it. Fall recipes are a big part of that. So today, here are the 12 most popular fall recipes from the blog to carry you through the whole season. You're bound to make each item more than once--they're that good!
- This Apple Cinnamon Granola has done crazy numbers on Pinterest and Facebook since I shared it last fall and with good reason. It's grain free, easy to make, and full of fall flavor favorites like crisp apple, pumpkin seeds, and maple syrup. And because you know exactly what's in it, you can snack with confidence.
- Once you try Bourbon Caramel Apple Cider, you won't go back to any other kind of cider. It's made simply in just two minutes with bottled cider, caramel candies, cinnamon, whipped cream, and, of course bourbon.
- Make these Chai Spiced Pumpkin Snickerdoodles for potlucks, parties, Friendsgiving dinners--just about anything where you want to impress. A mix of chai spices and pumpkin puree give normal snickerdoodle cookies all the fall feels.
- Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Soup provides cozy fall vibes no matter what the temperature and won't heat up your whole kitchen because it only takes 30 minutes to make! It's also keto-friendly and comes together in just one pot.
- Harvest Banana Bread is the newest fall recipe and has drawn in so much attention in less than a week. I've already remade it twice since sharing and plan to bake at least three more loaves before winter. It's banana bread meets carrot cake with seasonal mix-ins like apple chips, and dried cranberries plus a crunchy brown sugar topping. You won't regret trying it--unless you're on a diet as it is high-key addictive.
- My Maple Cranberry Apple Pie is autumn in pie form. Maple, cranberry, pear, apple, and spices fill the space in between a buttery bottom crust and festive oat streusel topping. Make it a couple times during September and October then bust it out for Thanksgiving dinner.
- Pumpkin Donuts are just perfect on their own but made even better with cream cheese frosting. And don't be thrown--if you can make cupcakes, you can make these baked donuts.
- My Pumpkin Salsa blends late summer and early fall flavors with pumpkin, hatch chile, and a few other fresh ingredients into the perfect snack or appetizer. It's spicy AF so be warned. But don't be scared! Everything comes together in a blender in just a couple of minutes.
- You should add Roasted Root Vegetables to your year-round rotation but they're particularly perfect in the fall, when beets, potatoes, and carrots are in season. Simple herbs and spices allow each vegetables' unique flavor to shine through and the finished dish looks stunning on the dinner table.
- These Sweet Potato Bars are essentially blondies made with roasted sweet potato and salted caramel (super easy, don't worry). Gooey, sticky, and sweet. You'll want to share them just to avoid eating the whole pan by yourself.
- Sweet Potato Gingerbread Muffins are perfect for the popping season between Thanksgiving and Christmas when you probably have lots of people stopping by and are making plenty of home visits yourself.
- Make your fall girls nights or at-home date nights more delicious with this cheese board using seasonal Trader Joe's finds. It includes the best assortment of crisps, crackers, nuts, spreads, and, of course, cheese.
If you work your way through these fall recipes and find yourself craving more, check out everything fall here. Thanks for reading!