September 21, 2023

Hey, mama! Fall is finally here, and with it comes a cornucopia of delightful flavors and comforting aromas. As the leaves start to change and the weather cools down, it's the perfect time to cozy up in your kitchen and whip up some scrumptious dishes. To make your life a tad easier and your taste buds dance with joy, we've compiled a list of 10 must-try fun and unique fall recipes. So, put on your apron, gather your little sous-chefs, and let's get cooking! 

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Pumpkin Spice Pancakes: Fluffy and Fall-Tastic

Kicking off our fall recipe list with a bang is the ultimate comfort breakfast - Pumpkin Spice Pancakes. These fluffy stacks of goodness are a hit with kids and adults alike. Combine pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of vanilla to create the perfect fall morning treat. Serve them up with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of maple syrup for an unforgettable start to the day.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Heat a griddle or non-stick skillet over medium heat and grease with butter or cooking spray.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of the batter onto the griddle for each pancake.
  • Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook until golden brown.
  • Serve with whipped cream and maple syrup.

Butternut Squash Soup: A Bowl of Warmth

As the days get cooler, there's nothing quite like a steaming bowl of Butternut Squash Soup to warm your soul. This silky-smooth soup combines roasted butternut squash, onions, garlic, and a dash of cream for that luxurious touch. It's a fantastic way to sneak in some veggies for your little ones, too!


  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (optional)


  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic and sauté until softened.
  • Add the diced butternut squash, vegetable broth, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the pot.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the squash is tender.
  • Use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth. Alternatively, transfer the soup to a blender in batches.
  • Return the soup to the pot and stir in the heavy cream if desired.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve hot, garnished with a drizzle of cream or a sprinkle of nutmeg.

Apple Cider Donuts: Sweet Autumn Indulgence

    Apple picking season calls for Apple Cider Donuts! These sweet treats are incredibly easy to make and even easier to devour. The secret ingredient? Apple cider, of course! The combination of cinnamon, sugar, and a hint of apple is pure fall perfection.


    • 1 cup apple cider
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
    • 1/4 cup buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    For the Topping:

    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


    • In a small saucepan, simmer the apple cider over medium heat until it reduces to 1/2 cup. This should take about 15-20 minutes. Let it cool.
    • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
    • In another bowl, whisk together the cooled apple cider, egg, melted butter, buttermilk, and vanilla extract.
    • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a donut pan.
    • Fill each donut well with the batter about 2/3 full.
    • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the donuts spring back when lightly touched.
    • While the donuts are still warm, combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon for the topping in a shallow bowl.
    • Dip each donut into the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat.
    • Enjoy your homemade apple cider donuts!

    One-Pan Harvest Chicken: Weeknight Winner

    Moms, we know you're always on the lookout for quick and delicious dinner ideas. One-Pan Harvest Chicken is your answer! Throw together chicken thighs, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and apples on a single sheet pan, then season with rosemary and thyme. Pop it in the oven, and voilà - a wholesome, hearty dinner that practically cooks itself!


    • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
    • 2 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
    • 2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
    • 2 apples, cored and sliced
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • Salt and pepper to taste


    • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and apple slices. Drizzle with olive oil and season with rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.
    • Place the chicken thighs on a baking sheet or oven-safe skillet.
    • Arrange the vegetable and apple mixture around the chicken.
    • Roast in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C) and the vegetables are tender and caramelized.
    • Serve hot and enjoy your easy one-pan meal!

    Caramel Apple Crisp: A Slice of Heaven

    Who can resist a warm slice of Caramel Apple Crisp? This dessert is the epitome of fall sweetness. Layered with tender, cinnamon-spiced apples and topped with a crunchy oat crumble and ooey-gooey caramel sauce, it's an absolute must-try.


    • 6 cups sliced and peeled apples (such as Granny Smith)
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
    • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
    • Caramel sauce for drizzling (store-bought or homemade)


    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • In a large bowl, toss the sliced apples with lemon juice, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
    • Transfer the apple mixture to a greased 9x13-inch baking dish.
    • In a separate bowl, combine the oats, flour, and brown sugar. Add the cold cubed butter and use a pastry cutter or your fingers to mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    • Sprinkle the oat mixture evenly over the apples in the baking dish.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until the topping is golden brown, and the apples are tender.
    • Drizzle caramel sauce over the top just before serving.
    • Enjoy your warm and gooey Caramel Apple Crisp!

    Pumpkin Mac and Cheese: Kid-Friendly Comfort

    If you're looking for a kid-friendly twist on a classic favorite, Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is your answer. The creamy pumpkin sauce adds a delightful richness and earthy flavor to this beloved dish. It's a sneaky way to get some veggies into their meal without them even noticing!


    • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup milk
    • 1 cup pumpkin puree
    • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

    Directions (continued):

    • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for about 1-2 minutes, until it turns golden brown and has a nutty aroma.
    • Slowly whisk in the milk, pumpkin puree, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and paprika. Continue to whisk until the mixture thickens, about 5-7 minutes.
    • Reduce the heat to low, and stir in 1 ½ cups of the shredded cheddar cheese until it's melted and the sauce is smooth.
    • Add the cooked macaroni to the sauce and stir to coat evenly.
    • Transfer the pumpkin mac and cheese to a serving dish, and sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of cheddar cheese over the top.
    • Optional: If you like it with a crispy topping, place the dish under the broiler for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and golden.
    • Serve this creamy, pumpkin-infused mac and cheese to your kids (and yourself) for a comforting fall meal.

    Roasted Root Vegetables: Earthy Elegance

    Roasted Root Vegetables are the epitome of autumn on a plate. Combine colorful carrots, beets, parsnips, and potatoes, toss them in olive oil, sprinkle with fresh rosemary, and roast until they're caramelized and tender. This side dish will steal the spotlight at your family dinner table.


    • 4 cups mixed root vegetables (carrots, beets, parsnips, potatoes), peeled and chopped into bite-sized pieces
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
    • Salt and pepper to taste


    • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
    • In a large mixing bowl, toss the chopped root vegetables with olive oil, fresh rosemary, salt, and pepper until they are well coated.
    • Spread the vegetables in a single layer on a baking sheet.
    • Roast in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and slightly caramelized. Be sure to stir them halfway through to ensure even cooking.
    • Serve these beautifully roasted root vegetables as a side dish for any fall meal.

    Maple Glazed Salmon: Sweet and Savory Delight

    Elevate your dinner game with Maple Glazed Salmon. The combination of maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and soy sauce creates a mouthwatering glaze that transforms ordinary salmon into a gourmet experience. Serve it with a side of roasted vegetables for a complete and healthy meal.


    • 4 salmon filets
    • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
    • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • Salt and pepper to taste


    • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, minced garlic, salt, and pepper to create the glaze.
    • Place the salmon filets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a greased ovenproof dish.
    • Brush the glaze over the top of each salmon filet.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork and is cooked to your desired level of doneness.
    • Serve this sweet and savory maple glazed salmon with a side of roasted vegetables for a delightful fall dinner.

    Pumpkin Spice Latte: DIY Coffee Shop Treat

    Fall isn't complete without sipping on a Pumpkin Spice Latte. Skip the coffee shop lines and make your own at home. Brew a strong cup of coffee, heat up some milk with pumpkin puree, and add a pinch of pumpkin spice. Top it with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a delightful caffeine boost.


    • 1 cup brewed strong coffee or espresso
    • 1/2 cup milk (any type you prefer)
    • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
    • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
    • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice blend (or a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves)
    • Whipped cream (optional)
    • Ground cinnamon (for garnish)


    • Brew a strong cup of coffee or espresso.
    • In a small saucepan, heat the milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup (or honey), and pumpkin spice blend over medium heat. Whisk until the mixture is hot and frothy.
    • Pour the brewed coffee into a mug.
    • Pour the hot pumpkin milk mixture over the coffee, stirring to combine.
    • Optional: Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon for that coffee shop flair.
    • Sip and savor your homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte without leaving the comfort of your home.

    Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa and Cranberries: Vegetarian Delight

    For our vegetarian moms and little ones, Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa and Cranberries is a fantastic option. The tender, sweet acorn squash is filled with a flavorful mixture of quinoa, dried cranberries, nuts, and aromatic spices. It's not only delicious but also a beautiful centerpiece for your fall table.


    • 2 acorn squash, halved and seeds removed
    • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
    • 2 cups vegetable broth
    • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
    • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (such as pecans or walnuts)
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • Salt and pepper to taste


    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
    • Place the acorn squash halves cut-side down on a baking sheet. Roast for about 30-35 minutes, or until the squash is tender when pierced with a fork.
    • While the squash is roasting, cook the quinoa in vegetable broth according to the package instructions.
    • In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the cooked quinoa, dried cranberries, chopped nuts, ground cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine and cook for a few minutes until heated through.
    • Remove the roasted squash from the oven and flip them over. Stuff each squash half with the quinoa mixture.
    • Return the stuffed squash to the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until heated through.
    • Serve these beautifully stuffed acorn squash halves as a vegetarian centerpiece for your fall dinner table.

    There you have it, 10 must-try fall recipes to make this season a culinary adventure for you and your family. Create some adorable pics of your fall family cooking adventures withcustom baseball hatsfrom Rey to Z! We havesibling hats, mama hats and evenhats for dad! Want to feel extra cozy? Grab everyone acool beanie and stay warm! 

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