24 Fall-Inspired Food Recipes to Make

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Fall-Inspired Recipes You'll Crave All Year

Pumpkin spiced lattes are the harbingers of fall. And while PSLs are ubiquitous in autumn, there's way more to fall flavors than pumpkin spiced everything. Broaden your palette with everything from nutrient-packed pumpkin chili to golden brown apple cider donuts that will most likely change your life, let alone your rainy weekend mornings. And don't worry pumpkin spice lovers, we threw in a few must-try recipes just for you.

Pumpkin spiced lattes are the harbingers of fall. And while PSLs are ubiquitous in autumn, there's way more to fall flavors than pumpkin spiced everything. Broaden your palette with everything from nutrient-packed pumpkin chili to golden brown apple cider donuts that will most likely change your life, let alone your rainy weekend mornings. And don't worry pumpkin spice lovers, we threw in a few must-try recipes just for you.

Black Bean and Pumpkin Chili

Bowl of pumpkin chili

We all know fall means it's time for pumpkin everything. But did you realize that includes savory chili? Mind. Blown.

We all know fall means it's time for pumpkin everything. But did you realize that includes savory chili? Mind. Blown.

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Mason jar filled with granola

The smell of this granola baking will fill your home with the aromas of cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. How perfectly fall of you!

The smell of this granola baking will fill your home with the aromas of cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. How perfectly fall of you!

Spiced Apple Oatmeal Cookies With Brown Butter Icing

Spiced apple cookies with brown butter icing and ice cold milk

Warm brown butter glaze... need we say more? Oh yeah, these chewy yet crisp delights are nut-free, too.

Warm brown butter glaze... need we say more? Oh yeah, these chewy yet crisp delights are nut-free, too.

Oven-Roasted Root Vegetables

Bowl of oven-roasted fall veggies

There's no better way to enjoy the flavors of fall than roasting root vegetables all together in a super hot oven, making them even more ideal for eating during cooler months.

There's no better way to enjoy the flavors of fall than roasting root vegetables all together in a super hot oven, making them even more ideal for eating during cooler months.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Muffins

Festive pumpkin spice muffins

For the true PSL aficionados out there: this recipe might actually be the secret to your cool weather happiness.

For the true PSL aficionados out there: this recipe might actually be the secret to your cool weather happiness.

Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Baked apple cider donuts fresh from the oven

The perfect autumn scene includes these golden brown treats, and a few simple steps can make them apart of your reality.

The perfect autumn scene includes these golden brown treats, and a few simple steps can make them apart of your reality.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

The perfect pumpkin spice latte

This recipe uses real pumpkin, so it'll likely taste even better than what you would get at most coffee shops—Plus you can pocket that $6.00 you would have spent and save yourself a stop.

This recipe uses real pumpkin, so it'll likely taste even better than what you would get at most coffee shops—Plus you can pocket that $6.00 you would have spent and save yourself a stop.

Fig Jam

Homemade fig jam for fall

Fresh, ripe figs are one of many gifts of late summer but they have a criminally short window of seasonal availability. Why not learn to preserve them for months of enjoyment and make fig jam? You will want to smear this stuff on everything, trust us.

Fresh, ripe figs are one of many gifts of late summer but they have a criminally short window of seasonal availability. Why not learn to preserve them for months of enjoyment and make fig jam? You will want to smear this stuff on everything, trust us.

(Pumpkin) Spice S'mores Skillet Dip

Pumpkin spice s'mores baked in a cast iron skillet

All you'll need is a mere five minutes (plus a cast iron skillet) to make your toasty pumpkin spice s'more dreams come true.

All you'll need is a mere five minutes (plus a cast iron skillet) to make your toasty pumpkin spice s'more dreams come true.

Pie Crust Cookies With Pumpkin Butter Dip

Pie crust cookies with pumpkin butter dip

Imagine all of the elements you get from pumpkin pie in an easy-to-make, easy-to-serve snack. This recipe will be a hit at your next holiday party.

Imagine all of the elements you get from pumpkin pie in an easy-to-make, easy-to-serve snack. This recipe will be a hit at your next holiday party.

Baked Acorn Squash

Delicious baked acorn squash

Rather than loading up on carbs found in bread or pasta, you can enjoy this hearty winter squash as a low-carb, vitamin-packed nutritious option. Plus, you can roast the seeds just like pumpkin seeds for an additional healthful snack. Bonus!

Rather than loading up on carbs found in bread or pasta, you can enjoy this hearty winter squash as a low-carb, vitamin-packed nutritious option. Plus, you can roast the seeds just like pumpkin seeds for an additional healthful snack. Bonus!

Nutty Caramel Mini Popcorn Balls

Nutty caramel popcorn balls in martini glasses

The delectable caramel coating in this salty-sweet dessert is nothing but a few ingredients over a flame and then served up over miniature popcorn balls—The kids will have a blast getting messy forming the sticky sweet goodness in their hands. This pop-in-your-mouth confection will soon become an autumn mainstay.

The delectable caramel coating in this salty-sweet dessert is nothing but a few ingredients over a flame and then served up over miniature popcorn balls—The kids will have a blast getting messy forming the sticky sweet goodness in their hands. This pop-in-your-mouth confection will soon become an autumn mainstay.

Salted Caramel Rice Krispie Pops

Salted caramel Rice Krispy pops

Thought Rice Krispie treats couldn't get any better? Guess again.

Thought Rice Krispie treats couldn't get any better? Guess again.

Bruleed Oatmeal

Serving of crisp bruleed oatmeal served with blueberries

Step up your weekday breakfast routine and try something a little different with this brûlėed version of your otherwise classic (re: boring) morning bowl of oatmeal.

Step up your weekday breakfast routine and try something a little different with this brûlėed version of your otherwise classic (re: boring) morning bowl of oatmeal.

Mulled Cider

Festive mulled cider

With the anticipation of holidays yet to come, dazzling leaves with their warm colors, and the hint of chilly air, all we want is to enjoy flavors that celebrate a shifting season. Enter: a mug of spiced mulled cider, a toasty drink to keep your bones warm and infuse your house with the delicious smells of fall.

With the anticipation of holidays yet to come, dazzling leaves with their warm colors, and the hint of chilly air, all we want is to enjoy flavors that celebrate a shifting season. Enter: a mug of spiced mulled cider, a toasty drink to keep your bones warm and infuse your house with the delicious smells of fall.

Pumpkin Crisp

Pumpkin crisp bars

This alternative to pumpkin pie elevates the classic flavor to a whole new level. And we're not just saying that, try it out for yourself.

This alternative to pumpkin pie elevates the classic flavor to a whole new level. And we're not just saying that, try it out for yourself.

Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake

Creamy pumpkin cheesecake, a simple spin on a classic

This bakery-style no-hassle dessert is smooth as silk and packed with real pumpkin flavor. A soon-to-be hit at this year's holiday party.

This bakery-style no-hassle dessert is smooth as silk and packed with real pumpkin flavor. A soon-to-be hit at this year's holiday party.

Classic Homemade Pecan Pie

Homemade pecan pie

This recipe comes from our contributor's grandmother, who taught her how to make classic pecan pie as a young girl, and now she's sharing her recipe with you.

This recipe comes from our contributor's grandmother, who taught her how to make classic pecan pie as a young girl, and now she's sharing her recipe with you.

Swirled Pumpkin Cheesecake Chocolate Bark

Swirled pumpkin cheesecake chocolate bark

Chocolate bark may be better known as a traditional holiday treat, but there's no reason to hold off until December. Not anymore.

Chocolate bark may be better known as a traditional holiday treat, but there's no reason to hold off until December. Not anymore.

Slow Cooker Maple Glazed Carrots

Slow cooker maple glazed carrots, the perfect fall side dish

This is a simple side dish with dependably delicious results every single time.

This is a simple side dish with dependably delicious results every single time.

Three Ways to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Three fall flavors for roasted pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds make for a quick and filling fall snack, plus the variety of possible flavors is endless. Here are three options—basic, sweet and savory—to get you started.

Pumpkin seeds make for a quick and filling fall snack, plus the variety of possible flavors is endless. Here are three options—basic, sweet and savory—to get you started.

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn

Pumpkin spice caramel corn

This stuff is easy to make, impossible to put down. You've been warned.

This stuff is easy to make, impossible to put down. You've been warned.

Maple Praline Snack Mix

Maple praline snack mix for on-the-go

Sweet. Salty. Crunchy. What's not to love?

Sweet. Salty. Crunchy. What's not to love?

Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino

Pumpkin spice cappuccino at home

With pumpkin pie syrup, available at many grocery stores, you too can make a pumpkin spice cappuccino in the comfort of your own home. What would you do without us?

With pumpkin pie syrup, available at many grocery stores, you too can make a pumpkin spice cappuccino in the comfort of your own home. What would you do without us?

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