What is it about fall that makes us crave food that evokes warmth and comfort? Whatever the reason, it really doesn’t matter why we love it, right? It’s the perfect season to try new recipes that feature fresh and familiar flavors that we all love. Take a look at these easy-to-make and healthy fall recipes and see if you can find your new favorite dish this season!
Pumpkin Pie Pancakes: Cook pancakes that are a perfect fit with the season by adding pumpkin into the mix! Make your pancakes healthy and packed with protein and fiber by ditching the white flour and sugar. Hurry and add this recipe for fluffy grain-free pumpkin pie pancakes by Detoxinista to your fall meal line-up.
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal: Start off with something simple yet oh so delicious by making your typical oatmeal taste like fall or in this case, pumpkin pie. Add in some canned pumpkin and pumpkin spice to your old fashioned oatmeal to turn your breakfast into the quintessential fall breakfast. Head on over to SparkRecipes for the recipe.
Ham, Apple and Sweet Potatoes Scramble: Jazz up your usual scrambled eggs by adding seasonal favorites like apple and sweet potatoes, as well as cinnamon, cayenne and other spices. Throw in some cubed ham for your protein fix and you’ve got a sweet and spicy breakfast that can kickstart your day. This healthy dish only takes a few minutes to make. Find the full recipe on Paleo Newbie.
Oatmeal with Caramelized Apples: If pumpkin doesn’t really float your boat, then maybe caramelized apples will. Give your morning oats some crunch by topping them with yummy apples caramelized in coconut oil and honey. You can also give it your own personalized touch by adding your favorite spice or some crushed almonds. Grab the recipe from The Smoothie Lover.
Pumpkin and Sausage Pasta: Truth be told, you can throw any food in season with pasta and it can come out as a unique pasta dish. For fall, you can throw in pumpkin, sweet Italian sausage, some sage, cinnamon and nutmeg to create a pasta dish with the flavors of the season. It’s a tasty pasta dish and it only takes less than half an hour to make. Indulge the pasta lover in you with this recipe by Rachael Ray on FoodNetwork.
Broccoli-Cheddar Pockets: This dish is not only perfect for any meal time but it’s also great for any time of the year. It’s just that good – that’s why it’s in this list. If you like, you can switch the broccoli and herbs for your favorite fall produce and flavors to make your cheddar pockets more in tune with the season. Find the recipe on the FoodNetwork and see how you can further customize this easy dish.
Roast Chicken and Sweet Potatoes: Roast chicken is always a winner and if you add caramelized sweet potatoes and red onions it becomes a dish you’ll love even more. In this recipe, the chicken is seasoned with Dijon mustard, thyme, extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper, and roasted on a bed of sweet potatoes and red onions. Head on over to EatingWell for the quick and easy recipe of this healthy roast chicken dish.
Pork with Dried Apples and Prosciutto: Give pork loin chops the autumn treatment by making it more flavorful with apple cider, dried apples, cider vinegar, sage, and prosciutto. This salt-and-pepper pork loin and tangy sauce dish can definitely make your day. You can find the recipe on EatingWell.
Baked Apples with Oatmeal Streusel Topping: Baked apples are already tasty by themselves, so topping them with a delicious oatmeal mix just makes them even better. You can serve this dish warm or cold and as a dessert or as a snack. Hey, you can have them for breakfast if you like! Find the recipe on NonRecipe.
Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes: All you need are sweet potatoes, maple syrup, lemon juice, butter, salt and pepper, and time to kill to create this yummy dish. Sure, baking the sweet potatoes may take a while, but it’s going to be so worth it. Take a quick peek at the recipe on EatingWell and pencil in this dish into this week’s menu!
Poached Pears: The ease of making this dish is just incredible since it is so delicious. You just need to cook your pears in a simmering mixture of sweet white wine, water, sugar, star anise and a cinnamon stick. Serve with some of the cooking liquid and a couple of teaspoons of Greek yogurt and that’s it. Grab the recipe from MyRecipes.
Pumpkin Pie Shake: This list of fall recipes wouldn’t be complete without one that calls for pumpkin and ice cream, right? This original pumpkin pie shake recipe can be a sweet and easy way to cap off your meal or it can be that one thing to keep yourself refreshed in the middle of the day. Don’t dally and check out the full recipe on MyRecipes.
Do you have a favorite dish you want to add to this list of fall recipes? Share it with us in the comments!