We are almost midway through September now, can you believe it? Soon the leaves shall start to fall, the colder weather will be upon us and the pumpkin spice mania shall be in full force.
As we fast approach the autumn season, the cozy sweaters are starting to come out, the warm turmeric lattes are on the rise and the evenings are getting darker. The cooler temperatures also mean the annual arrival of warm comfort foods, like hot oatmeal in the morning and hearty stews in the evening.
Within this blog I have collected together 15 seriously good autumn inspired healthy recipes to help satisfy your cravings and delight your autumn-flavour demanding taste buds. Enjoy!
No. 1 – Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding – Green Evi (vegan)
Are you one of those people who are short on time in the morning? Plan ahead and make this pumpkin spiced chia pudding from Green Evi. It’s filled with good things like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and omega-3 rich chia seeds. What’s not to love?
This chia pudding is amazing for breakfast or as a healthy and filling snack. If you are also a pumpkin spice lover, you have to try this!
No. 2 – Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats – Rawmazing (vegan)
You’ll find no shortage of oatmeal recipes featuring the flavours of pumpkin pie, but I really love this one from rawmazing because it’s really simple, can be made in advance, and is made with super nutritious ingredients. The addition of chia seeds adds protein, omega 3 fatty acids, fibre, and heaps of vitamins and minerals.
And feel free to switch it up with a handful of dried fruit like mulberries, raisins or goji berries; or add a dash of maple syrup or coconut nectar for extra sweetness.
And for those who follow a raw vegan diet, or have trouble digesting grains, try sprouted oats. Super simple to make and super nutritious- the perfect combo.
It also doesn’t involve any cooking, so for those of you who hate to cook, we have a winner.
No. 3 – Autumn Oatmeal Power Bowl – kblog.lunchboxbrunch.com(vegan)
There’s nothing like starting your day with a big bowl of creamy spiced oatmeal is there? It’s like a hug in a bowl. So cozy and comforting.
So with that being said, cue this creamy apple-spiced steel cut oatmeal made with chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, fresh apples, and bananas. It’s pure comfort in a bowl, and a great way to start your morning!
For warming lunches and/or dinners filled with the flavours of autumn, try out the following seasonal infused comfort-food recipes:
No. 4 – Cannellini Black Bean Chilli – Veganricha (vegan)
No. 5 – Chickpea Sweet Potato Spinach Curry – Veganricha (vegan)
No. 6 – Vegan Pumpkin Risotto – The Spruce (vegan)
No. 7 – Squash Buckwheat Risotto – The Little Green Spoon (vegan)
No. 8 – One Pot Lasagne – The Happy Pear (vegan)
No. 9 – 1 Hour Fall Pot-Pies – Minimalist Baker (vegan)
This dish screams autumn with its fillings brimming with parsnips, carrots, potatoes, and kale. They’re then topped with savoury pumpkin sage biscuits for an earthy, autumnal twist.
Side note– American biscuits are more like scones, but fluffier and tender. Not like the biscuits we know!
No. 10 – Autumn Pumpkin Hummus – Chew Out Loud (vegan)
This pumpkin hummus is creamy, smooth, rich, yet super-healthy all at once. It’s savoury yet mildly sweet. Perfectly combined with crackers, bread, pita chips and as a side dish.
No. 11 – Go to Seasonal Salad – kblog.lunchboxbrunch (vegan)
Warm cinnamon dried apple rings meet creamy avocado, zesty lemon, tart cranberry, crunchy pecans and sweet maple syrup in this autumn infused salad. This dish makes for a nice way to ease from summer salads and smoothies to autumn foods like stews and pies.
When the earth gives you perfectly engineered sweet and delectable veggies like pumpkins and squash, it would be a crime not to bake (or un-bake) such sweet morsels of delight, would it not?!
These bars combine a crumbly, oat biscuit base with a smooth, sweet pumpkin pie filling all topped with extra oat crunch crumbled on top. They’re such a satisfying seasonal treat, the pumpkin and comforting spices taste so Autumny and they smell divine as they bake.
No. 13 – Maple Pumpkin Parfaits – Oh my Veggies (vegan)
Autumn screams pumpkin flavoured everything, and this maple pumpkin spiced parfait by Oh My Veggies sings with autumn flavours. With three layers combining crunchy pecans and pumpkin seeds with a cashew coconut cream layer and spiced pumpkin layer; oh my veggies has really created the perfect sweet bite.
No. 14 – Mini Pumpkin Pie Tarts with Sunflower Cookie Crust – Oh She Glows (vegan)
This recipe is for luxurious and creamy nut-free Pumpkin Pie Tarts with a Cookie Crust, combining a sunflower seed base and a full-fat coconut cream and sweet pumpkin filling. The pie has a light coconut flavour, but it’s balanced out nicely by the earthy sunflower seed butter
No. 15 – Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins (vegan)
I stumbled upon these hybrid muffins during my search for the tastiest autumn recipes for you, and they are exceedingly good. Plus they combine superbly well with a warming herbal tea or turmeric latte mmmm!
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