Alexis Tiryakioglu ‘20

In my opinion, fall is the best season. One of the best parts of fall is all of the delicious autumn-themed food. From dishes packed with pumpkin to all the apple-flavored things you could imagine, fall-themed dishes are nothing short of tasty. Also, for those of you who have certain dietary restrictions or want healthier options, but still love autumn-themed food, this article includes recipes for you as well! I hope you have fun whipping up these fun recipes in the kitchen, whether you do it with friends or family, it will help you get in a “fall state of mind”.


Recipes (for those with no dietary restrictions)

These recipes are perfect to eat and make on a chilly fall day. They are delicious, indulgent, and can be enjoyed by all.

Pumpkin french toast: A perfect fall breakfast, especially if your parents won’t let you eat pie at 8:00am!

Chocolate covered pretzel pumpkins: These are a super fun fall snack, and they are super easy to make.

Apple cider donuts: If you haven’t had apple cider donuts before, take a chance and try these-you won’t regret it! Also, they are a little bit healthier since they are baked instead of fried. (However, I am not claiming donuts are the new salad!)

Loaded baked potato soup: Soup is a food that is made for chilly weather, and this hearty soup is perfect to eat while wrapped in a cozy blanket!

Caramel apple cheesecake dip: A delicious and simple treat that you can snack on while making some of the other treats on this list!


Recipes (for those who are gluten free):

These recipes are for those who love all the treats that come along with the season of fall, but have trouble finding ones that are gluten free.

Pumpkin rice krispie treats: These adorable treats are shaped like little pumpkins, and are tasty too!

Caramel apple crisp: For those who are craving pie, but are unable to eat the gluten-filled crust.

Cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes: A side dish that is perfect for fall, with all the tasty goodness and none of the gluten.

Pumpkin hummus: A hearty snack with lots of protein that still tastes great!


Vegan Recipes:

These vegan recipes are perfect for those out there who still want to join in on the fall food fun!

Roasted tomato and red pepper soup: A wonderful choice to help warm you up on a cool day.

Pumpkin spice pancakes: These pancakes are a great option for a weekend brunch while watching the leaves change colors outside.

Pumpkin pie “nice” cream: This vegan alternative to normal ice cream receives a fall twist in this recipe.


Healthier options:

Although indulgent fall food are very delicious and comforting, it is not always realistic to eat them constantly. Here are a few healthier options to help combat that issue. (Note: I am in no way inferring that any of these are good for you, they are just better than some other options)

Candy corn popsicles: These frozen treats are made of juice and yogurt, for a less sugary snack. Also, if you wanted, you could make smoothies using frozen fruit and almond milk to replace the juice layers to make it healthier!

Pumpkin oatmeal energy bites: All you need for a burst of energy, and a mouthwatering snack, are these easy to make energy bites.

Butternut squash and cranberry quinoa salad: Not only is quinoa super delicious, but it is also quite healthy. This dish adds fall flavor to an already delicious food.

I hope you all enjoy making and eating these recipes. Whether you make them with friends or family, hopefully whipping these up in the kitchen will allow you to enjoy the season even more.