Is it even fall if you don’t eat everything pumpkin flavored? Or sampled your local farm’s homegrown apples? Of course, fall is about crisp temperatures and changing colors. It’s about high school homecomings, Halloween, and hayrides. But we have to admit that one of our favorite parts about this season is the fall food. You have the classics, like pumpkin bread and apple pie, but you can also get creative. There are ways to turn your everyday favorite foods into new fall traditions.
Check out these recipes for some great ideas.
Apple Cheesecake Tacos
A trip to the apple orchard is on just about everyone’s fall fun bucket list. You get to spend time with family picking apples, and then you come home with way more apples than you know what to do with. This creative fall food is the perfect solution. Apple cheesecake tacos are the type of dessert everyone in the family will love. They’re crispy tortillas covered in cinnamon sugar and encasing a cheesecake filling and sweet apple topping. They’ll take some assembling, but they’re very much worth the effort.
Sweet Spicy Kitchen has the recipe.
Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes
You can have sweet potatoes anytime you want thanks to modern foods service, but there’s something extra special about enjoying this fiber-filled food fresh when they’re in season. If you didn’t know, fall is sweet potato season. It’s a classic fall food all on its own, but adding maple and cinnamon really amps up those fall feels. And if your husband is starting to complain about all the pumpkin-flavored foods, maple and cinnamon is a great way to mix it up. This flavor combination still screams fall, and they go great with sweet potatoes. Even people who claim they don’t like sweet potatoes can’t help but love this dish.
Pumpkin ‘N Spice has the recipe.
Pumpkin French Toast
I’m the type of person who can eat breakfast at any time of day, so pumpkin French toast is fair game when it comes to serving fall foods for dinner. The best part about this meal is that it’s super easy to make. French toast is already pretty simple, and all you need to do to add a fall twist is add some pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices. I like to pair my fall-themed French toast with maple syrup, but you could also make a caramel drizzle if you’re feeling extra indulgent. And while you’re at it, why not add some whipped cream?
Just So Tasty has a great recipe.
If you’ve had enough of sweet fall foods, here’s a great savory recipe to try this season. Pumpkin Alfredo sauce is rich and creamy, but it’s also a low-calorie version of your favorite regular Alfredo sauce. It uses less butter and cream, but it doesn’t sacrifice anything in terms of flavor and taste. The pumpkin flavor adds a refreshing seasonal twist, and it’s not hard to make.
Yellow Bliss Road has an easy-to-follow recipe.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Breakfast, dessert, or afternoon snack, pumpkin cinnamon rolls are worth the calories. Pair them with a pumpkin spiced latte or even a mulled spice cocktail. This seasonal treat is a great option for busy moms or people who aren’t quite confident in their baking skills. It’s easy to use the pre-made Pillsbury crescent rolls and add all the delicious pumpkin flavor. You can make it even better by making a simple cream cheese icing.
IHeartRecipes has the recipe.