Before we know it, fall will be here! With summer coming to a close, I’m ready to do and eat all things fall. I’ve put together nine cozy fall meals that will satisfy your cravings and taste buds. Let’s get cooking!
1. Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
There’s nothing like a hot bowl of oatmeal on Saturday morning. But this is oatmeal with a fall twist! Cook your oats on the stove with milk for extra thickness. Top with cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, and banana slices. I can totally picture eating this with my morning coffee by the fireplace. So cozy!
2. Mushroom Risotto
This is the definition of a cozy fall meal. It’s so savory and the perfect comfort food for chilly fall nights. All you need for this recipe is mushrooms, onion, chicken stock, Arborio rice, butter, olive oil, dry white wine, and parmesan. Whip this up for Thanksgiving dinner or a nice meal at home. Martha Stewart is shaking!
3. Maple-Glazed Chicken With Sweet Potatoes
Tender, juicy chicken is such a staple for fall cooking. This maple-glazed chicken is packed with flavor and will instantly satisfy your tummy. Sweet potatoes scream fall and are so delicious when paired with savory chicken. Plus, your friends will be so impressed when you cook this for them!
4. Cinnamon Banana Smoothie
This smoothie is perfect for busy mornings when you just need to throw something together before work or school. Cinnamon and banana are great fall flavors to get you in the mood for the new season. Toss some peanut butter in the blender for an extra creamy factor. You can even throw in some chia seeds if you are feeling super healthy. Drink up!
5. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
If you are a basic white girl like me, this one’s for you. But seriously, Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes couldn’t be more fall-obsessed. But instead of paying for an overly priced drink, you could save money by making it in the comfort of your home. Not to mention these make for perfect Instagram content! I’m here for all the fall vibes this year.
6. Coffee Carrot Cake
You can either have this delicious coffee cake for breakfast or dessert! No one will judge you, I promise! Carrot cake gets a bad rap, but honestly, I think it’s so tasty. You don’t have to love carrots to love this coffee cake. I think I will be making this all the way through the new year. Plus, carrot coffee cake is like the adult version of dessert for breakfast. Adulting at it’s finest!
7. Harvest Salad
Fall salads are so delectable and flavor-filled it’s hard to stay away. You can customize your salad any way you like, adding toppings like cranberries, walnuts, apples or pomegranates. This really adds that extra crunchy texture. You can use mixed greens, spinach or kale for the base and drizzle with an apple vinaigrette.
8. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
These pumpkin cheesecake bars are making my sweet tooth crazy. Serve this fall-inspired dessert at a fall get together or simply whip up a batch to hand out to friends or family. Bring these to Thanksgiving dinner and they will be gone in five minutes. Sweet and savory for the win!
9. Sweet Potato Casserole
If you are a sweet potato fan, you will love this one! Sweet potato casserole is a classic fall dish to serve at Thanksgiving or just whip up on a rainy Saturday afternoon. It’s like a party in your mouth, fall style!
If your mouth isn’t watering after looking at some of these, I’m seriously worried for you. I hope this got you excited for fall baking, cooking, all the things. Comment which of these fall meals you are going to try out! Happy cooking!
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