Fall is full of rich flavors, ranging from the sweet flavor of apples to the salty taste of pumpkin seeds. When the cold autumn weather hits make the most out of your extra time inside by baking and cooking. With fall just around the corner here are 10 easy fall recipes even a college student can make!
1. Pumpkin Soup
Nothing quite hits like the warm feeling of soup in the cold months of autumn, and why not make a soup that’s seasonal. Anyone can make a soup fairly easily, and with pumpkin soup, there’s always room to add a little of your own touch with spices and flavors galore.
2. Apple Pie
Peak apple season ranges from September to November so it’s no surprise that apples are heavily sought after during the fall season. Fresh apples make for a delicious apple pie, so again it’s no surprise to eat a fair share of apple pie in the fall and even early winter. Making apple pie is easier than most people think so if you have a spare hour or two on a cold fall day, make some!
3. Maple Bacon
Making maple bacon is as simple as mixing bacon with a maple flavor and should be easy for anyone to make so long as they have a pan and stove. It’s no secret that bacon tastes amazing, however, if you’re looking to get festive or just looking to spice things up, add a little maple to give your bacon an interesting new flavor.
4. Chocolate Pecan Pie
Fall is pie season and is often crowded with pumpkin, apple, and blueberry pies, which tends to overshadow some of the best pies around. Chocolate pecan pie is delicious and is a good recipe to change things up from the typical fruit flavored pies.
5. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
The hardest part of making roasted pumpkin seeds is scooping them from the pumpkin, but don’t let slimy pumpkin guts stop you from making a delicious snack. Simply remove the seeds, wash them off, and place them in the oven. The return for your efforts is a delicious snack that everybody will enjoy.
6. Caramel Apples
Making a caramel apple is as easy as preparing the caramel layering for your apple. Add peanuts, chocolate, or anything in between to give your apple even more varied flavor, but no matter what you choose you won’t be disappointed by the magnificent flavor.
7. Breaded Mac n Cheese
Mac and Cheese may be seen as more of a summer BBQ side, however, breaded mac and cheese is a perfect thing to make in the fall. As a side, it pairs well with most things, and if you want to prepare it as a main course just add bacon, buffalo chicken, or ham.
8. Mashed Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes are staple fall meals and making them is very simple. They can be paired with almost every meat and are a great recipe to use in the fall when in the middle of the potato season.
9. Blueberry Pancakes
Blueberries are best during the early fall months and it pairs greatly with the warm, buttery, fluffiness of pancakes and syrup. Making blueberry pancakes is essentially the same as making plain pancakes and if you’re looking to escape the ordinary breakfast, pancakes are the best way to go.
10. Chex Mix
Nothing says fall like some homemade Chex mix. The beauty of Chex mix is that you can use practically any snacks you’d like to include in it; Pretzels and nuts are just a couple of the endless options of snacks you could include in your Chex mix this fall.