It’s that time of the year again. It’s the time where the leaves on the trees begin to change colors when the air becomes a litter cooler and sweaters and cardigans become a part of the daily wardrobe. Not only is the weather going to change but the way you cook will too. There are tons of amazingly, mouth-watering foods to try, including pumpkin-flavored breads and pies, roasted squash and soups, and apples and apple cider. Here are 10 foods you must have this fall season.
Whether it is caramelized into a sweet dessert or spiced with cinnamon, apples are a must-have food to indulge in this fall season. There are so many ways to enjoy this health food. Apples can be used to make applesauce, apple fritters, apple pie, candy apples, apple cinnamon oatmeal, you name it. The list surely goes on and on. This fall be sure to utilize apples in as many forms as you can possibly think of.
Butternut Squash Soup
Butternut Squash Soup is another fall favorite that you must have this fall season. The creaminess, the colors, the flavors, the texture, just everything about this soup is to die for. And to top it all off, this soup is so simple. Not only is it quick and easy to make, it’s convenient also. There is a 90% chance that you will have all of the necessary ingredients on hand in your very own kitchen- healthy ingredients. Everyday spices such as butternut squash, a little coconut milk and veggie broth, just to name a few. It is honestly as simple as that.
What is the fall season without pumpkin pie? There is no such thing. Pumpkin pie is also a must-have food to try this fall season. This pumpkin-based, custard-filled pie is popular during the fall season and early winter. It’s sweet with just the right amount of spice to keep you wanting more.
Pumpkin bread is a moist quick bread made with pumpkin that is traditionally eaten during the fall season. Not only do the kids love it but the adults love it too. Pumpkin bread is hard to pass up! You will have the house smelling of sweet autumn spices and two scrumptious, pumpkin-infused loaves of bread in about an hour or less. The pumpkin bread is easy to make and usually takes just a bit of mixing and stirring before popping it into the oven. Once the pumpkin bread is fresh out of the oven, you’ll be able to enjoy a crisp crust with a moistened center. If the pumpkin bread lasts beyond one or two days, be sure to slice an individual slice and toast it for breakfast. Try this must-have food this fall season, you won’t be disappointed.
Tomato Soup With Grilled Cheese
There is nothing like a piping hot bowl of tomato soup served with a warm, golden-brown grilled cheese oozing with cheese to say ‘Hello Fall.’ It is easy to make and will leave you utterly satisfied. If you’re on a budget and looking to have a hearty meal and not break the bank, try the Campbell’s soup version of tomato soup, it is just as good as making it from scratch and the prep time is less than 10 minutes. This fall season, make tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich your go-to pair for yummy goodness.
Apple Cider Donuts
Apple Cider Donuts are surely a must-have food this fall season. It includes everything that embodies the fall season. From sugar and spice and everything nice. It is a fall lover’s dream. The apple cider adds more than just flavor to the donuts, though its acidity makes the donuts a lot more tender. The donuts will delight your tastes buds with flavors such as apple, spice and cinnamon. They are cakey and dense, baked and not fried, and they are intensely flavored. Fun fact, if you are looking for something to make the donuts a little sweeter, try adding powdered sugar on top. If you are getting into the fall season like I am, these apple cider donuts are a must-have. So, bring out your donut pan!
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Toasted pumpkin seeds are healthy yet so yummy. They are delicious but yet so easy to make. And what is fall without pumpkin flavors of every kind? Hence, why they are on the list of must-have foods to try this fall season. Pumpkin seeds affords you a variety of ways in which to prepare it. Toasted pumpkin is among the most popular but one can have roasted and spicy pumpkin seeds too. You can toss toasted pumpkin seeds into a salad, add nutritious toasted pumpkin seeds to a trail mix, or make a hearty, healthy, granola bar. The toasted pumpkin seeds, of course, are delicious on their own as a snack as well.
Brown Butter Blondies With Pecans
Topped with a pecan glaze, gooey cane syrup, and toasted pecans, these reach and chewy brown butter blondies are sure to please any sweet craving. Made with a combination of simple ingredients such as butter, brown eggs, and flour, the brown butter blondies with pecans are easily a must-have food to try this fall season. It’s crazy good and so easy to throw together. One bite is like the fall in your mouth and it only takes 30 minutes.
Sweet potatoes, where do you begin? With so many options to choose from how can sweet potatoes not make the list of must-have foods this fall season? You can enjoy this food for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Who would’ve thought that these spuds could be so versatile? There’s sweet potato pie, a fall favorite dessert served during Thanksgiving, there are roasted sweet potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, stuffed sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries or wedges, and even sweet potato salad for those on a health kick. Try it with leafy greens, topped with a fried egg or in a wrap. And, if you are a marshmallow lover be sure to partake in the fan-favorite- sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows.
Everyone loves banana bread! And spreading a little butter on a slice of banana bread that is fresh out of the oven is heavenly. That is why banana bread is another must-have food this fall season. If you want to be creative, try toasting pecans to add to the banana bread to bring out a sensational nutty flavor. Or, if you’re going for a little untraditional take on banana bread, try topping it with cream cheese or a sour cream spread to make it a sweet treat. Fun fact, adding sour cream to the mix will also make the bread moist. Yum!