When autumn comes, all the special treats come along! This mix of drink recipes with apple cider and pumpkin spice food recipes will get you excited for the entire season. All of them are so deliciously perfect for fall that you’ll have to control yourself not to eat them all alone before serving to family and friends!
“Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.” - William Cullent Bryant
Pumpkin Spice Pretzels
Have you ever noticed how pretzels taste so much better during fall? If not, then this is the time to prepare some at home and see what I’m talking about! Of course, these have the fall touch with the addition of pumpkin spice, but still counts, right? This recipe is probably the easiest pretzel recipe around and super delicious. Waste no more time and go to the kitchen now!
Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Latte
The pumpkin spice latte is a very popular warm fall drink when you go to coffee shops, but you can also prepare them at home! This particular recipe has the bonus of also being a low carb recipe, so yay for that!
Here’s how you do it:
- Stir ¾ cup heavy cream and 3 tablespoons canned pumpkin over medium heat in a saucepan.
- Add in 2 tablespoons of sugar substitute, 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice, and 1 dash of nutmeg.
- Remove from heat and blend for about 20 seconds.
- Pour the mixture in a large cup and add ¾ cups hot coffee.
- Enjoy this delicious homemade latte!
Tip: For the sugar substitute, try: raw honey, maple syrup, or Stevia!
The Perfect Fall Breakfast
Overnight oats have become very popular this year and that’s because they’re so practical and easy to make! This is the perfect breakfast for a warm fall morning! It uses the adored pumpkin spice among other delicious ingredients - could this be any healthier? I’m guessing no!
Vegan Hot Chocolate
It’s always nice to have some vegan recipes too! This hot chocolate with pumpkin spice is so creamy, it’s the perfect to drink calm down after getting home from a hectic day.
All you need is:
- 1 cup vanilla flavored rice milk
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 3 dashes pumpkin spice
Mix all the ingredients together while heating on low heat until smooth. This part is optional, but you can also add a stick of cinnamon to make it even more special. Then it’s ready to serve!
Crock-pot Apple Cider
Not only will you have an amazing apple cider to drink, your home will smell great all day long since you’ll be using a crock pot.
But there’s still more:
The recipe gives you both apple cider and applesauce! It’s the ultimate recipe!
Pumpkin Spice Popcorn
Popcorn is awesome treats and it’s actually a pretty healthy treat! You can have it while enjoying a nice movie with your family. All you need is to mix 2 tablespoons of sugar with 1 tablespoon of pumpkin spice and sprinkle it on your still hot popcorn!
We’ve got to have some classics too, right? Pancakes are delicious any time of the year, but you can make them special each season. Since we’re getting close to fall, the two (yes, two - I was so torn between these I decided to include both of them) chosen recipes are:
Cranberry Apple Cider Punch
This recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe is incredible and very festive! You can make it for a special dinner party and it’s guaranteed to be a huge success.
The ingredients are:
- 1 cup fresh cranberries
- ⅓ cup water
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 4 cups apple cider
- 2 cups ginger ale
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups cranberry juice
The directions you need to follow:
- Combine cranberries and water in a small saucepan and simmer until the cranberries pop.
- Remove from heat and add the sugar stirring until combined.
- Chill in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hour.
- Pour the mixture in a 2-quart pitcher and mix in the remaining ingredients.
- Serve with crushed ice!
Butternut Squash Soup
Okay, so, imagine this:
It’s Sunday afternoon and the weather is just about perfect - not too hot nor too cold. You sit near the window and observe the landscape with leaves fallen down, a mix of brown, yellow, and just a pinch of green. The sun is hidden behind some clouds in the sky making the day look like a beautiful movie scene.
Now I ask you:
What could make this day even better?
The answer is:
This butternut squash soup! What makes it perfect for fall is the mix of the butternut squash, tart apples, and apple cider - so creamy and delicious!
Pumpkin Spice Cider
This recipe is a wonderful mix of all the autumn flavors - it’s really amazing!
You will need:
- 1 quart natural apple juice
- 1 cup cranberry juice
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- ¼ cup honey
- 4 orange slices
Stir together in a saucepan the two juices, pumpkin spice, and honey. Once the honey has completely melted, let it boil over low heat and simmer for about 20 minutes. Garnish some glasses with the orange slices and pour the cider.
The final touch:
Add a cinnamon stick into each glass!
Chocolate Covered Apple Caramels
I love having some finger food near me whenever I’m studying or working; when I start losing focus I just have a bite and then I’m back on track! These chocolate covered apple cider caramels are amazing for this purpose! They’re a mix of a couple of different recipes that combine all the best you could have (Tiffany from Living Sweet Moments made sure of it!), you just have to try them!
Cinnamon Glazed Scones
Apple and cinnamon come together once more to please our taste buds! Although this recipe requires a bit more time and effort to make, it’s totally worth it - believe me! Allison from Some The Wiser gives you all the necessary details.
This easy fall cocktail is a great drink to serve your friends when you’re taking the day off to catch up. The combination of vanilla, apple cider, and maple syrup is superb (yep, that’s right, I used a fancy word)! You can find a non-alcoholic version and make it kid-friendly as well. Make sure to follow all the instructions correctly.
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