With the weather finally cooling down, this recipe guide includes some perfect fall recipes for chilly days. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.com.
Kerry Kadel | Contributing Writer
With the weather beginning to dip with cold rain and winds, a bowl or plate of something warm or sweet is sure to lift your spirit. Here are some recipes to warm you up for the chilly autumn weather.
Iced Pumpkin Cookies
This is a Flyer family favorite from one family to another. It is a favorite fall treat that is soft and glazed in white icing and only takes 35 minutes to make. What’s special about this recipe as well is that the consistency is that of cake and not your average cookie. They are soft, sweet-tasting cookies that are sure to make your autumn a little cozier. This recipe from “My Baking Addiction” can have you make up to three dozen cookies. You can find the recipe for the Iced Pumpkin Cookies here.
Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread
If you’re looking to make your home smell sweet for the fall season, “Wishes and Dishes” has a unique take when it comes to the taste of an apple pie. The Cinnamon Apple Pie Bread is a quick, easy and fun bake to have all the flavors of fall in one bite. It only takes 30 minutes to make and includes sweet ingredients that’ll make your kitchen smell like a warm fall day. Don’t fret if you think you need to make a trip to the apple orchard, this recipe only takes one apple of your choice to serve 8. You can find the recipe and instructions here.
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake
If you like everything pumpkin spice around this time of the year, then Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake from “The Busy Baker” is exactly what you’re looking for. It’s an easy-to-make recipe that takes the drink in your cup and turns it into a cake. The Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake is perfect for any beginner looking to get into baking and it only takes an hour and fifteen minutes to make. It’s perfect for any holiday season or when you need something to go along with your morning cup of coffee. A swirl of cinnamon sugar and crumble layer topping is what brings this cake together for a perfect fall dessert. You can find the recipe, instructions and even a video on how to make the Pumpkin Spice Coffee here.
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Love Panera’s broccoli cheddar soup? Well, now you can make it within your own kitchen. “Simply Recipes” gives a perfect recipe for this soup and states in the recipe that it only takes 45 minutes to make with a 30 minute cook time. If you’re wanting to try something new, then broccoli cheddar soup is right up your alley. This is perfect for any dinner after a chilly day walking around on campus and needing something warm. The recipe doesn’t call for too many vegetables to chop up, so it’ll be easy to make. You can find out how to make broccoli cheddar soup here.
Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken noodle soup is perfect for the cold weather starting to settle in. This recipe from “Two Healthy Kitchens” calls for some leftover rotisserie chicken to make it easier on the cook, but you can also cook your own chicken. You can use whatever noodles you prefer to make this homemade delight. You can find the recipe here.
Creamy Tomato Parmesan Soup
Another easy soup to make with a cooking time of twenty minutes is creamy tomato parmesan soup from “Let’s Dish.” Though easy to make, this recipe asks for a little more variety of ingredients such as flour, heavy cream and cloves of garlic, but for a nice, warm home-cooked meal it’s perfect. You can also make this soup with grilled cheese or a few slices of toast to dip in it. The serving amount for this soup recipe is 6 servings so you can enjoy it for dinner and lunch during the chilly week. You can find the full recipe and instructions here.
Pumpkin Pie Dip
A five-minute recipe with a different texture of pumpkin but still as flavorful is pumpkin pie dip from “Cooking Classy.” Pumpkin pie dip is different from your average party dip and will catch the eyes of others, but it is equally enjoyable for a small fall get-together. The dip doesn’t take too long to make and it is up to you to decide what to dip in it. Graham crackers are a great dipping item. You can find the recipe for the dip here.
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Blondies
For those who like vegan treats and pumpkin spice, here’s a little mixture including those two favorites. “Healthy Maven” has just what you’re looking for. Prepping and baking these treats only takes a total of 35 minutes and if you want, you can make up to 16 blondies. The recipe on the website also gives a DIY on how to make the pumpkin spice for the blondies. This recipe also gives an option to make the blondies gluten-free. This is a healthy but sweet treat. To find the recipe, click here.
This last recipe only has three ingredients including melting chocolate, almond milk and Ritz crackers. The “Salt and Baker” recipe details the different amounts of ingredients you’ll need depending on how many you want to make for your friends. This is a great option for a Halloween party. These treats are also fun for a little Halloween hangout with your friends to decorate. You can find instructions on how to safely melt the chocolate and make these crackers here.