While most of the country is starting to enjoy bright colored leaves scattering the ground, cooler wisps of weather around their bodies, and all things Fall-related, I’m sitting over here in sunny Florida doing the almost 9 month pregnant Fall weather dance; hoping it starts to cool down a bit.
To get me in the spirit, and to give you a bit of inspiration, here are 10 Fall inspired real food recipes to fill your belly with. My favorites are the collards, pumpkin pie, and cornbread.
1. Southern Boiled Cabbage — A Recipe for All Cabbage Haters
t’s true… this recipe is specifically for the cabbage haters because once you take a bit, you’ll be converted in a cabbage lover. The secret is in the sauce… Get the recipe here.
2. Whole Wheat Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
These whole wheat pumpkin dinner rolls are light, fluffy, perfectly moist, chewy, and fragrant with pumpkin spice. Accompanied with a side of honey butter, and there’s no doubt that your family will happily welcome them to the table, too. Get the recipe here.
3. Dairy-Free Pumpkin Milkshake
Slow down time for a little and take a moment to enjoy this dairy-free pumpkin milkshake made with fresh, pureed pumpkin and the perfect amount of spice. Get the recipe here.
4. How to Cook Collards
Greens can have a weird flavor if they aren’t cooked right. With a few simple ingredients, you can cook collards that actually taste really good. Get the recipe here.
5. Cranberry Pear Crisp
Break the family tradition of always bringing the same dish to Thanksgiving dinner and show up with this deliciously sweet and tart cranberry pear crisp. Get the recipe here.
6. Dairy-Free Pecan-Coconut Crusted Pumpkin Pie
A twist to the classic pumpkin pie, this one is made with a homemade toasted pecan-coconut crust and instead of sweetened condensed milk, coconut milk is used to thicken and sweeten the pie. Give it a try! Get the recipe here.
7. Chunky Apple Cinnamon Muffins
Celebrate the flavors of Fall with these Apple Cinnamon Muffins topped with cinnamon vanilla coconut sugar. Freeze for later use if you want! Get the recipe here.
8. Moist Maple Cornbread
This moist maple cornbread is so amazing! The milk makes it moist, the maple syrup adds a hint of sweetness, and the medium grind cornmeal adds a crunch. Get the recipe here.
9. Slow Cooker Garlic Seared Pork and Kraut
Break out the slow cooker! This garlic seared pork and kraut recipe is seriously one that will please the whole family. Plus, it’s rich with probiotics. Get the recipe here.
10. Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Scones
They are yummy and filling, which makes an excellent quick breakfast for you, your kids, and/or your husband. They take mmmaayyybbbeee 8 minutes of active prep time to make, and are done and out of the oven in 15-20 minutes. Perfect. Get the recipe here.