Mix and Match These 12 Healthy Fall Recipes for a Perfectly Cozy Menu

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Sure, summer is filled with avocado toast, watermelon margaritas, and ice cream-everything. But there's nothing better than getting to put on your go-to crewneck sweatshirt and whip up some healthy fall recipes for some of the coziest meals around.

Whether you're into all things pumpkin (like pumpkin pasta and muffins!), melt-in-your-mouth vegan cinnamon donuts, or acorn squash chips, this healthy fall menu won't disappoint. Aside from being delicious, these fall recipes are also wholesome, easy to make, and require many ingredients you already have at home. The best part is you can mix and match these recipes all season long.

Experts In This Article
  • Áine Carlin, plant-based cookbook author
  • Jackie Sobon, Jackie Sobon is the author, recipe developer, and food photographer behind the food blog Vegan Yack Attack.
  • Neda Varbanova, Neda Varbanova is the certified health coach and recipe developer behind Healthy With Nedi.
  • Tieghan Gerard, Tieghan Gerard is the food photographer, recipe developer, and cookbook author behind the food blog Half Baked Harvest.

12 healthy fall recipes to enjoy all season long

1. Pumpkin toast

Ditch the avocados (for a while, at least!) and try this toast recipe that's perfect for fall. The tasty toppings include pumpkin purée, almond butter, apple slices, maple syrup, and pumpkin seeds.

2. Crispy acorn squash chips

You don't need much to make these acorn squash chips. Just acorn squash, sunflower oil, thyme, salt, ground mustard seed, and white pepper.

3. Smoky apple cider margarita

This fall-approved adult beverage contains apple cider, tequila, agave nectar, and lime juice. But the best part is definitely the apple slice and cinnamon stick garnishes.

4. Vegan cinnamon donuts

These donuts are so healthy you can have them for breakfast or dessert. After combining your ingredients, you simply put them in a silicone donut pan and bake them up.

5. Easy vegan veggie chili

There's nothing more soothing than a big bowl of veggie chili. This one is completely vegan and contains plenty of wholesome ingredients, including quinoa, rainbow carrots, mushrooms, green bell peppers, and chickpeas.

6. Sweet potato gnocchi

Making your own gnocchi is easier than you think. In fact, you only need three ingredients: vitamin-packed sweet potatoes, eggs, and flour.

7. Mushroom-spiked hot chocolate

After trying this mushroom-spiked hot chocolate, you'll want to sip on it non-stop. It's loaded with reishi mushrooms, which can help boost your immunity, increase your energy, and lower inflammation.

8. Vegan breakfast pumpkin muffins

You can wake up to muffins every day with this healthy pumpkin recipe. They're low in sugar, high in protein, and have a pumpkin-y and nutty flavor.

9. Maple ginger hot toddy recipe

If you feel a cold coming along—or simply want to warm up as the temperature drops!—whip up this easy hot toddy recipe.

10. Creamy vegan pumpkin pasta

This creamy vegan pumpkin pasta is basically fall in a bowl. It's made with chickpea flour pasta, canned pumpkin, and coconut milk, and it's nothing short of delicious.

11. Pumpkin spice pancakes

Move over, pumpkin spice lattes. You pancakes can get the same treatment, too. This recipe uses buckwheat flour, pumpkin pie spice, canned pumpkin, and almond milk.

12. Keto low-carb grilled cheese

Once cold weather hits, there's nothing cozier than a grilled cheese dipped in tomato soup. This keto-approved recipe uses cauliflower bread, white cheddar cheese, mustard, and sliced avocado.

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