Nobody’s glad to see the summer end, but there’s still plenty to be happy about with the arrival of autumn. The leaves start to change colors, the air becomes crisp and some of our favorite ingredients are ripe for harvest. Here are 12 recipes that taste even better in the fall.
When Halloween rolls around our sweet tooth gets even sweeter, and there’s no better way to answer that craving than with these Pumpkin Seed Butter Chocolate Cups. All you need for this is a jar of Pumpkin Seed Butter and a cup of dairy-free chocolate chips. If you’d like, you can also add a handful of pepitas and sprinkle on some sea salt.
Plant-based milk is becoming more and more popular, yet for whatever reason, seed milk is not getting its proper due. Seed milk is packed with micronutrients — including magnesium, iron, phosphorus and zinc — and is super easy to make.
The only problem we have with muffins is that we can’t put them down — especially mini-muffins. Try eating just one, it’s nearly impossible. This problem is only amplified when you bake these Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins that feature our Pumpkin Seed Butter
Fall is the perfect time to enjoy apples, especially when you bake them into this Apple Ginger Crumble. Just saute sliced apples with maple syrup and vegan butter, sprinkle on some crumbled Ginger Apple Seed Bars and then bake it in the oven for 15 minutes.
There’s no doubt that the morning can get a bit more hectic with school back in season. But even with the rush, there’s still time to make some quick, delicious breakfasts.
Here are some of our favorites:
- Overnight oats with sliced peaches, Vanilla Spiced Sunflower Seed Butter and pumpkin seeds
- Smoothie with strawberries, banana, spinach, greek yogurt, Pumpkin Seed Butter and pumpkin seed milk.
Today, there’s no ingredient more in-season than pumpkin spice. And while at times the craze over pumpkin spice may be a bit much, this ingredient blends perfectly into these pumpkin spice blondies. Our Vanilla Spiced Sunflower Seed Butter helps keep the blondies rich and refreshing and the mini chocolate chips makes this decadent treat addicting.
Just because this recipe is so simple doesn’t mean that it’s not delicious. Seed Butter & Jelly Sandwiches are bursting with micronutrients and are school-safe. Plus there are so many creative sandwiches you can make with seed butter.
Here are a few of our favorites:
- Salted Vanilla Spiced Sunflower Seed Butter and Fig Sandwich
- Energizing Dark Chocolate Date & Banana Seed Butter Wrap
- Flu-Fighting Mint and Berry Seed Butter English Muffin Sandwich
When the temperature starts to drop, warm yourself up with these Apple Cider Donuts. These donuts are vegan and gluten-free and to make them even better, drizzle on a maple glaze made from our Maple Roasted Sunflower Seed Butter.
Simply put, pumpkin seeds are the best. They’re filled with micronutrients and are a great, easy snack to make at the house. There are any number of flavor combinations you can use when you roast pumpkin seeds. Here are some of our favorites:
- Sea Salt and Pepper Pumpkin Seeds
- Cinnamon and Sugar Pumpkin Seeds
- Cardamom and Cayenne Pumpkin Seeds
Adding a bit of variety to your morning routine can have you that much more ready to take on the day. There are countless ways to spruce up your morning toast — here are some of the best:
- Rustic Artisan: Pumpkin Seed Butter + Strawberries + Chia Seeds
- Sweet and Sticky: Pumpkin Seed Butter + Banana + Sunflower Seeds + Maple Syrup
- Sweet Potato Stack: Mashed Cinnamon Sweet Potato + Yogurt + Banana + Crumbled Ginger Apple Seed Bar
There’s always room for pie at the end of the day. And with the changing seasons, it’s time to move on from apple and mixed berry and go with this vegan, gluten-free pumpkin pie.
As our schedules fill up, having an easy-to-make, delicious midweek dinner can make such a difference. One of our favorite simple meals is this Spinach Pumpkin Seed Pesto pasta, which is filled with protein and is vegan and nut-free.