The best things about fall are as follows: Apple/ pumpkin picking, cozy sweaters, and yummy desserts. In that order. Sweet apple / pumpkin treats that make you feel cozy are even better! So, without further adieu, here are my top fall treats for you to try!
1. Pumpkin Oat Bread
This recipe is a new go-to for our family because it is super delicious, but also easy! It uses oat flour and maple syrup to sweeten, so it’s actually pretty healthy! We aren’t gluten free, but we try to use oat flour if we’re not doing sourdough because it’s just better for you than white flour. Also, the texture it creates is dense and gooey, which is perfect for pumpkin bread!
While the best way to eat this is fresh out of the oven, my second favorite way to eat this fall treat is to put a slice on a plate and top it with a little dollop of whipped cream! Light a candle, curl up in a blanket, and have that with your morning cup of coffee and you will get ALL the hygge vibes!
2. Air Fryer Apple Fritters
Another kinda healthy recipe, these Air Fryer Apple Fritters are the PERFECT fall treat. Like whoa. I’m so glad I had that hankering for apple fritters the other day, because otherwise I would never have found this recipe!
What I love about the Air Fryer Apple Fritters is that they do not taste or feel like you are compromising in any way from the original. The brown sugar in the recipe caramelizes a little while it’s cooking in the air fryer, which makes for a wonderfully crispy almost streusel-like topping. To add to it, we used fresh-picked apples from the orchard, which just made the whole thing even better.
The best thing about this recipe, though, is the fact that it’s made in the air fryer! It takes 15 minutes! Total! I just can’t get over how easy it is, and how amazing it tastes. You need to get yourself an air fryer and make this. And then come back and tell me and Mr. Mason Woodruff (the person who created this recipe) all about it.
3. Homemade Apple Pie
You can never go wrong with homemade apple pie. You just can’t! What makes it a top fall treat, however, is the experience that comes with it.
Picture this: You and the kids go to the orchard and pick all your favorite apples. Maybe drink some cider, get some pictures taken, and make some memories. Then, you come home and slice up some of the freshest, most delicious apples you’ve ever had and put them in this pie. It’s not just that apple pie tastes good. It is the culmination of all your fall activities in one. Each bite reminds you of the day spent with your family, and the traditions you are passing down.
*One tip when making pie crust: Always put some ice cubes in your water. The recipes say cold water, and they mean it. The colder the water, the less likely your butter and/or shortening will melt too much and turn your pie dough into mush.
Whats your favorite fall treat?
Try these recipes, and tag me @sweetgumspot on Instagram so I can see your pictures! Even better, comment down below your favorite fall treat! Let’s inspire each other to make all the tasty treats this Fall 🙂