Fall Recipes

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(Cinnamon) sugar, (pumpkin) spice, and everything nice!! Autumn means delicious and comforting recipes featuring our favorite fall ingredients like pumpkin, apple, and cinnamon. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, or a sweet snack, we’ve got a fall recipe to fill your belly and warm your heart. See our fall recipes below!

Pumpkin Oatmeal

Hearty, healthy, and unbelievably flavorful, this pumpkin oatmeal with protein will have you feeling fueled up and ready to take on your day!

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  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 mashed banana
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • Dash of cinnamon and pumpkin spice
  • 1 TBS vanilla protein
  • 2 egg whites
  • Toppings: melted almond butter, pecans, banana slices


  • Combine all ingredients except egg whites and protein in a small pot
  • Stir on medium heat until thickened and then simmer until desired thickness
  • Remove from heat and whisk/stir in egg whites until mixed in well
  • Stir in your protein and finish off with your favorite toppings
  • Enjoy!

Harvest Salad

This mouthwatering harvest salad can be enjoyed on its own or served as a side to the main course!



  • 1 bag of spinach
  • Cranberries
  • Low fat feta cheese
  • Pecans
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • 3 pieces of turkey bacon (can omit this to make it vegetarian)


  • 4 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 TBS apple cider vinegar
  • 2 TBS sugar free maple syrup
  • 3 TSP Dijon mustard


  • Combine all salad ingredients in a large salad bowl
  • Add dressing ingredients to shaker bottle. Shake & pour over salad
  • Enjoy!

Pumpkin Truffles

If you live with any sweet-toothed family members, you’re going to want to hide a few of these pumpkin truffles for yourself. Or maybe all of them…


  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 packets of stevia (we recommend Sweet Leaf)
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks (we like Enjoy Life)


  • In a medium bowl, stir together the pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and stevia until well combined
  • Add in the oat flour
  • Roll into 1” round balls and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet
  • Melt chocolate (add 1/2 tsp coconut oil to help the chocolate not burn)
  • Roll pumpkin truffles in the melted chocolate and place back on the cookie sheet
  • Let sit in fridge until chocolate hardens and enjoy!

Pumpkin Donut Holes

These delicious donuts are a healthier, guilt-free version of the doughy dessert. Enjoy with a cup of coffee for a quick morning snack or after dinner for a little sweet treat to end the evening.


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 TBS coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs pumpkin purée


  • 3 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Mix all dry ingredients in a small bowl
  • Add pumpkin purée and egg to the dry mixture
  • Make 1” balls and roll in coating mixture
  • Place on parchment-lined cookie sheet
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes
  • Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy!!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

If a cookie contains fruit, you can eat as many as you want, right?! These apple cinnamon oatmeal cookies are soft, sweet, and seriously difficult to have just one.


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 TBS melted coconut oil
  • 1 egg (room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 green apple – diced into small cubes


  • Preheat oven to 325° and line baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Mix together the oats, flour, baking powder, salt & cinnamon in a medium bowl
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and egg – stir in the honey
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients – fold in the apple and chill dough mixture for 30 minutes
  • Drop cookie dough into small balls and flatten a bit
  • Cook for 13-15 minutes
  • Remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy!

Spiced Apple Cider

This spiced cider is great for a Sunday brunch treat, and it also makes the perfect party beverage! Spike it to make your cider extra special (for adults only, please!).


  • 12 cups of apple cider (or apple juice) 
  • 2 TBS of Torani Salted Caramel Syrup
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract 
  • 1 navel orange 
  • 3 cinnamon Sticks 
  • 2 whole Nutmegs 
  • A few whole cloves 
  • Whipped cream (optional) 
  • Caramel sauce (optional)


  • In a slow cooker, mix together the cider, syrup, and vanilla
  • Squeeze the juice from the orange and add it to the mixture
  • Take a cheesecloth (sterile gauze can be used as a substitute!!) and put the rind from the orange, the cinnamon sticks, nutmegs, and cloves and tie it tightly with twine. Add your cloth to the slow cooker and let it warm up on low
  • Let cook for three hours
  • Serve with whipped cream and caramel sauce and enjoy!! *add alcohol to make an adult-friendly version

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