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9 Plant-Based Recipes Perfect for Fall RSS Feed

News Icon 10/26/2018

It's hard to believe, but we’re already about a month into the autumn season—the time of year when the beachgoers begin to hibernate and the leaf peepers come out to survey the northern landscape!

Whether you’re thriving or hiding (we’re a mixed bag at Compassion), you have to admit that fall comes with some pretty delicious flavors! From fresh-picked apples and pears to savory squash and cauliflower, some of the tastiest meals are fall favorites.

So to help you #EatPlantsForAChange, we thought we’d share a few dishes we’ve been drooling over on Instagram. Here’s our list of 9 seasonally-inspired plant-based recipes you’re sure to fall for:

1. Pumpkin Pancakes by @christinabedetta

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Pumpkin pancakes- One of my absolute favorite meals for this season🍂💛 🥞Recipe is up on my blog😊

A post shared by Christina Bedetta, RD, LDN (@christinabedetta) on Oct 12, 2018 at 9:49am PDT

FACT: Pancakes are always delicious. But this simple autumn spin on the timeless classic only makes us love them even more! (Pass the syrup, please.)

2. Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal by @cookingforpeanuts

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🎃Pumpkin pie oatmeal, date syrup, dark chocolate and chopped pecans🎃 Yay! It’s pumpkin time of year again and I’m loving it! Any one else love pumpkins? If you’re an oatmeal fan too then this one’s for you.😘🧡 Happy Monday lovelies.🧡 🌱Recipe pumpkin pie oatmeal: Combine 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats + 1-3/4 cups almond milk in saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer while stirring for about 5 minutes. Add more milk if becomes too dry. Add 1/4 cup pumpkin purée, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg. Mix and heat another few minutes. Top with chopped pecans, dark chocolate and date syrup. . . . . . #oats #oatmeal #pumpkin #pumpkinspice #veganbreakfast #veganglutenfree #glutenfreevegan #healthyvegan #foods4thought #letscookvegan #veganinspo #healthyfoodshare #thrivemags #bestofvegan #feedfeedvegan #nycfoodie #foodblogfeed #wholefoodsfaves #veganfood #veganrecipes #whatveganseat

A post shared by Nisha-Nutritionist RD-NYC (@cookingforpeanuts) on Oct 15, 2018 at 4:23am PDT

Some think that oatmeal is synonymous with the word “bland,” but we certainly don’t think so! Oatmeal is packed with fiber, protein, and carbohydrates to start your day right. Check out this amazing recipe if you need to give your morning bowl a little extra kick!

3. Autumn Potatoes by @hello.kalin

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Happy Saturday friends. Here’s some yummy potatoes I made and tried to eat, but then had to hand off to my hubby because I just couldn’t do it (still healing this darn mouth of mine). RECIPE: These are red potatoes sliced thin, tossed in some autumn spice mix (from a local spice shop) and baked at 400°F for about 25 minutes, turning once & putting under broiler for one minute at the end if needed, with my curried pecan sauce (recipe in latest blog post in bio) to dip.🍁 . . . On a personal note, it’s now been eight days since my gum surgery, and my mouth still hurts so much. I got my stitches out yesterday and was told in 3-4 days it shouldn’t hurt as much. I’ve been feeling very down this week since I’m so off my routine with exercising, sleeping and eating, and it’s starting to take a toll. Usually I feel pretty good managing chronic pain and autoimmune issues that I forget I even have RA. But this week is definitely reminding me. While it sucks to feel like I can’t slip up much without feeling the wrath of my body attacking itself, it does remind me how powerful eating plants and exercising are for managing this condition. I really have come so very far, and I’m trying to remember that two weeks isn’t going to erase that, but right now it feels like it. My focus today will be finding some positive vibes for sure! Sending you all lots of love. 💚 . . . #vegan #potatoes #fries #vegano #forksoverknives #makesmewhole #veganfood #veganaf #whatveganseat #comfortfood #glutenfree #drooling #thrivemags #onmyplate #rawarrior #fries🍟 #bestofvegan #bbgfood #veganrecipe #vegansofinstagram #plantbased #plantbaseddiet #eatclean #f52grams #buzzfeast #foodphoto #foodpicture #veganfoodie #veganbowls #veganos

A post shared by kalin 🌱 plant-based vegan (@foragingforfigs) on Oct 6, 2018 at 11:43am PDT

We believe you don’t need an excuse to eat a plate of potatoes...but if you’re looking for one, we've got you covered! How good does curried pecan sauce sound?! (Really good.) Use it as a dip or as a dressing for your favorite salad. 

4. Butternut Squash Almond Bisque by @thecuriouschickpea

A warm bowl of soup is the perfect fix for those cooler evenings when your infinity scarf just isn’t cutting it. If you find yourself with a free evening, why not make a big batch of this luscious bisque and throw it in the freezer for later? We promise you won’t be disappointed.

5. Pumpkin Beer Chili by @wellandfull

For those of us over the age of 21, you need to add this to your recipe rotation ASAP! Pumpkin beer is a crowd-pleaser this time of year, so why not turn it into chili? Plus, Sarah’s suggestion of layering it on top of french fries is sheer genius. (If this list had a winner, this one might be it...)

6. Creamy Butternut Squash and Roasted Tomato Pasta by @healthienut

I think we’re seeing a trend here—fall foods are comfort foods. And this pasta is no exception! Creamy, delicious, and healthy, it’s perfect for that big family dinner, or when you just feel like you need a little more squash in your life.

7. Parsnip Gnocci by @theplantifulchef

We feel strongly that parsnips are an underappreciated vegetable. While their vegetable cousin, the carrot, gets plenty of attention, parsnip is relatively underutilized here in the US. This seasonal gnocci recipe is a tasty way to introduce the hearty vegetable into your diet!

8. Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Bread by @flora_and_vino

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Well, HELLO, weekend baking situation. 👀 This PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHUNK BREAD is {new} on the blog today and I CAN’T stop drooling over it. 🎃🍫🍞 This super easy mix is vegan, oil free, gluten free, AND refined sugar free so it’s accessible for all y’all! I’ve been wanting to add a pumpkin bread recipe to the blog for a while now and this mix of pumpkin and @hukitchen chocolate is just...perfect. 😍 //#sponsored I used the Hazelnut Dark Chocolate Bar to create those SEXY CHUNKS on top but any of their bars will taste 💯! Grab the recipe on the blog and make it this weekend! 👌 PS if you’re not convinced by the pumpkin chocolate combo I will say that this is one of those rare recipes that uses an ENTIRE can of pumpkin so...there’s that beautiful synchronicity to tempt you 🙃. Recipe link is in my profile! . . . http://www.floraandvino.com/pumpkin-chocolate-chunk-bread/ . . . #floraandvino #pumpkinbread #veganbaking #veganbread #glutenfreebaking #hukitchen

A post shared by Lauren Kirchmaier (@flora_and_vino) on Oct 18, 2018 at 6:38pm PDT

If you weren’t drooling before, you probably are now! This incredible recipe is sure to make anyone’s mouth water. Serve it warm after dinner or room temp for breakfast, there’s simply no wrong way to eat this bread.

9. Apple Crumble Bars by @simplyquinoa

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Say hello to the perfect fall treat 👋🏻 these Apple Crumble Bars are up on the blog today and they’re SOO good! We’ve got a crispy base, soft cinnamon apples and then clusters of crunchy streusel toppings 💯👌🏻 best of all...you need just one bowl and 10 ingredients to make these babies! Not to mention they’re like the best blend of apple pie, apple crisp and granola bars 😜 (link in bio!) — https://www.simplyquinoa.com/apple-crumble-bars/ — — — — — #simplyquinoa #Vegan #veganfood #veganfoodshare #whatveganseat #bestofvegan #vegetarian #plantbased #plantpowered #Healthy #healthyfood #healthyfoodie #cleaneating #eatclean #glutenfree #wholefoods #wholefoodie #feedfeed #huffposttaste #foods4thought #vegandessert #vegandesserts #vegantreats #applepie #applecrumble #applecrumb #fallbaking #fallfood

A post shared by Alyssa Rimmer (@simplyquinoa) on Oct 18, 2018 at 6:18am PDT

It seems almost wrong that we waited until the last recipe to talk about apples... but hey, this isn’t a race! For many people, this fruit favorite is the pinnacle of the fall season (move over pumpkin spice), but you can only eat so many apple pies. If you went apple picking recently and you want to try something a little different, look no further than these healthy, flavorful apple crumble bars!

Well there you have it, 9 plant-based recipes perfect for fall! Which one is your favorite? Make sure to follow these creators and send us pictures of all your fall creations using #EatPlantsForAChange on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.