Enjoying the best ingredients fall has to offer

Fall is a season of iconic bests in Michigan.  Color tours, cooler weather, football, apple orchards, Halloween, corn mazes and much more.  There are even a number of food ingredients that have become season staples.  Pumpkins, apples, squashes, cinnamon and nutmeg, and sweet potatoes all lend themselves to the very best fall has to offer.

Fall food ingredients are known by a few traditional favorites.  However, there are countless unique alternatives for using fall’s best ingredients in your next meal.  Classic recipes include: pumpkin pie with pumpkins, apple cider or apple pie with apples, squash and sweet potato casseroles and mash, and cinnamon with just about anything.

Ready for a spin on some of those classics? All of these recipes are easy to make and boast fall familiars as their main ingredients.

Pumpkin:

Pumpkin Spice Bread

Pumpkin Pie Dip (Yum!)

Light and Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

Apple:

Oatmeal Apple Cookies

Spiked Apple Galette (Ooey, gooey, goodness!)

Apple Pork Chops

Squash:

Quick Butternut Squash Soup (My personal favorite!)

Roasted Acorn Squash with Wild Rice Stuffing

Roasted Butternut Squash with Brown Butter and Nutmeg

Sweet Potatoes:

Pecan and Sweet Potato Bread

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Find these, plus other fall-inspired recipes on our Pinterest Page!

What are your favorite fall ingredients?

Photo credit: sweetbeetandgreenbean

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