10 Luscious Fall Flavors to Take Desserts to the Next Level
A baked treat is a tasty way to finish off a great meal, especially when temperatures outside drop. Adding zesty fall flavors warms your spirits and your stomach when you incorporate them into your favorite recipes. Choose favorites from this list of fall flavors in these baked confections.
When you're ready to fire up the oven and create new flavor sensations for your family, consider adding these fall flavors to your recipes with a few easy adjustments:
- Pumpkin Waffles - Mix up a batch of traditional buttermilk waffles and add 1/2-cup pumpkin and 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice to the mix.
- Caramel Apple Cider Muffins - Replace the water or milk in your favorite bran muffin batter. Drizzle caramel sauce on top of the baked muffins for a pretty and luscious treat.
- Brown Butter Chai Cookies - Add several tablespoons of chai tea mix to your favorite sugar cookie dough for a sweet, buttery taste, suggests A Cookie Named Desire.
- Cinnamon Baked Apple Crisp - Mix 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar with 1/2-cup all-purpose baking mix and add an extra layer of topping to your crisp.
- Cranberry Apple Bread - Clean and dice 1/2-cup cranberries and 1 cup of apples. Mix them with 1/2-cup sugar. Roll out bread dough, then spread the fruit mix on top, and re-roll the coated dough into a tube. Let it rise and bake normally.
- Ginger Baked Pears - Use your favorite baked apple recipe but swap the apples with pears and sprinkle a mix of 1/4-teaspoon ginger and 1/2-cup sugar before baking.
- Maple Cinnamon Breakfast Rolls - Drizzle maple syrup over cinnamon rolls before baking. The maple caramelizes and mellows out the flavor of the cinnamon.
- Pear Cobbler - Replace the berries in your favorite cobbler recipe with diced pears and sprinkle the cobbler with cinnamon sugar before baking.
- Pecan-Chia Granola Bars - Reduce the oats by 1/2 cup and replace them with 1/2-cup ground chia seed. Mix in 3/4-cup pecans for a nutty taste treat.
- Gluten-Free Butternut Squash-Flour Bread - Dehydrate thinly sliced butternut squash in a food dehydrator. Grind it into flour, then reduce the amount of water in a zucchini bread recipe by half compared to the amount used if you were using wheat flour and skip the zucchini.
Spices for Your Baked Treats:
- Pumpkin spice