3 recipes to set the mood for autumn
Apples, cinnamon, pumpkins – certain fruits, vegetables, flavors, tastes and smells are just so connected to this beautiful season.
So for the ultimative fall vibe I picked three easy recipes for you that I like to make around this time of the year to share with you:
Cinnamon Apple Sauce, Apple porridge and pumpkin soup
Lets start with the Apple Sauce. Making apple sauce is always a lot of fun. Usually my sister is the one who gets the idea first and then we go out and pick apples in the fresh, crisp air and later we sit in the warm living room talking for a long time while peeling all the apples. It is definately something you want to make while you have time and if you can get some family members or friends to join you it actually becomes a fun fall activity.
My sister gets the recipe here and the awesome part is it does not call for any sugar.
- 2 kg of apples
- 200 ml water
- lemon juice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 vanilla pod
- big pot
- sterile jars
- potato masher or blender
To make the sauce peal all the apples and cut them in little chunks. Put them in a big pot, add the water, some lemon juice, the cinnamon stick and the vanilla. Then boil your apples and wait until they start breaking down. Once they are really soft and already falling into smaller pieces you can use the potato masher and make them even smaller or use a blender if you don´t like having chunks in the sauce. Then fill the sauce into your sterile jars, close the lid and make sure you left some for yourself to enjoy warm right away. 😉
The next super quick and easy recipe for a good morning start is apple porridge. The whole summer I never even thought about porridge but as soon as it gets a little more chilly in the mornings I wake up and want to eat a warm porridge. I usually change the ingredients day by day, depending on my mood. For this one you will need:
- 1 cup of oats
- 400 ml of milk (I prefer oat milk)
- 1 teaspoon of almond butter
- 1 apple
- 1 teaspoon of flax- and sunflower seeds
Heat up the milk and then add your oats. Let them boil for a minute and then turn the stove down so they can simmer together for a couple of minutes. While the porridge simmers grate an apple into the pot, then add the seeds and the almond butter. I usually will add a little bit of water to the porridge while I stir everything so it won´t be dry. Put everything in a bowl and add cinnamon on top. Enjoy!
And finally the Pumpkin soup, another classic recipe for autumn. I find pumpkin itself has already so much flavor that you can make soup just using pumpkin, for this recipe though I added some other vegetables as well – slowly easing into pumpkin season I guess.
- half of a hokkaido pumpkin (the other half I use the next day for vegetables in the oven)
- 2 carrots
- 6 potatoes
- 1 big onion
- 2 gloves of garlic
- 1 tablespoon of yoghurt or vegan alternative
- vegetable broth, pepper, curry powder, cumin powder
Cut all your vegetables in little chunks. Then fry the onions and garlic in a little bit of oil and add the vegetables. Add 1 tablespoon of curry and 1 tablespoon of cumin powder while everything is frying in the pot. Then add about 1,5 liters of boiling water and 2 tablespoons of vegetable broth. Bring to boil and then let it simmer until all the chunks are soft.
Once everything is soft blend it and when you serve use a tablespoon of yoghurt and a little bit of pepper as a topping.
Now let me know your recommendations and ideas for cooking/baking in the fall!