Fall Recipe Roundup: Plant-Based Recipes to Try This Season

Happy first official day of fall!

The change in colors, beautiful scenery, perfect weather and cozy sweaters are a few of the things that make fall my favorite season. I also love all of the amazing food that’s in season around this time! There is no better feeling than cozying up with a blanket, a good book and a warm bowl of sweet potato chili or apple crumble.

I scoured Pinterest to find some delicious looking vegan recipes incorporating some of my favorite fall foods (all are also gluten-free). Some of them I have tried, but most are on my to-make list. The sweet potato chili is seriously amazing–I can’t wait to make it again! I felt so proud that I made it myself but many of these recipes are as easy as dumping some chopped veggies into a pot and turning on the heat.

Make sure to check out my comments below each recipe and enjoy. 🙂

Pumpkin Crumb Muffins – Minimalist Baker


Minimalist Baker is my go-to blog for easy to follow recipes. All of the recipes on her blog use 10 ingredients or less or one pot and many are gluten-free, including these muffins! This recipe only requires one bowl and can be prepped in only 20 minutes. These muffins are a healthier and naturally-sweetened way to get your pumpkin spice fix!

I recently tried a vegan pumpkin muffin from a local bakery and it was so perfect with a cup of coffee. I knew I had to find a recipe online to try and make some myself! Find the recipe here.

Cauliflower Tikka Masala – Vegetarian Gastronomy


Cauliflower is something I never really ate until I switched to a vegetarian diet, but I have since discovered all that you can do with this amazing vegetable. If you have never made cauliflower buffalo wings, you are seriously missing out!

Indian food is something I have only tried a couple times but I absolutely loved it each time. In my opinion, warm and spicy dishes feel so comforting for fall. This dish is traditionally made with chicken, but cauliflower makes for a much lighter and healthier option! I also love the addition of a simple cashew cream sauce. Find the recipe here.

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chickpea Chili – Sweet Peas and Saffron


This chili recipe is the best that I have ever tried! I love sweet potatoes but I’m not really a fan of chickpeas unless they are ground up or hidden in spices. They are actually super delicious in this chili!

I do have one recommendation–cut back the chili powder in half or more if you don’t like spicy food! I drown everything in Siracha and this recipe was even too hot for me at first. The chipotle peppers in adobo sauce add quite a bit of heat on their own, so add chili powder to taste.

When I made this I put half into my mini crock pot in the morning and froze the other half. By dinner, I had an amazing meal, and the other half lasted well (uncooked) in the freezer! Find the recipe here.

Skillet Apple Crisp – Love and Lemons


I don’t know about you, but a fresh-from-the-oven slice of apple pie topped with vanilla ice cream will always taste like home. Apple pie is a classic American staple and tastes even better with freshly picked apples from the farmer’s market. This version is vegan, but not necessarily healthy! It would be a delicious and indulgent treat to split with your significant other after a lighter weeknight dinner, or when you are having guests over for a meal.

This recipe is super quick (about 10 minutes in the oven!) and uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry and fridge. I may even make this over the weekend–I will let you know how it turns out! Find the recipe here.

Easy Fall Vegetable Risotto – Fooduzzi


This dish is a simple way to sneak in some fresh fall greens! It could make a lovely side dish or a meal all on its own. I will probably add some extra veggies, spices and sauteed basil leaves when I make it. Risotto is traditionally a very basic Italian dish but I am in love this veg-friendly fall twist. Make sure to use the right kind of rice for this recipe because that is what makes it so creamy and delicious!

Squash and kale should be in season through late fall and early winter, so you can enjoy this recipe well into the autumn season! I can’t wait to test this out with some extra spices and a little less oil to make it healthier. Get the recipe here.

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger – Minimalist Baker


You know I couldn’t help but add another Minimalist Baker recipe to this list! Although spicy and savory dishes are my favorite, there will always be those times when I just crave a burger. I have tried a store-bought sweet potato and black bean burger before but I have no doubt that this version will be even better. This burger looks amazing topped with guacamole or barbecue sauce and freshly cut veggies.

This veggie burger can’t be beat because it takes only 15 minutes of prep and 10 ingredients, including spices! I have the worst luck with homemade veggie burgers but this one seems pretty foolproof. Find out how to make it here.

Spaghetti Squash with Spinach Artichoke Cream Sauce – Hummusapien


This recipe looks seriously so delicious! I will definitely be making it for a date night at home in the coming weeks. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love the combo of spinach and artichokes, especially with a creamy base. Spaghetti squash is such a great alternative to traditional pasta that actually tastes amazing! This is the perfect healthy swap for a basic mushroom alfredo pasta.

I recently discovered this blog and am so happy I did because there are a ton of amazing plant-based recipes. This dish also only requires one pot and two ingredients for the sauce. I seriously can’t wait to see how this tastes! Find the recipe here.

Leave a comment below if you tried any of these recipes! I had so much fun putting this list together and am now so inspired to whip up a meal from scratch. I really hope Ohio cools down soon so I can enjoy some of these sweet and savory autumn dishes! Don’t forget to subscribe for more awesome recipes and let me know what you would like to see next. 🙂

XOXO, Ciara

All photos and recipes are from the blogs mentioned.


  • Reply nicole leigh September 23, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I mostly eat plant-based meals, so I’m all about this…especially that chickpea chili. have to try it! x, nicole ≫ http://www.nicoleeigh.com

    • Reply Ciara September 23, 2016 at 11:01 am

      Trust me–it’s so good!! And so good for you. 🙂 Thanks, Nicole!

  • Reply Tilley Hanson September 23, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Holy goodness all of this looks delish…

    • Reply Ciara September 23, 2016 at 11:02 am

      I can’t wait to make some of these! Thanks, Tilley!

  • Reply Mckenna Bleu September 23, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Can i just say these all look SO good! The apple crisp in a skillet is my fave though!

    • Reply Ciara September 23, 2016 at 11:44 am

      Thanks, McKenna! I agree, let me know if you make it!

  • Reply Anna September 23, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Skillet apple crisp? Sign me up! These all look so good!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

    • Reply Ciara September 23, 2016 at 11:43 am

      Yessss it looks so good! Thanks so much, Anna!

  • Reply Alix Maza September 23, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    The Tikka Masala looks delicious! I’m addicted to the lays potato chip flavor right now so I’ll try this!

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlife.com

    • Reply Ciara September 23, 2016 at 7:08 pm

      That’s so funny that they have a chip flavor! I had no idea. 😀 Thanks, Alix!

  • Reply Macarena Ferreira September 23, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Omg! That chick pea chili looks AMAZING!!! That is definitely next on my recipe list.

    xo // http://www.thematerialgirl.co

    • Reply Ciara September 23, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      It’s so good! I promise!

  • Reply Annaliese September 23, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Those muffins though! I’ve been on such a muffin baking kick lately.

    xoxo A

    • Reply Ciara September 23, 2016 at 11:17 pm

      I can’t wait to bake them! I love pumpkin things!

  • Reply Ashley September 24, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Just bookmarked this post because I want to make ALL of this! What great fall recipes!

    xo Ashley

    • Reply Ciara September 25, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Awesome, I’m glad you liked it! I can’t wait to make them myself! 😛

  • Reply Bella Bucchiotti September 24, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Oh my everything looks so good. I love anything with pumpkin in it!


    • Reply Ciara September 25, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Thanks so much, me too!!

  • Reply Rachel Timmerman September 26, 2016 at 8:36 am

    These recipes are making my mouth water! They all look so good. I love anything pumpkin, so the muffins look absolutely amazing!

    • Reply Ciara September 26, 2016 at 11:58 am

      Me too! It is so easy to find everything pumpkin flavored for fall now!

  • Reply Ashley September 26, 2016 at 11:34 am

    That chilli looks amazing! So does the risotto, I wonder if my fiance will let me make that for him! I just made pumpkin bread, it was so yummy!

    • Reply Ciara September 26, 2016 at 11:58 am

      I’m sure he won’t complain! You could always make it as a side dish. I can’t wait to get baking! Thanks, Ashley!

  • Reply Kayla September 26, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    I loveee fall recipes, thank you for this roundup!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

    • Reply Ciara September 27, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Me too, Kayla! You’re so welcome!

  • Reply amy September 26, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Holy cow I need to try these out!! They all look so yummy and cannot wait to experiment with these new dishes!
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

    • Reply Ciara September 27, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      I cannot wait either! Let me know how it goes, Amy!

  • Reply Kristin September 27, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    These all look delicious!

    The Blush Blonde

    • Reply Ciara September 27, 2016 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks so much, Kristin!

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