10 Favorite Fall Desserts
Fall is here and I am excited to share some of our favorite easy, Fall desserts! These gluten-free, dairy-free recipes are full of Fall flavor!
Hi Friends! Jeni here, your HGG RDN ready to dive into another blog post! Nothing screams fall more than rich flavors like pumpkin, apple and cinnamon, yum! Below are 10 of our favorite HGG Fall Desserts that are perfect for all your upcoming parties, family gatherings and even a Friday night in to treat yourself!
Health Benefits of Fall Flavors:
Pumpkin is a type of squash that is packed with nutrients. Pumpkins contains a high amount of vitamin A, which is important for promoting skin and eye health. Vitamin A along with vitamin C can help strengthen your immune system to ward off sickness. Pumpkin is delicious added into soups or pureed into your favorite desserts! Don’t forget to save and clean your pumpkin seeds and roast them with some sea salt for a yummy snack packed with potassium and plant-based protein!
Apples are extremely rich in antioxidants and fiber! The type of fiber found in apples aids in digestion because it is a prebiotic fiber which means that it feeds the good bacteria in your gut! Apples are such a versatile fall fruit and can be enjoyed dipped in nut butter, pureed into homemade applesauce and baked into delicious pies!
Cinnamon contains a compound called Cinnamaldehyde, which works against harmful blood platelet clotting, which can result in inadequate blood flow. It may help lower blood sugar levels and delay the emptying of your stomach. Add cinnamon to your morning smoothies, on top sliced apples, coffee and ice cream!
10 Favorite HGG Fall Desserts:
Below is a list of our favorite HGG Fall Desserts! Click on each title to visit the original blog post to view / print the recipes.
1. PUMPKIN ORANGE DONUTS
Donuts are a must for fall and these are not only gluten-free and dairy-free, but have an incredible pumpkin flavor and perfect hint of citrus!
2. GINGERSNAP PUMPKIN BANANA PIE
This creamy, cold pie is made with bananas, for a dairy-free ice-cream like consistency. The crunchy gingersnap crust balances out the creaminess of the pie and feel like Fall!
3. GLUTEN-FREE FIG PEAR TART
This recipe is just like eating a giant fig newton! Figs contain a variety of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can fight free radicals and may help prevent certain diseases.
4. BAKED LEMON PEACH COBBLER
This cobbler is so delicious! Top with a scoop of your favorite non-dairy vanilla ice cream!
5. APPLE AND PEAR CHOCOLATE TREATS
Take advantage of apple season with this easy to make, quick treat that is also kid-friendly! This is a great recipe to make together as a family and add all your favorite toppings.
6. APPLE CIDER DONUTS
These donuts are insanely delicious. Make a batch for a fun weekend at home or to take with you to the pumpkin patch!
7. CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT FREEZER FUDGE
This simple fudge contains only 4 ingredients! It’s rich, creamy and crunchy all at the same time!
8. PUMPKIN PECAN CHEESECAKE BARS
These “cheesecake” bars are made with cashews and all real ingredients! We love how simple they are to make and how perfect they are to bring to any gathering!
9. MINI APPLE PIES
These apple pies are so cute! Each pie contains an entire mini apple, we used Rocket Apples, so look for those in the grocery store! Of course, pie is always more delicious with a scoop of vanilla coconut ice cream!
10. GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN GINGERBREAD COOKIES
Okay, so we know that these gingerbread men and trees shapes may be getting too ahead on holiday cheer, but use this gingerbread cookie recipe as a base to make some adorable pumpkins, fall leaves, turkeys and more!