I don't know about you, but when it comes to a favorite time of year to eat breakfast, mine is fall. Call me lame, but the options are just SO much better. Just thinking of the warm, nutty flavor of maple cinnamon oatmeal gives me goosebumps. Oh! And even better -- the delicious taste of pumpkin coffee makes me want to instantaneously go outside and jump in a pile of leaves and carve a pumpkin all at once.
Just trust me on this one. Check out 6 great ways to bring fall to your breakfast table:
1. Pumpkin coffee: OK, this one's a no-brainer. I know there are loads of pumpkin coffee enthusiasts in the world just like me. You know, the kind that rejoice the second the seasonal flavor arrives at the local coffee shop in September? It's Autumn in a cup, and it's delicious.
2. Apple cider donuts: Biting into one of these at the start of your morning makes the whole day sweeter. This apple cider donut recipe from Smitten Kitchen is relatively simple, and will definitely satisfy your seasonal sweet tooth.
3. Sweet potato omelet: The second the fall chill hits, sweet potatoes are my go-to veggie. It wasn't until recently that I tried this easy sweet potato omelet recipe that I fell in love with having them for breakfast on the weekends.
4. Apple cinnamon oatmeal: A quick, easy breakfast option -- apple cinnamon oatmeal is yumtastic. Plus, it will leave your kitchen smelling divine. Make it with a store-bought pack, or snazz it up yourself by combining plain oatmeal with 1 cup of diced apple (I generally opt for granny smith), 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of sugar.
5. Eggnog waffles: Jump start your day feeling festive with this scrumptious recipe for eggnog waffles from Cake & Allie.
6. Pumpkin pancakes: This is my favorite fall recipe, the EASIEST fall recipe, and bonus -- it literally takes 5 minutes.
- 1 cup pumpkin purée
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup Bisquick or other pre-mixed pancake mix
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon honey
Instructions: 1. Heat up large griddle pan over medium heat.
2. Mix all your ingredients together until well combined and lumps are gone. Ladle 1/4 cup of mixture onto pan, forming medium-sized pancakes. When edges start to bubble, flip pancakes. Cook until golden brown.
3. Sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.
Are you a fan of fall breakfast items? What are your favorite go-to recipes?
Image via Emily Abbate