Odds are you’ve probably donned a sweater, had a spiced hot beverage or even frolicked through a pumpkin patch in the past few weeks. An essential part of fall is comfort foods and baked goods that taste like the season and warm you from the inside out. Trust me when I tell you, store bought baked goods only give you a fraction of autumnal experience that home baked goods do. After scouring the internet, here are three quality tested fall baking recipes (college student friendly) that give the optimal autumnal experience.
Classic Apple Crisp
This recipe is low risk, high reward and goes great with vanilla ice cream. Peeling apples, however, is a group effort. Recruit your housemates or family members to pitch in, make a COVID-19 safe party out of it! But beware, everyone will be fighting for the last bite of cinnamon sugar goodness once the labor is finished. Crisps can also be made gluten-free at the drop of the hat — just use gluten-free flour and oats.
Yes, this recipe is from TikTok, courtesy of TikTok baking king @jeremyscheck. You won’t be disappointed. If you aren’t into the basic apple and pumpkin flavors of fall, these cookies are the perfect alternative. The ginger and molasses flavors with a sugar coated exterior make each bite feel like a cozy fall afternoon.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
Pumpkin bread is a fall classic. The ingredients are simple, leaving plenty of room for creativity. Mix in chocolate chips, nuts, dried cranberries and other fall spices to make your loaf of pumpkin bread unique to your taste. This recipe is good for two loaves, so go crazy with the mix in combinations!
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