17 Autumn Desserts to Welcome the Season!

I just love fall. The cool crisp air. The gorgeous vibrant colors. And of course, most of all, the wonderful, aromatic flavors of autumn ingredients. Pumpkins, winter squash apples, cinnamon, caramel and spice! There’s nothing better than that. This collection of 17 Autumn Desserts is proof of my love for baking treats with these ingredients.

17 Autumn Desserts

 

 

Pumpkins are for more than Decorating!

1) This Caramel Pumpkin Cake is one of those that quickly jumped to the top [Read more…]

Hot Spiced Apple Cider Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker

Hot Spiced Apple Cider Slow Cooker Oatmeal

I am on a roll with slow cooker oatmeal.  We’ve been loving it lately!

This time, I decided to make use of the apple cider in the fridge.  A mug of hot spiced cider is a winter favorite.  So it has to be good for a late autumn breakfast too, right?

Sweet apple cider, brown sugar, cinnamon and other spices transform a plain bowl of oatmeal into holiday breakfast special.

We don’t get snowed in here in Kentucky very often, but I’m going to keep this breakfast in mind just in case we get a big snowfall this winter.  I can’t think of anything more comforting than waking up to world wrapped in white and having a bowl of this spiced oatmeal to go with the view.  Cozy!

I don’t have an ingredient photo for you, but all the ingredients are very common.

Hot Spiced Apple Cider Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker

Servings 4 -6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or less, if you don't like it too sweet
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. allspice
  • 1/8 tsp. cloves
  • pinch of nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Spray a small slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Combine all ingredients in crock.
  3. Cook 3-5 hours on low.
  4. Serve with milk.

Gingerbread Pancakes with Sweet Cider Syrup

I made these pancakes for dinner last night and they quickly bumped to the top of my “recipes to share” list.  Please schedule a breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or snack time to cook up a batch.  You’ll thank me later.

The pancakes are sweetened with molasses and spiced with ginger, cinnamon and allspice.  But it’s the Sweet Cider Syrup that steals the show.

Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more…]

Apple Cider Cake

We’ve already covered the beauty of a dressed up cake mix in last week’s Ingredient Spotlight. The recipe for this cake continues that theme.

I almost named it Apple Cider Donut Cake, because it reminds me of them.  The cake is moist, with a whisper of apple flavor.  It tastes wonderful with a glass of apple cider. [Read more…]