I have compiled a list below of my five favourite flavours for fall. Whether these flavours are used in cakes and baked goods, for something hearty, or in warm beverage, they are tasty! Unfortunately, the weather is not cooperating this year and it still feels like summer outside. However, I am going to write this post anyway because fall is my absolute favourite season and it's already the end of September. The best thing about fall, besides the fresh air, leaves, and Thanksgiving dinner, is the in-season produce! Pumpkin! Squash! Apples! Yum.
1. Pumpkin. Obviously.
I just baked a vegan pumpkin pie cake and I can't wait to ice and serve it. It's a hearty two-layered pumpkin spice cake made with brown sugar. I'm going to ice it with vanilla "buttercream" and add a twist--graham cracker crumbs! There's no way this cake can be anything but amazing. Pumpkin also reminds me of when I used to live in Toronto--I would buy the pumpkin loaf from The Abbott Coffee Shop everyday. No joke!
There's nothing like a warm chai latte on a crisp autumn morning. Cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. All my favourite spices. I recently developed a chai latte cupcake recipe that is to die for! And to top it off, literally (lol), I add cinnamon vanilla frosting. Yum.
3. Sweet Potatoes
I recently came across a recipe that even my dad loves, and I don't hear that too often. It's a sweet potato chocolate layer cake with molasses buttercream. I add caramel to the mix, too! Just for a little something extra. Check out the recipe here.
There's so much you can do with apples--sweet or savory! My aunt makes one of my favourite Thanksgiving dishes. It's a sweet potato bake with fresh apples, red onions and oregano. It's super simple to make and I look forward to eating it every October! For your sweet tooth--apple pie is a must and I have been making a vegan deep dish apple pie crumble over and over again for the Green Bean the last couple weeks. You can never go wrong with homemade apple butter either, especially if you've just gone apple picking and are looking for something to make with your big haul!
I know you can get pears in the summer and in the winter, but they go so well with all of my favourite fall spices, specifically cardamom and ginger. I love a hearty pear coffee cake early in the morning with a hot tea. Pears also go well with cinnamon, walnuts and molasses! Not to mention, maple syrup mixed into a scone recipe with pears is to die for!
Check out the fall favourites page to see our featured products this month! ^_^