It is officially fall season, but it is not widely celebrated in India. But that is not reason to not enjoy the wonderful things that the season has to offer. We can still incorporate the fall fashion, and food into our lives and enjoy it to the fullest. The fall foods are the most decedent, comforting and warm things and there is no way one wouldn’t love these. Cinnamon is the most popular spice used in the season, and it happens to be a favorite of many. If you are cinnamon fanatic, you will love these. In this you will find a coffee, a breakfast and a dessert recipe. Hope you enjoy them all.
Pumpkin Spice Latte:
This one is my personal favorite, and how you make it is incredibly easy and leaves you feeling fulfilled. This is one of the most popular fall classics. What you will need to make this latte is a cup of milk, 2-3 tablespoons pumpkin puree, ½ table spoon powdered cinnamon but you can add more or less according to taste, ½ table spoon of powdered ginger, cloves and nutmeg each, 1 tea spoon of vanilla, ½ cup of brewed up coffee, you can add more if you like. You can also add some whipped cream for topping it off.
take a small saucepan or a pot and add to it your pumpkin, the spices, the vanilla and the coffee. Heat it on a medium flame and whisk it until the pumpkin and the other ingredients have smoothly liquefied into the pot, leaving no lumps. Heat the milk separately until warm, and whisk it till it forms foam. You could even use a milk frothing machine to make things easier. Now, pour your pumpkin coffee into a mug, and the milk on top of it. Top this off with whipped cream. Your delicious homemade pumpkin spice latte is ready!
Snicker doodle Cookies:
These are another fall classic and a heaven for cinnamon lovers. Keep reading if you want to know how to make these scrumptious chewy cookies. What you will need to make these is 2 cups of flour, 2 tea spoons cream of tartar which is easily available online (you can also replace the tartar with 4 tea spoons of lemon juice), 1 tea spoon of baking soda, 2 tea spoons cinnamon, 1 ½ cups of sugar, 2 eggs, 1 cup softened butter, and a pinch of salt. For the coating, take ½ cup of sugar and 1 table spoon of cinnamon.
Firstly, preheat the oven 400 degrees F. Then, mix your flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and keep it aside. Next, in a mixture, combine your eggs, butter and sugar. And to this, add the flour mix you kept aside. Split this dough into pieces and make them into balls. Make a mixture of the sugar and cinnamon you made for coating. Then, dip these balls into this mixture and make sure you coat them from all sides. Place these on a cookie sheet, 2 inches apart and bake for 8 minutes. Enjoy warm, or top it up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!
No Bake Apple Crisp:
An apple crisp is simple, healthy and is eaten for breakfast a lot of times. It can also be turned into a dessert if topped off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, which is how it is mostly had especially in the fall season. What you will need to make it is – 1 table spoon of butter, 1 diced apple, 1 ½ tea spoons of cinnamon, 1 table spoon of honey, and ¼ cup of granola or simple cereal.
Heat your butter over a pan on medium heat. To this, mix in your diced apples and cinnamon. Stir this well. Cook this until the apples are soft and tender. It will take around 6-9 minutes. Then, add the honey or syrup to this apples and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Make sure all the apples are coated well. Turn off the heat, and pour this mixture into a bowl. Add your granola or cereal on top of this. Now, top this off with a scoop of ice cream (optional). Your apple crisp is ready!
These were some of my favorite fall recipes and whenever I eat them, it lifts my mood up 10 times. I am sure reading this made you want to make these right away. Do let us know if you do! I hope you enjoyed this article and come back for more.
- Kinjal Dixit