Hi guys, this is the main post of four going up today! Now we’re officially into autumn, it’s finally starting to get colder and smoothie season is definitely over, I wanted to dedicate a post to autumnal breakfast ideas. Two of these recipes went up in recent weeks, and three of them are new. Originally, I was going to add the three new recipes to this post, but that was getting a little too long so they’ve all linked to this anchor post instead.
I wanted to make most of them easy to have when you’re in a hurry on a morning, so most of them are something you can make at the weekend and eat throughout the week. They are all seasonal flavours, think apple, plums and lots of cinnamon.
The only exception is my cinnamon apple pancakes, but I thought it was only fair to include one more weekend breakfast/ brunch idea too.
All of these recipes are vegan and gluten free, most are also soy free.
This was the first recipe I made using my homemade date syrup and I’ve used that a lot since. The date syrup makes the granola recipes able to be oil free and refined sugar free.
Speaking of granola, this one is so autumnal and warming. Cinnamon, pecans and dried fruit. This one also contains my date syrup, making this one oil free and refined sugar free too.
This one is perfect for this time of year as not only does it contain autumnal ingredients, but it can be eaten hot or cold on those chilly mornings.
I was so happy with how the photos turned out for this one. If you only click on one of these recipes, please look at this one. I know jam isn’t technically a breakfast food on its own, but you could add it to oats or something toasted, or layer it in an overnight recipe. Still eating your everyday foods but making it a touch more seasonal.
Plums in general I think are a very underrated fruit, but they’re one of the very few fruits that are actually in season at this time of year and they taste so good with the autumnal spices. Most jam recipes I saw used equal amounts sugar and plums, which is a lot. So, I decided to half the sugar and use chia seeds to help it thicken and set. Obviously, it still contains quite a bit of sugar, but it’s still healthier than most alternatives.
Last, but not least, we have our weekend option. I’ve mentioned several times before that I’m not a fan of bananas, so I used the concept of a banana pancake recipe but used unsweetened applesauce instead. And I added cinnamon because it’s autumn and you’re supposed to add cinnamon to everything. The sauce is simply dates, water, and maca powder to give it that caramel flavour without making it too unhealthy.
Which of these looks the best to you? Tell me your favourite autumnal breakfasts in the comments!
Until next time,