Cuddle Up to Fall With These 55+ Cozy, Comforting Vegan Recipes
Whether you are in the mood to bake a batch of pumpkin bread, want to go apple picking and bake a pie, or are excited that it's finally chilly enough to turn on your Crock-Pot, we have over 50 Autumn-inspired recipes that will keep you cozy and warm all season.
Pumpkin Protein Smoothie
Made with real pumpkin puree and sweetened naturally with banana, this dairy-free pumpkin spice smoothie is packed with 18 grams of protein and offers 11.3 grams of keep-you-full-until-lunch fiber.
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Vegan Cider Doughnuts
Soft and full of warming spices, these baked doughnuts are just 86 calories.
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Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Steel-Cut Oats
These slow-cooked oats are not only comforting on a chilly morning, but they also follow the perfect breakfast formula to help you lose weight.
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Apple Pie Overnight Oats
Offering almost 12 grams of protein and more than nine grams of fiber, this overnight oats recipe takes five minutes to throw together before bed.
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Cinnamon Date Roasted Butternut Squash, Parsnips, and Tofu
This dish will become a family fave for three reasons: 1) it's absolutely delicious, 2) it's a cinch to make and clean up because it involves one pan, and 3) it's packed with protein, fiber, and complex carbs, so you'll feel satisfied after one bowl.
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Carrot Cake Smoothie
Save calories without having to turn on your oven with this smoothie reminiscent of all the warm, spicy flavors of luscious, moist, and creamy carrot cake.
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Sweet Potato Banana Bread
Bake this sweet potato banana bread at the beginning of the week, and you'll have a quick, delicious breakfast all week long.
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Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
You might not be able to enjoy a slice of pumpkin pie every night, but this 280-calorie breakfast will help curb those sugary cravings.
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Pumpkin Banana Smoothie
Start off your day with a burst of pumpkin flavor, and whip up this pumpkin banana smoothie that will help keep you satisfied all morning long.
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Slow-Cooker Apple Pie Quinoa
If you love oatmeal but are also kind of sick of having it so much, you'll love this hot breakfast made with quinoa instead.
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Vegan Apple Coconut Crumble Pie
Slice into a piece of this vegan apple pie, and you'll find a crunchy almond, oat, and coconut crust, oozing with juicy, sweet apples and sprinkled with a crumbly oat, coconut, and brown sugar topping.
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Vegan, Grain-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft, chewy, and only 86 calories per serving, these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are vegan and grain-free. Bonus: since they contain no eggs, you can lick the bowl clean!
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Banana Oatmeal Crumb Muffins With Avocado
This sweet treat is packed with tons of healthy ingredients: naturally sweet banana for potassium, fiber-rich flax meal instead of eggs, healthy-fat-filled avocado in place of butter, soy yogurt for some protein, and pea protein powder for even more — 5.2 grams apiece.
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Squash, Sweet Potato, Carrot, and White Bean Soup
This twist on the always-loved butternut squash soup recipe includes sweet potatoes and carrots for extra fiber and vitamin A, as well as white cannellini beans not only to boost protein but also to add creaminess without a drop of dairy.
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Banana Strawberry Apple Grape Muffins
This is the perfect recipe to warm up your kitchen on a cold, blustery day, and it's sweetened naturally with fruit instead of sugar.
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Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie
This pumpkin pie is raw, vegan, and gluten-free — a win for everyone at the table! With oven space at a premium, you'll love that you don't need to turn on yours for this one.
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Pumpkin Pie Pudding
Made with high-fiber avocados and high-protein silken tofu, this spoonable treat topped with whipped coconut cream or nondairy yogurt will satiate hunger, so you can enjoy a 156-calorie bowl and feel completely satisfied for hours.
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Apple Pear Oatmeal Crisp
Since it's vegan, this apple crisp is lower in fat and cholesterol than the traditional dessert, and the pear addition adds a subtle, sweet twist, plus it ups the fiber.
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Banana Apple Chunk Bread
Made with less sugar than a traditional loaf, this bread is still so naturally sweet from the bananas, apples, and applesauce that it's perfect for a healthy breakfast (toasted and smothered with crunchy peanut butter — yum!) and delicious enough to devour as an after-dinner treat.
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Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Enjoy the sweet taste of this pumpkin bread pudding, which happens to be the perfect dairy-free dessert for any upcoming dinner party.
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Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
Dig into a decadent dessert like this creamy spiced vegan pumpkin cheesecake.
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Cranberry-Pear Wild Rice Stuffing
Made with whole-grain bread instead of the usual white or sourdough and naturally sweetened with pear, dried cranberries, and freshly pressed apple cider, this stuffing will generate smells in your kitchen that are sure to send your family into autumnal overload.
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Vegan Pumpkin Quinoa Muffins
If all those pumpkin muffins are too hard to resist during the holidays, bake up a batch of these pumpkin quinoa muffins immediately!
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If you want to dabble in dehydrating without committing to the heavy artillery, try it out in your oven. These dried apple chips are less expensive and healthier than store-bought options.
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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls
This recipe offers a healthy dose of protein and fiber, but since these cookie-dough-like balls are rolled in chopped chocolate chips and pumpkin seeds, this snack feels more like a treat.
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Striped Apple Cinnamon Fruit Leather
You only need a jar of unsweetened applesauce, ground cinnamon, a Silpat silicone baking mat, and an oven to make this sweet and chewy 18-calorie recipe.
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Gutting a pumpkin? Don't toss the seeds! Roast them up for a crunchy snack instead.
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Butternut Squash and Quinoa Chili
Butternut squash, kidney beans, and quinoa lay the base for this hearty vegetarian recipe that offers more than 20 grams of protein and 60 percent of your daily recommended fiber in one spicy bowl. Just top yours with nondairy sour cream.
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Pumpkin Spice Latte Protein Smoothie
If Fall = pumpkin spice lattes for you, then you just might cry Autumn-colored tears for this recipe. This smoothie is like sipping on liquid Fall. All the velvety creaminess and warming spices will envelop your soul.
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Maple Pecan High-Protein Overnight Oats
Pump up the protein in your overnight oats with a little protein powder. This maple-pecan-vanilla recipe follows the nutritionist-designed breakfast formula for weight loss.
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Carrot Cake Protein Balls
Even without the cream cheese frosting, their warm flavor will satisfy your sweet tooth while filling your belly and offering your body the energy it needs to exercise or get through that late-afternoon meeting.
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Kabocha Squash Fries
Sweet and nutty kabocha squash rings are baked in the oven for just about an hour, resulting in golden-brown, crispy rings that will make boring old french fries feel so passé.
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Pumpkin Coconut Bisque
This pumpkin coconut bisque tastes so creamy and rich, it's hard to believe that it doesn't contain an ounce of dairy. This is a recipe both vegans and those following the Paleo diet can enjoy!
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Vegan Caramel Tarts
Talk about a sweet, decadent, creamy dessert! If you're craving a piece of pie, these scrumptious little caramel-filled tarts will do the trick!
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Maple-Roasted Butternut Squash, Kale, and White Bean Salad
Massaged kale is topped with warm maple-cinnamon roasted butternut squash, white beans for protein, cucumbers and almonds for a satisfying crunch, and raisins for a little added sweetness.
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Butternut Squash Lentil Soup
For 250 calories per serving, each bowl of this squash and lentil soup also offers an impressive 17 grams of fiber and 18.3 grams of protein.
Get the recipe: slow-cooker butternut squash and lentil soup
Chocolate Chip Protein-Packed Pumpkin Bread
When you want your house to feel as cozy as slipping on a sweater in the Fall, turn on your oven and bake this pumpkin bread.
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Vegan Gingerbread "Buttermilk" Pancakes
You won't be able to resist this fluffy and sweetly spiced veganized buttermilk stack — just one pancake is 77 calories and offers four grams of protein.
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Gingerbread Chia Pudding
This basic recipe is flavored with maple syrup and warming gingerbread spices; plus, the toppings add extra sweetness and crunch.
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Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup
Add the warming spice mixture of curry to a pot of this butternut squash soup, and you'll get comfort food in a bowl.
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Tart, aromatic, and smooth, apple butter has a thick, spreadable consistency that's unlike the loose texture of applesauce. It's an obvious condiment for toast with butter on a Fall morning but also works well swirled into oatmeal or used as a filling in cake.
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Chickpea Coconut Curry With Sweet Potatoes
Craving a little comfort food that won't break the calorie bank? This Crock-Pot dinner involves no cheese and no pizza dough, and I promise it's not deep-fried — but it is warm, savory, and satisfying!
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Spaghetti Squash With Tomato Sauce and Roasted Mushrooms
Whether you're gluten-free, vegetarian, or just looking for light (yet fulfilling) fare, this recipe for spaghetti squash with tomato sauce fits the bill.
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Made with just dates, soy milk, and vanilla, this creamy caramel is healthy enough that you don't even have to save it for dessert. Serve it up with fruit slices, smear it on crackers for a salty-sweet snack, swirl it into your hot oatmeal or your bowl of yogurt, or add it as a topping on ice cream.
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Black Rice and Butternut Squash Salad
This delightful dish for the eyes shows us that black rice will enhance any plate with its purplish hue.
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Cinnamon and Date-Sweetened Cookies
These cookies are not only free of white sugar, brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, or any other sweeteners, but they're also flour-free, gluten-free, and vegan, so if you're trying to eat cleaner, you can feel good biting into these chewy cookies.
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Gluten-Free Banana Bread
This banana bread is just begging to be smeared with peanut butter for tomorrow's breakfast.
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Slow-Cooker Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Moist, sweet, and cinnamony: what's not to crave about a slice of carrot cake? You can enjoy those same warm flavors in your morning bowl of oatmeal, and the best part is it only takes five minutes to prep.
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"Sweet Potato Pie" Smoothie
Get your dessert fix first thing in the morning with this subtly sweet and undeniably creamy "sweet potato pie" smoothie.
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Maple Cumin Lentils Over Spaghetti Squash
Grab a spaghetti squash and make this memorable recipe.
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Vegan Mac and Cheese
If Fall makes you crave comfort food, you'll be floored by the creamy texture and flavor of this vegan mac and cheese.
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Turmeric-Spiced Mushroom Pilaf
This spiced mushroom pilaf is made with a generous dose of turmeric and only uses one pot.
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Roasted Butternut Squash
This basic roasted butternut squash recipe is versatile since it can be eaten alone, added to salads or whole grains, or used to make soups.
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