Craving Fall Flavors?
I'm not big into creating seasonally appropriate meals.
I've been known to eat a caprese salad in winter or devour a bowl of tortilla soup in mid summer. With that being said, I do like to experiment with some seasonal flavors from time to time! I know most (normal) people love to eat with the seasons so I want to honor that!
Here are a few of my favorite recipes that feature basic fall ingredients. No shopping for crazy, hard to find items. Scroll for some quick & easy recipes that you can incorporate into your fall routine. Enjoy!
We made these delightful salted caramel pancakes last weekend on a whim & were so delighted! They were a fun twist on our classic pancake breakfast.
- Mix up King Arthur Gluten Free Pancake Mix according to the box. You could use any mix you like!
- Using 1/4 cup of the batter make individual pancakes. We love to make extra for the next day! Spray the pan with coconut oil when making the pancakes. This give them a yummy flavor & is a better oil to cook with.
- Onto each pancake spread a bit (or a lot!) of salted caramel sauce. I used a small jar I picked up at a gift shop. There are plenty of options at any grocery store or gourmet food shops!
- Top the stack with lots of cinnamon & chopped up gala apples.
Slightly Sweet Iced Chai
MY OBSESSION FOR CHAI BEGAN LAST SUMMER WHEN I WANTED A DRINK FROM STARBUCKS BUT I WAS TRYING TO CUT DOWN ON COFFEE. I NEEDED A LITTLE AFTERNOON PICK-ME-UP WITHOUT THE RUSH!
SO I ORDERED THE SLIGHTLY SWEET ICED CHAI, A LESS SUGARY VERSION OF THE ORIGINAL. IN MY OPINION IT WAS STILL TOO SWEET (IN A FAKE SUGAR WAY?). BUT IT WAS USUALLY AN AFTERNOON TREAT SO I WENT WITH IT. SINCE LAST SUMMER STARBUCKS HASN'T BROUGHT THIS DRINK BACK ON THEIR MENU. CUE PANIC AND LONGING SEARCH FOR A SUITABLE ALTERNATIVE.
I DECIDED TO MAKE MY OWN VERSION AT HOME. THE FOLLOWING IS WHAT I CAME UP WITH AFTER SOME PINTEREST RESEARCH AND A FEW AT-HOME TASTE TESTS. IN MY OPINION STARBUCKS HAS NOTHING ON THIS ICED CHAI.
MY SLIGHTLY SWEET ICED CHAI
>> BOIL 5 CUPS OF WATER IN A TEA KETTLE OR POT. THEN STEEP SIX BAGS OF TAZO CHAI (OR YOUR FAVORITE BRAND) AND 1/2 TEAS. OF CINNAMON FOR 10 MINUTES. (I ALWAYS TIE THE TEA BAGS TOGETHER SO I DON'T HAVE TO FISH THEM OUT ONE BY ONE).
>>MEANWHILE, FILL UP A PITCHER WITH ICE. ONCE THE TEA IS DONE STEEPING, POUR THE HOT TEA INTO THE PITCHER OF ICE.
>>PUT IN THE FRIDGE FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR. THIS WILL KEEP IN THE FRIDGE FOR A WEEK, USE THIS AS YOUR BASE FOR MAKING INDIVIDUAL DRINKS.
-POUR DESIRED AMOUNT OF COOLED CHAI OVER ICE (1 CUP ISH)
-1/4 CUP MILK: I USE ALMOND OR OAT MILK TO GET THE CREAMY TEXTURE
-1/2 TEAS. MAPLE SYRUP OR AGAVE SYRUP
-STIR, TOP WITH EXTRA CINNAMON & ENJOY!
IF YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE THE FOAMY MILK PICTURED ABOVE, POUR THE MILK, CINNAMON, AND SWEETENER INTO A MILK FROTHER WITH A COLD SETTING. I USE THE NESPRESSO FROTHER BUT THERE ARE MANY REASONABLE ONES AVAILABLE.
I HOPE THIS ICED CHAI GETS YOU THROUGH YOUR AFTERNOON WITH A SMILE!
Hi I'm Kelsey.
I help busy women embrace cooking at home with my fuss-free family recipes!