With the change of the seasons comes crisp mornings, crunchy leaves, warm sweaters, candle light and a bountiful harvest of fruits and vegetables. Oh and wonderful comfort food. Food that warms you from the inside out. Robust flavours, bubbling pots of vegetable stew topped with salty herbed dumplings. And pumpkin spice everything. Here we have 20 Vegan Autumn Recipes to help celebrate this glorious season.
Beautiful fruits abound in autumn – plums, damsons, blackberries, apples, pears and figs that can be so wonderfully used for for sweet and savoury dishes.
Honestly I get so excited for autumn (even if that excitement starts around June). I was born at the end of August, just as summer was fading into autumn and I long for these shorter days and cosy nights filled with twinkling candles, hot chocolate and a big bowl of something yummy with a giant hunk of crusty homemade bread. Followed by something fruity, syrupy, warm and inviting.
It also means a return of porridge for me. Do you like porridge in summer? Phil eats it all year round but with a long hot day in the kitchen I don’t fancy starting it with a hot full belly and prefer cereals or overnight oats during the warmer months. What’s your favourite summer breakfast?
Speaking of breakfast, let’s make a start with these delicious 20 Vegan Autumn Recipes.
Vegan Breakfasts and Snacks
Quinoa Porridge with Autumn Fruit Jam – start your morning off right with this rich and creamy quinoa porridge topped with autumn fruit jam. Full of flavour and energy boosting ingredients makes it a great alternative to oats!
Chocolate and Raspberry Jam Porridge – rolled oats swirled with dark chocolate, topped with raspberry chia jam and maple roasted fruits. Oh and more chocolate of course! This is the perfect breakfast for one of those self care days we could all use! 😉
Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Cookies – bring on the pumpkin spice with these delicious little breakfast cookies full of fantastically healthy ingredients to set you up for the day but taste indulgent enough to feel like a little bit of breakfast luxury.
Apple and Cinnamon Baked Oats – made with just a handful of healthy ingredients and in 1 bowl these apple and cinnamon baked oats will leave you satisfied until lunch! They’re also the perfect make ahead breakfast for rushed mornings!
Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls – quick and healthy, no bake energy bites that are the perfect autumn snack. No oven and no chopping and ready to go in just 10-15 minutes.
Looking for more vegan breakfast ideas? Try here and here.
Minestrone Soup – find yourself with leftover vegetables? Try this easy and healthy one pot Minestrone Soup full of classic Italian flavours!
Hearty Vegetable Soup – absolutely packed with veggies, this really is a hug in a bowl. Full of flavour and comfort.
Vegan Lunch and Dinner Ideas
Blackberry and Goat’s Cheese Toast – zingy autumn flavours in this deliciously light and quick lunch or brunch! Crunchy toast topped with vegan goat’s cheese, tart and sweet blackberries and toasted pine nuts. This is my absolute autumn go to lunch.
Vegan Lasagne – packed with veggies and lentils in a rich tomato sauce, layered and topped with a vegan cheese and pesto sauce.
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese – Comfort food doesn’t come any easier than this! Just a few store cupboard ingredients needed for this quick and super simple vegan Instant Pot comfort food heaven!
Vegan Shepherd’s Pie – an absolute family favourite, crammed with low fat but protein rich split peas, veggies and tonnes of hearty flavour!
Hummus and Roasted Vegetable Pie – Super tasty vegan roast or Christmas alternative, this vegetable pie is packed full of roast veggies and hummus all wrapped up in crisp puff pastry!
Quinoa and Broccoli Bake – Looking for an easy week night meal that’s hearty, warming and delicious? Try this quinoa and broccoli bake that’s packed full of veggies, protein and flavour!
Spice Roasted Autumn Veggies – quick and easy enough as a side dish but hearty and delicious enough to be the main attraction!
Cauliflower Cheese – Creamy and delicious this lightly spiced vegan cauliflower cheese is topped with golden panko breadcrumbs and baked to bubbling, crispy perfection!
Vegan Autumn Desserts and Sweet Treats
Blackberry Jam Coconut Pudding – sticky, sweet homemade blackberry jam and soft, chewy, spongy, crumbly topping using coconut sugar, coconut flour and dessicated coconut. YUM!
Caramel Apple Muffins – Soft, juicy apples give so much flavour to these caramel apple muffins! Top with cinnamon streusel for the perfect afternoon treat!
Spiced Apple Cake – rich, moist sponge brimming with soft apples and warming spices. Every bite tastes like autumn!
Double Chocolate Scones with Blackberry Jam – light, chocolatey and delicious vegan scones with homemade blackberry jam and whipped coconut cream
Cinnamon Sugar Donuts – baked to perfection then dunked in cinnamon sugar, these truly are finger licking delicious! Find the recipe in our FREE e-book!