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 a tonne of 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? With long hot days 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 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! 😉
Date and Nut Spiced Fruit Loaf – get the kettle on because this spiced fruit loaf makes a wonderful breakfast or afternoon treat. Freshly baked and enjoyed warm with butter or toasted if you don’t polish it all off straight away!
Blackberry Jam Breakfast Muffins – fluffy, squidgy, lightly spiced bakery style breakfast muffins, swirled with easy homemade blackberry jam. Autumn cosiness in every bite!
Pumpkin Pancakes – super fluffy pancakes with warming spices making these the perfect slow morning breakfast. Or make ahead and reheat for busier mornings!
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.
Pumpkin Spice Latte – stay warm and cosy by making the Starbucks favourite pumpkin spice latte at home! It’s so easy, just as delicious and needs only a few simple ingredients. The perfect healthy drink for cold days!
Looking for more vegan breakfast ideas? Try here.
Minestrone Soup – find yourself with leftover vegetables? Try this easy and healthy one pot Minestrone Soup full of classic Italian flavours!
Roasted Pumpkin Soup – easy to make but tastes amazing, this pumpkin soup with herbs, garlic and extra veggies is the perfect healthy bowl to warm you up during the chilly months! Pairs perfectly with these Pumpkin Dinner Rolls.
Hearty Vegetable Soup – absolutely packed with veggies, this really is a hug in a bowl. Full of flavour and comfort.
White Bean Soup with Leeks and Pesto – this rich and creamy white bean soup with leeks, pearl barley and pesto is so easy to make – just one pan needed – and full of hearty delicious flavours!
Broccoli Soup with Cheese Toasties – healthy broccoli soup packed with veggies, a dash of wine and cream and tonnes of flavour! So simple but rich and satisfying this velvety vegan soup is made in just one pan in around 30 minutes! Serve with toasted vegan cheese sandwiches for comfort food heaven!
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.
Roasted Autumn Harvest Pizza – simple but delicious, this autumn harvest pizza is full of all the best seasonal flavours, herbs and gentle spices. Top with tangy vegan cheese for a comfort food favourite!
Vegan Lasagne – packed with veggies and lentils in a rich tomato sauce, layered and topped with a vegan cheese and pesto sauce.
Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce – garlicky and herby pasta sauce with tomatoes and leeks, perfect weeknight comfort food when you’re craving something healthy, hearty and filling!
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!
Sausage Casserole with Pearl Barley – a hearty and comforting one pot sausage casserole with lots of veg, plump pearl barley and a rich red wine sauce. Perfect winter warmer for the family.
Pumpkin Risotto with Sage and Pearl Barley – easy, creamy and all cooked in one pan. Delicious autumn comfort food.
‘Honey’ Roasted Root Vegetables – vegan honey flavouring, caramelised lemon slices and fresh thyme give these roasted root veggies a delicious zesty tang! Top with crunchy pecans and vegan feta cheese and this dish becomes so much more than just a side!
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!
Pumpkin Dinner Rolls – light, fluffy, buttery homemade bread rolls with a sea salt and rosemary butter glaze. Perfect for pairing with cosy autumn soups or a Thanksgiving feast.
Vegan Autumn Desserts and Sweet Treats
Apple and Blackberry Cinnamon Roll Cobbler – yep, it really is as divinely good as it sounds! Brunch, breakfast or dessert this fruity apple and blackberry cobbler topped with crisp cinnamon rolls is full of sweet autumn flavour!
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!
Cinnamon Sugar Cream Cheese Cookies – only a few simple ingredients are needed to make these soft cream cheese cookies. They’re coated in crunchy cinnamon sugar before being baked to chewy perfection!
Double Chocolate Scones with Blackberry Jam – light, chocolatey and delicious vegan scones with homemade blackberry jam and whipped coconut cream
Quince and Berry Cobbler – Ripe quince and juicy berries cooked in a sticky sweet syrup then topped with a rich, buttery and crisp cobbler. Perfect for using up any frozen summer berries. Just add vanilla ice cream for the perfect autumn dessert.
Blackberry Crumble Bars – full of juicy blackberries and topped with a crisp buttery crumb topping these blackberry crumble bars are so simple, easy to make and delicious!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread – embrace cosy autumn days with this lightly spiced, fluffy and divinely squidgy vegan pumpkin chocolate chip bread. A lovely autumn treat!
Vegan Parkin – a traditional cake often made for Bonfire Night celebrations in the UK, Parkin is a deliciously moist spiced ginger cake made with oats and dark brown sugar.