When the leaves are falling and the air is crisp enough for not one but two blankets, comfort food is on our minds. That’s why we’re embracing the autumnal shift with a roundup of 15 recipes that are delightfully dairy-free and spectacularly scrumptious.

Whether you’re preparing for a fall-themed dinner party or a cozy day watching movies, these recipes are the perfect motivation to get you up from your warm bed covers and into the kitchen for some autumnal cooking (and then back under the covers, of course).

Seasonal fall produce

Autumn marks the begining of pumpkin season, but it’s not just pumpkins that are in bloom. Pears, sweet potatoes and yams, Brussels sprouts, winter squash, apples, and cranberries are among the season’s bounty. Other foods that are in season in the fall include:

  • Beets
  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Collard Greens
  • Cauliflower
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Green Beans
  • Parsnips

Incorporating these fruits and vegetables into your cooking infuses your food with cozy fall flavors. While eating whole fruits and vegetables is always encouraged, opting for seasonal produce comes with a number of benefits. 


Note: what’s in season isn’t just dependent on the time of year. Your geographic location can also affect what’s in season. A quick internet search can help you determine the foods that are in season in your area. Alternatively, a trip to your local farmers’ market can also help, as vendors and local farmers often grow with the seasons.  

What is seasonal eating?

Seasonal eating simply means opting for fruits and vegetables that are in season. For example, instead of eating watermelon in the fall, count on pears or apples for your fruit fix. 

Eating with the seasons comes with a number of health and environmental benefits. When you eat seasonal produce, you’re fueling your body with a variety of fruits and vegetables. Sticking to your off-season favorites can often limit the vitamins and minerals your body obtains. Varying your diet with seasonal items can help increase your intake of essential nutrients. 

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Additionally, growing with the seasons is better for the environment. Growing fruits and vegetables outside of their typical growing season is resource extensive, as growers are tasked with re-creating “normal” growing conditions. 

Load up your cart with seasonal produce during your next grocery store run. 

15 vegan fall recipes

Try these 15 vegan, fall-ready recipes the next time hunger calls.

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1 Vegan Pumpkin Ravioli

Impress guests at your next dinner party with these homemade raviolis filled with tangy pumpkin-cashew cheese that are even more stunning when paired with a sophisticated white wine-sage butter sauce.
Get the recipe here

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2 Vegan Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

There’s no better way to combine fall flavors and our favorite meal of the week than with a scrumptious stack of these pumpkin-spice pancakes.
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3 Vegan Broccoli and Cheese Soup

This luscious homemade vegan soup is loaded with wholesome ingredients such as carrots, potatoes, and broccoli—and we’re doubling the amount of nutritional yeast for extra cheesy goodness.
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4 Cardamom Pear Smoothie

Begin your fall days with an energizing and healthy smoothie using seasonal pears and fragrant cardamom.
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5 Carrot Cake Waffles with Cinnamon Maple Cream Cheese Spread

Cakey, fluffy waffles made with three different flours and maple-infused vegan cream cheese make for an indulgent sit-down breakfast for the whole family.
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6 Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Crispy Sage

Sweet, seasonal butternut squash shines in this concoction complemented by earthy sage leaves and hearty elbow pasta.
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7 Fall Forest Salad

A fresh salad tossed with chestnuts, dried cranberries, and green lentils is a wholesome meal we’ll be prepping for lunch all week.
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8Apple Cider Cupcakes

Craving something sweet but don’t want to spend hours around the oven? These melt-in-your-mouth apple-cider cupcakes take only 30 minutes to prepare!
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9Vegan Potato Soup

This fresh potato soup does everything you could ask from an autumnal dish—it’s thick, creamy, and extra hearty. Loaded with crispy potato squares and crunchy tempeh bacon bits, it’s the ultimate bowl of cozy comfort. 
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10 Simple Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Need some practice making pumpkin pie? If so, prepare this seasonally inspired cheesecake as a way to perfect your pie-making skills (and palate) before the holidays.
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11 Fall Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad

Vibrant pomegranate and zesty orange serve as refreshing additions to this vegetable-loaded salad’s exemplary balance of savory and sweet.
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12Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup

Support your tastebuds and your immune system this flu season with a flavorful and nutritious soup that uses fresh ginger and heart-healthy pumpkin-seed oil.
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13Sweet Potato Cauliflower Curry 

This 30-minute curry is easy to make and features red curry paste and sweet potatoes. Plus, it’s the perfect accompaniment for those breezy nights when you’re indoors watching movies.
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14Marbled Turmeric Pumpkin Chocolate Bread

With four layers of pumpkin turmeric and classic chocolate, this marbled sweet bread will add some excitement to your daily routines.
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15Autumn Apple Cider Moscow Mules

The secret to the divine Moscow Mule we’re sipping on all season? A touch of apple cider, ginger, and pumpkin pie spice—don’t forget the candied ginger garnish!
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