9 Sweater Weather Bakes To Keep You Cozy All Season
Ah, fall. It’s the time of crunchy leaves, sweater weather and, of course, baking.
Whether you’re an avid lover of all things pumpkin or you opt for seasonal favorites like apple and gingerbread, we’ve compiled a list of our 9 favorite sweater weather bakes to keep you cozy all season long.
Scones are, without a doubt, the most underrated breakfast pastry.
They’re flaky and buttery, and they boast a hint of sweetness that’s perfect for a morning pick-me-up. And these ones are layered with hints of bright citrus, crisp apple and sweet, silky honey that’s ideal for those chilly fall mornings. Just grab your favorite cup o’ joe for a cozy weekday treat.
Move over peanut butter, chocolate’s got a new BFF and we’re here for it.
If you haven’t been lucky enough to indulge in the mouthwatering combo of rich, nutty chocolate and sweet, tangy pumpkin, here’s your sign. Pair with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you’ve got a festive fall treat that’s ideal for Halloween movie binges.
If you’re not keen on pumpkin but still want to indulge in the soul-warming flavors of fall, give browned butter a try!
When added to this favorite cookie recipe, it imparts a toasted nuttiness that complements the oats with hints of brown sugar, cardamom and cinnamon—now that’s peak autumnal coziness.
Okay, perhaps this one is a little cliché, but we can’t talk about fall baking without mentioning the most quintessential fall bake of them all: pumpkin pie.
The star ingredient shines all season long, making it the ideal choice for harvest parties, Friendsgivings and post-holiday shopping indulgence. And with our handy tips for making the perfect pie crust, we wouldn’t be surprised if your pie is the first one gobbled up.
Crusty bread is to fall what lemon bars are to spring: a match made in heaven.
This recipe is simple, employing only a handful of pantry staple ingredients, but its 2–4 hour rise means it’s the kind of thing you tackle on a drizzly autumn morning, wrapped in your comfiest sweats.
Pro Tip: Don’t own a Dutch oven? You can still get that crave-worthy crunchy crust! Put your dough into a cold, stainless steel stockpot, place it in the preheated oven and cover immediately with a baking sheet. This will trap the steam that escapes as the loaf bakes, creating that signature crust we just can’t get enough of.
Okay, so imagine taking 3 of our favorite seasonal ingredients—browned butter, pumpkin and apple—and baking them into a warm, decadent loaf that’s an indulgent and satisfying snack. Sounds pretty yummy, right?
Now imagine slathering it in homemade cinnamon honey nut butter. BRB, going to go finish the whole thing.
If you’ve ever indulged in the immensely popular Harvest staple at a pumpkin patch, you understand why these donuts made the list.
Brimming with warm spices and tangy cider then speckled with chunks of tart apples, these nostalgic treats are a celebration of the season.
While we believe that apple pie is delicious year-round (there’s nothing more American, amirite?), it truly shines during the holidays.
With autumnal aromas of warm cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice and freshly sliced apples, this classic dessert is a winner anytime.
There’s no better way to transition from the crisp days of fall to the chilly, joy-filled nights of winter than with gingerbread.
It’s decadent, hearty and packed with the belly-warming flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar. But the real secret to soft, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth gingerbread lies in the molasses.
Because it’s liquid and packed with flavor, it helps your cookies stay moist in the baking process, without losing any of that rich, sweet, caramelized flavor. You’ll be grateful for this once you take a bite. And then another bite. And another…
Hungry for more? Get inspired this season with one of our fall-themed baking classes! From macarons and rolls to pies and spooktacular Halloween treats, there’s something fun for the whole family.