When temperatures drop, the only thing that can seem to get me out of my quilt-topped, pillowy bed in the morning is the promise of a tasty fall breakfast. Well, that, and also maybe a classic pumpkin spice latte, or some other autumnal coffee drink. With a winning combination of caffeine and some sort of seasonal breakfast, making the most of each crisp autumn day gets a whole lot more likely.
While we love autumn for many different reasons, from Halloween to sweater weather, the thing that justifies its ranking in our hearts as the best season ever is its abundance of delicious in-season produce. During the summer months, the farmer's market is a fun place to go, but once the leaves change color, the harvest is in full effect, and we can really stock up on our fall favorites, from pumpkins and sweet potatoes to squash and apples. Autumnal food has a cozy allure to it, and that’s why we can never get enough.
So in addition to making plentiful batches of autumn soup and pumpkin desserts, be sure to kick off your day with some seasonal goodness as well. Whether you prefer savory or sweet, these 17 autumn breakfasts will make every morning a delight.
1. Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Not feeling a latte? A Beautiful Mess has got your back with this smoothie recipe.
2. Pumpkin French Toast
A bit of this fall favorite takes your French toast to the next level — just ask Averie Cooks.
3. Breakfast Salad
Don't let the word "salad" scare you away. A Spicy Perspective's breakfast is topped by cinnamon toast croutons.
4. Apple And Cheddar Bread
Apples and cheese are a match made in comfort food heaven. Whip up Five and Spice's savory-sweet bread the night before for a quick breakfast.
5. Chocolate Pumpkin Pancakes
You're going to want to host an autumnal brunch for an excuse to make I Am A Food Blog's decadent pancakes.
6. Apple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll-Ups
Forget the cinnamon rolls. Table for Two's apple-cream cheese roll-ups are next-level delicious.
7. Baked Pumpkin Cream Cheese French Toast
A couple extra steps and ingredients transforms Damn Delicious's seasonal French toast into a meal that basically tastes like dessert.
8. Apple Dumpling Monkey Bread
A Beautiful Mess' apple dumpling monkey bread is as fun to eat as it is delicious.
9. Warm Pumpkin and Coconut Muffins
Pumpkin and coconut may not be an obvious combination, but trust Green Kitchen Stories on this one.
10. Five-Minute Apple Cinnamon Crumble
You don't need to wake up early to eat an amazing breakfast. Averie Cooks' single-serving apple crumble is microwavable!
11. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
Mel's Kitchen Cafe's chocolatey pumpkin bread makes a great breakfast or dessert.
12. Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
If you think oatmeal is boring, then clearly you haven't tried House of Yumm's pumpkin pie-inspired dish.
13. Pumpkin Spice Latte Yeast Rolls
A Spicy Perspective's fluffy PSL rolls may just be better than the PSL itself.
14. Apple Cinnamon Waffles With Cinnamon Syrup
I like to think that Leslie Knope would give Mel's Kitchen Cafe's fall waffles her stamp of approval.
15. Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Pumpkin's not your cup of tea? No problem. Green Kitchen Stories' carrot cake oatmeal will get your day started with a healthy and delicious touch.
16. Savory Pear Dutch Baby
Serve up some more fruit with Five and Spice's savory-sweet Dutch baby recipe.
17. Pumpkin Caramel Latte Doughnuts
Inside BruCrew Life's pumpkin caramel latte doughnuts are coffee's best friend.
For more fall food ideas, check out Bustle on YouTube.
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