Toddler-Approved Fall Recipes

Fall is officially here! Austin's 90+ degree heat may not feel like the start of the cooler season, but we can't wait to start cooking our favorite fall recipes anyway. Bring on the apple, pumpkin, and squash everything.


Velvety Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

One of the first things I make at the start of Fall is this incredible pumpkin pie smoothie from The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon. Since it's still HOT, HOT, HOT outside, this is the perfect way to ease into the season. I ate vegan for about 6-months to reboot my system after my daughter was born and absolutely fell in love with Angela's cookbooks. Highly recommend!

Pumpkin Gingerbread

This recipe by Elise Bauer at has been a favorite since my almost three-year old daughter was little, and we can't wait to make it every Fall! When I'm feeling guilty, I'll update it with a mix of whole wheat flour + whole wheat pastry flour, sub 1/2 coconut sugar, and cheat with pumpkin pie spice. No one ever knows the difference! I usually bake it into muffins and call it breakfast (and snack and usually dessert for later).

Butternut Squash Linguine with Fried Sage