10 Favorite Fall Comfort Food Recipes


Ahhhh fall, you beautiful season, you! The colorful trees, the cozy sweaters, the warming drinks, the comforting flavors— I think there’s a pretty good reason 99% of us are absolutely obsessed with you.

With all the craziness that also comes with this time of the year, I’m trying to take a step back and just enjoy those natural comforts of autumn. After my eventful days at work, I’m finding my afternoon walks with my puppy, Augie, to be more and more soothing as I just clear my mind and notice the beauty around me. It sounds super cheesy— but I swear, it works. Just stopping for a moment to take notice and be grateful makes my other worries seems so much more distant.




Of course my favorite fall comfort is, well, the FOOD. Cooking has always been a de-stressor for me, but it especially is this time of year, thanks to all that holiday baking 🙂

In honor of these seasonal comforts, I decided to throw together a round up of all my favorite fall recipes to share with you today. Some are newer obsessions that you may recognize from the past few months, while others are old stand-bys that I posted a year or two ago but still adore.

Let’s start with some breakfast, shall we!


Toasted Coconut Pumpkin Spice Donuts {vegan} // pumpkinandpeanutbutter.com


These Toasted Coconut Pumpkin Spice Donuts are one of my newest breakfast recipes and I know will be a favorite for quite a while. Tender whole grain pumpkin spice donuts topped with a sweet glaze and crunchy toasted shredded coconut— yeah, get on that now!



Pumpkin Peanut Butter Coconut Flour Pancakes // pumpkin & peanut butter


These Pumpkin Peanut Butter Coconut Flour Pancakes are an oldie but a goodie. I actually made them for my first year blog anniversary last year and make them all year long because they’re THAT good. These pancakes are made with coconut flour so they’re naturally gluten free and super moist!


Roasted Butternut Couscous Salad // pumpkin & peanut butter


This Roasted Butternut Couscous Salad is another recipe from this time last year but it’s quickly become a seasonal repeat. Fresh arugula, roasted butternut, tender whole wheat couscous, crunchy asparagus, and a tangy vinaigrette— perfect for your Thanksgiving table or just any day of the week!


Autumn Lentil Veggie Soup // pumpkin & peanut butter


This Autumn Lentil Veggie Soup is another old classic. It was actually one of the first recipes I posted on the blog 2 years ago! I make this soup at least once a month because it’s SO easy, SO healthy, and SO delicious.


Cauliflower Leek Soup with Crispy Brussels Sprouts // pumpkin & peanut butter


This Cauliflower Leek Soup with Crispy Brussels Sprouts is a recipe that I actually forgot about until I started creating this round up! Whoops! But I promise you it’s worth remembering. Creamy cauliflower and potato based soup topped with crispy brussels sprouts and cauliflower florets. Comfort food at it’s finest— and healthiest! (ps it’s naturally vegan and gluten free)


Autumn Vegetable Paella {vegan, gluten free} // pumpkinandpeanutbutter.com


This Autumn Vegetable Paella is one of my newest recipes on the blog and it’s quickly becoming one of my most POPULAR! I love this dish because it combines all those warming fall flavors with those bright, vibrant Spanish spices. Such a unique dish that I know you guys will LOVE.


Lentil Loaf with Creamy Cauliflower Mash {vegan, gluten free} // pumpkinandpeanutbutter.com


This Lentil Loaf with Creamy Cauliflower Mash is still one of my most made recipes on this blog, even though it’s almost 2 years old! I love making this lentil loaf on Sunday afternoons and putting it in the fridge for a busy weeknight. It’s packed with protein, whole grains, veggies, and flavor!


Creamy Garlic & Leek Autumn Pasta // pumpkin & peanut butter


This Creamy Garlic & Leek Autumn Pasta is full of all my favorite fall veggies and is topped with a luscious, creamy sauce that’s naturally vegan and gluten free! I always use brown rice pasta as my base for this dish, adding in lots of whole grains and protein.


Vegan Peanut Butter Apple Crisp // pumpkin & peanut butter


This Vegan Peanut Butter Apple Crisp is a repeat offender in my house. I make it at least 4 times during the fall season because it is so darn easy to make! It’s best topped with creamy, melty vanilla ice cream 🙂


Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal Streusel Bars {dairy free, gluten free} // pumpkinandpeanutbutter.com


These Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal Streusel Bars are another new dessert from this season that I’m absolutely loving. Nate has already requested them for Thanksgiving instead of pumpkin pie— so you know they’re a big deal when pumpkin pie is going out the window!


Fall Comfort Foods Recipes // pumpkinandpeanutbutter.com


Hi, I’m Liz and this is my food blog where I share my love of healthy foods and whole ingredients. You will find mostly vegetarian dishes, plenty of sweets, and lots of love from this little kitchen in Durham, North Carolina!


  1. Things have been so nuts lately … but I’m definitely working on making sure I still enjoy the season! It’s my favorite after all!! Loving this comfort food round-up! You’re making me hungry!

    • Right?!? I feel like it’s been a crazy season for everyone! Glad you’re getting to enjoy some comfort food too 🙂

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