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20+ FAVOURITE FALL RECIPES


Autumn definitely is upon us here in Calgary. The leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping and I find myself craving all things cozy. Cashmere clad, I’ve been pouring over my recipe archives and adding all of our favourite fall recipes to the menu! If you follow along with my socials, you’ve likely seen them trickle into my feeds, but today I wanted to try something different and round up my 20+ Favourite Plant Based Fall Recipes for you here at JustineCelina for easy reference! It’s been so much fun taking a walk down memory lane and digging up my old recipes (and old, pre-professional photos — don’t judge me!) to appreciate just how far I’ve come on my blogging and recipe development journey over the past 3 and a half years!

While I’m always working on something new (currently I have 8 autumn recipes in testing!), I’ve also published so many incredible recipes over the years here JustineCelina — and I’ve scoured my virtual recipe box to share the very best of the season with you! I’ve rounded up my all-time-favourite fall recipes across culinary categories, from breakfast through happy hour. My recipes are free of dairy, gluten and refined sugar and simple, seasonal and packed full of awesome, fresh ingredients — perfect to make after a weekend grocery run or trip to the farmer’s market! If you’re looking for some fresh, plant based culinary inspiration this fall, you’ve come to the right place. From my kitchen (and they kitchens of 10 of my Canadian food blogger buds!) to yours, I hope this roundup inspires you enjoy autumn in all its abundance.


20+ FAVOURITE FALL RECIPES


There’s so much yummy fall goodness to share, so I’m going to jump right in! Find my favourite seasonal fall recipes below, categorized by categorized by meal / type for easy browsing where I’ve included a photo, summary and link to each recipe (along with a Pinterest friendly graphic at the footer for easy reference if you want to bookmark this roundup for later!), as well as some beautiful autumn recipes from my food blogger friends. Enjoy!


BREAKFAST


Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats with Candied Maple Pecans | #Vegan, #GlutenFree and #RefinedSugarFree | 20+ Favourite Plant Based Fall Recipes // JustineCelina.com

APPLE PIE STEEL CUT OATS WITH CANDIED MAPLE PECANS

Inspired by comfort food, holiday flavours and warming, autumnal spices, these steel cut oats are the perfect way to celebrate fall’s freshly harvested apples. Spend 45 minutes making them and have breakfast sorted for a week or so! This powerhouse breakfast bowl is free of dairy, gluten and refined sugar — and busting with natural sweetness, spices and wholesome nutrition. This reader favourite really does taste just like apple pie!

Winter Breakfast Bowl with Pumpkin Spice Steel Cut Oats // JustineCelina.com

PUMPKIN SPICE STEEL CUT OAT BREAKFAST BOWL

Another steel cut oat recipe that you can prep on the weekend to enjoy all week long! This seasonal breakfast bowl combines warming spices with my favourite seasonal superfoods. Homemade pumpkin puree subtly flavours the steel cut oats, while a splash of coconut cream adds richness and decadence. This breakfast bowl is a harmonious medley of textures, colours, flavours and aromas — it’s a true delight to the senses!


SNACKS


Plant Based Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites | #Vegan, #GlutenFree, #RefinedSugarFree // JustineCelina.com

PLANT BASED PUMPKIN PIE ENERGY BITES

Seasonal energy bites that combine pumpkin puree with a powerhouse medley of nuts and seeds, oats, shredded coconut, medjool dates and local honey (or maple syrup, if you’re vegan!) with cozy, autumnal spices for a portable dose of pumpkin pie whenever and wherever you need it (they also freeze well). If you have 15 minutes and a well stocked pantry, I bet you can whip these tasty little bites up right now!


BAKING


Gluten Free Spiced Sweet Potato Bread | #GlutenFree #DairyFree #RefinedSugarFree #OilFree // JustineCelina.com

GLUTEN FREE SPICED SWEET POTATO BREAD

An ancient recipe that just made its way to JustineCelina last year, this loaf tastes like a beautifully spiced, indulgent, autumnal cake — I promise absolutely no one will know it’s a ‘free from’ recipe! A mega dose of nutritious, mashed sweet potatoes and decadent coconut milk mix and mingle with fall spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and allspice to create a dense, cake-like loaf enjoyed by plant baser eaters, people with food allergies and sensitivities and anyone that loves delicious seasonal baking!

Decadent Dark Chocolate Banana Bread // JustineCelina.com

DECADENT DARK CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD

The perfect way to use up all the bananas in your freezer and satisfy a chocolate craving! It tastes like a decadent chocolate cake, but it’s full of healthier, more nourishing ingredients than your average banana bread (psst… it has an avocado in it!). Note that this recipe if from my pre gluten free days, however, I’ve tried it with Gluten Free Flour Mix (containing xantham gum) and it works out perfectly!


SMOOTHIES & JUICES


Autumn Energizer Juice with Cinnamon & Nutmeg // JustineCelina.com

AUTUMN ENERGIZER JUICE

An quirky seasonal juice combining traditional autumn produce with unconventional ingredients — resulting in sweet, creamy, energizing juice with a spicy, warming kick! Power through busy times with an offbeat fresh juice recipe that includes both sweet potato and cape gooseberries. It’s just what the doctor ordered!

Sweet Sunshine Juice // JustineCelina.com

APPLE CARROT LEMON GINGER JUICE

My all-time-favourite juice recipe and the first one I published here at JustineCelina! Sometimes simple really is best. Enjoy this little bit of sunshine in a glass whenever you need a quick dose of vitamins and antioxidants to cleanse your digestive system and rev up your metabolism, or you have a ton of fall apples to use up.

Peppered Pear Elixir // JustineCeilna.com

PEPPERED PEAR ELIXIR

Another delicious fresh juice recipe from way back in the archives, featured on BuzzFeed! A sweet n’ spicy, aromatic juice brimming with a medley of awesome detoxifying ingredients. Perfect for brisk fall mornings while Bartlett pears are in season to kick-start your day!

Spicy Pumpkin Persimmon Smoothie // JustineCelina.com

SPICY PUMPKIN PERSIMMON SMOOTHIE

Another oldie but a goodie! Homemade pumpkin puree (that recipe is also included!) combines with sweet and creamy persimmon and spicy fall flavours of fresh ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. It tastes like an indulgent treat, but it’s brimming with healthy, nourishing ingredients!


SALADS & BOWLS


#Vegan Kale Caesar Salad with #GlutenFree Croutons | The Best Vegan Kale Ceasar Salad Recipe | Healthy, #PlantBased Summer Recipes | #MeatlessMonday // JustineCelina.com

VEGAN KALE SALAD WITH GLUTEN FREE CROUTONS

A more recent recipe ideal to enjoy while Kale is in season peak season. This nutritious, protein packed, plant based spin on a classic eats like a meal — and I promise no one will know it’s vegan (in a blind taste test, it was praised by meat eaters!). There’s no marinating or planning ahead and it can be on your table in 15 minutes.

Festive Vegan Salad with Cranberry Dijon Vinaigrette // JustineCelina.com

FESTIVE VEGAN SALAD WITH CRANBERRY DIJON VINAIGRETTE

This is a classic holiday recipe in our family, for both Thanksgiving and Christmas! Eat the rainbow and fuel up on the good stuff during this indulgent time of year — a powerhouse mélange of apples, mandarin oranges, brussel sprouts, shredded beets, roasted acorn squash, toasted walnuts and a tangy Cranberry Dijon Vinaigrette comprise this nourishing holiday salad.


SIDES


Roasted Sweet Potato Fries with Lemon Tahini Sauce // JustineCelina.com

ROASTED SWEET POTATO FRIES WITH LEMON TAHINI SAUCE

Without fail, this recipe makes it into our weekly rotation (even when sweet potatoes aren’t in season!). It’s also one of your favourites and my most featured. These sweet potato fries are infused with fresh thyme and oven roasted — they come out crisp on the outside and soft and velvety on the inside. Topped off with my Lemon Tahini Sauce (you’ll want to drizzle it on everything!) and pepitas, this is a bright, plant based spin on traditional loaded fries.


SOUPS


Autumn Harvest Soup with Roasted Squash Seeds // JustineCelina.com

AUTUMN HARVEST SOUP WITH ROASTED SQUASH SEEDS

Autumn in a bowl! My Autumn Harvest Soup with Roasted Squash Seeds is the ultimate autumn comfort food — hearty, nourishing and velvety smooth featuring squash, apples, carrots, onions and some rhubarb from a friend’s garden (you can’t eat more local than that!).

Truffled Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Sage | Ingredientsl | #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree // JustineCelina.com

TRUFFLED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP WITH CRISPY SAGE

A luxurious, sophisticated twist on a cold weather classic and a more recent addition to my recipe archives! With just 10 ingredients, this creamy bowl of vegan comfort is a breeze to whip up and makes a great light lunch or accompaniment to dinner.

Rainbow Carrot & Yellow Pepper Soup // JustineCelina.com

RAINBOW CARROT & YELLOW PEPPER SOUP

A fresh, nourishing and colourful pureed soup featuring just 10 ingredients (including seasonings). Enjoy this fun and vibrant medley of colour and flavours on your next cold, rainy day to warm you right up!

Vegan Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup with Winter Squash // JustineCelina.com

VEGAN SLOW COOKER TORTILLA SOUP

Another newer recipe and one I’ve already made twice this season. This vibrant recipe comes together with pantry staples, seasonal produce and minimal effort! Hearty winter squash, brown rice, protein packed black beans, bright cherry tomatoes, sweet orange peppers, yellow onion, garlic and a mosaic of spices infuse a tomato and vegetable stock base with feisty mexican flavour.


LIBATIONS


Classic Winter Citrus Red Sangria // JustineCelina.com

CLASSIC RED CITRUS SANGRIA

This is the OG sangria recipe — the one that inspired all the others here at JustineCelina, but surprisingly just made it’s debut here on the blog last year! It’s quintessential red sangria, marrying fruity zinfandel and apricot brandy with festive, seasonal flavours of satsuma, lime, lemon, pomegranate and a hint of cozy cinnamon.

Vanilla Pomegranate Mulled Wine // JustineCelina.com

VANILLA POMEGRANATE MULLED WINE

Recently featured in Country Livings 25 Easy Mulled Wine Recipes to Warm You Up This Fall and Redbook‘s 11 Fall Drinks that will Warm You Right Up roundups this sophisticated twist on a classic is sure to leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy. Luxurious flavours of pomegranate and vanilla mix and mingle with robust Zinfandel, clementines, honey, cloves, star anise and a touch of nutmeg to warm you from the inside out!

Red Wine Ceasars // JustineCelina.com

RED WINE CAESARS

A hybrid cocktail for my caesar loving winos! The addition of red wine adds a certain je ne sais quoi to the traditional caesar — it intensifies and enriches the flavours much like adding wine to a red pasta sauce or gravy would. If you’re looking for a upscale take on the classic Canadian caesar, this cocktail is for you!

Sparkling Pomegranate Cranberry Sangria // JustineCelina.com

SPARKLING POMEGRANATE CRANBERRY SANGRIA

Traditional sangria gets a luxurious makeover in my Sparkling Pomegranate Cranberry Sangria — I’m swapping wine for bubbles and infusing the recipe with flavours of pomegranate, cranberry, orange, and ginger, plus a healthy splash of Grand Marnier to send it over the top. It’s been featured in Brit + Co‘s 14 Herbaceous Cocktails Full of Fall Flavors and You’ll Want These 21 Signature Cocktails at Your Fall Wedding roundups — and was infact one lovely couple’s signature wedding cocktail (thank you for the sweet email!).


MORE PLANT BASED FALL RECIPES FROM MY FOOD BLOGGER FRIENDS


If 20 recipes wasn’t enough, I’ve also rounded up the coziest, yummiest, most delicious recipes from fellow Food Bloggers of Canada members that share a similar food philosophy below. If you pop over to check out their blogs, be sure to tell them I sent you!

Cinnamon & Coriander’s Healthy Pumpkin Bars

Cooking in my Gene’s Roasted Tomato Soup

Eat What You Sow’s Harvest Vegetable Soup

Eyecandypopper’s Country Braised Cabbage Soup

Imagelicious’s Instant Pot Cranberry Maple Sauce

My Kitchen Love’s Fall Lentil Salad with Lemon-Shallot Dressing

My Sweet Mess’s Roasted Beet Soup

Phruitful Dish’s Cinnamon Spice Turmeric Pumpkin Seeds

Satori Design for Living’s Spiced Apple Cider

The Unconventional Baker’s Pumpkin Cheesecake


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Thanks for stopping by this weekend to check out my favourite fall recipes, everyone! Please let me know if you liked this recipe roundup — I would be happy to integrate them into my editorial calendar seasonally if it’s something you enjoy.

As always, if you try one of my recipes, please let me know how you liked it — I absolutely love your feedback! Leave me a comment, or tag me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. I’d love you to hashtag #justinecelinarecipes in your recreations so I can find them — browsing my feed and stumbling on your beautiful recreations is one of my favourite feelings! I also have a Pinterest board for my recipes if you’re looking for more healthy, plant based recipes. I have tons more seasonal recipes coming your way this autumn and I can’t wait to share them with you. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


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4 Comments

  • Reply Haley November 2, 2018 at 11:02 am

    You had me at pumpkin spice smoothie.

    • Reply Justine November 16, 2018 at 10:30 am

      Oh man, that’s an oldie but a goodie. Packed with nutrition and seriously tastes like dessert!

  • Reply Haley November 12, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Pumpkin spice oats? That sounds delicious.

    • Reply Justine November 12, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks Haley! They sure are — so easy too. If you give the recipe a try I’d love your feedback!

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