It’s hard to believe it, but Fall is nearly here, which means it is just about time to put away the summer recipes and break out the Fall recipes your kids will love. I’ve put together a collection of 15 amazing recipes that range from breakfast to dessert. Some of them are much healthier than others, but none of them are outright bad for you or your kids.
Homemade Pumpkin Waffles
Pumpkin is an amazingly nutritious vegetable; unfortunately, most people only experience it in unhealthy ways like pumpkin pie or pumpkin spiced. Well, this recipe for homemade pumpkin waffles from Carrots and Cookies is good for you and gives your family a taste of the pumpkin spice life without an expensive coffee shop run.
It can be hard to beat the ease and pleasure of having muffins for breakfast. But instead of the usual fillings, why not go with one of the lesser used fall fruits, pears? This pear muffin recipe from Aussie Home Cook is moist, easy to make, and a massive hit with kids of all ages. If your kids aren’t fans of pears, try experimenting with other fruit to see what else might work instead.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Gravy
Chicken and gravy are a childhood staple! But it is a bit time-consuming to make. I recommend you try this slow cooker chicken and gravy recipe from The Magical Slow Cooker. You can have a delicious dinner in a flash with just a few minutes of prep time and six hours of cooking.
Jack-O’-Lantern Chicken Pot Pie
Have you ever made a homemade pot pie? It’s a breeze and oh so delicious. I thought I would include this recipe for Jack-O’-Lantern Chicken Pot Pie from Cooking Journey because what is Fall without a little bit of Halloween-inspired food?
Mom’s Best Classic Beef Meatloaf
There can be no denying that meatloaf is a classic that children love. These days meatloaf can be done with all sorts of meat and even vegetarian, but you really can’t beat a classic beef meatloaf like the one from On My Kids Plate
When one kid wants Mexican, and another wants Italian, it’s time to break out this Taco Pasta recipe from The Cozy Cook. It only takes 30 minutes to make and is so easy to sneak veggies into. It will quickly become a family favorite.
Don’t let the name scare you! This Mexican dish is so much easier to make than it looks! In just a short time, you can make a dozen taquitos. How many do you need to make? I’d never make less than two batches. This beef taquito recipe from Emily Fabulous uses the air fryer to crisp up the edges and bring the dish together.
Easy Macaroni and Cheese
Has there ever been a kid who doesn’t love macaroni and cheese? I’ve certainly never met one! While the boxed stuff is cheap and easy to make, it isn’t the healthiest and is a highly processed food. Making it yourself may take a little more work, but you’re cutting out a lot of preservatives and making tastier mac & cheese. This recipe for easy macaroni and cheese from Taste Botanical is a must-try.
Best Scalloped Potatoes
Scalloped Potatoes are foods that, when you’re a kid, feel extremely fancy, like 5-star eating, despite being a pretty simple dish. It combines potatoes and cheese; what is there not to love? Cuisine and Travel have a fantastic recipe that she calls The Best Scalloped Potatoes Recipe, and while I haven’t tried them all yet, I’m inclined to believe her.
Chicken Broccoli Braid
This recipe for a chicken broccoli braid from Yummy Addiction is a fantastic at-home lunch option that is a great way to sneak some veggies into your children’s diets if they’re particularly picky eaters. This recipe calls for corn, bell pepper, and broccoli, but don’t be afraid to experiment!
Pumpkin Muffins with Eggnog Glaze
For a taste of New England, these pumpkin muffins with eggnog glaze from Spice and Sugar Mama are perfection. The fact that they only take 35 minutes to make takes them to another level.
Stovetop Apple Crisp
Fall is when apples are at their best, thanks to being in season locally, so of course, apples are a popular fall treat. This delicious stovetop apple crisp from The Spice Train takes only 20 minutes to prepare and is much healthier than other desserts. It also makes a fantastic after-school snack that feels like dessert without any of the guilt.
Pumpkin Banana Bread
If you’ve got an extra can of pumpkin puree, then this recipe for Pumpkin Banana Bread from This Worthey Life is the perfect way to use it! This sweet bread makes a great dessert if you sprinkle a homemade glaze on top or you can eat it for a breakfast.
Healthy Apple Crumble
When your kids are begging for a dessert, but you don’t want to give them anything filled with sugar that is overly unhealthy, turn to this healthy apple crumble from Carrots and Cookies. It uses maple syrup, the real stuff, to sweeten it and has fantastic fresh fruits that are high in essential vitamins, fiber, and much more.
Pumpkin No Bake Cookies
No-bake cookies are a great way to introduce your kids to the world of cooking and baking. These pumpkin no-bake cookies from Bucket List Tummy only have eight ingredients, which means they are effortless to make no matter what age your children are. They’re also flour-free, so that the clean-up will be much easier.
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