I don’t know about you, but I’m super excited for the fall. This is my absolute favorite time of the year. Cozy sweaters, warm socks, hot lattes, beautiful leaves, crisp air, and best of all, fall-flavored desserts!
Now I love fall flavors and spices, but I don’t want to make the same things every year! Don’t get me wrong, the classics never die. But it’s nice to change it up every now and again and do something fun and different. Something that people wouldn’t expect.
So, I put together this awesome list of funky fall desserts and snacks, and yes, they are healthy! These desserts are creative twists on all of the fall favorites, and I just know your going to love them! There is something here for everyone from paleo, to gluten-free, to vegan.
Here are 18 funky fall desserts that you absolutely must try!
WARNING: This post will make you hungry!
1. CARAMEL APPLE GRAPES
What an adorable twist on candied apples! This recipe is super easy, requires very few ingredients, and would be perfect for entertaining a large group of people!
2. SALTED CARAMEL PUMPKIN SEEDS
Pumpkin seeds are already good on their own. Now imagine them toasted and drizzled with salted caramel? I know I know, I’m drooling too! Try this twist next time your baking off some pumpkin seeds!
3. APPLE RINGS WITH NUT BUTTER AND TOPPINGS
These apple rings are the perfect little snack, especially for the kids. Make them your own and add your favorite toppings!
4. PUMPKIN CINNAMON ROLLS
What better to have with your pumpkin spice latte than some of the decadent pumpkin cinnamon rolls?! This is a lighter version of your average cinnamon roll, and although it’s more of a breakfast item than a dessert or a snack, I just couldn’t leave these off of the list!
5. MINI VEGAN PUMPKIN PIE CHEESECAKES
This is another great treat to make for entertaining a lot of people. I mean, who doesn’t love cheesecake?! And the best part, they are made with a pecan crust!
6. NO BAKE APPLE PIE BITES
Who doesn’t love apple pie? Well with these super cute apple pie minis you can get the whole pie in one bite! Another great dessert for entertaining and what’s better is you don’t have to work with any dough!
7. BAKED PARMESAN PUMPKIN FRIES
What an awesome twist on sweet potato fries! I would love to have these around the house for a delicious savory snack!
8. PUMPKIN SPICE ROASTED CHICKPEAS
Forget keeping a dish of candy in the house. How about these awesome pumpkin roasted chickpeas. I love chickpeas and I can only image them tasting better roasted with pumpkin!
9. LIGHT CROCK POT BAKED APPLES
No this is what I call a fall dessert. Baked apples. Light version. In a crock pot! Can you imagine the smell in the house while these spiced apples are cooking in the slow cooker for 3 hours?! Heaven!
OK let’s take a little break from the apples and pumpkin and check out these easy and cute cranberry almond energy bites. These are perfect to have in the house for snacks and make-ahead breakfasts!
11. MAPLE PUMPKIN BUTTER
OK I think I need to make this! Not only does it sound and look delicious, but it’s so easy to make. I think I could have this on top of my toast every morning!
12. PALEO PUMPKIN COFFEE CAKE
I’m not a fancy breakfast kind of girl. I like something quick and easy. But every once in a while, I like to indulge and make something extra special in the morning. And I think this is definitely on my to-do list!
13. PUMPKIN HUMMUS
I love hummus! I love it with crackers, pita bread, vegetables…sometimes it’s so good I could eat it by the spoonful. This pumpkin hummus just looks and sounds amazing!
14. BAKED PEARS WITH HONEY, CRANBERRIES AND PECANS
You can really impress someone with this dessert (but don’t be fooled it’s super easy!). It’s beautiful, elegant, and filled with delicious fall flavors.
15. MAPLE PUMPKIN FALL HARVEST TRAIL MIX
Doesn’t this look like the best trail mix you’ve ever seen? It’s pretty, it’s colorful, and it’s loaded with nutritious ingredients!
16. VEGAN PUMPKIN CREME BRULEE
Creme brulee sounds fancy but it’s actually really easy. This vegan version uses hemp tofu and it actually looks so delicous. I’m not vegan but I would totally try this!
17. CLEAN EATING PUMPKIN ICE CREAM
I don’t care how cool it is outside, there is never a bad time for ice cream! This pumpkin ice cream recipe is super easy and healthy!
18. PUMPKIN FUDGE BALLS
I didn’t think that dessert could get any better than fudge…until I found out that you can cover your fudge in chocolate! These look amazing!
Do you love fall baking? What is your favorite dessert to bake? I’d love to hear from you!