Easy Fall Desserts – 20+ Recipes for Thanksgiving, etc.

pumpkin chocolate chip banana bread

Here are a ton of easy fall desserts. These recipes are centered on autumn “harvest” fruits (i.e. cranberries) and vegetables (i.e. pumpkins). All of these recipes are simple to make and taste great. They are perfect for Thanksgiving, Halloween, autumn harvest festivals, etc. These dessert recipes are geared towards novice and intermediate-level cooks and do not include crazy ingredients or toppings. We want you to ENJOY your cooking… and not be driven insane by super complex dessert making!

Easy Fall Desserts Recipes

  1. Applesauce Cranberry Bread – This fall dessert recipe focuses on the autumn harvest fruits of apples and cranberries.
  2. Blueberry Banana Bread – Blueberries are another fall classic. There are tons of great blueberry desserts (i.e. blueberry pies). However, blueberry banana bread is super easy to make and tastes great.
  3. Blueberry Banana Muffins – A delicious harvest-based & kid-friendly dessert!
  4. Blueberry Bread (with Homemade Whipped Cream) – Your family will love this blueberry quick bread. It also makes a great “flag cake” with blueberry stars and strawberry stripes.
  5. Bread Machine – Cornbread – This sweet & buttery cornbread can be used a wonderful fall breakfast treat or snack. This is a bread machine recipe (not baked in an oven).
  6. Cornbread Muffins – These sweet cornbread muffins are very easy to make and they are a great breakfast treat.
  7. Cranberry Banana Bread – This is an easy fall recipe. Cranberries are not only for Thanksgiving!
  8. Cranberry Banana Muffins – Easy Thanksgiving snacks for kids.
  9. Cranberry Bread (with Dried Cranberries) – This recipe uses dried cranberries in order to create a sweeter cranberry bread.
  10. Cranberry Bread (with Fresh Cranberries) – This delicious fall quick bread is made with fresh cranberries.
  11. Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies – Simple cranberry chocolate chip cookies are a nice & easy Thanksgiving dessert idea. Your kids will love them.
  12. Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Bread – A delicious gluten free dessert.
  13. Oatmeal Banana Bread – Grains are harvested in the fall. Thus oatmeal desserts can be seen as nice fall dessert idea with “natural fiber”.
  14. Bread Machine – Pumpkin Bread – A sweet & delicious orange-colored pumpkin bread… made with a bread machine. This is a bread machine recipe (not baked in an oven).
  15. Pumpkin Banana Muffins – These are fantastic muffins… especially since they are topped with mini chocolate chips!
  16. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread – This autumn recipe produces a soft muffin-like dessert. No bananas.
  17. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Banana Bread – Thanksgiving dessert ideas often involve pumpkins. The addition of chocolate chips and ripe bananas to a pumpkin recipe makes it even better.
  18. Pumpkin Cranberry Bread – This sweet dessert is a wonderful combination of pumpkin & cranberries. This fall quick bread is perfect for Thanksgiving, autumn harvest festivals, etc.
  19. Raisin Banana Bread – This fall dessert recipe includes delicious golden raisins.
  20. Strawberry Banana Bread – Tastes heavenly!
  21. Strawberry Banana Muffins – A sweet combination of ripe bananas and strawberries.
  22. Strawberry Bread (with Homemade Whipped Cream) – This recipe creates a delicious fall quick bread stuffed with strawberries and topped with homemade whipped cream.
  23. Walnut Banana Bread – Since walnuts drop in the fall, they are often a traditional fall dessert idea.
  24. Walnut Banana Muffins – Delicious “nutty” muffins!
  25. White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies – Buttery white chocolate & slightly tart dried cranberries are a wonderful combination.

Cranberry Bread

Easy Fall Desserts - Cranberry Bread

Easy Fall Desserts - Strawberry Bread

Reference Sources

  1. Wikipedia, Autumn, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autumn
  2. Wikipedia, Cranberry, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranberry
  3. Wikipedia, Halloween, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween
  4. Wikipedia, Harvest Festival, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvest_festival
  5. Wikipedia, Pumpkin, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumpkin
  6. Wikipedia, Thanksgiving, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving