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November 6, 2019

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

This easy one-bowl chocolate chip pumpkin bread is incredibly moist, wonderfully spiced, with lots of pumpkin flavor, and studded with mini chocolate chips. No mixer required and vegan-friendly, it’s a perfect, homemade fall treat!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread (vegan) from forkknifeswoon.com

While pumpkin desserts typically get their start in early-Fall, pumpkin bread has always been a Thanksgiving treat in our family.

My mom makes an incredibly decadent version – that is more cake than bread despite baking in a loaf pan – which I look forward to every year. It’s the perfect treat alongside morning coffee or afternoon tea (or nibbled right out of the fridge).

I wanted Henry to experience this favorite family tradition too, so I updated the original recipe – making it egg free (and easily vegan), with a little bit less sugar and oil, but still super moist, generously spiced, and with lots of pumpkin flavor.

…and I added chocolate, because of course I did.

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October 18, 2019

Homemade Baked Apple Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar

Homemade baked apple donuts coated with a sweet and crunchy cinnamon sugar topping. These tender cake donuts are super moist and bursting with flavor from fresh applesauce, good olive oil, vanilla, and apple pie spice. Quick and easy to whip up for a fall breakfast treat, and made with just ten simple ingredients (and a vegan option).

Baked apple donuts with cinnamon sugar (vegan option) from forkknifeswoon.com

My parents came to visit last weekend, and we did the most October-y things possible – going apple picking, decorating our front porch with colorful mums and pumpkins, and baking up not only an apple pie, but some homemade apple donuts with our bounty.

Just having them here is a treat in itself because we live so far away from each other now, but all of the seasonal cherries-on-top made my fall-loving heart oh, so, happy.

And still making me happy? These cinnamon sugar apple donuts on repeat. They’re not only delicious, with a moist and tender crumb, and sugary crunch on top, but incredibly quick and simple. Made with just 10 ingredients (that I bet you have on hand right now), they taste so much like everything to love about this season I almost can’t stand it.

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September 17, 2019

Ginger Peach Pie with Blueberries

A sweet and flavorful ginger peach pie with juicy blueberries and an all-butter crust. Everything to love about classic peach pie, with an ever-so-spicy twist.

Blueberry Ginger Peach Pie via forkknifeswoon.com

Is it completely blasphemous to still be baking with peaches and blueberries?

Here in northern Virginia, it’s still nearly ninety degrees, and the end-of-summer produce game is strong. Peaches and plums, tomatoes and corn, blackberries and zucchini – all abound, piled high next to rosy pears and every shape and size of pumpkin.

So it feels totally appropriate to sneak in at least one more summer dessert highlighting the seasonal bounty before fall baking kicks into high gear. Enter this berry peach beauty.

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