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My favourite (vegan) Autumnal recipes

apple crumble with oats


Autumnal food is my favourite kind of food. Tasty soups, stews and chillies for dinner and ALL the apple-y things for drinks and desserts – what’s not to love? Now that I’ve been back from my holidays for a few weeks, and am finally getting back into my routines, I’m getting excited about meal planning and trying out new recipes again.


In this post, however, I thought I would share my all time favourite Autumnal foods with you. These are not my original recipes, but ones that I return to time and time again and have tweaked a bit here and there. I’ll share links to the recipes below so you can try them out yourself – you won’t be disappointed!


Let’s start with the savoury stuff…

Dinner/Lunch: Sweet potato chilli

This dish holds a very special place in my heart. It was one of the first dishes I discovered and loved when I first started dabbling with vegetarianism, and it’s still one of my go-to dishes when nothing else will do. It tastes best served with salty tortilla chips, but if you want to be a bit healthier, rice will do just fine too.


My version is a slight alteration from this recipe. I’ve switched butternut squash to sweet potato (I just love them so much!) and just use “normal” red chillies instead of chipotle, as they are usually easier to find. The end result is super tasty, and is really great for sharing too. I’ve made this for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, and everyone always loves it.


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Dessert: Oat-y apple crumble


Ahh, crumble. It’s one of my favourite desserts in the world – not only is it so tasty, but it’s also incredibly quick to whip up. This recipe is the Finnish version of it, which I’ve noticed simplifies things even more. The only ingredients are oats, apples, butter, sugar and cinnamon. So simple!


I couldn’t find an English recipe that does it exactly like I’m used to making it, but if you’re a Finn, you can find the recipe here. I’ll quickly run through things in English too:


Chop up your apples (5 for a bigger portion, reduce as necessary ) into little pieces, place them into an oven dish and sprinkle some cinnamon on top. Melt up your butter – or a butter alternative – (100g) in a pan and add the sugar (50ml) and oats (300ml) and mix up. Add your oat-y mix on top of your apples, and bake in the oven at 200 celcius for about 20 minutes, checking in every now and then. Serve with vanilla custard or ice cream and enjoy!


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A little disclaimer: The beautiful candles and diffuser you can see in the pictures above were sent to me from Bolsius and they smell so lovely. I’m especially in love with the diffuser because it makes our whole flat smell super Autumnal. They are also very pretty which helps… You can find them on Amazon if they caught your eye!


Drink: Spiced mulled cider with rum


I’d never tried mulled cider before I moved to the UK but I am pretty much obsessed now. I’m so happy that the mulled cider season is finally upon us, and I can’t wait to visit ALL the cosy pubs and try their versions. However, sometimes, maybe when it’s a bit gloomy and rainy outside, I really don’t want to leave my flat at all. That’s when this amazing mulled cider recipe by The Londoner comes into play.


I made it for the first time last year and it’s so warming and lovely, and just the perfect accompaniment for rainy Autumn day or a treat after a long walk in the crisp Autumn air. Whatever your reason, you won’t be disappointed if you make this!

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What are your favourite Autumnal recipes? I’m constantly looking for new things to add to my list!


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14 comments so far.
  • They all look so yummy! I’ll definitely have to try to make that chilli! <3

    • Laura Emilia

      They are all so good! Let me know if you try the chilli out – it’s one of my favourites! x

  • Oooooooh YUM. I want them all! I must try the sweet potato chilli, it looks so lovely and warming! We have been having our fair share of dahl and also tortilla pizzas, just ALL our favourite pizza toppings on a wrap then popped in the oven, it is so comforting! Immy x


    • Laura Emilia

      Haha I’m in a constantly hungry state today, so I really want all of these right now too..!

      Tortilla pizzas sound AMAZING! Will definitely keep those in mind xx

  • What a great little list! I’ll definitely be making everything on it. Now me and the boyfriend are living together I need to make veggie things that he’ll love, the stew looks like a winner! x

    Lynsey || One More Slice

    • Laura Emilia

      Yay, I hope you like them! Yes – you need to convert him haha! xx

  • Ahhh that sweet potato chilli is just perfection! Just the type of thing I would need to warm up on cold autumnal nights. Thanks so much for sharing these ideas with us – and your photos are absolute perfection #foodphotographygoals ;D
    Have a great day x

    Maria | http://whatismaria.com

    • Laura Emilia

      It’s so good as well – I hope you get to try it out! And thank you so much for such a lovely compliment! xx

  • Luna Lovecow

    Yum! I am making that apple crumble ASAP xx

    • Laura Emilia

      Ooh yay – I hope you like it! xx

  • I’ve only just eaten and I’m getting hungry reading this haha, the sweet potato chilli looks amazing! I love vegetable chillis and curries at this time of year 🙂 xx


    • Laura Emilia

      Haha whoops – sorry! Me too, especially that sweet potato chilli. It’s one of my all time favourites! xx

  • That chilly sounds amazing. I love chilli, we must have it at least once a week but I’d not thought about putting butternut squash in it! I’m gonna have to give that a go. I’ve got into make soups at the moment; the other day we made a butternut squash, chilli & lentil soup and it was delicious.

    • It’s SO good, I would wholeheartedly recommend! That soup of yours sounds so lovely & warming too <3