This Fall, Try These Seasonally Inspired, Homemade Snacks
September 5, 2017
It's easier than you think to craft snacks that are inspired by the season, healthy, and just a little bit indulgent. Here are some great fall snack ideas.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Six Ways [Wholefully]
Instead of just trashing the pulp that you pull from your jack-o-lantern this autumn, extract the seeds. Believe it or not, pumpkin seeds are a great source of protein, fiber, healthy fats, and even potassium and iron. And since they can be prepared numerous ways, pumpkin seeds are the answer to both your sweet and salty cravings this season. Follow these recipes to create ranch, pizza, or dill pickle-flavored pumpkin seeds—or try a sweeter seasoning mix such as cinnamon and sugar.
4-Ingredient Applesauce Cookies [The Big Man's World]
Autumn is also the season to go apple-picking. Here's an idea for your extra apples: transform them into applesauce, then whip up a batch of these surprisingly healthy applesauce cookies. Mix half a cup of the unsweetened applesauce with quick oats, canned pumpkin, and a quarter-cup of sugar—plus cinnamon or apple pie spice and some nut butter, if you like—then bake for 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees. The result will be subtly sweet cookies that are healthy and filling enough to eat for breakfast.
Maple-Butter Spiced Popcorn [The Kitchn]
Given its dose of fiber and low calorie count, popcorn is a great whole-grain snack to munch on this fall. Embellish your popcorn with a warm blend of maple syrup, then coat it in cinnamon, nutmeg, and just a dash of salt for a salty-sweet snack.