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Fall Is Finally Here And We Have The Perfect Desserts For It

fun fall desserts

This article was written by The Zillennial Zine’s senior fall editorial intern Maggie Lardie. Find her on Instagram at @maggielardie. If you would like to share an article with The Zillennial, send us an email at

The internet has been ready to bring in fall practically since the beginning of the summer, even though fall doesn’t technically start until September 22! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been getting tiktok after tiktok about Halloween costumes, horror movies, fall aesthetics and fall desserts. If you find your “for you” page looking anything like mine, then you’ve definitely been dying to try at least one viral fall dessert. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite fun fall desserts for you to try. Here are the recipes we think are perfect for a cozy fall day.

Luke’s Pumpkin Pancakes


Luke’s pumpkin pancakes with homemade cinnamon butter! 🍂🥞☕️ INGREDIENTS: PANCAKES: -1/2 can pumpkin purée -1 1/2 cup milk -3 tbsp butter, melted -2 tbsp light brown sugar -2 eggs -1 tsp vanilla extract -2 cups flour -1 tbsp baking powder -2 tsp pumpkin spice -1/2 tsp cinnamon -1/4 tsp ground cloves -1/4 tsp salt CINNAMON BUTTER: -1/2 cup (1 stick) butter -1/2 cup powdered sugar -1 1/2 tsp cinnamon -2 tbsp honey -1/2 tsp vanilla extract -pinch of salt #gilmoregirls #pumpkinpancakes #lukesdiner #fall #fallrecipes

♬ original sound – GɪʟᴍᴏʀᴇGɪʀʟs4ʟɪғᴇ

Calling all Gilmore Girls fans! As we all know, Gilmore Girls is an essential fall show and what better way to start your autumn day than with a delicious breakfast? This recipe is courtesy of Tiktok creator @gabby.jaye. To make the pancakes (and the cinnamon butter that goes with it,) here’s what you’ll need:

  • ½ can pumpkin purée

  • 1 ½ cup milk

  • 3 tbsp butter, melted

  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 tbsp baking powder

  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice

  • ½  tsp cinnamon

  • ¼  tsp ground cloves

  • ¼  tsp salt

For the cinnamon butter, you’ll need:

  • ½  cup (1 stick) butter

  • ½  cup powdered sugar

  • 1 ½  tsp cinnamon

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • ½  tsp vanilla extract

  • A pinch of salt

Apple Fritter Bread


Finally something went according to plan lol my baking has been very hit or miss lately (as has my motivation to bake) so I’m so glad something finally cooperated. I’ve made this apple fritter bread a couple times now and it is Amazing. I linked the recipe i used in my linktree in my bio. I would suggest possibly adding a little brown sugar to the cake batter in addition to the white sugar as well as some spices (I added cinnamon and nutmeg). And the apple cider caramel video @Fall state of mind 🎃👻 #applefritters #fallbaking #fallvibes #fallaesthetic #cozyvibes #applebread #applerecipes #quickbread #romanticizeyourlife #cottagecoreaesthetic #gilmoregirls #falltok

♬ Originalton – elljaag

As far as we’re concerned, apple and pumpkin flavored things absolutely own fall. This recipe by @f00dadventures is not only great to use after a fun day of apple picking, but it will also come in handy during the holidays! For the bread, you’ll need:

  • ⅓ cups brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ cups butter
  • ⅔ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cups milk

The apple filling requires:

  • 2 cups apple (peeled, cored and chopped)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar

Last but not least, the glaze is made of:

  • ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins


fall menu is back next week ☕️🪵🍁 🕯️ RECIPIE muffin base * 1 1/2 cups AP flour * 3/4 cup granulated sugar * 1 tsp baking powder * 1 tsp baking soda * 1 tsp cinnamon * 1 tsp nutmeg * 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree (little less than 1 15 oz can) * 1 egg * 1/4 cup melted butter * 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or sub vanilla extract Cream Cheese Filling * half block room temp cream cheese * 3 tbsp gran sugar * 1 tsp AP flour * 1 tsp milk * 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or sub vanilla extract Crumble Topping * 3 tbsp AP flour * 4 tsp brown sugar * 1 tbsp melted butter #fall #baking #autumn #gilmoregirls #fallbaking #bakinginspo #starbuckscopycat #muffin #fallaesthetic #pinterest #halloween #halloweendecor

♬ original sound – gilmoregirlstok

We all know and love the Starbucks fall menu, but what if these iconic fall treats were homemade? This recipe by @daryabakes needs:

  • 1 ½ cups flour 

  •  ¾ cup granulated sugar  

  • 1 tsp baking powder  

  • 1 tsp baking soda 

  • 1 tsp cinnamon 

  •  1 tsp nutmeg 

  •  1 ½ cups pumpkin puree (little less than a 15 oz can) 

  • 1 egg 

  • ¼ cup melted butter

  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or sub vanilla extract 

For the cream cheese filling:

  • A half block room temp cream cheese 

  • 3 tbsp gran sugar 

  • 1 tsp flour

  • 1 tsp milk

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract 

Lastly, for the crumble topping:

  •  3 tbsp flour

  •  4 tsp brown sugar

  • 1 tbsp melted butter

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies


First video of my Autumn/Halloween series: Pumpkin chocolate chip blondies! 🎃 #pumpkin #blondies #pumpkinblondies #fall #fyp #foryoupage #autumn

♬ You Turned The Tables On Me – Benny Goodman

Yet another @gabby.jaye recipe, this one is my absolute favorite to make every fall! It’s amazing served warm or cold and it’s even better paired with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. To make the blondies, you’ll need:

  • 2 ⅓ cups flour
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 ¼ tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pure pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (or however many your heart desires)

What are your favorite fun fall desserts? Let us know in the comments below!

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