Fall is here, and you know what that means – it’s time to “spice” up your life, pumpkin style! Or is it? While we do love lattes, treats, and snacks crafted around the popular flavor, autumn has other great tastes that often get overshadowed. Check out our top six seasonal flavors, sans spice.
An Apple A Day
The iconic fruit of fall, apples are a big part of treasured autumn memories. From warm cider to homemade pie, this seasonal staple is incorporated into plenty of sweet treats. If you don’t live near an orchard, head to your local store and stock up on different varieties to use in recipes or enjoy as a healthy snack. Bon appétit!
Mad for Maple Walnut
Whether in ice cream, cookies, or even waffles, maple walnut is a truly delicious combination. Maple’s sweet flavor paired with crunchy walnuts gives us all the fall feels. If your interest is piqued but you’re unsure of where to begin, we recommend maple walnut cookies. Whip up this simple recipe and invite some friends over for some fall-themed fun.
Cinnamon isn’t just for holiday latte toppings. Grab some of this spice for your pies, crisps, and other baked goods. Cinnamon muffins? Check. Cinnamon scones? Check. Cinnamon… everything? CHECK!
Vino and Vines
Instead of sipping a seasonal latte, wine not sample the local flavor? Visiting a winery is a fun way to spend an autumn afternoon with family and/or friends. Enjoy various varieties of wine as you marvel at the lush landscape and appreciate the beauty of the season. If you’re in the Rhode Island area, be sure to check out Carolyn’s Sakonnet Vineyard in picturesque Little Compton. Owned by ALEX AND ANI Founder, CEO, and Chief Creative Officer, Carolyn Rafaelian, this landmark recently celebrated its fortieth anniversary and features several award-winning wines. Need we say more?
Shake up your favorite salad with some cranberries this year. Dried or fresh, the juicy-sour combo of a cranberry screams “fall vibes”. You can also add in this dark fruit to any spritzer and cocktail for a seasonal twist!
Warm and cozy, caramel is an underrated flavor often associated with chocolate year round. But a tasty caramel-flavored coffee can comfort any soul. Caramel is also the perfect addition to any candied walnut treat or added as a decedant topping to an iconic apple crisp! And speaking on apples — why not dip your fresh picked slices into an oozy cub of caramel while you’re at it?
What’s your favorite fall flavor? Let us know in the comments below!