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20 Amazing Kid-Friendly Fall Recipes (that you’ll love, too!)

Do you have an unpopular opinion about something the rest of the world seems to love? I have a little confession to make. Although I love fall, I hate pumpkin flavored food. There. I said it. Phew! That feels good to admit. I know that I am in the minority here when it comes to pumpkin-flavored foods. My guys at home are in the majority – they love all-things pumpkin. So even though it’s not my favorite flavor, I still make it often.

Now, what do I love about fall foods? Apples. They are by far my favorite fruit and I get giddy just thinking about going to get fresh apples from a local orchard. We’re lucky to have lots of options where we live. My favorite apples are honey crisps and pink ladys. Do you have a favorite apple type?

Since I am always looking to bring a little magic to my children’s lives, one way to make the fall a little more special is through baking. Some of my favorite moments together with my boys are mixing something up in the kitchen. There’s something so sweet about their little hands pouring ingredients into the bowl. And to be honest, they are cleaner in the kitchen than I am (sometimes it feels like I use every pan in the house just to make one meal – my husband can attest to that). Now, to add a little magic to your child’s life this fall, you don’t need to go all out. Sometimes it’s something as simple as baking some pumpkin spice cake together can get them in the mood for fall. Memory-making moments, no matter how simple, are always magical. So if you’re looking to bring a little fall spirit into your homes or kid’s lunchbox, check out this list of 20 kid-friendly fall recipes. I promise you’ll fall in the love with them.

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20 Kid-Friendly Fall Recipes from Mom Envy. Lots of pumpkin recipes and apple recipes. Perfect recipes for kids. #kidrecipes #fallfoods #comfortfood #pumpkineverything

20 Kid-Friendly Fall Recipes

Kid-Friendly Fall Foods Kim's Cravings Gluten Free MuffinsGluten-Free Banana Pumpkin Muffins from Kim’s Cravings

These muffins are a healthy choice to bring a little fall to your kid’s lunchboxes. They’re easy to throw into a lunchbox or to add to breakfast.

Kid-Friendly Fall Foods Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts Apple BombsCaramel Apple Pie Bombs from Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts

Children love small little bites of food. These apple bites are child-size and are great for using up your apples from your trip to the orchid.

Mama Knows Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Baked OatmealApple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups from Mama Knows Gluten Free

These gluten free apple cinnamon baked oatmeal cups not only look amazing – but they’re healthy, too. If you need to avoid dairy, no problem. You have the choice to use milk or a non-dairy replacement. If you aren’t cooking gluten free, you can use regular oatmeal instead. You can also use blueberries or chocolate chips instead. Audrey has totally convinced me that going gluten free doesn’t mean giving up delicious food. Check out her site for a lot more gluten free recipes.

Lil Luna’s Pumpkin French Toast Sticks

My boys love french toast sticks. If they could, they’d eat them at every meal. These are the perfect fall replacement. They’re easy to make, too!

Feasting on Fruit's Pumpkin Banana Ice CreamFeasting on Fruit’s Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Honestly, do I need to say more? What is more kid-friendly than ice cream? There’s another secret ingredient to making this ice cream. It’s also a healthier ice cream option (which is hard to do!)

Oh My Veggies Pumpkin Pie Breakfast BarsPumpkin Pie Breakfast Bars from Oh My Veggies

Yep, you read that right. Pumpkin Pie Breakfast bars. Your kids can eat pumpkin pie for breakfast and you don’t even need to feel guilty for it.

Bless This Mess Pleases No Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Energy BitesNo Bake Pumpkin Energy Bites from Bless This Mess

Want a quick and easy snack for your kids? These no bake pumpkin energy bite are so easy to make. You can skip the dark chocolate (or replace them) if your kid isn’t a fan.

Cinnamon-Apple-Chips-from Carries Experimental KitchenApple Chips from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

These apple chips are so easy to make and a great healthy snacking option for kids in the fall.

best ever toddler muffins recipe mom envyBest Ever Toddler Muffins from Mom Envy

These muffins are my boys favorites. They have pumpkin, applesauce, bananas, and  cinnamon making them the perfect fall treat.

Fluffy Pumpkin Pancake sfrom Baking GingerBaking Ginger’s Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

If my two-year-old could pick one food to eat for the rest of his life, he’d have a hard time deciding between pancakes and pizza. These pumpkin pancakes would definitely be a favorite in our house.

Glazed Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread from Lovely Little KitchenGlazed Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread from Lovely Little Kitchen

I love easy bread recipes that start with a batter (so much easier to use a mixer or a bowl and spoon).  If you make homemade applesauce with the apples you picked, you can use it up in this recipe (or just get some from the store!)

Apple Fries from The Best Blog RecipesThe Best Blog Recipe’s Apple Fries with Caramel Cream Dip

I love apples and caramel together and so do my boys. I cannot wait to try these this year! They’d be a wonderful addition to any party or a special after school snack or dessert.


Avas Alphabet October CookiesAva’s Alphabet’s October Cookies

Cristina’s mom made these when she was a child. What’s better than a fall recipes? A nostalgic one. Food can bring back so many great memories. Maybe these will become your new fall family favorite. Bread from Morning Motivated Mom

The last time I made pumpkin bread, it was from a box. I am excited to try a new pumpkin bread recipe from scratch. Pumpkin bread is a definite favorite for both my little boys and my husband.

ApplePeanutButterBlenderMuffins- From Happy Healthy Mama15 Minute Blender Flourless Apple Peanut Butter Muffins

I had no idea you could make muffins in a blender. Peanut butter and apples are a staple snack in our house. I can’t wait to try this twist on a popular kid favorite.

Cinnamon-Roll-Granola-Long Simple Hacks LivingCinnamon Roll Granola from Simple Hacks Living

Are you in a snack rut? Then this cinnamon roll granola will help get you out. Best part is, it’s quick and easy to make.

Frosted Maple Cookie Bars from Balancing MotherhoodFrosted Maple Cookie Bars from Balancing Motherhood

What a sweet dessert that kids are guaranteed to love. They’d be extra cute for a Halloween party or as part of your Thanksgiving dessert table.

Jack O Lantern Pumpkin Hand Pies from Acorns CustardJack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Hand Pies from Acorns and Custard

Oh my goodness. These are simply adorable. What kid wouldn’t want to eat a Jack-o-Lantern? I am so impressed with her pumpkin carving abilities.

Domestically Blissful Caramel-Apple-Slices-with-butterscotchCaramel Apple Slices from Domestically Blissful

Anyone else look like a hot mess trying to eat a caramel apple? They are so delicious but so hard to figure out how to eat; kids have an especially difficult time. Their mouths are so tiny that they have trouble just getting one bite. These caramel apple slices are a fantastic solution to traditional caramel apples.

Apple-Cider-Whole-Wheat-Baked-Donuts-Recipe-by-Five-Heart-Home_From Five Heart HomeApple Cider Doughnuts from Five Heart Home

Doughnuts are a tried and true kid favorite. I love that Samantha bakes these doughnuts instead of frying them. Our local farms sell apple cider doughnuts and I love the idea of being able to make our own at home.


Wednesday 29th of January 2020

Great blog, nice list kid friendly fall recipes.

Carrie | Carrie's Experimental Kitchen

Monday 4th of September 2017

There are so many recipes I can't wait to try on this list, I just love this time of year! Thank you so much for including my apple chips in your roundup.


Monday 4th of September 2017

It's a great recipe! Thanks so much for stopping by!! :)


Sunday 3rd of September 2017

Love these ideas! Always trying to get my boys to bake with me more.


Monday 4th of September 2017

Thanks so much for stopping by Julie! My boys love to bake with me but I think it's because they like sneaking tastes of what we're baking :)