6 Comforting Oat-Based Recipes for Fall

6 Comforting Oat-Based Recipes for Fall

If there’s a time of year to cook at home, it’s fall! We come back from the local orchard with enough apples for a family of twelve and we can’t seem to resist buying squash at the grocery store (it makes cute centrepieces!). For all those reasons, we decided to bring together 6 comforting recipes made with granola to try before all the tree leaves have fallen to the ground!

 

1. Caramel and Granola Apples

Photo credit: Camille Labonté

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Preparation time: 30 minutes

Key ingredients:

  • Apples
  • Oatbox Granola

If you have a sweet tooth, you will be pleased to bite in our Caramel and Granola Apples recipe. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, the corn syrup and the water to a boil. Once the caramel becomes a nice dark brown colour, remove from the heat and gradually add cream, butter and vanilla. Bring back to a boil. Let cool for 10 minutes before dipping the apples in the caramel, and then in the granola

Tip: you can use the Oatbox Granola flavour of your choice! Our Salted Caramel Granola can multiply the taste of the apple dipped in caramel, while our Apple Pie Granola can revive the flavours of the fruit in your mouth.

 

2. Acorn Squash Salad


- Preparation time: 25 minutes
- Cooking time: 25 minutes

Key ingredients:

  • Acorn squash
  • Oatbox Granola
  • Pecans
  • Kale
  • Orchard fruits

Even if summertime is over, eating a salad as a meal isn’t a crime! In order for you to miss summer a bit less, try our Acorn Squash Salad recipe. Preheat the oven to 375°F and brush the slices of acorn squash with olive oil on a lined baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper before baking for 25 minutes, or until tender, and let cool. 


When ready to serve, spread the squash with the apple or pear slices and kale. Garnish with roasted pecans, dressing and Oatbox Granola of your choice.


3. Mini Apple Hand Pies

 

- Preparation time: 25 minutes
- Cooking time: 10 minutes

Key ingredients:

  • Apples
  • Oatbox Granola
  • Pie dough

This recipe for mini apple pies reminds us of the Apple Toaster Strudels from our childhood (minus all the artificial ingredients)! Start by combining the diced apples with the corn starch, the sugar and the lemon juice in a pan. Let rest for 1 hour before bringing to a boil and cooking for 10 minutes, or until the apples are tender and the mixture has thickened thanks to the corn starch. 


Preheat the oven to 425°F. Meanwhile, cut the pie dough in 12 equal pieces. Fill half of the pie shells with the apple mixture and Apple Pie Granola, or any Oatbox Granola. Cover with the second dough and gently press it closed using a fork. Brush the top of the pies with milk and make an X-cut on each one. Bake for 10 minutes or until the dough is golden. The final step: enjoy one with a coffee or green tea!

 

4. Belgian Style Pumpkin Waffles

 

- Preparation time: 25 minutes
- Cooking time: 25 minutes

Key ingredients:

  • Pumpkin puree
  • Oatbox Granola
  • Apples

Our Belgian Style Pumpkin Waffles recipe won’t go unnoticed during your next fall brunch! Make yourself a coffee before beating the egg yolks, butter, vanilla and sugar until light and fluffy. Then, mix the ground cinnamon, ginger and clove together with the flour. 


Add the flour and milk to the base, alternating until fully combined. Add the pumpkin puree and mix, before doing the same for the whipped egg whites. Finally, cook in a waffle iron and top with warm apples, maple syrup, and Pumpkin Spice Granola, or any Oatbox Granola.


5. Squash Soup with Crispy Kale and Granola Topping

 

- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 50 minutes

Key ingredients:

  • Butternut squash
  • Oatbox Granola
  • Vegetable broth
  • Kale

Our most comforting fall recipe list wouldn’t be complete without a squash soup! Our Squash Soup with Crispy Kale and Granola Topping recipe will bring the colour back to your cheeks, even on a cold and rainy day. First, in a large pot, caramelize the onion and garlic in oil. Pour yourself a glass of white wine and deglaze the pot, letting the alcohol evaporate. Add the butternut squash, the vegetable broth and the rosemary branches. Season with salt and pepper, and let simmer for 45 minutes.


When the squash is completely cooked, remove rosemary branches (important!) and blend until smooth. For the topping, preheat the oven to 350°F. Drop the kale on a baking sheet and garnish with Pumpkin Spice Granola, or any Oatbox Granola. Add oil, salt, pepper and Herbes de Provence to taste. After baking the kale for 10 minutes, pour the squash soup in a bowl and add the topping once the kale is crispy!

 

6. Open Face Apple Pie

 

- Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: 40 minutes

Key ingredients:

  • Apples
  • Oatbox Granola

If you’re not a big fan of dough and wish to prepare a dessert that truly honours the apple, our Open Face Apple Pie recipe was created with you in mind! First, preheat the oven to 350°F and let the dough sit on parchment paper. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix the sliced apples, the flour, the ground cinnamon, the juice of a half lemon and Apple Pie Granola, or any Oatbox Granola.


Fill the dough leaving a 2.5 inches uncovered border, which you will then fold to shape the delicious container in which will bake the apple pie. Brush with milk and leave in the oven for 40 minutes, or until the crust is golden.


These recipes to try in the comfort of your home and your cozy clothing can be adapted to your liking, based on your dietary convictions. If you want to give your breakfasts a surprising twist this fall, check out our Overnight Oats recipes.