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23 Wonderfully Cozy Things You Need To Bake This Fall

If you bake one thing this fall, let it be all of these things.

Jenny Chang for BuzzFeed Life

1. Apple Crisp With Salted Caramel Sauce

Even if you don't make the caramel sauce, this dessert is still keeping it 100. Choose apples that are on the tart side, so all that sweet sauciness has something to stand up to. Recipe here.

2. Pumpkin Bread With Walnuts

I want to smother this pumpkin bread with butter like an overbearing stage mother. Recipe here.

3. Baked Cider Doughnuts

Perhaps the most beloved fall dessert of all. Behold: The Apple Cider Donut. And yeah, because these ones are baked, you *do* need a doughnut pan to make these. Worth it. Recipe here.

4. Pumpkin-Spiced Granola

For all those brisk fall hikes I know you're going to take.

5. Brown Sugar and Fig Clafoutis

Clafoutis is just a fancy French word for pancake, and pancake is a regular English word for "give me."

6. Pumpkin Pie Waffles


7. Apple Turnovers

Inside these buttery, flakey little parcels lies the secret to the easiest apple dessert in the land: applesauce. BOOM. Get your mind blown here.

8. Sticky Toffee Pudding

This toffee sauce is the kind of thing that you will dream about doing inappropriate things to, so what I am saying is: Make extra. Indulge yourself here.

9. Apple Caramel Galette

For those who love an equal fruit-to-crust ratio, you want a galette. Trust. Recipe here.

10. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

What's a whoopie pie? I'm so glad you asked. It's like two little teeny cakes that you sandwich with some frosting. TEENY PUMPKIN CAKES. Find them here.

11. Chewy Ginger-Molasses Cookies

Your favorite chunky sweater in cookie form. Find the recipe here.

12. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Prepared biscuit dough + canned pumpkin + brown sugar = praise hands emoji. Super-simple recipe here.

13. Pumpkin-Spice & Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

No fall baking bucket list is complete without a dope AF oatmeal cookie, and these definitely qualify. See for yourself here.

14. Brown Butter + Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

These are not only made with marshmallow and melted caramels, but they've got marshmallow and caramel inside as a *secret layer* too. Did I mention there is a secret layer? Recipe here.

15. Vanilla Bean Apple Tarte Tatin

If you can melt sugar in a pan, you can make this iconic dessert. And you should. Immediately. Find the recipe here.

16. Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Two batters are better than one, especially when one is pumpkin flavored. Get your swirl on here.

17. Fig + Plum Galette

If you've got a pie crust recipe you just <3 LOVE <3, feel free to use that here. And if no plums are to be had, double down on the figs. Recipe here.

18. Molasses Scones With Candied Ginger and Pecans

Have you ever wanted to curl up with something more in your entire life? Find the recipe here.

19. Pecan Sticky Buns

It's like every time the fall wind blows, the trees whisper "sticky bunssssss." Recipe for dreamy sticky buns here.

20. Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? Who cares. These muffins use coconut oil instead of butter, which, sure, makes them a little healthier. But also gives them a ~delightful~ nutty flavor. Recipe here.

21. Pear, Chocolate, and Walnut Crumble

If you've never had warm pears and melty chocolate together I think you have some real soul searching to do because it is a truly WONDERFUL combination. Find out for yourself here.

22. Pumpkin Cinnamon-Swirl Bread

You don't need a mixer for this pumpkin bread, but you do need an appreciation for that Fall Lifestyle. Recipe here.

23. Pumpkin + Nutella S'mores Cookies

I think this is what we call a "mic drop" moment. Proceed only if you can handle the insanity of combining pumpkin, nutella, and s'mores into ONE cookie. Recipe here.