As the seasons change and the air gets cooler get your baking on with these delicious fall bread recipes.
These homemade bread recipes feature seasonal ingredients making them idea for the fall season and of course the smell of fresh baked bread makes those extra hours indoors feel especially cozy.
Whether you’re after tasty quick bread recipes or looking to take your time with a yeast dough, this list of fall breads will guide to new favorites in this wonderful time of the year.
Highlight Seasonal Produce
The best fall bread recipes highlight the best and most flavorful ingredients of the Autumn season.
Things like pumpkin and winter squash – remember you can almost always substitute any winter squash puree for pumpkin purée. Use whatever you have on hand.
Apples and pears are often at their most freshest in this season. Look for local varieties for something special and wonderfully delicious.
Cranberries are also often found in abundance and easily during Autumn.
Sweet potatoes and yams can be highlighted and used for a change from winter squash though the flavor is often similar in baked goods.
As the temperatures cool, it seems we all like to add some warming spice to our meal rotations.
Homemade breads are an ideal way to add spice in sweet and savory ways that not only taste good but make the house smell good as well.
Slow & Cozy
Baking tasty bread from scratch is an exercise in slow, intentional living. And it is a wonderful way to embrace the fall season.
Baking in summer often makes the house too hot and is an activity most folks don’t enjoy but once the air starts to chill, most of us enjoy warming up the house and our souls with good things straight from the oven.
It doesn’t matter if you choose a quick bread recipe or something that requires time for rising, simply pick a delicious bread recipe and connect to home and the season in a wonderfully easy way.
This is good food to share with neighbors and loved ones near and far. Consider making mini loaves to spread your baking farther.
Simple wrap baked and cooled bread in plastic wrap or bags and sticking in boxes alongside other goodies from your homestead for folks far way.
It’s also a great way to get your bake on, have some treat, but not eat too much.
Freeze for Later
Breads, either quick, yeasted, or sourdough freeze incredibly well. If you have the room, bake extra when you’re in the mood and save it for later.
Simply let baked loaves cool completely and store in airtight containers, like bags or wrapped in plastic wrap.
This is a great way to bake ahead for bigger meals or gatherings. You can always reheat bread after it’s thawed in an oven for a warm and fresh texture.
Alternatively, slice the cooled loaves and store the slices in the same kind of airtight manner. This way you can just pull a few slices out as you need them.
A slice or two pulled out in the morning and tucked into a lunch box would likely be thaw and ready to eat by lunch.
We often pull out just a slice or two and put it directly into a toaster for a quick and filling morning breakfast on the go.
Use up frozen bread within 6 months for best flavor and to prevent any kind of freezer burn.
Looking to connect to the Fall Season more deeply and in simple doable fashion? Check out my Fall into Autumn’s Bounty E-course for a guided and fun experience!
Fall Bread Recipes
Choose quick, yeast, or sourdough based on your ingredients and time for Autumn baked goods sure to bring a smile to everyone's face.
Need your baking done fast? Try one of these easy quick breads that skips all the rising but none of the flavor.
This apple bread recipe is full of sweet apple chunks and skips the spice for folks that don't love spice in everything. Easy to make and incredibly flavorful it's a great way to take advantage of fresh fall apples.
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread
Whole wheat pumpkin bread gives you all your favorite pumpkin flavor alongside some whole grain crunch that makes for a great afternoon snack. Serve with hot cocoa after you've been outside enjoying the fall colors for a warming treat.
Fresh Cranberry Bread
Fresh cranberry bread is the perfect combination of tart and sweet that goes great with a cup of coffee.
Sweet Potato Bread Recipe (Easy & Moist)
Sweet potato bread is a moist, dense, perfectly sweet and spiced quick bread that is perfect for autumn breakfasts, afternoon tea, or on a holiday table.
The Best Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
Pumpkin puree, chocolate chips, and a warm pumpkin spice blend team up in this easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread. Sweet and spicy, it's an updated fall classic recipe that's sure to please!
Best Ever Pear Bread
This warmly spiced pear bread is a great way to use up the season’s bounty! It can double as breakfast or dessert.
Apple Cheddar Loaf Cake
Apple cheddar loaf is a great sweet and savory taste of fall! With fresh apples, sharp cheddar, and a hint of cinnamon it pairs beautifully with a hot cup of tea.
Spiced Apple Cider Oatmeal Bread
Spiced Apple Cider Oatmeal Bread, is a tasty fall treat to enjoy while watching colorful leaves fall from the trees. This quick bread recipe is flavored with apple cider plus cinnamon, and cloves for spiciness.
Whole Wheat Butternut Squash Banana Bread
This whole-wheat butternut squash banana bread is the perfect compliment to a breakfast or a satisfying snack!
Whether you need a sweet treat or something savory this list has it all for folks wanting to take their time and bake up some yeasted breads.
Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls
Caramel apple sticky buns are loaded with chunks of apples and cinnamon in an gooey brown sugar syrup that is sure to become a fall favorite.
Apple Cream Cheese Braid
With apple cream cheese braid you get a sweet and rich bread dough surrounding chunks of fresh apples and a cream cheese filling for decadent brunch treat.
Homemade Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting
Light, fluffy, and full of pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin puree, pumpkin cinnamon rolls are topped with cream cheese frosting for an over-the-top fall breakfast treat or delicious dessert.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Bread
Make your breakfast toast extra seasonal with a pumpkin cinnamon swirl bread. This soft loaf of bread is loaded with a beautiful and tasty cinnamon sugar swirl.
Cranberry Sweet Rolls
Cranberry sweet rolls are an ideal way to use up leftover cranberry sauce to serve guests or yourself the next day after a big meal.
Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
Who said pumpkin has to always be sweet? These savory pumpkin dinner rolls are light and fluffy and perfect for serving at all your fall feasts and celebrations.
Sweet Potato Buns
Make even your hamburgers or sandwiches more seasonal with these sweet potato buns.
Wild Rice Cranberry Bread
Technically, this wild rice cranberry bread could be made any time of year since it uses dried cranberries but the flavors are perfect for fall.
Pumpkin & Garlic Naan Bread
This pumpkin and garlic naan bread adds a sweet and savory fall twist to the traditional naan.
Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread with Garlic & Sage
Sage and winter squash combine delightfully well in most savory dishes and this Pumpkin Pull Apart is no exception. Loaded with sage and garlic this is a pumpkin bread to serve with soup, salad, and more.
Sweet Potato Raisin Bread
This sweet potato raisin bread has a thick coarse crumb, is just slightly sweet and makes the perfect breakfast toast. It’s a hearty fall treat when you want something different than pumpkin!
Easy Pumpkin No Knead Bread
This delicious Pumpkin No Knead Bread looks like you’ve been slaving in the kitchen for hours but really is so easy to make and it's loaded with crunchy pumpkin seeds. Enjoy it with your favorite fall comfort soup or stew.
Stuffed Apple Challah with Cinnamon Streusel Topping
It’s like apple pie meets challah! Classic cinnamon, brown sugar and apples roast together together before being stuffed into challah. Then the stuffed apple challah is generously sprinkled with a brown sugar cinnamon streusel topping. If this doesn’t scream Rosh Hashanah and fall, I don’t know what does!
If you're looking for ways to make your fall breads with sourdough starter, try one of these Autumn favorites:
Sourdough Discard Pumpkin Bread
This easy to make pumpkin bread is the best way to use up sourdough discard in Fall! No mixer required, just a whisk. It's extra moist thanks to almost a whole can of pumpkin puree, and drizzled with a delicious maple glaze.
Soft Pumpkin Sourdough Bread
This pumpkin sourdough bread is soft, buttery, and has a tender crumb. Serve these as delicious pumpkin pull apart rolls or serve as sliced pumpkin bread.
Purple Sweet Potato Sourdough Recipe
If you have access to purple sweet potatoes give them wonderful and beautiful life this gorgeous fluffy sourdough bread recipe.
Sourdough Discard Apple Fritter Quick Bread
Give that discard amazing apple pie flavor in bread form with this Apple Fritter Bread.
Pear & Walnut Sourdough Babka
Did you make some pear jam? Slater it in some sourdough babka for a beautiful and flavorful twist.
Friday 16th of September 2022
I have never had apple bread. I can't wait to try it. Although I need to wait a bit as the temps outside are around 90 this week. Fall has not yet appeared to our Illinois town.