Fall is upon us! Whether you’re just starting to feel a subtle drop in temperature (hello, Southerners!) or witnessing a full-blown spectacle of leaves changing colors, now is a great time to celebrate this much-loved time of year with seasonally inspired products. Even if pumpkin spice isn’t your jam, there’s plenty here to help you get your autumn on.
Our Fave Fall Products
1. Gopal's Sprouted Pumpkin Seed Butter
Instead of the usual nut butters -- peanut, almond, cashew -- pop open a jar of pumpkin seed butter this fall. You’ll love the rich, distinctly nutty taste – and the health benefits! (Did you know that sprouting nuts and seeds make them easier to digest?)
Gopal’s Pumpkin Seed Butter is made with just two ingredients organic raw sprouted pumpkin seeds and stone-ground Himalayan crystal salt. No additives, preservatives or mystery ingredients! Just pure, unadulterated pumpkin seed flavor. Yum!
2. Desert Essence Organics Pumpkin Spice Restore Hand Repair Cream
It’s not for eating, but this prized product is scented with one of the top fall flavors: pumpkin spice! A deep-penetrating hand-repair cream, it’s designed to moisturize even the driest of hands, while also protecting against the moisture loss that often happens this time of year.
Look for ingredients such as nourishing organic pumpkin, soothing jojoba oil and brightening organic licorice on the label. Oh, and did we mention it’s vegan and gluten-free?! Just a dab of this fab fall lotion will make for some very happy hands.
3. Cocomels Pumpkin Spice Caramels
Somehow, the inventors of these chewy caramels were able to perfectly capture the flavors of a Thanksgiving pumpkin pie and infuse them into dainty, chewy, delicious bites…of candy!
Made with coconut milk, these caramels are dairy free, gluten-free, plant based and organic. Surprisingly, each piece contains only two grams of sugar. (That’s not to say that you should eat the whole bag, but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t last long after it’s opened!)
4. Pamela’s Products Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread Mix
You don’t have to be an experienced baker to make a bakery-style loaf of pumpkin bread. Perfectly pumpkin flavored, moist and dense, this gluten-free loaf is a lifesaver when you need a festive fall treat that’s safe for everyone to eat.
Pamela’s Products has been creating gluten-free products for many years, so they’re experts at combining ingredients for incredible-tasting breads, desserts and other dishes. Their products are also GFCO certified, and free from additives, trans fats, fillers and other unwanted ingredients.
5. Within Without Maple Pecan Chewy Granola (Paleo & Gluten-Free)
Maple is another magical fall flavor – especially when it’s combined with the delicate, buttery, nutty flavor of pecans. Take it beyond the traditional pancake stack with this chewy granola from Within Without.
Made with just six ingredients (maple syrup and pecans plus almonds, almond flour, organic coconut oil and coconut), it packs in three grams of protein and has only 4 grams of sugar per serving. And if you’re following a paleo diet, you’ll be happy to know this granola is paleo certified! Sprinkle it on yogurt or ice cream, enjoy a bowlful for breakfast or munch some straight from the bag.
6. Stonewall Kitchen Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut Mix
What better time to make the donuts than fall?
If you’re in the mood for something sweet (and you’ve already eaten all the pumpkin spice caramels), bake up a batch of these cinnamon sugar doughnuts. Note the keyword: bake. Unlike most donuts, which are fried, these rings rank better on the health scale because they’re oven baked. Did we mention they’re also gluten-free?
All you’ll need are a few staple ingredients and 20 minutes of time. Whatever you do, don’t forget to liberally apply the cinnamon-sugar top coat!
7. Tazo Organic Baked Cinnamon Apple Tea
If the weather outside is getting frightful, there’s truly nothing more delightful than to cozy up on a soft sofa with a mug of steaming-hot herbal tea.
Put your kettle on and steep some Tazo Baked Cinnamon Apple tea for a real fall treat. This organic, non-GMO certified tea combines the warming flavor of cinnamon, the sweetness of a baked apple and rooibos tea for a deliciously healthy hot sip. Who needs a trip to the apple orchard when you can enjoy this fall sensation anytime from the comfort of your couch?
8. Equal Exchange Organic Hot Cocoa
Nothing says boots and jacket weather better than hot cocoa! Skip the supermarket instant powdered packets and sip on this organic, fair-trade, better-for-you cocoa mix. One canister will give you about 20 mugs worth. It’s the perfect warming drink to bring along on an autumn hayride or to a chilly evening bonfire. Throw in some vegan and gluten-free marshmallows for extra enjoyment!