Cozy, Fall Recipes Inspired by YA Books 🍂💛
Updated: Oct 22, 2022
When you think of fall what comes to mind? The sight of family and friends. The warmth of a fire. The smell of fresh baking bread. The taste of pumpkin. So many wonderful food-related memories! Here are 10 cozy, fall recipes inspired by YA books!
Recipes from young adult classics like Harry Potter and Hunger Games plus new favorites to fall in love with, too.
Gingerbread Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting - Inspired by Hansel & Gingerbread Queen
Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso - Inspired by Seven Crowns
Simple Sourdough - Inspired by A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking
A Classic British Breakfast - Inspired by Narnia + The Hobbit
Inspired by Harry Potter
What could be more "fall" to kick off our list than a Harry Potter x Pumpkin recipe?! Check out Simply Magical Susan's recipe for these easy, delicious pumpkin treats.
The Fully Illustrated Edition
"Go on, have a pasty,” said Harry, who had never had anything to share before or, indeed, anyone to share it with. It was a nice feeling, sitting there with Ron, eating their way through all Harry’s pasties, cakes, and sweets (the sandwiches lay forgotten).
Inspired by Hansel and the Gingerbread Queen
Have you ever had a Crumbl cookie? They're delicious (and often found gifted around corporate offices in the USA, especially during the holidays). Check out Lifestyle of a Foodie's copycat recipe.
No matter how the sugar sparkles, never sample the sweets.
Evony is the daughter of a witch, with all of her reputation but none of her powers. She's spent her whole life in the heart of the forest, safe from outsiders in a wondrous candy cottage as dangerous as it is beautiful. Kept company by a trio of tiny companions—a loyal gingerbread dragon and two mischievous brownies—Evony's one desire is to find a place in the human world. But first, she must find a way to undo her mother's spells and free the poor souls who fell to temptation.
Brown Sugar Oat Milk Shaken Espresso
Inspired by Seven Crowns
This is such a rich, flavorful drink and part of the fun of making it at home is you can do everything just to taste. Want less sugar? No problem. Prefer cow's milk? Easy peasy. Check out Healthful Idea's copycat recipe below.
(Kitchen Hack: If you have a Keurig, you can get an espresso facsimile. Opt for a dark roast coffee. Use the smallest size and select the "strong" setting. Brew over your cold oat milk before adding ice to avoid diluting.)
Caffeine addicts, rejoice! Coffee is mentioned 40 times in Seven Crowns.
“Wait a minute,” Ana cried, spotting a stainless steel handle. “Don’t tell me you cannibalized the electric kettle?”
“Sorry.” Holden winced. “I know how you like your morning coffee.”
“Like is an understatement.”
“Oh, chill out, Halt," Shay interrupted. "This is going to be worth it. You’ll be sipping coffee back on Bellaton in no time. You can flavor it with Adam’s tears after he loses this challenge.”
If you loved the royal court intrigue of Cruel Prince and the dystopian, interstellar twist of Cinder, the Shadows & Starlight series is for you!
Lamb Stew with Dried Plums
Inspired by Hunger Games
Would a cozy, fall food list really be complete without a stew? Luckily, Spinach Tiger gives us the perfect Hunger Games inspired dish.
“I’m starving and the stew is so delicious—beef, potatoes, turnips, and onions in a thick gravy—that I have to force myself to slow down. All around the dining hall, you can feel the rejuvenating effect that a good meal can bring on. The way it can make people kinder, funnier, more optimistic, and remind them it’s not a mistake to go on living. It’s better than any medicine.”
Join Katniss in this epic YA dystopian series as she battles sixteen other teens for her life.
Inspired by Harry Potter
If you're lucky enough to have visited Universal Studio's Harry Potter Park, then you probably already know how delicious their frozen butterbeer is! Check out Living Locurto's copycat recipe, and you'll feel like you're back on the Hogwarts Express! (Still waiting on that letter, Dumbledore...)
The Fully Illustrated Edition
For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.
Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts . . . he's at Hogwarts."
Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.
Inspired by A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking
The smell of fresh baking bread? Need I say more?! With over 500 reviews and a 5 star rating, you're going to want to check out Alexandra's Kitchen's sourdough recipe.
Fourteen-year-old Mona isn't like the wizards charged with defending the city. She can't control lightning or speak to water. Her familiar is a sourdough starter and her magic only works on bread. She has a comfortable life in her aunt's bakery making gingerbread men dance.
But Mona's life is turned upside down when she finds a dead body on the bakery floor. An assassin is stalking the streets of Mona's city, preying on magic folk, and it appears that Mona is his next target. And in an embattled city suddenly bereft of wizards, the assassin may be the least of Mona's worries...