Healthy Autumn Recipes (SCD, Gluten Free, Grain Free) (2024)

These healthy autumn recipes (or healthier recipes!) are perfect for crisp fall days! Each easy recipe is warm, comforting, and full of fall flavors! Every single recipe below follows the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) and is gluten free, grain free, soy free, refined sugar free, and low lactose! Many are also completely dairy free which make them Paleo and Whole30 compliant!

Fall Breakfast Recipes

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Pumpkin Pancakes

Almond flour and pumpkin puree are the base for these Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes. Turn them into a breakfast showstopper by topping with cashew cream and chopped walnuts!! (SCD, Paleo, vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free)

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Spice Waffles with Apple Compote

Baked goods, like these Pumpkin Spice Waffles with Apple Compote, are such a staple in my house during the fall! It's a simple waffle recipe that's deliciously indulgent! (SCD, Paleo, vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free)

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Cauliflower Pumpkin Oatmeal

A big bowl of oatmeal is the ULTIMATE comfort food on a crisp autumn morning but this isn't your typical bowl of oats! This bowl of deliciousness uses cauliflower rice for a gluten and grain free breakfast! You can find the recipe HERE. (SCD, Paleo, vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, egg free, refined sugar free)

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Roasted Vegetables with Eggs

Start your day on a healthy note with a big serving of these Roasted Vegetables with Eggs! This also makes for a delicious and filling dinner when paired with my Homemade Breakfast Sausage! (SCD, Paleo, Whole30, vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, added sugar free)

Autumn Soup Recipes

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Butternut Squash Apple Soup

This Butternut Squash Apple Soup is my most requested recipe from my family! They ask for it EVERY SINGLE Thanksgiving and Christmas! Aside from the apples and squash, this creamy soup is also lightly flavored with fresh sage and ginger root! (SCD, Paleo, Whole30, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, added sugar free)

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10 Vegetable Soup

Soup season definitely calls for a great big pot Vegetable Soup and this recipe does not disappoint! (SCD, Paleo, Whole30, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, added sugar free)

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Cauliflower Roasted Red Pepper Soup

With just a handful of ingredients, this recipe really allows the flavor of the vegetables to shine through! This creamy soup has a hint of smokiness and freezes beautifully! (SCD, Paleo, Whole30, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, added sugar free)

Autumn Appetizers and Snacks

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Baked Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

This delicious appetizer is perfect for a crowd! It has a flavorful homemade sausage mixture that's stuffed into marinated mushrooms. The filling for these Baked Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms can also be made the day before!! (SCD, low carb, gluten free, grain free, soy free, egg free, low lactose)

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Rosemary Infused Cranberry Brie Bites

These Cranberry Brie Bites are one of my favorite autumn appetizers. The soft almond flour crusts hold creamy brie cheese before being topped with a delicious rosemary infused cranberry sauce! They're a perfect Thanksgiving appetizer! (SCD, vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, egg free, soy free, refined sugar free, low lactose)

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Roasted Olives

Herb Roasted Olives make for a wonderful little snack or addition to a cheese board! (SCD, Paleo, Whole30, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, added sugar free)

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Prosciutto Wrapped Pears

The combination of salty and sweet makes these Prosciutto Wrapped Pears an addicting little appetizer or snack! (SCD, Paleo, gluten free, grain free, soy free, refined sugar free, dairy optional)

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Pear Sauce

While most people like to make applesauce during the autumn months, I'm all about Pear Sauce! It's easy on my gut, tastes AMAZING, and is super simple to make! (SCD, Paleo, Whole30, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, added sugar free)

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Apple Cinnamon Smoothie

Smoothies are my go-to snack and this Apple Cinnamon Smoothie is full of delicious fall flavor! (SCD, Paleo, Whole30, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, refined sugar free)

Autumn Side Dishes

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Carrot Souffle

Looking for an easy and flavorful side dish? This is it! It's perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas but is simple enough to serve on a weekday too! The Carrot Souffle is a cross between a cake and pudding..so good! (SCD, Paleo, vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, refined sugar free)

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Shaved Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

This side dish is a lovely combo of sweet and smokey with a bit of a crunch! It's a flavorful and simple side that even non brussel sprout lovers are sure to love! Click HERE for the recipe! (SCD, Paleo, Whole30, low carb, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, dairy free, no added sugar)

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Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

With just 5 ingredients, this Roasted Garlic Mashed Cauliflower recipe is a perfectly healthy comfort food and a yummy low carb sub for traditional mashed potatoes. (SCD, Paleo, Whole30, low carb, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, no added sugar)

Autumn Dinner Recipes

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Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash

When we have company over for dinner during the fall months, this recipe for Turkey Stuffed Acorn Squash is one of my go-to recipes! It's an easy, rustic dish that's always met with rave reviews! (SCD, Paleo, Whole30, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, soy free, added sugar free)

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Butternut Squash Lasagna

A big baking dish filled with lasagna is ALL ABOUT comfort! This Noodle-less Butternut Squash Lasagna trades traditional pasta for sheets of butternut squash and the cheese is swapped out for low lactose options. making this meal for vegetarians is super simple, just leave the meat out of the sauce! (SCD, gluten free, grain free, egg free, soy free, low lactose, added sugar free)

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Zucchini Cannelloni

Another twist on an Italian classic, this cannelloni swaps traditional pasta for zucchini ribbons stuffed with a creamy filling of butternut squash before being drizzled with a brown butter sage sauce. Click HERE for the recipe. (SCD, vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, soy free, low lactose, added sugar free)

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Apple Cider Marinated Chicken Breast

This Apple Cider Chicken Breast recipe is an easy, rustic meal that makes for a perfect weekday meal! (SCD, Paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, refined sugar free)

Autumn Desserts

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Almond Flour Spice Cake with Pumpkin Frosting

Oh my!! If you're looking for an alternative to pumpkin pie this season...this is it! The cake is dense, moist, and full of the comforting flavors you'd expect from a fall dessert while the creamy frosting uses pumpkin puree, coconut, and honey! If there's ONE recipe you try from my website this autumn, let it be this Spice Cake with Pumpkin Frosting! (SCD, Paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free)

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Cranberry Apple Crumble

This Cranberry Apple Crumble recipe is a quick and easy dessert that feeds a crowd! The rustic look of this treat is part of it's overall, no fuss charm! (SCD, Paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free)

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Pumpkin Pudding

Pumpkin Pudding tastes like the filling of pumpkin pie and is a great dessert for anyone, especially since it's easy on the gut! It's a simple no bake dessert that can look fancy when served in decorative glasses! (SCD, Paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free)

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Pear and Havarti Tart with Cinnamon Honey Drizzle

Seems like pumpkins and apples get all the glory this time of year, but don't forget about pears! This Pear and Havarti Tart has a crumbly almond flour crust that's filled with creamy havarti cheese, and slices of pears. It's baked to golden perfection then drizzled with a delicious honey cinnamon sauce! (SCD, gluten free, grain free, egg free, refined sugar free, low lactose)

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

This Pumpkin Whoopie Pie recipe has been the most popular fall dessert on my blog for the past FOUR years! For good reason too! The filling is a smooth and creamy Italian honey meringue that's sandwiched between two cake like pumpkin cookies! I'll say this, at my house Santa asks for these cookies every year! (SCD, Paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free)

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Coconut Peppermint Fudge

With just five wholesome ingredients, it's hard to go wrong with this Coconut Peppermint Fudge. It tastes like a healthier version of a candy cane! (SCD, Paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free)

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Pumpkin Blondies

Pumpkin Blondies! I mean, they're flourless brownies filled with pumpkin puree and ALL the fall spices. Doesn't get much better than that! (SCD, Paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free)

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Caramel Sauce

Three ingredient Caramel Sauce is an easy way to elevate any of the desserts listed here! You could also use this sauce to dip apple slices...yum! (SCD, Paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, refined sugar free)

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Coconut Truffles

These simple, bite sized treats look like cute little snowballs! The best part, they're a no bake dessert! (SCD, Paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, refined sugar free)

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This post was originally created in October 2018 and was updated with new recipes on September 10, 2020.

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