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5 of the best tasty autumnal bakes

28th September 2020


Baking is a popular past time for people of all ages and is a lovely way to enjoy your home, relax and unwind. Autumn is a great time to get creative in the kitchen and some of the popular bakes you can make during this time of the year are filled to the brim with delicious flavours and spices.

Baking is a lovely past time for those who have limited mobility and spend a lot more time in their homes than they once would of. Baking doesn’t have to be restricted to cakes and autumn is one of the perfect months to explore different avenues and get a little creative. From flapjacks to cookies, this article will take you through 5 of the best tasty autumnal bakes, perfect for bakers of all abilities and skill levels.

Roasted Plum Flapjack

Image credit: Pudding Lane

Can you get any better than flavoured flapjack? There is nothing more autumnal than a plum flapjack and this recipe from Lucy Burton at the blog Pudding Lane is the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea and a cosy evening. We spoke to Lucy and she told us why she loves autumn baking and why fruit is the perfect option.

"I adore baking in the autumn, as there is so much beautiful produce in season. Early autumn is traditionally ‘harvest time’, and it sees late-season stone fruits - think plums, damsons and sloes - come into season, alongside wild delights like blackberries, mulberries and rose hips. Further into the autumn, it’s all about apples, pears and quince. This is the time of year to load your pockets with bags and head for the hedgerows! I like to fill my freezer with foraged goods now to brighten up my baking in the winter months.”

Lucy carried on to explain why plums are the perfect accompaniment to flapjack: “There’s so much baking and preserving that you can do at this time of year with so much produce available, and these roasted plum flapjacks are one of the go-to recipes. You can always swap the plums for whatever you have - these work beautifully with baked apple and blackberries running through them, for example.”

Find Lucy’s Ultimate Plum Flapjack recipe here.

Pumpkin Spiced Cupcakes


Pumpkin is the perfect accompaniment to the autumn months, especially around Halloween, but it also makes the perfect addition to many traditional baking recipes and spices.

These tasty Pumpkin Spiced Cupcakes are a combination of yummy pumpkin and all the traditional autumn spices. Quick and easy to make, they can be topped with pumpkin frosting or a topping of your choice.

The Baking Explorer shared her recipes on her website, speaking a little more about why she loves pumpkin cupcakes: “One of my favourite parts of both Halloween and the Autumn period, in general, is the feature of pumpkin in all kinds of food and drink. My favourite is definitely Pumpkin Pie, but these Pumpkin Cupcakes come a close second. However, I’ve never met a pumpkin baked good I didn’t like! These Pumpkin Cupcakes are so easy to make with tinned pumpkin puree, but you can use raw grated pumpkin if you can’t find the canned kind.”

Find the perfect Pumpkin Spiced Cupcake recipe here.

Ginger Cookies


Warming and spicy, ginger cookies are the perfect accompaniment to any autumn evening. Ginger offers a warm and comforting treat and works perfectly alongside baking, especially in cookies and biscuits.

Ginger is known for being one of the healthiest spices in the world and can be used in a number of ways, fresh, dried and powdered. Ginger is known for its anti-nausea properties as well as being a great ingredient for muscle and pain-relief, perfect for those who may feel the effects of older age or mobility issues.

Ginger biscuits are very simple to make and can be mixed in one large bowl, combining all the wet and dry ingredients. It is also an easy and quick recipe for those who have little time, cooking in just 8-10 minutes in a pre-heated oven.

Find the perfect Ginger Cookie recipe here.

Apple Cake


Fresh apple cake, you can’t get a lot better. Full of rich apples and soft, spongy cake, apple cake is the perfect autumn bake and is super tasty. Enriched with butter and fruit apples, you can enjoy this cake warm or cold, with custard or cream or simply on its own.

The Hairy Bikers offer a great Apple Cake recipe, describing this delicious treat in a little more detail on their website: “When you're in need of a nice piece of cake with a cup of tea this will do the trick. Spiced with cinnamon and lemon zest it's a fruity delight. Bet you didn't think you could enjoy something like this on a diet!”

Apple cake can be adapted and changed to suit your taste buds, add your favourite spices, add a sweet addition with white or milk chocolate chips or even add another fruit if you’re feeling adventurous.

Find the Hairy Bikers Spiced Apple Cake recipe here.

Cinnamon Buns


Cinnamon is a staple for any autumn baking recipe and these scrumptious cinnamon buns are the ultimate comfort cake as the nights get darker and colder.

Jane’s Patisserie makes some of the best cinnamon rolls and has a recipe on her website. She goes into a little more detail about why cinnamon rolls are perfect for the autumn months: “A lot of people say cinnamon is a Christmas thing, and it is very good around that time of year, but my gosh I just adore it all the time. Cinnamon rolls are just the epitome of heaven in a bite. I make sure that my cinnamon rolls are quite thick with cinnamon goodness, but that’s entirely your choice. They are very adaptable, and can easily be made less or more cinnamon-like, but that’s something you can work out easily if you make these a couple of times. You work out what is your favourite.”

Find Jane’s Patisserie warming Cinnamon Rolls recipe here.

If you often suffer from mobility issues and want to occupy yourself over the autumn months, why not try some of these delicious, warming recipes to fill your house and your tummy with delicious smells and flavours. If you’re on the hunt for a new mobility aid or stairlift, Handicare supply stair lifts UK wide and can cater to your exacting needs. Get in touch with one of the specialists now for a quote or more information.

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