Many years ago a wise person once said: “Food is love.” The wonderful meals, sides, and dessert you make are a way of showing your affection for your children. It should come as no surprise that most kids prefer desserts over any other food group. This fall season bake up something sweet and delicious for them to enjoy.

Baked Apple Roses

Apples are a delicious taste of the season. This dessert looks impressive and is surprisingly simple to create. It combines thinly sliced apple, store-bought puff pastry, and spices for a generally healthy treat parents can feel good about.

Pumpkin Crisp

Chances are you have never had a pumpkin crisp, typically they are made with fruit. This creamy dessert is perfectly accented with a crunchy topping. These contrasting flavors are mixed up with the classic pumpkin pie flavors. Serve with vanilla bean ice cream to get the total effect.

Molasses Spice Cake

What kid doesn’t like cake? This tender cake is topped with not only cream cheese frosting but also with a yummy brown sugar glaze. The combination of the different flavors and textures just might make this cake an annual fall tradition.

Baked Doughnuts

Doughnuts can be a delish portable breakfast, snack, or end to a meal. This recipe is baked making it a much healthier option than fried alternatives, but don’t think that it disappoints on flavor. It still has the signature taste, texture, and smell. The finishing touch is a simple toss in cinnamon sugar.

Brown Sugar Butter Cookies

Cookies are always a classic treat and this sugar cookie has a depth of flavor you won’t expect. The dough can be made ahead of time for convenience and freezes well. Simply thaw, portion, and bake when the perfect occasion arises.

Peanut Butter Pie

It tastes like heaven and couldn’t be easier to make. This no-bake pie combines the classic flavors of peanut butter and chocolate for a delectable treat. Top with a handful of chopped up Reese’s Pieces for fall colors or select only orange and brown for a Halloween theme.

Maple Pecan Banana Muffins

With a name like this you know it is going to be simply delicious. Fall is definitely muffin season. The addition of maple syrup adds a new level of flavor to a classic. This is a great breakfast treat or after school snack. The bananas add a rich moisture along with a plentiful helping of potassium.

The cool fall temperatures make it the ideal time to warm the oven up and get to baking. Your children will love homemade baked treats complete with the secret ingredient that can’t be purchased in stores- love. That’s right show your love for the kids by selecting one these many delicious baked good recipes and creating it in your own home. The scent of cinnamon and spices will fill your home making it look, feel, and taste like the best of fall.

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