We’re fully in it now, friends! Another fine holiday season that started off (for me, at least) with more candy corn than I ever knew I could eat. As we ease towards the Thanksgiving and winter holidays (please go easy, November) – here are a the TEN best things to bake in November. You’ll want yeast and veggies, sweet potatoes for sure, brown sugar and bacon. Let’s get baking! Here’s your autumn baking inspiration!
• I made these Gruyere and Green Olive Rolls in the early days of living in New Orleans. The yellow walls are my epic French Quarter apartment and every picture I have on the blog inside those walls warms my heart. These ROLLS THO are cheesy, salty, generous and stretchy. These rolls are large enough to share though you could certainly bake them to a reasonable dinner roll size.
• The coziest breakfast is a cake-inspired oatmeal bowl. Warm steel-cut oats simmered with milk, carrots, brown sugar and currants. It’s sweet and creamy and I love this oatmeal topped with toasted coconut. Try: Morning Glory Oats!
• This Roasted Vegetable Winter Crumble is like a savory dinner pie without the fuss of a crust. Roasted winter vegetables topped with buttery breadcrumbs. It’s great as a side dish OR main.
• The easiest way to cinnamon roll is this single layer, no knead, yeasted cake. Swirled with cinnamon and butter. Topped with cream cheese frosting and bacon and I’m not even sorry about it. Maple Bacon Cinnamon Roll Cake
• When I want to splurge I throw macadamia nuts into this irresistible Baklava Granola. The dried apricots, salty pistachios, fresh pomegranate, AND citrus honey drizzle make this granola feel like absolute luxury. We deserve luxury this autumn.
• I stay ready with recipes for leftover cranberry sauce. I’m prepared. Bust open that can. Tender Cranberry Scones with a simple citrus glaze.
• There’s no way it’s November without my dad’s Sweet Potato Pie! You know what’s good. The smell of this baked pie is my childhood exactly. I can’t wait to make my first pie of the season. Pick your favorite: Dad’s Classic Sweet Potato Pie or last year’s equally delicious Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar Free Sweet Potato Pie!
AND! This month Dad and I are teaching a Virtual Sweet Potato Pie Baking Class the night before Thanksgiving! Join us!
• I know it might be early yet to talk gingerbread but this bundt cake is easily one of the most popular recipes on Joy the Baker at the start of fall. The vanilla and spice swirl make for just the right amount of gingerbread. The shortening in this recipe keeps this cake moist for nearly a week and the slices freeze well. This Gingerbread Swirl Bundt Cake is a gem!
• Only ring the dinner bell if there’s hot dinner rolls on the table. These Sweet Potato Biscuits do the trick but Cordellia Ann’s Potato Dinner Rolls are so melt-in-your-mouth tender they take the cake.
I hope this serves as some inspiration for your baking this month. Throw on a sweater. Preheat the oven. It’s all about to be so so good.