The bright colors and crisp chill of fall are back again, and you know what that means — fall flavors are back, too. In Wichita, autumn means the return of all the harvest spices and ingredients we know and love — from classic pumpkin and apple to cranberries, cinnamon, maple, and nutmeg. While the weather is cooling down, the days are shortening, and the leaves on the trees are blazing with bright hues and falling to the ground, nothing could make us feel cozier than a flavorful fall brunch. Looking for inspiration for your seasonal meal? Here are the fall brunch ideas you need to dine in style this autumn.
Recipes for Your Fall Brunch Menu
When it comes to setting the mood for your fall brunch, the most important part is food. When you’re planning your fall-inspired meal, think about incorporating delicious fall-flavored recipes like these:
1. Apple Cinnamon Waffles
For this sweet breakfast treat, you’ll need:
- 1 cup flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup peeled and grated apple
- 4 tbsp. melted butter
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
Sift your dry ingredients together, then separate your eggs. Stir the egg yolks in with the milk and butter and mix until combined, and set the egg whites aside. Next, mix your wet and dry ingredients together, adding the apple in last. Beat your egg whites until they become stiff and stir them into the batter as well. Bake until browned and fluffy in a waffle maker.
2. Maple Bacon Pumpkin Biscuits
This sweet and svory fall treat requires:
- 2 1/2 cups of self-rising flour
- 2 tbsp. melted butter shortening
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- 2/3 cup sour cream
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 8 slices cumbled bacon
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
To prepare, sift your flour, sugar, and salt together and mix in a large bowl with your maple syrup, sour cream, pumpkin, and crumbled bacon, reserving some bacon for topping. When the dough is stiff, roll it out on a floured surface. Cut out or shape 8 biscuits and dip each in your melted butter shortening before topping with your reserved bacon crumbles. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Serve topped with more maple syrup.
3. Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash Hash
This sweet, autumn-inspired take on a savory dish calls for:
- 3 cups of diced butternut squash
- 3 cups of dices sweet potatoes
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 1/2 tbsp. butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
To make, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, toss your sweet potatoes and squash cubes together with olive oil in a bowl and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Lay the cubes out on a baking sheet and roast in the oven for half an hour. Then, turn the mixture and roast for 15 more minutes before removing from the oven. While your hash cools, mix together the butter, honey, and cinnamon. Add some of the cinnamon-butter mixture to your roasted hash and serve.
With your fall brunch menu all planned, you want your table to look as beautiful as your brunch tastes. A few festive, creative ways to decorate your table setting include:
- Adding bright, beautiful gourds and miniature white or orange pumpkins to your table centerpiece for a festive feel atop an autumn patchwork or lace doily.
- Decorating with metallic cutlery and candlesticks to bring out the autumn hues in your food, along with a rustic tablecloth.
- Setting your table with fresh fruit and autumn leaves arranged in burgundy, brown and orange hues in tasteful bowls.
Getting that cozy, rustic feel reminiscent of fall is what picking your table decor is all about, so brainstorm natural decorations in fall colors.
Where to Enjoy a Homemade Fall Brunch in Wichita
Now that you’ve successfully hosted your own brilliant fall brunch, wouldn’t it be nice to go out and be served brunch with the same homemade feel and flavor? At Chisholm’s American Beef and Ale House, located in the DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Hotel, we offer the hearty, homemade food, warm hospitality, and family-friendly atmosphere to duplicate a delicious brunch at home. Stop by for breakfast or lunch today to sample and savor all we have to offer — we’ll be your new favorite stop for unique American cuisine.