Autumn Inspiration

by Jemma Andrew-Adiamah on October 9, 2011

in Recipes

At the beginning of a new season I always feel inspired, creative and overwhelmed with ideas.  I do grumble a little (ok maybe alot!) when summer comes to an end, but when this has passes I welcome autumn with huge open arms and embrace it fully.  Autumn is a season full of beautiful and rich colours, seasonal fruits and vegetables, an abundance of wonderful fabrics and textures and some amazing food.

Here’s just a small snippet of some of the things about autumn that is inspiring right now:


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On a cold crisp morning like today I was definitely feeling inspired by all things autumnal and decided to whip up a breakfast worthy to start such a beautiful Sunday…

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 *Apple Cinnamon Crumble Pancakes*


Ingredients (vegan, makes 6 pancakes)

    • 1 cup of soya flour
    • 1 1/2  cups of vanilla rice milk
    • 1 tsp of baking powder
    • 2 tsps of almond butter
    • 1 chopped apple
    • 1 tsp of cinnamon
    • 1/3 tsp of nutmeg
    • 1/2 of ground ginger
    • a granola of your choice

Mix all of the ingredients together (except the apple and granola) to make a smooth batter.  Once everything is well combined stir in the chopped apple pieces.  Pour into a hot prepared frying pan in equal portions to make small pancake shapes.  When the batter appears to form bubbles on the surface it mean that the pancakes are ready to flip over to cook on the other side.


I served mine with an extra dusting of cinnamon, a drizzle of honey, almonds, apple slices and some pink apple granola for some added crunch.  These were so delicious and reminded me of everything that I love about autumn.

What are you currently inspired by?

What do you love most about autumn?

*All original sources are available by clicking on each individual picture.

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Lenna (veganlenna) October 9, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Oh, those apple pancakes look like the perfect autumn food! And I love that yellow coat, I wish I could find something like that here. I love how colourful and inspirational season autumn is, it is full of possibilities :)

Laura Agar Wilson October 9, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Lovely images, I like to do that for each month and just posted something similar on my Tumblr account. I’m a visual person so stuff like that is great for me! Those pancakes look lovely!

Katy October 9, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Where is the yellow/lemon coat from in those pics?! I want!! Haha

I love autumn and winter!! I love cosy days in, and wrapping up warm for walks! It also makes me appreciate my bikram yoga more, going in out of the cold!! Xx

Maria October 9, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Those pancakes look lovely :) I love coming in to the warm after being outside in the cold.

movesnmunchies October 9, 2011 at 8:00 PM

this was PERFECT! got me in the autumn spirit!

Nic's Notebook October 9, 2011 at 8:31 PM

Lovely autumn images and what a fab recipe! Those pancakes look amazing, I think I may come off my raw food just to try them lol.. ;) x

frugalfeeding October 9, 2011 at 8:43 PM

I love autumn so much! I’m finding it hard to find time to read at the moment though – too much working. :(. Perhaps I shall make time tomorrow.

kabochafashionista October 9, 2011 at 8:50 PM

Oh wow so many beautiful pictures!! I’m totally in love with autumn already..all the knitwear, squash, pears, apples, cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin…aaaah I just love it!! Just makes me all warm inside hehe :)
Those pancakes sound absolutely yum – everyone is having pancakes recently, I think I need to get on it and make some soon!

jenandberries October 9, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Best looking pancakes ever! Thanks so much for the recipe Jem! And such beautiful pics, I love the colourful bags with fairisle knits and leggins :)

eatinglikeahorse October 9, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Gorgeous pictures; the pumpkin one’s stunning!
I like crisp mornings, the turning colours and that beautiful light you only get at this time of year :-)

Errign October 9, 2011 at 11:27 PM

I seriously love EVERYTHING about fall. It’s the best :) That pumpkin drink photo looks amazing – I’m planning on whipping up something similar this week – one of the many recipe ideas floating around my brain.

Also, though pancakes you pictured from OSG are super good! I love pancakes – yours sound tasty, too!

lactosefreelizzie October 10, 2011 at 12:52 AM

ALL of your pictures just inspired me!
i love fall so much! the leaves make everything so beautiful!

Mariel (@Marielxox16) October 10, 2011 at 2:32 AM

i love fall!! i get SOO inspired as well :) by everything u have a pic of!! <3

IHeartVegetables October 10, 2011 at 4:03 AM

Posts like these make me SO excited for fall!!! And they make me think I need to go shopping so I can get an adorable jacket like that yellow one ;)

Alexiasana October 10, 2011 at 6:43 AM

amazing fall pictures! I love the colours- makes me miss fall in the west. In India it is so hot and humid, nothing close to a fall here. EVER. I am currently inspired by delhi fashion week that i have been attending for 2 days. crazy bright colours on the catwalk, the total opposite of your pictures but that makes me enjoy your website even more!

Leigh October 10, 2011 at 7:43 AM

I need to make more time for pancakes in my life, yours look so good and warming. I have that same pack of staedtler fine liners lol, I can’t study without them!

buttonss - Cherie October 10, 2011 at 11:40 AM

oh my gosh that yellow coat!! i feel like I MUST have it!!!
My fave thing about autumn is the seasonal foods of course, pumpkin.. YUM!

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes October 10, 2011 at 12:39 PM

The coat is stunning! I really want something similar. I love autumn too. :)

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes October 10, 2011 at 12:41 PM

I love picking out snippets of inspiration and storing them too. I love to look back at them when I’m in a creative mood.

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes October 10, 2011 at 12:41 PM

I love that coat too! :)

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes October 10, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Those pens make me feel so organised! :D

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes October 10, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Thanks! I love the colours of India, hopefully I will get to go there some day.

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes October 10, 2011 at 12:43 PM

I so want that coat! :)

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes October 10, 2011 at 12:43 PM

It’s such a beautiful season to be inspired by. :)

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes October 10, 2011 at 12:44 PM

I love the leaves changing colour too. :)

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes October 10, 2011 at 12:44 PM

I cannot wait to try a pumpkin spiced latte when I visit the US next month..yum! :)

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes October 10, 2011 at 12:45 PM

Autumn is such a special season. Glad you love it too! :)

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes October 10, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Aww thank you! Fairisle knits are amazing. I can’t wait to get my hands on one!

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes October 10, 2011 at 12:47 PM

I know there has been a pancake frenzy in blog land at the moment. I just had to have some! ;)

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes October 10, 2011 at 12:48 PM

I’m struggling with the reading too, but when I do find the time it makes me appreciate it a little bit more.

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes October 10, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Haha! Thank you! :D

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes October 10, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Glad you like it! :)

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes October 10, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Yes being inside in the cosy warmth is the best feeling!

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes October 10, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Being all cosy in the warmth is the best feeling! :)

Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes October 10, 2011 at 12:55 PM

I have NO idea, but I want one too! :)

vegan aphrodite October 10, 2011 at 2:09 PM

These photos are inspirational! I want to decorate my windows with leafs now!! ;)
I love everything about fall! Especially the colors, clothes and warming foods!

Tessa at Amazing Asset October 10, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Wow all of these images are breathtaking, seriously, so impressive! I grumble when summer comes to an end too, but you just helped me look forward to the season more

Kristine October 11, 2011 at 5:17 AM

Ahhh I love fall! I can’t wait to bust out my sweaters, blazers and boots!

And I love fall even more in the UK! I want to go back!

Kate October 11, 2011 at 7:27 PM

My eyes are out on stalks looking at that recipe – can’t wait to give it a go myself!

Abdul Jabbar December 26, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I love autumn

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