Fall recipes for college students

It’s fall in Azusa and students are hitting the kitchen to enjoy the season with delicious food. Some students decided to share their favorite, quick and easy fall recipes.

So before you turn to Pinterest for fall recipe ideas, take some advice from some fellow students about how they celebrate fall.

Quick Pumpkin Bread
From sophomore Spanish major Jessie Fawcett

Who doesn’t like anything with the word “quick” in it?

“We make it every year with my family,” she told the Clause. “We found it in my grandma’s 1950’s cookbook way back when.”


  • 1 3/4 cups sifted flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup soft shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cooked or canned pumpkin
  • 1 bag of chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Sift together the flour, salt, sugar and baking soda. Mix the pumpkin, oil, eggs and spices together with 1/4 cup of water, then combine with the dry ingredients, but do not mix too thoroughly. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour into a well-buttered 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Bake 50 to 60 minutes until a thin skewer poked in the very center of the loaf comes out clean. Turn out of the pan and let cool on a rack.

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A tasty treat for the fall season
Photo by Kayla Landrum

Another student, senior psychology major Megan Jones shared a treat she says is simple and fast to make.

Cinnamon croissants

“I love fall because it means changing leaves, apple pies and cozy sweaters,” she said.


  • One package of pre-cut crescent rolls
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large apples
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions: Mix the brown sugar and cinnamon together. Roll out the croissant dough and on each pre-cut crescent roll. Spread a little melted butter. Cover the dough the cinnamon and brown sugar mix, then place an apple slice in the middle of each sliver and roll the dough around it. Bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

So Cougars, next time you need a homework pick-me-up or just want to share good food with friends, try out these easy and delicious recipes for a sweet fall treat.