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Festive Fall Treat Ideas From Our Denver Retirement Community

Sugar, Spice And Everything Nice!

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Trying recipes, whether they are new or a tradition, is a great way to spend quality time with your loved one this fall and get into the spirit of the season. Plus, cooking and baking offer many other benefits, such as enhancing motor skills and providing your loved ones with a sense of accomplishment. If you or your loved one enjoys fall treats, then keep reading for delicious recipe inspiration from Belleview Heights Memory Care & Transitional Assisted Living, one of the best Denver retirement communities.

Cookies, Of Course

Nothing says fall like the smell of warm cookies baking in the oven! Cookies with fall-themed hints of flavor, such as cinnamon, caramel, oatmeal, pumpkin and apple, are a great fall treat to make with your loved one. There are so many delicious recipes to choose from, so why not try multiple? Here are a few festive fall cookie recipes to consider:

Apple Nachos

You’ve heard of nachos, but have you heard of apple nachos!? Apple nachos are a fun twist on one of everyone’s favorites, using slices of apple in place of tortilla chips, which are finished off with sweet toppings of your choice. This is a perfectly delicious snack or dessert for your loved one to enjoy this fall, offering nutrients from the apples. The best part is that this treat is quick to make and easy to customize. Toppings like caramel, peanut butter and dark chocolate add extra nutrients as well, so consider adding those if your loved one likes them! Here are some yummy topping combinations for inspiration:

  • Caramel, dark chocolate drizzle and crunchy nuts
  • Caramel, melted marshmallows, chocolate chips and sprinkles
  • Caramel, melted white chocolate and crushed candy bars
  • Nut butter, chocolate chips, shredded coconut, slivered almonds and cinnamon

Anything And Everything Pumpkin

As soon as the air starts to get crisp, we begin to see all things pumpkin! There’s just something about the flavor and scent that is so comforting during the fall season. If your loved one enjoys pumpkin treats as much as we do, then you’re in luck–there are endless recipes incorporating this delicious seasonal flavor. Here are a few pumpkin-themed recipes to try out this fall:

Crispy Cinnamon Apple Chips

Be warned: you’ll want to make these all season long! Cinnamon apple chips are a delicious, easy-to-make fall snack that is made by sprinkling thinly sliced apples with cinnamon and then baking them until they reach your desired crispiness. Plus, they’ll make your home smell amazing! This is a simple recipe to try.

Pie, Please!

A warm, fresh pie is another staple when it comes to festive fall treats. While pumpkin pie is classic, there are so many other flavors to explore and enjoy. Who knows, one of these recipes may become your new favorite:

There are endless delicious fall-themed treats to choose from–just be sure to eat them in moderation and balance them out with nutrient-dense foods. At Belleview Heights, we are always whipping up new treats for our residents to try, and even offer opportunities for them to help us make them!

If you’re looking for a memory care and transitional assisted living community near Denver for your loved one, please schedule a tour of Belleview Heights Memory Care & Transitional Assisted Living.

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