By Leslie Kelly

When there's a chill in the air, who doesn't start craving cider, squash casseroles and apple pancakes? Here are some suggestions for autumn weekend brunching.

1. Pumpkin Waffles

Move over, pumpkin spice latte. This just became the season's most wanted eye opener. Pass the apple cider syrup!

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2. Delicata Squash Burgers

Yes, of course, you can eat burgers in the morning and this satisfying veggie version is a great way to jump-start the day in a clean-eating way.

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3. Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto

Earthy and savory, this easy one-pot meal is the perfect way to showcase those fall mushrooms.

Risotto with Chanterelle Mushrooms | Photo by Meredith

4. Butternut Squash Pizza

So colorful, and so very tasty. One reviewer made some cheesy swaps that sound amazing: "We used fresh mozzarella and a sprinkling of goat cheese. We did a lot of caramelized onion on top along with roasted garlic slices and ham fried in bacon fat so it had those yummy crispy edges..."

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5. Bacon Bourbon Apple Pancakes

What a brilliant combo, and, just maybe, the first pancake on the planet featuring booze.

Photo by Meredith Publishing

6. Chef John's Apple Fritters

Sweet and tangy, this crowd favorite gets a warm, toasty flavor boost from the winning cinnamon sugar combo.

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