This week, we decided to mix things up and round up recipes based on a method of cooking instead of an ingredient. Across the country, the temperature is dropping, the leaves are falling, and we're ready for some serious comfort food. What better time to fire up the oven and test out some flavorful, roasted recipes?

Double Apple Muffins via Lady & Pups
Photo: Mandy / Lady & Pups
These breakfast treats are made with roasted apples — half an apple per muffin! To make these a bit healthier, go easy on the buttery streusel topping.
Chipotle Chicken Stuffed Brown Sugar Roasted Acorn Squash via Half Baked Harvest Photo: Tieghan / Half Baked Harvest

This warming recipe features some of our favorite comfort-food ingredients: roasted squash, chili-flavored chicken, and gooey melted cheese. Since it's a bit time-consuming, save this tasty recipe for the weekend.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus via A Finn in the Kitchen

Photo: Loretta / A Finn in the Kitchen Why dip into hummus from the tub when you can make your own? This DIY version gets a kick from lemon juice, garlic, and black pepper.

Southwestern Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin and Paprika via Cookin' Canuck Roasted Cauliflower

Photo: Dara / Cookin' Canuck Unfortunately, cauliflower has a bad reputation for being soggy, flavorless, and just...boring. Not so much with this tasty roasted recipe. A bouquet of exotic spices and a nice roast in the oven turn cauliflower florets into spicy, crispy flavor nuggets.

Sage and Garlic Roasted Chicken via In Sock Monkey Slippers

Photo: Meredith Steele / In Sock Monkey Slippers This fragrant chicken is perfect for an autumn feast! For even more fall flavor, line the baking tray with seasonal produce like squash, sweet potatoes, and apples.

Roasted Plums and Oatmeal via Fancy Food Fancy Plum Oatmeal

Photo: Sandy / Fancy Food Fancy A drizzle of honey and a sprinkling of thyme (and 20 minutes in the oven) turn plums into the perfect topping for no-nonsense steel-cut oatmeal. The rich, caramelized fruit turn a basic breakfast into a special treat.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Quinoa, Cranberries, and Miso via The Clever Carrot
Photo: The Clever Carrot

For a side dish that's anything but boring (see ya, mashed potatoes), look no further. Cranberries add a bit of sweetness and color to classic brussels sprouts.

Pumpkin Maple Roasted Almonds via Fit Foodie Finds

Roasted Almonds Photo: Lee Hersh / Fit Foodie Finds Halloween may be over, but we're not ready to let go of pumpkin spice everything yet! These spicy, sweet roasted nuts make a perfect snack when the mid-afternoon munchies strike.

Roasted Vegetable and Pesto Minestrone via Bev Cooks
Photo: Bev / Bev Cooks

On a cold day, nothing warms you up quite like a hot bowl of soup. This hearty recipe uses all kinds of root veggies, plus beans and a spoonful of pesto for good measure.

Roasted Beet and Fig Salad via The Roasted Root
Beet Fig Salad
Photo: Julia / The Roasted Root

This purple-hued salad is fall elegance at its finest. Roast beets and figs until tender, then top with goat cheese, crushed walnuts, and a tangy blackberry-balsamic dressing. What's your favorite roasted recipe? Share it with us in the comments below or get in touch with the author on Twitter @SophBreene.

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