Fall is the time of year when our tastebuds crave everything sweet. But as cold weather creeps in so does the desire to skip the lines—and the drive—just for a loaf of Starbucks pumpkin bread or warm cinnamon rolls from Cinnabon. With a little planning, you can save yourself a trip in the brisk, cool weather and cozy up at home with these copycat recipes of your favorite baked goods. Whether you are craving a hearty breakfast treat or you’re in the food for a truly decadent dessert, we’ve got all your favorites from Starbucks, McDonald’s, Texas Roadhouse, and more—just a little healthier. And if you’re looking for something savory, check out 45+ Best Healthy Copycat Restaurant Recipes to Try Tonight.
A cult favorite and true to its name, the Cheesecake Factory offers some of the best cheesecake. However, you can get the same great taste with quite literally half the calories (and cake). Our recipe produces thinner slices with fewer calories, with the same great flavor.
Get our recipe for Copycat Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake.
With only 320 calories, our version of Chili’s Molten Cake still explodes with flavor. Indulge your chocolate senses with our recipe, and let the sweet lava flow.
Get our recipe for Copycat Chili’s Molten Cake.
Zaxby’s is known for its delicious chicken and their brownies are quite literally the cherry on top. Unfortunately, Zaxby’s is mostly populated in the south. Have no fear, you can still create and taste the warm gooey goodness of a Zaxby’s brownie right from the comfort of your own home with our recipe.
Get our recipe for Healthier Copycat Zaxby’s Brownies.
Subway’s variety of cookies can certainly be mouthwatering, especially their classic chocolate chip cookie. But good news – you can skip the checkout and ignore the temptation by making your very own Subway chocolate chip cookies at home. Our recipe delivers the same warm, sweet cookie with less butter and fat.
Get our recipe for Copycat Subway Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Every pumpkin spice latte needs a perfect pumpkin companion, and the Starbucks pumpkin bread is a go-to. Bring the taste of fall to your tastebuds and the scent of autumn in your home with pumpkin bread. Not only will this baked good warm your soul, but pumpkin is known for being low-calorie, which makes it perfect for weight loss and contains beneficial vitamins C & E.
Get the recipe from The Novice Chef.
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Nothing beats a visit to Costco. Their bakery department creates a mouthwatering aroma that will have you coming back for more (though, perhaps that is their plan.) Skip the long lines and the wait for samples by baking your own Costco chocolate chip muffin at home. Swap out milk chocolate chips for dark chocolate, a powerful source of antioxidants and lower blood pressure.
Get the recipe from The Cookin’ Chicks.
Baked by Melissa is a staple in the pastry industry – if anyone knows how to bake a cupcake, it’s Melissa. Not everyone is a home chef, but you can channel your inner Melissa when recreating her famous oatmeal cupcakes. The combination of blended oats and almond milk makes this a perfect treat for vegan bakers.
Get the recipe from Golden The Kitchen.
For those days when you want to treat yourself to something light & sweet, try this recipe for Starbucks vanilla scones. With only 62 calories, your tastebuds and your body will thank you.
Get the recipe from Amy’s Healthy Baking.
McDonald’s is known for its addictive food. Their apple pies are a fan favorite, a perfect warm treat for those cold and brisk mornings. While McDonald’s did alter their apple pie recipe to be healthier, you can skip the trip (and the extra calories) by baking your own at home.
Get the recipe from Hungry Girl.
The holidays aren’t quite right without cinnamon rolls. Bring the sweet scent of Cinnabon stores into your home with this recipe. Whole grain and topped with maple icing, these rolls are packed with flavor with half the calories.
Get the recipe from Boston Girl Bakes.
Cranberries are essential for the holiday season. While cranberries are known for their bitter taste, this sweet treat from Starbucks gives the fruit a whole new facelift. This copycat recipe gives you all the cranberry bliss, but better. This recipe is gluten-free and almond butter, which helps with blood sugar control.
Get the recipe from Liz Moody.
You too can have a Carrie Bradshaw moment. Experience the hit show’s inspired cupcake! This recipe makes for a light and airy cupcake, with the use of egg whites and unsalted butter, which deducts fat.
Get the recipe from Brooklyn Active Mama.
We all know the muffin man, but unfortunately, he doesn’t do the baking for all of us. Get your kitchen nice and cozy with a nostalgic Starbucks treat. The use of fresh blueberries helps with high fiber intake and low calories.
Get the recipe from Crazy For Crust.
These rolls are easily a household favorite. Create your own, mini, healthy version at home! Using substitutes such as honey, light butter and even protein powder (optional) make these rolls a perfect appetizer or light snack.
Get the recipe from Avatar Nutrition.
You don’t have to go down under to get a taste of the fan-favorite bread from Outback. This copycat bread is a honey whole wheat version. It even includes dark cocoa powder for that perfect hint of sweetness without being overloaded with carbs and calories.
Get the recipe from Gather for Bread.
If you’re on any kind of social media, Kylie Jenner is likely to have come across your screen once or more. The beauty mogul sent the internet in a craze when sharing the olive oil cakes she received. Try the recipe that TikTokers are raving about while also enjoying protection against heart disease, a great perk of olive oil.
Get the recipe from Sea of Blush.
For the longest, Subway has prided itself on its ‘eat fresh’ diet. The satisfaction of building a sandwich from scratch can be hard to match, but when you can build it on your own homemade Italian herbs & cheese bread, it becomes a lot easier. This bread is packed with tons of flavor, and the use of garden herbs helps it taste just like home.
Get the recipe for Alyona’s Cooking.
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