Food for Thought VIII – All Things Pumpkin!

Yep.  I’m one of those people.  One that goes nuts every fall and wants pumpkin in All The Things.

 

Pumpkin Spice Latte (full recipe in link) – I love a Starbucks pumpkin spice latte as much as the next guy, but I don’t get them often for several reasons.  First, they’re stupid expensive.  Second, the nearest Starbucks is over an hour away.  Third, (and even if the first two weren’t an issue) even when you order it with soy milk it’s not vegan as the pumpkin flavoring they use has dairy in it.  My average of three or so yearly PSLs are some of my very few cheats!  This isn’t quite as good as a Starbucks PSL, but it’s cheap, it’s convenient, and it’s completely veganizable!

 

Pumpkin Pancakes from Happy Herbivore Light & Lean (also on the HH web site–full recipe in link) – I wasn’t so crazy about these.  I like my pancakes light and fluffy and these were heavy and dense.  They had a great flavor, but they just sat really heavy on my stomach.

 

Pumpkin Banana Smoothie (full recipe in link) – I had some canned pumpkin left from making the pancakes so I went to the internetz to find a smoothie recipe using it, and I found this one.  It was really, really tasty!  But the second time I made it I added more cinnamon and nutmeg.

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Gooey Pumpkin Pudding Cake by Chocolate Covered Katie (full recipe in link) – This recipe showed up in my Facebook news feed and I couldn’t NOT make it knowing I had everything I needed already in my kitchen!  It was absolutely delicious.  Katie nailed it!

It smelled AMAZING!
It smelled AMAZING!
YUM
YUM!  Only thing missing was a big scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream!

 

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