This week’s post is by Amy Desrosiers of Savvy Saving Couple.
Now that autumn is upon us, the air is just a bit chillier here, and I’ve been finding it hard not to be busy in the kitchen. Pumpkins aren’t just for decorating; they make a mighty delicious ingredient for baking and cooking. In my house, we love pretty much pumpkin anything! Muffins and cookies are so versatile, but adding the secret ingredient of pumpkin to them can make them especially appealing this season. Even things like oatmeal cookies can even be jazzed up with canned pumpkin to make them one hard to resist snack!
In the mood for some seasonal baking? Check out these five must-make pumpkin desserts for this fall. I have included two gluten-free options as well since we do have an intolerant family member. Regardless of the fact that they are sans wheat, they are still equally delicious!
These easy to bake mini-muffins have a chewy, soft, yet dense texture. Rolled in warm butter, and cinnamon and sugar, they become an awesome treat!
Love traditional oatmeal raisin cookies? Kick them up a notch by adding canned pumpkin. They are soft baked, and perfect with a glass of milk.
These bite sized pumpkin chocolate chip cookies may be small on size, but they are jam-packed with flavor. The almond flour provides these cookies with a soft texture and moist taste.
Love traditional pumpkin chip muffins but want a delicious gluten free alternative? Try these super moist “bumpy” pumpkin muffins for a convenient breakfast option.
Want to try the ultimate fall ice cream? You must make this pumpkin ice cream recipe because it is so easy, and oh my gosh good! The velvety texture and pumpkin spice taste are enough to make you want more!
Pumpkin Ice Cream Ingredients:
- 1 can of pumpkin-not pumpkin pie filling
- 1 & 2/3 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground clove
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2/3 cups of brown sugar
In a mixer, or large bowl mix all your pumpkin ice cream ingredients until well blended. Add the mixture to your ice cream machine, and blend until you reach a soft serve consistency. This recipe serves 8 people, and would make a wonderful addition to a slice of pumpkin pie.
Regardless of which recipe you try, they are all very easy and do not require a culinary degree. I hope you enjoy the start of the fall season with some good old pumpkin comfort foods.