Ah, Fall, my favorite time of year. I love the falling leaves, the chill in the air, the excitement for the holidays, and of course, the pumpkin everything. I know, I’m so basic, but don’t pretend you don’t love everything pumpkin too. Besides being delicious, pumpkin is actually really good for you! Pumpkin is packed full of Vitamin A, fiber, Vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants, so you don’t have to feel bad when you indulge in your favorite pumpkin treats. Speaking of pumpkin treats, I tried lots of pumpkin goodies to let you know what you need to try this Fall.
The first, and my personal favorite, is my Pumpkin Bread recipe, which I posted this time last year. The bread is so easy to make and so so yummy. I recently tried putting mini chocolate chips in the batter as well and it really took it up a notch.
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Ravioli
I feel like Trader Joe’s has all of the best pumpkin things. They also have some pretty great ravioli. Put that all together and what do ya know, they have some delicious pumpkin ravioli. This is a great way to add a little sweet to your savory meal. I like to just put a little butter, salt and pepper on mine and it finishes it off very nicely.
Another savory way to enjoy pumpkin season is pumpkin soup. While I’m sure pumpkin soup is pretty easy to make, I prefer to just buy it at Trader Joe’s. This soup makes a really easy lunch. It comes in a little carton that has two servings and you can just heat it up on the stove or in the microwave in a matter of minutes.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
I mean this is the most basic of pumpkin things. However, while Starbucks is plenty good, I would encourage you to go to a local coffee shop. I’ve found that a lot of places have their own version of a Pumpkin Spice Latter that normally involves actual pumpkin and way less unpronounceable chemicals.
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pancakes
Again with the Trader Joe’s, but these are too good not to mention. There’s nothing better than a nice breakfast on a weekend morning and adding the twist of pumpkin pancakes makes it even better. If I’m not mistaken, they even have a gluten free version as well.
Nuccina Pumpkin Spice Cookie Butter
If you’ve never had plain cookie butter, you should probably get on that immediately. Pretty much any version is amazing: Biscoff, Trader Joe’s, any of them. I had never heard of Nuccina, but my mom pointed out this Nuccina Pumpkin cookie butter to me and I just had to try it. The verdict: amazing. It actually tastes like pumpkin bread batter.. which might sound weird, but its so good. I tend to just eat cookie butter off the spoon, but its also really good on apples or toast, or pretty much anything.
So that is all of the pumpkin food I have for you for now. Is there any other pumpkin flavored things that I should try?
Happy pumpkin eating!