Fall Foods

As pumpkin spice flavored everything begins to go on sale at local markets, it is the perfect time to enjoy this cozy flavor in the comfort of home. These two pumpkin-inspired recipes will lead to total fun in the kitchen and a chance to spend quality time with loved ones

Pumpkin spice and all things nice!

Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of oil
  • 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • Two large eggs
  • 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
  • Two cups all purpose flour
  • One tbsp. pumpkin pie spice (if you don’t have just mix one tbsp of cinnamon, one tsp of ground nutmeg, one tsp of ground ginger and ½ tsp of ground allspice)
  • One tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Grease and flour two 8×4 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl mix the wet ingredients and in a smaller bowl mix all the dry ingredients. 
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the large bowl where the wet ingredients are and mix thoroughly.
  4. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared loaf pans.
  5. Bake for 40-60 minutes (to be sure to poke a toothpick in the center and if it’s fully cooked it should come out clean).
  6. Leave the bread to cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then flip them into a plate to cool for additional time.

Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cup milk (of your choice)
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin puree 
  • ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice 
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • ½ tsp vanilla 
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Two oz. white chocolate (roughly chopped)
  • Caramel sauce 

Instructions:

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, pumpkin puree, and spices. It should simmer, not boil. 
  2. Remove from heat and add some of the white chocolate (keep the rest for garnish) and whisk until the chocolate has melted.
  3. Pour mixture into your favorite mug and top with whip cream, a few pieces of white chocolate, cinnamon, and caramel drizzle. 

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