Friday Foodie Favorites: All Things Pumpkin

Now that is is officially Fall, it is only fitting that I dedicate a “Friday Foodie Favorites” post to one of my all-time favorite foods: pumpkin!  I know that I am not alone with my pumpkin-loving feelings, so hopefully these recipes and products will give you some fantastic ideas to satisfy all of your pumpkin cravings.  Oh, and I cannot forget to give Katie a little bit of credit for this post.  I loved her Pumpkin Approved post so much that I knew I also needed an ALL pumpkin post, too!

Friday Foodie Favorites: All Things Pumpkin

friday favorite pumpkin pancakesA couple of weeks ago I made Robyn’s Oatmeal Pumpkin Spice Pancakes.  I ate half of the recipe for breakfast and saved the other half for breakfast the next day at work.  These pancakes reheat beautifully, and also taste absolutely delicious topped with peanut butter, almond butter, pumpkin butter, and/or…

friday favorite pancakes apple sauce…homemade slow cooker applesauce.  These babies are oh-so good!

Speaking of pumpkin butter…

pumpkin butterI have a slight obsession with Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter!  I actually have a huge stash of it from last year that I am still working my way through, but for those of you who do not, I have good news: it is back in stores!

WIAW 52213 5I love to eat mine slathered on toast.  Get to TJ’s now and get stocked up for the year while you can!

pumpkin muffinsI have mentioned these before, but they definitely deserve another shout out.  These Maple Kissed Pumpkin Muffins from The Happy Herbivore are amazing and SO easy to make.  Plus, the nutrition facts are fabulous!  Eat these up!

pumpkin larabarThese were made for me.  Seriously, I am convinced of that ;).  I am loving these Pumpkin Spice Larabars, and if you have not tried them yet then you need to get with it!

Next up is another great pumpkin-filled breakfast idea:

pumpkin oatmeal bakeHere is another great recipe from Robyn.  Her Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal is deeeelicious!  I cut my bake into three servings (instead of four..hey, I like to eat!) for some of my breakfasts for work this week.  I followed suit and topped mine off with peanut butter and banana slices.  One of the days I subbed in sliced peaches in place of the banana and that was fabulous, too.  This is a great pumpkin breakfast option and could not be easier to make.  Try this one out if you are a pumpkin lover!

And finally…

breakfast cookie 5 y editedThis post would not be complete without another mention of my Banana Pumpkin Breakfast Cookie.  I have made this bad boy several times since sharing the recipe because I seriously cannot get enough.  Yes, it tastes as good as it looks!  Oh, and for those of you who have been loving this breakfast cookie, I have a new breakfast cookie coming your way soon.  And it may involve PB & J! ;)

It is Fall, people!  Go eat some pumpkin!

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62 responses

  1. There’s no TJ’s here, so I’m thinking about making my own pumpkin butter to can. I’m just too jealous of how good it sounds not to. Also, excited for a PBJ breakfast cookie! Who doesn’t want to eat cookies for breakfast (could you work on a lunch and dinner cookie?)

  2. Go eat pumpkin? You definitely don’t have to tell me twice ;) I’ve already accepted the fact that I’ll probably turn orange this year, but it’ll be well worth it. The only thing that’s killing me is that we don’t have TJs up here, so no pumpkin butter!

    • Such a bummer about the TJ’s, but there are LOTS of great pumpkin products/recipes for you to enjoy!! And yes, turning orange very well may happen to me. I already have an obsession with carrots and sweet potatoes…add the pumpkin and it’s going to be an overload ;).

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