You’d think, after the last 3 days of #pumpkinweek2015, I’d be all pumpkined out. But, apparently, I’ve still got some words of pumpkin wisdom left to share. And by words of wisdom, I mean yet another list of pumpkin recipes for you to try.
I know, I know, pumpkin gets a lot of attention around this time of year, especially in the food blogging world (#pumpkinweek2015 anyone?). And, I have to admit, that I tend to see a lot of the same kinds of things over and over again. Heck, I’m guilty of it myself with my pumpkin spice steel cut granola and vegan cranberry walnut pumpkin bread recipes.
But, thanks to my 5 #pumpkinweek2015 co-hosts, and the other awesome bloggers who participated on IG, I’m starting to see pumpkin in a whole new light. So, today, in honour of the end of this awesome pumpkin-filled week, I wanted to share a few recipes from #pumpkinweek2015 that I’m most excited to try.
1. Vegan Pumpkin Sweet Potato Risotto
This is kind of cheating, since it’s my recipe, so of course I’ve tried it already. But, this vegan pumpkin + sweet potato risotto was a gamble for me, especially since a) I’ve never made risotto on my own before and b) savoury recipes aren’t really my ‘thing’. Luckily, the risk paid off, and it tasted awesome. So I’ll definitely be making this again in the future.
2. Pumpkin Biscotti with Dark Chocolate Drizzle
Biscotti has been on my to-make list for the longest time, but I’ve never gotten around to it before. However, Amanda definitely has me wanting to get out my biscotti making gear ASAP. I can’t wait to dunk these chewy pieces of pumpkin-y goodness into a warm mug of coffee, if I ever get off my butt and actually make them.
3. Pumpkin Nutella Cookie Bars
I can’t even eat Nutella, cuz it’s not dairy free, but I seriously want to face plant into a pile of these cookie bars. If you’ve never had a cookie bar before, I highly suggest you start now. They’re they perfect chewy and crispy (a.k.a. the perfect texture) and this pumpkin/hazelnut/chocolate combo is sure to blow your mind. Double win.
4. Vegan Chorizo Pumpkin Quesadilla
I haven’t had a quesadilla since I decided to go dairy free over a year ago. As someone who lived for cheese and had homemade quesadillas for breakfast, lunch and dinner on a regs, this is NOT okay with me. So I rather like the idea of reintroducing myself to the quesadilla food group with this vegan pumpkin filled version. Even if it means sourcing vegan chorizo from I don’t know where.
5. Easy Dairy Free Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte
Okay, PSLs are arguably the most basic of basic drinks, so you might be thinking that this doesn’t belong on the list. But, this one is dairy free, which isn’t always the case. Secondly, it actually has real pumpkin in it, which can’t always be said for the ones you find at coffee shops. Plus, I don’t actually like PSLs from Starbucks, or anywhere else I’ve tried, so I’m interested to see if I’ll enjoy this version.
6. Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon rolls are my kryptonite. I’ve purposefully avoided making my own at home because I don’t actually want to know how. That may sound weird to you, but I know that if I figure out how easy they are to make, I’ll be having them daily, instead of as an occasional treat. That being said, I’m considering changing my stance on homemade cinnamon rolls for these.
7. Pumpkin and Spinach Quinoa
I’ve mentioned before that I didn’t have a sweet pumpkin recipe until I moved to Canada 5 years ago. In Trinidad we’re all about the savoury pumpkin and I kind of miss that sometimes. So, since savoury pumpkin recipes are hard to come by in the food blogging world, when I find one, I’m compelled to snap it up. And this quinoa dish has my name written all over it.
8. Pumpkin Pie S’mores
If you follow me on Facebook, you’d know that I tried s’mores for the first time last month. Yes, I know, it’s blasphemy against all the food gods. But, in my defence, like sweet pumpkin recipes, s’mores aren’t really a thing in Trinidad. But, now that I’ve broken the seal, I’m all about s’mores and these are begging to be added to my to-make list.
9. Paleo Pumpkin Bread Breakfast Pizza
Pumpkin bread is nothing new in these parts. But pumpkin bread pizza definitely is, at least to me. And if pizza wasn’t enough to get you interested in this one, how about pizza you can have for breakfast? If your mouth isn’t watering right now, I’m not sure we can be friends anymore. JK. That just means there’s more for me.
What about you?
- What’s your favourite recipe from #pumpkinweek2015? Or just in general?
- Are you a pumpkin lover? Looking for new ways to get your pumpkin fix? Or are you just over it?
Share in the comments below!
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