Pumpkin Patch of Recipes

We've rounded up our favorite fall pumpkin inspired recipes that is sure to warm up your little one's bellies full of deliciousness. We all know that internal joy we feel when Starbucks announces the arrival of the much awaited pumpkin spice latte, but if you are searching for some other goodies to satisfy your pumpkin spice cravings try out one of these recipes below.

Pumpkin Doughnuts

We just couldn't help ourselves.. I mean pumpkins and doughnuts?! Who could ask for anything better? This recipe from King Arthur Flour is bound to become a family favorite.

Place the following in a mixing bowl:

1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups pumpkin purée (canned pumpkin)
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, or 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon plus a heaping 1/4 teaspoon each ground nutmeg and ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Beat everything together until smooth.

Add 1 3/4 cups + 2 tablespoons (8 ounces) King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour, stirring just until smooth.

Pour the batter into a doughnut pan, or muffin pan if you don't yet own a doughnut pan. Bake the doughnuts for 15 to 18 minutes, or 23 to 25 minutes if baking muffins, at 350 F.

While the doughnuts are cooling on the rack mix the topping together by adding pumpkin spice with cinnamon sugar in a bag, ask your little helpers to shake it all together in a ziplock bag, and then sprinkle on top. Once cool enough to eat, take a big bite and enjoy!

Tip: Pair this delicious breakfast treat with Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Pumpkin Pie Pops

Looking for a cool treat but still craving the flavors of fall? Well we have the perfect solution, pumpkin pie pops! Your little ones will glee in delight over this sweet treat from The View From The Great Island.

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What You Will Need

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (whole or low fat)
  • 1 box (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding
  • 1/4 tsp each: nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ginger

Instructions

  1. Whisk all the ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Fill popsicle molds to the top, and rap the mold firmly on a hard surface to remove any air bubbles. I found the easiest way to do this was to spoon the mixture into a large baggie, cut off the tip, and squeeze it into the molds. You can also use small paper cups as molds.
  3. Position the popsicle sticks (they will stand up by themselves because the mixture is thick) and freeze at least several hours until solid. You will not need the lid for these pops.
  4. To remove the popsicles from the mold, fill the sink with hottest tap water and submerge the mold just up to, but not over, the top lip. Hold it in the water for several seconds, and then try to wiggle the popsicles out. If they don't budge, submerge the mold again briefly.

Tip: These pops are also dog friendly! Just be sure to remove the stick when you serve these as a treat for your four legged friend.

Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Parfait

Time to do the happy dance! This dessert is delicious and a great way to trick your kids into loving greek yogurt. Thank you The Art Of Moseying for this scrumptious recipe.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of canned pumpkin
  • ½ tsp of pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ⅔ cup of greek yogurt
  • 10 gingersnap cookies, crumbled

Instructions

  1. Mix the pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, and maple syrup together in a small bowl.
  2. Scoop the ⅔ cup of greek yogurt into another small bowl.
  3. Take out two small jars and layer the yogurt and pumpkin on top of each other, dividing the yogurt and pumpkin evenly between the two jars.
  4. Sprinkle each jar with the crumbled gingersnap cookies.

 

What is your favorite pumpkin inspired recipe?

xoxo, Kerisa Ward