Fall has finally made its appearance and we are welcoming it with open arms here at the Gavin house! It’s so easy to get creative in the kitchen because I am totally inspired by one of my favorite ingredients, pumpkin!
Those cute, plump orange vegetables are way too awesome just to use as decorations, it’s so versatile and can be used to add flavor, nutrition and color to any savory or sweet dish. I wanted to share with you some very tasty pumpkin recipes so you can get in the spirit of autumn!
Homemade Pumpkin Granola Mix – Need a little crunch to make your breakfast or snacks a little more exciting? Granola is a great way to incorporate healthy ingredients like oats, flaxseeds, almonds and pumpkin into a homemade treat. Splash with some milk for a hearty cereal, sprinkle over a smoothie, or use as a topping for yogurt.
No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups – You don’t need to be an expert baker to make these stunning pumpkin cheesecake cups! If you’ve got a whisk, you are set. This triple layered mini trifle has a crunchy graham cracker crust, spiced no bake pumpkin mousse and chantilly cream. Smooth, rich and decadent, a desserts everyone is going to enjoy!
Pumpkin Hand Pies with Pecan Streusel Mini pumpkin hand pies are the perfect portion size, no sharing is required! These homemade pop tart relatives can be simply topped with a simple pie crust or sprinkled with a spiced pecan strudel for extra crush and flavor!
Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake – Get your morning started right with a little motivation to hop out of bed, for a slice of warm pumpkin pecan coffee cake. The enticing aromatic smells of warm spices will fill your home as get you ready for fall. Don’t forget to brew a fresh cup of coffee to go perfectly with each blissful bite.
Pumpkin Cream Cookie Sandwiches – For the culinary gourmand who is a kid at heart! Who doesn’t love a stuffed chocolate cookie, especially when it has a pumpkin cream filling? These mega cookies will make your soul smile and tummy happy.
Chocolate Pumpkin Pecan Scones – You can’t go wrong with chocolate, pumpkin, and pecans, especially when they are baked into fresh buttery scones. Tender pieces of this sweet biscuit are a decadent and delicious way to start your day!
Chicken Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce – Pumpkin can also shine in a classic Mexican casserole dish, with a twist! Pumpkin puree is used as a key ingredient in the savory and spicy enchilada sauce. Each tortilla is rolled with tender pieces of shredded chicken, green chiles and corn. All of the flavors of fall packed into this cheesy delicious dish!