Pumpkin Patch and Pumpkin Eats

A trip to the pumpkin patch deserves to begin with some pumpkin flavored eats, right? I think I used to make pumpkin pancakes before our pumpkin patch trips….but that was before. I didn’t want to make pancakes this time. But pumpkin flavor is still necessary! Pumpkin eggs? No. How about eggs and pumpkin mini doughnut bites next to them? Yes!

Well I didn’t take a picture of the eggs, just regular over-easy eggs, but here are the pumpkin doughnut bites:

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I adapted the recipe from my Oh She Glows cookbook to include pumpkin and pumpkin spices. They are still loaded with chia seeds and oat flour and sweetened with maple syrup.

During our pumpkin patch adventures Brian likes to enjoy a pumpkin spice latte. As fate would have it just the day before I came across a no-refined sugar, no crazy junk, recipe for a homemade pumpkin spice latte. Armed with the recipe I set out to make my hubby a real food version of the fall drink and avoid the chain coffee shop. To make this recipe I had to bust out the blender, a little used appliance in my house (thanks to the food processor). However, the food processor was not going to cut it for this job. We followed the recipe instructions but found that when it came to combining the homemade pumpkin spice creamer with the coffee we preferred a higher coffee to creamer ratio than suggested. Brian is a mostly black coffee drinker so even half the creamer amount was good enough for his tastes.

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Homemade pumpkin spice latte! Made with real ingredients: pumpkin puree (shouldn’t it have the real pumpkin instead of artificial flavor!), almond milk, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spices, and coffee (of course!). It was tasty (though I didn’t use quite enough pumpkin) and the leftovers were enjoyed the next morning as well.

Real pumpkin flavors followed by a fun trip the pumpkin patch. AND somehow it didn’t rain on us! Good times!

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