It’s October! This is definitely one of my favorite months, especially now that I live on the east coast. All the trees are beautiful and the weather still isn’t awful. Since I moved out of my parents house, the quality of my food has definitely plummeted–not because I’m a bad cook, but because my gas oven is terrible (Okay, maybe I just haven’t adjusted to it yet and I’m biased about electric ovens). Either way, I wanted to make some pumpkin desserts for fall and thought I’d test a few from Pinterest!
The first recipe I tried was a complete fail. I didn’t even take a picture. The bottom was completely burned and the center wasn’t even cooked. If I did this again, I would definitely lower the temperature and maybe put it in a cupcake form instead. What I did taste from the very top tasted good, so I might try it again with a few adjustments!
The next recipe I tried was for pumpkin molasses cookies. I’m a huuugge fan of molasses cookies, so I figured adding pumpkin to them would make them even better! These turned out super good, although I can’t decide if I actually like them better than normal molasses cookies.
The last recipe is for a homemade, vegan pumpkin spice latte. I work at Starbucks, so I know exactly how they’re made, and I was a little nervous about this recipe. I didn’t follow it exactly (mostly because I didn’t have vanilla almond milk, just regular almond milk so I added vanilla, along with some extra spices and a bit of sugar). I can’t complain about the drink, but if you want a PSL dupe, this isn’t it. Starbucks uses concentrated pumpkin syrup that is probably super processed, so this recipe tastes a lot fresher and actually a lot closer to real pumpkin.
I hope you all are enjoying fall to the fullest and try out some pumpkin recipes! If you find some that are really perfect, let me know!
Until next time,