Embracing Pumpkin Season

Happy Thursday, Happy New Year (to those who celebrate), Happy Day off from School for me, and Happy Pumpkin Season!

Although I am a true Summer baby (hello July birthday) there is something about Fall that makes me super nostalgic. I love picking pumpkins, eating candy apples, munch on cider donuts while gulping cider, and taking in the Fall “smells” in the air. It’s a beautiful season and there are some awesome flavors to enjoy during this season!

Over the weekend I picked up a can of Trader Joe’s Organic Pumpkin to experiment with in the kitchen. Last Fall I mistakenly bought a can, put it in a cup and dived into it with a spoon for a yummy dessert. FAIL. I had no idea that canned pumpkin does not taste like pumpkin pie. haha, oh the cooking things I have learned!

So anyway here are two recipes that I experimented with and wanted to share!

Pumpkin Overnight Oats:

Half a cup of TJs rolled oats:

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A tablespoon of chia seeds:

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Mix together.

Then add about a tablespoon (I eyeballed) of TJs Pumpkin Butter (my old roomie left this in the fridge completely unused when she moved out and it doesn’t expire yet so holla it’s mine!)

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Then a tablespoon (eyeballed again) of Peanut Butter & Co. Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter:

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Then about 3-4 tablespoons (eyeballed) of TJs Organic Pumpkin:

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Then about 2 tablespoons (eyeballed haha) of Almond Milk (normally I use regular milk but my friend gave this to me because she didn’t want it):

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Then a container of Fage Greek Yogurt:

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A few dashes of Cinnamon:

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Mix it all up together in a container and leave it in the fridge overnight.

And enjoy the next morning!!

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Pumpkin Egg Oatmeal: (inspired by Miles On Oats– thanks girl!)

Bring 1 cup of water and a few dashes of salt to a boil then reduce heat and add 1/2 cup of Trader Joe’s Rolled Oats:

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Let it cook for about 10 minutes or so (until the oats are cooked).

Then turn up the heat and add in 1 tablespoon of TJ’s pumpkin butter, about 1/2 cup (maybe less) of TJ’s organic pumpkin, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, a few dashes of cinnamon, then stir in two eggs (crack and stir in a small bowl before), keep stirring until eggs are cooked through in the oatmeal.

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Then OH MY GOD ENJOY!!!!!! I had this after my rainy 8 mile run this morning. This is a new staple in my life. I loveeeee having the eggs in the oatmeal to give me more protein and it was just creamy and good and amazing. DO IT NOW!!

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Have any fun pumpkin recipes to share?

How have you been enjoying pumpkin season? 

 

 

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