If you live in the United States, you pretty much cannot miss the fact that it is pumpkin season. There is pumpkin stuff everywhere!! Lattes, pretzel bites, granola, and even pumpkin body butter. It’s usually all artificial too 🙁 In this round up you won’t find any of those things. All the recipes contain real pumpkin & I have included a few of my favorite past-times as well. Even though pumpkin gets the stereotype of ‘being basic’, to me it is a fun way to enjoy the changing seasons.
Pumpkin Round Up
1. Pumpkin Pie protein shake
2. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
With REAL pumpkin!!! A healthy remake of the famous PSL that you can make at home. It’s very simple and you don’t need any fancy coffee equipment. Get recipe.
3. Pumpkin Protein Pancakes from Fit Body Bakery
This recipe also contains REAL pumpkin. These pancakes could not be easier to make. Fit Body Bakery is a local company from Seattle. All their bake mixes are gluten free, have no refined sugar & are DELICIOUS!
To make these pumpkin pancakes, I used the Power Up Pancake mix. I followed the directions on the package but instead of the water I used 1/3 cup pumpkin puree. I added a few tablespoons of water. They are so yummy and have 11g of protein per serving.
4. Quest Pumpkin Pie protein bar
This Quest bar is new this year. I really like it, it helps with the cravings for pumpkin things that come this time of year. It is limited edition, so check it out ASAP!!
5. Pumpkin Protein Muffins
This was one of the most popular recipes on my blog last year. They are good! These are very easy to make, only a few ingredients, one of which is REAL pumpkin!
6. Carving Pumpkins!!
I love to carving pumpkins. It is a tradition that is so much fun to me. This year I got the cats pumpkins too. I know, I’ve become that crazy cat lady haha. I ‘carved’ them with a sharpie for them. They were’t very impressed.
For my pumpkin, I chose a Disney princess. I wanted to do Cinderella, but I decided to save her for next year. I am actually really impressed with how Snow White turned out! Andy carved R2D2. He is pretty pumped for the new Star Wars movie to come out in a few months.
7. Pumpkin Patch Trip
Another thing I look forward to every year, the pumpkin patch!! The pumpkin sling shot is our favorite. If you hit the bullseye, you get to take home a MASSIVE pumpkin. We didn’t win one this year 🙁
Tell me: What is your favorite pumpkin item of the season!??