September is my favourite! Fall is my true seasonal love. The air gets a little crisp, the pumpkins start to appear everywhere and things just slow down. The leaves show us how spectacular change can be!! I know that most people feel spring is the season of renewal but I honestly feel Fall is a season of renewal as well. Fall is a stark reminder that nothing new can blossom without allowing ourselves to slow down, embrace the change and allow ourselves to be rejuvenated.
I’m so thankful for all fall offers! The colors, the slow down, quiet nights, cozy weekends, Thanksgiving, halloween and pumpkins!!
This week Jacob harvested the last of the pumpkins from the garden with grandpa and it was honestly a little bitter sweet. I honestly think this will be my parents last Fall in that house and it just hurts my heart a little. So I was so grateful to watch Jacob and him harvest those beautiful pumpkins we all lovingly tended to all summer. 🎃
This isn’t my normal recipe post! Normally I have photos of each step. This time though is just the basics!!
Fall can’t come soon enough!! Tonight I had to bake something pumpkin spice to get me through the craving!
1 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup white sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Epicure’s pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup pumpkin purée
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3 tablespoons coconut
Whisk together dry ingredients.
Cut in butter until crumbly
Make a well in the centre
Mix together wet ingredients
Gently fold wet into dry, mixing just enough to bring every together.
Place in greased 8×8 pan
Mix together brown sugar, coconut and pumpkin spice. Sprinkle over batter
It’s officially October meaning we are fully submerged in Pumpkin everything!! I admit my pumpkin season started in August…don’t judge me!
I decided to bake some maple pumpkin spice muffins because warm fresh baked muffins are a crisp Fall morning necessity. These muffins don’t require a fancy mixer or a lot of time! They taste great with butter or better yet pumpkin butter. Feel free to get creative and toss in a few walnuts, raisins, chocolate chips etc! I left mine plain and served them with pumpkin butter.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup cooking oil
1 cup cooked pumpkin (without spice)
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp maple extract (vanilla also works)
Mix dry ingredients (except sugar) into a large bowl.
It’s almost the middle of September! Pumpkin season is in full swing!!! I decided today was a good day for some Fall inspired baking! These cookies are pillowy soft and delicious but the maple frosting is the show stopper!
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 tablespoon instant coffee
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp pumpkin spice liquid flavouring (optional)
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Combine pumpkin, egg, oil, sugar, vanilla, and, instant coffee, liquid pumpkin flavouring in medium bowl.
Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and pumpkin spice in another bowl.
1/4 cup light cream cheese
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon vanilla coffee creamer
1 teaspoon maple extract
I used my immersion hand blender outside on the patio but if you don’t have a sleeping baby just toss them in a mixer!
Note: This is the liquid pumpkin spice flavouring I used. It’s available at baking stores, online and micheals crafts.