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Pumpkin Coconut Coffee Cake
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
Maple Pumpkin Spice Muffins
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.
Crack egg into small bowl and beat until frothy.
Combine egg with remaining wet ingredients in bowl with sugar, stir to combine.
Once wet ingredients are well combined add them to dry ingredients, stiring to combine.
Once combined divide into 12 standard greased muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees or until toothpick inserted in muffin comes out clean.
Once baked allow muffins to cool on wire rack.
These muffins are quick, easy and bake up light and fluffy. They are not overly sweet and are fantastic with pumpkin butter, peanut butter, jam, etc!
Pumpkin Spice Cookies With Maple Frosting
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!
Ingredients 1 cup canned pumpkin
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.
Stir wet ingredients together and use a fork or whisk to combine dry ingredients.
Combine wet and dry ingredients, stiring just to combine.
Drop by spoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 13 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to fully cool before frosting.
To make the maple cream frosting simply combine the following ingredients.
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.
Feels More Like October
Good morning blog friends, real life friends….and yes you too!
So it’s my first day off and I let myself sleep in until I woke up naturally! Woot 9:15 am….I really thought I would have slept longer! Oh well, I was up and decided to make myself breakfast. I remembered I had a box of Trader Joes pumpkin pancake/waffle mix in the pantry and figured why not. It feels enough like mid fall around these parts may as well enjoy the flavours.
I sprinkled a little coconut on top and a touch of maple syrup. They were wonderful! I really wish Trader Joes stocked their pumpkin line all year because I have a serious craving for their pumpkin Greek yogurt.
Well I don’t have much else to post about as honestly I haven’t hot that far into my day. However the birds outside my window are doing a fine job informing me that it is time to fill the feeders!
Hope everyone enjoys their Thursday!