Pumpkin Time Is Here!

Well, it’s that time of year everyone….pumpkin time.  Pumpkin coffee, pumpkin creamer, pumpkin cream cheese, pumpkin muffins, and the list goes on and on and on.

I LOVE IT! 

So, here are some recipes for different pumpkin eats/drinks/scrubs that I really enjoy…


Pumpkin Muffins

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 cups granulated sugar
1 can (15 ounces) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
4 large eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water or orange juice

Instructions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Paper-line or grease 30 muffin cups.

COMBINE flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Combine sugar, pumpkin, eggs, oil, and juice in large mixer bowl; beat until just blended. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture; stir just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Store muffins in a covered container or resealable plastic bags.

FOR 72 MINI MUFFINS:
PREPARE as above; filling 3/4 full. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes.

FOR 12 JUMBO MUFFINS:
PREPARE as above; filling 3/4 full. Bake for 33 to 36 minutes.


Coffee with Pumpkin Creamer

So, if you haven’t figured it out yet, I LOVE PUMPKIN (LOL)!  With that being said why would I leave out the creamer that I use in my coffee?  My favorite kind of creamer is Coffee Mate.

Now, there are more things you can do with the creamer besides put it in your coffee.  I love to use it in my pancake batter (instead of the milk) to give it a wonderful pumpkin flavor. I love it!

You can also use it in your hot chocolate to make it creamy and tastes wonderfully pumpkin (yes – I just made up that word).


Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread

This spread can also be used as a dip with fruit, vanilla wafers or anything else that you think would taste good with pumpkin.  I love using it on bagels for breakfast – why not start out your day on a good note?

Ingredients

18-ounce package cream cheese softened
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
3/4 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Beat all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours. Makes 1-1/2 cups (24, 1-tablespoon servings).


 Pumpkin Hand Scrub

I know that a hand scrub is not anything that you can eat or drink, but I think it is something that not only feels great to your hands/body but it smells so good.

Well, I guess that’s enough pumpkin items for one post.  Don’t worry, I will be back with some more recipes all about pumpkin.

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