Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin

It’s been way too long since I’ve had time to write in my beloved blog…

BUT I’M BACKย ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

And I have three lovely recipes that are perfectly suited for the season ๐Ÿ™‚ And, you can make ALL THREE RECIPES from one can of pumpkin puree, or one small baking pumpkin ๐Ÿ™‚

Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins, like Starbucks makes & Pumpkin Bread topped with glazed walnuts/almonds ๐Ÿ™‚

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Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Glazed Almond/Walnut Pumpkin Bread

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese muffins

Since I must give credit where credit is due [and credit is CERTAINLY due] I have provided here where I originally found the recipe for the Pumpkin Spice Lattes. They were absolutely fantastic! Chris and I had Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks and these were certainly comparable, without that icky, orange staining, pumpkin flavoring they use!

Pumpkin Spice Lattes Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Makes 2 servings

  • 1 level tablespoon pumpkin puree I used two for extra flavour
  • 1 cup milk (whole if you dare!)
  • 1/2 tablespoon light brown sugar (packed and leveled)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg (+ a pinch for dusting later) I used fresh nutmeg because that’s all I had and it was quite good!
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves I omitted the cloves as I had none
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract I bumped this up to a whole tsp.
  • I also added a tsp. of Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 cups strong coffee (brewed using 2 tbs per 1 cup of water)
    You can also use a shot or two of espresso instead of coffee, I wouldn’t recommend using instant coffee…ICK!
  • 4 tablespoons creamer
  • 4 to 8 teaspoons of granulated sugar I used maybe four, tops
  • Whipped cream
  1. Begin brewing coffee.

  2. In a blender puree the milk, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar and vanilla.

  3. Pour into a small saucepan and cook over low heat until the milk is warm and begins to froth slightly. (About 4-5 minutes.) Remove from heat.

  4. For each serving: Pour 1/2 cup of the pumpkin mixture into your coffee mug. Add 2 generous tablespoons of creamer. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, then add 1 cup of brewed coffee. Add 2 to 4 teaspoons of sugar (depending on how sweet you like your drink, I added 3 tsps.) Top off with a touch more โ€˜pumpkin milkโ€™ then cover with whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve immediately.

Pumpkin Bread & Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins

Makes 1 Loaf and 6 Muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups Pumpkin Puree or Fresh Pumpkin
  • 3/4 veg. oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs, or 4 egg whites
  • 2 cups + 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie Spice
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350. Grease and flour a glass loaf pan and prepare six muffin cups.

  2. In a large bowl mix pumpkin, oil, sugars and eggs. Also combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice. Stir dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture until blended.

  3. Fill loaf pan half full and use remaining mixture for the prepared muffin cups. Top loaf with a a mixture of chopped almonds and walnuts, push down slightly so that some nuts are in the batter. For muffins use around a 1/4 cup of cream cheese. Divide into six portions and either roll into balls or shape into whatever design you prefer and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Push cream cheese far into muffins as it rises while baking!

  4. Bake loaf for approximately 45 minutes to an hour or until top of loaf springs back when lightly pressed. Mix together a small amount of granulated sugar and water to form a glaze and pour over bread. Let cool, slice, and enjoy.

  5. Bake Muffins until toothpick inserted INTO MUFFIN comes out clean. Let cream cheese cool before eating as it becomes quite warm and could cause burning and would ruin the whole experience of these delicious muffins ๐Ÿ™‚

Easy & Delicious 8 Minute Breakfast Egg Sandwich!

If you are looking for a really tasty breakfast recipe than try this open face cheesy egg sandwich!

It’s delicious and very easy to make!

Yummy open face sandwich :)

Yummy open face sandwich ๐Ÿ™‚

Open Face Cheesy Egg Sandwich

1 Egg

Teaspoon Butter

Diced Onion, Tomato and Shredded Cheese to taste

OPTIONAL: Diced Veggies [Green and Red peppers, Zucchini] Cooked Ham or Bacon

Salt, Pepper and spices to taste [I use Oregano, I LOVE EGGS & OREGANO!]

Couple slices your choice of Bread, toasted

  1. Saute Onion in butter for 3-4 minutes on low-med heat [If you are using any optional items add now as well]

  2. While Onions are sauteing whisk together Egg, Tomato, Cheese, Salt, Pepper and Spices. TOAST BREAD NOW

  3. Add Egg mixture to Onion, Butter mixture and cook until egg is done

  4. Spread on top of toast and ENJOY!!!

Cheesy Egg Sandwich with Red&Green Peppers and Tomato!

Cheesy Egg Sandwich with Red&Green Peppers and Tomato!