Inspired Friday: Pumpkin Pickin’

As I’ve read articles and looked for recipes and ideas lately, everything seems to have one trend: pumpkin.  Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere.  Pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin decorating, pumpkin cream cheese!

The first is from – an enticing and mouthwatering looking recipe for pumpkin cream cheese muffins.  I can’t wait to try these out – they look delicious!

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Next up, is just straight up pumpkin bread – with a nice vegan twist: no fat because there is no milk used! This is from a great blog called New Nostalgia, which has a ton of great recipes for healthy eating:

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Next up is an actual recipe for pumpkin cream cheese.  I’m a fan of flavored cream cheeses, so I’m interested to try this one out.  This one comes by way of and it sounds great!

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Lastly, the one place I’ve been seeing pumpkin is every single Dunkin’ Donuts/Starbucks/coffee place around.  Apparently, the Pumpkin Spiced Latte is THE drink of the season, and as a tea drinker, I feel like I’m totally missing out! Booo! No fair!  Thank goodness a Google search for something like it led me to and their yummy looking pumpkin hot chocolate! Woot, woot! I’m not left out anymore of the hot-beverage-pumpkin movement!

I’m planning on trying a couple of these out – as they all have me craving baked pumpkin goods. I’ve made my shopping list for the ingredients as I typed this post!

Anyone else feel inspired? If so, let me know how they all turned out!

*UPDATE: The first recipe, for the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins were delicious! I made the run to the grocery store, bought the ingredients, and they taste as great as they look!  I recommend them!  Yum yum! 

6 thoughts on “Inspired Friday: Pumpkin Pickin’

  1. Yes, I have to agree with you everything is Pumpkin these days. I was at a fair and heard there was delicious homemade ice-cream and thought I would give in to my sweet tooth. I found the gentleman making the ice cream and to my disappointment it was not chocolate ( my favorite and not even vanilla) but you got it PUMPKIN. I did try it. And it was not what I expected. It was not an over powering flavor. It was good but didn’t fill my craving? The maker of this ice-cream said it was the first time they made it and even he was surprised by it’s taste. He doesn’t like pumpkin usually. For my taste I thought it needed some chocolate chips.

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