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3 Pumpkin Recipes to Fall For

It’s Pumpkin Season! Bring on the Pumpkin Recipes

There are many reasons to love fall: the cooler weather, boot and scarf season, and of course Pumpkin in every form is EVERYWHERE! I can’t get enough of Pumpkin – lattes, bagels, pumpkin beer, it’s everywhere and I love it! I especially love this recipe for Pumpkin Waffles with Bananas & Warm Caramel Sauce. Here is the recipe and photo courtesy of Hot Shot Bakery & Café in St. Augustine, FL.

Pumpkin Waffles with Bananas

Pumpkin waffles

BATTER:
4 eggs, beaten
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp sour cream
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 ½ cups milk
Mix all together till smooth.

Add:
3 cups unbleached flour
½ tsp salt
2 cups oatmeal
1 tbsp cinnamon
½ tsp ginger
1 ½ tbsp baking powder
Mix till smooth.

CARAMEL SAUCE:
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup water
Pour all ingredients into heavy saucepan and stir. Simmer until sugar is dissolved.

Add:
1 can sweetened condensed milk
½ cup corn syrup
¼ tsp. salt
½ tsp. vanilla
Melt until caramel golden brown.

Prepare:
2 Tbs. chopped pecans
½ sliced banana
¼ cup cold butter

Pour 1 cup batter into waffle iron and top with chopped pecans. Remove from waffle iron and place 2 pats of butter and sliced banana on top of waffle. Pour warm caramel sauce over waffle. (Batter can stay fresh in frig for five days).

Pumpkin Slow Cooker Coconut Curry

I love this recipe because so often Pumpkin recipes are so sweet with coffees and desserts. But this embraces Pumpkin’s savory side. Don’t be fooled by the name, the recipe includes chicken. I found that chicken tenderloins shredded quite nicely as well. Plus you get all kinds of good vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes in this too.

Pumpkin Hummus


Who doesn’t love hummus, right? If you are having guests over, this a great appetizer to whip up. You can even add in a can of chickpeas to give it a more “hummus” taste. Also, a good substitute for the parsley is cilantro.