Happy Friday friends! It’s officially fall, which means leaves are changing colors, the weather is cooling and pumpkins are everywhere! Fall is my favorite time of the year and the perfect excuse to start purchasing everything that has Pumpkin in it!
In this week’s Friday Food Finds, I’m sharing some new and fun pumpkin finds.
Pumpkin Bread: I was torn between the Giant brand and Pepperidge Farms. I went with this one since the nutritional stats were awesome. This bread has the perfect density for an overnight french toast bake( hint hint- recipe for October!) I also plan on making some sweet and savory grilled cheese sandwiches with this bread!
Nature’s Promise Pumpkin Sausage: Pumpkin and sausage? Seriously? To my surprise, it wasn’t bad – it tasted very similar to other chicken sausages that aim to be a little sweet. This one gets some heartiness from a subtle undertone of pumpkin. I did use some of them in a frittata I made. The sausage would also make a great pizza topping!
Barbara’s Bakery Pumpkin Puffins: Find these and buy 12 boxes!!! Seriously, I love this cereal and unfortunately so does my hubby! I had to hide my boxes since I wanted it to last more than 2 days! I found mine at Target. This is my top pick for this week’s Friday Food Finds!
This Pumpkin Pasta sauce is one of the products that I will be grabbing a few more of before they are done for the season. It can be fall year round with this sauce! I love that the first ingredient is Pumpkin puree.
Although I love the convenience of using a jarred pasta sauce, I thought I would share my own healthier version with all of you! You can make one batch or double it! I used mine to top off a spaghetti squash pasta dish. I hope you give it a try!
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1⁄2 onion, chopped
- 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1⁄4 tsp black pepper
- 3⁄4 tsp kosher or sea salt
- 1⁄2 tsp fresh sage
- 1⁄2 tsp fresh basil
- 1⁄2 tsp dried oregano
- 1⁄2 c almond milk
- 1 c pumpkin puree
- Heat oil in large saucepan.
- Add onion, tomatoes, garlic, black pepper, salt, sage, basil, and oregano to pan; cook until onion becomes tender and translucent.
- Add remaining ingredients to saucepan, and continue cooking until mixture is heated through.
- Transfer all ingredients to a blender or food processor.
- Process until smooth.
- Serve with your favorite pasta!
Stack’D Pumpkin Spice Pancake Mix: Embrace the fall and your warm up your taste buds! This mix makes the fluffiest and tastiest batch of protein pumpkin pancakes ever! The pumpkin spice is deliciously flavored with a blend of all natural fall spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. This is a seasonal flavor, so stock up now! You can purchase your pumpkin spice pancake mix here.
Pumpkin Spice Gelato: So creamy and “pumpkiny” is the best way to describe this gelato! This is another one of Giant Food Stores house brands. They use spices, swirls and mix-ins as accents to highlight the texture of the gelato. Try this if you’re looking for a splurge!