With the blustery swirls of snow flying through the air in New England yesterday, — a premature snowfall that has now evolved into a yucky mix of slush and rain — I’m still doing my part to cling to every last second of fall by keeping the pumpkin pumping (and by wearing a woefully inadequate jacket on my walk to school)!
In the spirit of my #WholesomeAutumn , I wanted to adapt my normal snickerdoodle recipe to: a) accommodate a fiber-rich, beta-carotene-hefty dose of pumpkin, & b) contain a more favorable fat profile by replacing half of the butter with coconut oil. The results? Delish!
$3.75 airport yogurt, continental-breakfast instant oatmeal, and a day’s-worth of sodium with each meal… After an exciting, whirlwind tour through the Emerald City, sprinting from trains to planes and braving one of the wettest cities with only 3.4-ounce bottles of curl-taming hair products, I’m ready to get back to some home-cooking — more specifically, my #WholesomeAutumn home-cooking!
Fall is in the air, which means that Pumpkin Spice Everything has completely taken over every grocery store, coffee shop, and Yankee Candle location in the Northeast. Everything from M&Ms to body lotion is now boasting bold cinnamon-nutmeg-clove aromatic combos that would make any pilgrim give thanks. Much to their benefit, my #WholesomeAutumn Overnight QuinOats caught the wildly contagious PSL virus, like a kindergartner during recess.
Whole Wheat Fuji Apple Pancakes with Easy Salted Caramel “Pan Sauce”
In a recent perusal of my blog, I happened to notice a bit of Rich & Decadent theme starting to dominate my postings. So, in an effort to clean up my image a bit, I’m taking a seasonal vow and christening October as my #WholesomeAutumn movement. My recipes this month will feature less sugar, less butter, and no meat, yet all the flavor and deliciousness will remain — we’ll call it Responsible Decadence.
With the dropping temperatures, humidity, and leaves, it’s time for homey, comforting autumnal eats. Root vegetables, apples, and onions are a great way to ring in the new season, along with a thick, chunky sweater, a cute pair of booties, and leggings — just be sure to bring your sweater to room temperature prior to wearing 😉