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It’s that time of year. I can already feel the crisp air and smell the foliage┬áchanging to fit the times. I’ve even had to run my heat in the morning for a little bit recently. The cold is coming.

The other thing that is coming? Pumpkin. Everything pumpkin.

My husband loves this time of year, generic not only because he thinks Thanksgiving is the best “holiday” in the universe, buy but because PUMPKIN PIE. My husband will stuff himself with pumpkin pie to the point of bursting.

It’s been a complicated past 2 autumns since I started with the milk sensitivity and my wheat allergy has become more pronounced. I am not a fan of pumpkin pie, find but I love pumpkin bread and pumpkin spice lattes. Did you know that every pumpkin spice latte is made with MILK! You might say, “Well, duh, Megan!”, but the pumpkin and spice flavor is put in the milk. The stores have NO WAY of making that amazing latte without the pre-formulated milk. ARG! So what’s a girl with a milk allergy to do? She needs to pumpkin all the things herself.

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I’ve decided to put a bunch of pumpkin recipes up that are fitting for all the “poor” people in my shoes. (Who are we kidding! We aren’t that bad off. Sometimes our allergies force us into a healthier lifestyle. Coconut anything adds an amazing flavor. Almond milk is my “milk” of choice. The problem is that most chain stores don’t think about us allergy-ridden folks, so we have to get very creative in the way we make our food.)

  • Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

This one looks scrumptious! My only changes to this would be to use unsweetened vanilla almond milk and stevia or honey to taste.

BTW, where would you find whipped coconut cream!? I want some. ­čśŤ

  • Hot Pumpkin Spice Latte

YUMMY MUCH!? I just made this one, of course I tweaked it a bit to fit my own tastes and the fact I’m not really a fan of “sugar carbs”. I used my vanilla almond milk, so I only put 2 TEASPOONS of vanilla in it. I also substituted one of the tablespoons of honey for some stevia. I just wish I had some “pumpkin spice”. I have neither nutmeg or allspice. *Sad face*

  • Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

I made these on Monday night, and they were great. My husband overstuffed his face on them. Again, I was missing pumpkin spice, and I could tell it was a major point in these, but they were still great. I just doubled the cinnamon to make up for it.

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Also, I used my plett pan. One tablespoonful was enough for each spot.

  • Pumpkin bread and muffins

No, I haven’t tried this yet, but I’m looking forward to it!

A lovely list of alternatives for people who need to be gluten/wheat/dairy free. Unless you are allergic to coconut, you should be all good.

ENJOY!

Megan A.K.A. “pumpkin zombie”