The sweet smell of…..


I have been a major slacker when it comes to Pinerest these days. I am trying to be better though. I even created a board called To Try This Month in order to keep me on track.  So here goes, what better place to get back on track then with pumpkin!

The first recipe I tried was Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Pumpkin Spice Glaze

These turned out OK, I was a little nervous because this recipe meant making cinnamon rolls from scratch! I had to use yeast and everything. But they came together pretty easy and as a nice bonus there were any crazy ingredients. These didn’t come out as pretty as the picture in the pin but lets be real here I was the only eating these so I was more concerned on how they tasted. I made the glaze as well but didn’t pour over all of the cinnamon rolls. I left glaze off and used it more as a dipping sauce. The main reason was I wasn’t sure I was going to like the glaze and didn’t want to ruin the whole dish.

You can definitely see that I used pumpkin with the nice orange-ish color but they were not extremely pumpkin heavy in taste. The glaze did turn out to be pretty good and did help with bringing out the pumpkin.

I gave this pin the ax though. Lets face I am lazy and if I want cinnamon rolls I am perfectly content to let the Pillsbury dough boy do the hard work.


Next up was Banana Pumpkin Spice Muffins

This pin caught my eye because we usually have bananas that are past there prime sitting on top of our fridge. I am always looking for new ways to use brown bananas.  Plus this pin also had the headline of only 2 Weight Watchers points. I have no clue how WW works or if 2 points was good or bad but I figured they would be healthier than regular muffins.

Further reading showed that there were only 3 ingredients – a major bonus. And one of those ingredients was pumpkin – things just keep getting better! Although I was worried about taste since you only use spice cake mix, bananas and pumpkin. Yep, that’s it! You mix all three together and put in muffins tins and bake.

I ended up doing 12 muffins and a loaf, This makes a lot! As for as taste go I give them a 7 out 10. They are moist and cakey but the taste you get is mainly the spice cake. I left in some chunky pieces of the banana so in a few bites there was banana piece. There is not a large taste of pumpkin but these will do in a pinch  and really easy. I liked that it made a lot and that it worked as muffins or as a loaf. I am keeping this pin but not on the pumpkin pleasures board, this will live on the Stuff I Have Made And Will Make Again.

Not sure I would take them to a party but they would good if I have a cakey craving and are probably better for the waistline than making actual muffins. However, heating these in the microwave and adding a little butter or ice ceam does amp up their sweetness factor.

My next couple of pins won’t be pumpkin I promise!

Stay Tuned!



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