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Healthy Halloween - These Pumpkin Spice Brownies are tasty, yet nourishing (vegan safe)

Looks like this blog hit over 300 followers! Whoop whoop! Thank you to everyone who has taken an interest in this spookfest of a tumblr, I hope you’re hungry (you must be, scrolling is quite a tiresome task). I can’t wait to show you what posts are coming up next, but first, let me take a selfie- ahem, tell you how to make this scrumptious autumn treat. As promised, here is the celebratory recipe for all of you wonderful circus freaks…

Ingredients:

Wet:

  • 3 cups chopped pumpkin
  • ¼ cup banana (one small banana)
  • ¼ cup rice milk (or regular milk)
  • ¼ cup oil of choice
  • ½ cup agave syrup, brown sugar or other sweetener
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Dry:

  • 1 and ½ cup flower (whole wheat, preferably)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • a generous sprinkle of cinnamon
  • a small sprinkle of nutmeg

Step 1: Preheat oven at 350°F (or 180°C). Cook the chopped pumpkin in a pot at low heat with the rice milk. Occasionally test to see if it is soft. If so, use a vegetable masher, release the cackling witch within you and crush the pumpkin until it becomes a soup.

Step 2: Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Use as much cinnamon as desired, but remember to be a little skimpy with the nutmeg, as the taste is significantly stronger.

Step 3: Mash banana and add to dry mixture along with the pumpkin and other remaining wet ingredients.

Step 4: Grease and flour a pan, then pour batter in.

Step 5: Bake until brown or for about 20 minutes.

Step 6: Remove from oven and let cool. For a little something even tastier, eat while warm.

If you’d like to put your own twist on the recipe, submit it to the blog and show us your concoction!

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autumn’s been teasing us, lately; one minute it’s crisp and blustery, just enough to where i can slip out of my home comfortably in a chunky cable-knit sweater, and the next minute it’s super bright, sunny and warm. i think it’s safe to say that it’s finally starting to cool off, and i think the gold, red and brown leaves tumbling down the streets here can vouch for me. 
today’s recipe is an easy one, one that definitely screams of autumn. these cookies are tender, lightly crispy around the edges, fluffy, ‘butter-y’ and packed to them brim with naturally spicy pecans, chocolate chips and a dash of pumpkin-pie spice. 

all you’ll need for this recipe is <b>12</b> ingredients, and roughly 30 minutes, that’s all! so, here goes;

1 ¾ cups of rolled oats,
2 cups of all-purpose or whole wheat flour,
4 heaping teaspoons of baking powder,
½ cup of room temperature earth-balance or coconut oil (i prefer the former), 
¼ cup of plant based milk,
½ cup of vegan friendly chocolate chips (i use trader joe’s),
2 handfuls of pecans, chopped,
1 ½ cup of brown sugar,
1 teaspoon of cane sugar,
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, 
1 teaspoon of pumpkin-pie spice,
a dash of sea salt

so, start by pre-heating your oven to 375°. in a large mixing bowl, mix together your flour, oats, baking powder, brown and cane sugar, pumpkin-pie spice and salt. then in another add in your room temperature earth-balance or coconut oil, plant based milk and vanilla extract. once all of your dry ingredients are well combined, and there’s not lumps or bumps, and you’ve creamed your moist ingredients, go ahead and roll everything into one another in your larger mixing bowl. roll into balls, place onto parchment paper and bake for roughly 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are crisp and the center has gotten a bit more solid. let cool for a bit, and enjoy!

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Hey autumn bloggers want to make a delicious pumpkin spice latte at home? Here’s what you’ll need.
4 tablespoons pumpkin purée
2 tablespoons brown sugar
I teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 ½ cups milk
1 tablespoon vanilla.
Mix ingredients into small pot and boil, stirring very often. After it boils whisk for two minutes. Add your coffee and top with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon 🎃

Makes 2 cups

Ah Halloween. My second favorite time of the year, when it’s not frowned upon to not only mentally scar children and but be an adult playing dress-up. 

There was a Halloween party down the street over the weekend. They roped off the main intersection, and it’s a huge city party full of booze, music, and costume parties.

This is the time for cosplayers to shine.

So, naturally, MJ and I broke out the Jon Snow & The King of the North costumes from Comic Con, and our brother was able to wear his finished Cherno Alpha costume. MJ and I made it over a few months, I did the foam work and she did the paint. You can see the finished product here. We met a badass Wonder Woman and a lady in a magnificent Tron-inspired dress (She plays gw2!). 

Either way, Halloween is around the corner (tomorrow), so it seemed appropriate to do some holiday baking. This way we can gain back the calories we burn laughing at the horrified kids who have just seen our front porch.

We have an obsession with pumpkins and horribly-placed skeletons.

Not glow-in-the-dark ones, though. This is Halloween in the real world, not The Mad King’s Realm. Or Army of glow-in-the-Darkness.

The recipe is under the cut.

-MJ & K

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