3 Perfect Pumpkin Matches To Go With Your Coffee
By this point in the season, you've probably had many pumpkin spice lattes. Why not switch things up a bit and enjoy some pumpkin treats with your coffee? After all, the season will be over before you know it, so you'd better enjoy all of the pumpkin treats while they're still here.
Take a look at these three tasty pumpkin snacks that pair wonderfully with a warm mug of coffee:
1. Classic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
When carving your jack-o'-lantern, save the seeds and roast them up for this classic autumn snack. Pumpkin seeds are a great on-the-go snack. Take them along with the portable mug from your Mr. Coffee® Pour! Brew! Go! Personal Coffee Maker.
- Pumpkin seeds
- Water and salt
- Olive oil.
Once you've removed the seeds from your pumpkin and separated them from the pulp, place them in a pan with one cup of water and one tablespoon of salt for every half cup of seeds. Bring the water to a boil, let simmer for 10 minutes, then drain. Heat your oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil, spread out the seeds evenly and coat them with more oil. Roast the seeds for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Let the seeds cool thoroughly before eating.
2. Pumpkin Coffee Cake
This recipe is great for dessert after a big autumn meal. Sit down with your family and friends, cut them each a thick slice of cake, and serve some steaming mugs of fresh coffee.
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 15 ounces pumpkin, canned
- Cinnamon to garnish
- 1 cup powdered sugar for glaze
- 2 tablespoons milk for glaze.
Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-by-13-inch cake pan. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder until evenly mixed. In a separate mixing bowl, beat together the sugars and butter until lightly fluffed. Into that, stir in the eggs and pumpkin, then combine with the flour mixture. Spread half of the batter in the pan, sprinkle with cinnamon, then layer on the remainder of the batter. Bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Glaze with a heated mixture of powdered sugar and milk.
3. Pumpkin Cereal Treats
This snack makes up for its messiness by being extra delicious. When enjoying a hot mug of coffee on your own or with friends, this snack will be sure to make you happy.
- 12 ounces white chocolate
- 1/2 cup pumpkin
- 8 cups square rice breakfast cereal
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice.
Prepare two cookie trays with parchment paper. Melt the white chocolate on the stovetop, stirring frequently. Quickly pour chocolate into a mixing bowl and combine with the pumpkin, once again stirring constantly until both ingredients are well combined. Spread the rice cereal on the parchment paper, then evenly pour the chocolate and pumpkin mixture over them. Coat them with powdered sugar and spices, tossing them to ensure they are evenly covered. Let them cool off and dry for a little while, then enjoy.
These three pumpkin snacks are sure to be a hit with your loved ones, so why not share them at your next seasonal party? They're great for people who want a little something sweet to go with their homemade cup of coffee. Whatever kind of brew you prefer, these snacks will pair perfectly.