I feel like there has been a backlash lately against the overload of pumpkin in the cyber and the real world and I get it. I feel the same way about many of the things that have gotten so popular in online culture that it’s assumed that everyone loves it. For example, from my following of my many other bloggers online and on Instagram I have learned that everything that is awesome can be purchased at Target and while shopping there, don’t forget to have your dirty Diet Coke in hand.
See, I get it. Pumpkin is overdone. Which is so sad for me because I really do LOVE pumpkin. So if you can’t look another pumpkin recipe (or two) in the face, please return next week and I promise no pumpkin there. But for now, I have to let you know about two recipes that I’ve seen surfacing frequently in the blogging world that I couldn’t pass up trying. The first is a No Bake Pumpkin Cookies Recipe from Once a Month Meals and the second is a Better than…Pumpkin Cake from Something Swanky.
The no bake cookies were good. They had a nice fall taste but I didn’t feel like they had a true pumpkin flavor. They were very sweet and I added in chocolate chips that added a nice balance to the flavor.
These are a fun no hassle treat that is super quick to make. Perfect for an after school snack.
Better Than…Pumpkin Cake- I was not that impressed with this cake. The batter was super thick and cake was uneven on top once baked. The whipped cream frosting was able to cover this up so that the cake looked fine. I found the flavors to be a little bit lackluster. I can’t say it was bad, I mean we did eat it, but it lasted for a few days, which at my house means, don’t make it again. In short, it was not Better Than…most pumpkin desserts I can think of. 😉
I’m including the link for the Better Than…Pumpkin Cake here so you can check out the recipe if you want. I didn’t see any point including it since it’s not something that I would make again.
If you want to make something pumpkin that I HIGHLY recommend try my Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brown Sugar Whipped Cream, Pumpkin Waffles with Buttermilk syrup (to die for!), and my recent post of Pumpkin Snickerdoodles. All are completely AnneOpinion approved!