It is 2014, and we have four seasons during the year. Summer, Winter, Spring, and Pumpkin. Yes, Pumpkin has replaced Fall. When? I’m not sure. It may have not been approved by Obama himself, but I am declaring it which is only a slight difference. Every store, company, product, and chain has revamped their menus to add pumpkin. Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bites, pumpkin martinis, pumpkin cannoli dip, pumpkin milkshakes, pumpkin candy…it is EVERYWHERE. If I consumed every pumpkin product I saw I would have a lot in common with Cinderella’s carriage at midnight. Where are they getting the surplus amount of pumpkins for the abundance of added products on the market? There is going to be a pumpkin famine. Children everywhere will be at a disadvantage this Halloween. However, I’m here to add to the madness and share a few more pumpkin recipes (as if you didn’t have enough) that are so easy a caveman (college student) could do it. Enjoy!

1. Pumpkin Pie French Toast

Pumpkin French Toast Recipe

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We all know how to make french toast, right? Just dip some bread in whisked egg and cook on a pan. You can pumpkin-ify that simple recipe by adding a bit of canned pumpkin and cinnamon to the mix. For specific instructions click here.

2. Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow

Puppy Chow Pumpkin Spice

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No, this isn’t dog food. Think Chex Muddy Buddies except pumpkin. Oh. Yes. Click here for the (super easy and no bake) recipe details! This one is great to throw in a zip-lock bag and enjoy during class.

3. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate and Pumpkin Chip Cookies

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EVERYONE loves chocolate chip cookies. You aren’t human if you do not. Assuming you are reading through these recipes you also love pumpkin (or you are an incredible friend and baking for a pumpkin lover), so this recipe should be right up your ally.

4. Pumpkin Smoothie

Smoothie Pumpkin Recipe

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Ahhh, finally a healthy option. Just blend (or stir with a plastic fork you college kid) a bit of canned pumpkin into vanilla yogurt and viola! If you would like to get fancy, add a bit of fruit or granola on top!

5. Pumpkin Pie Rice Crispy Treats

Rice Crispy Treat Pumpkin Recipe

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5 ingredients are all it takes to make this super yummy and festive recipe. No, you don’t have to roll them into pumpkin shapes, but why wouldn’t you?!

What is your favorite pumpkin recipe?


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