Okay, so Thanksgiving is around the corner, which is so exciting because that means my finals are around the corner too, and then I only have one more semester left of college! I am SO PROUD of myself.
As I start to get older, I feel like I need to bring a “dish” to holiday events. You know what I’m saying? Like growing up, you watched your mom bring her famous stuffing, or in my case, her famous pinapple dish to every holiday event. You, of course, didn’t have to bring anything because you relied on your mom to bring it since you’re going with her. Can anyone else relate?
Now I feel like I definitely need to step my game up, but here’s the thing, I’m really not the best cook, like at all. I am actually a really good baker! I think I’m better at baking because I love desserts and sweets, like LOVE them. Some would call that a pastry chef but let’s not get ahead of ourselves, I am no “chef”.
This year I did luck out, I don’t have to bring anything for Thanksgiving because I’m hosting Thanksgiving at my apartment, and it’s only going to be with my mom and Zach. That also means that I really won’t have to cook at all, even though I’m hosting, because my mom will do the cooking!
BUT I will still do some baking that all three of us can enjoy! Are you ready to get the recipes for these two desserts I’m about to share with you? And yes, I have already made both of these desserts and they were so incredibly good. So feel free to whip these up yourself and bring them to your holiday gatherings.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Loaf:
» 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
» 1/2 cup organic apple sauce
» 1 banana
» 1/2 of a 16 oz can of pumpkin
» 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
» 1/2 tsp ground cloves, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, baking soda
» 1/4 tsp salt
» 1/4 tsp baking powder
» 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
» Bake at 350 degree for 50 minutes «
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies:
» 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
» 1/2 cup rolled oats
» 1/4 cup sugar
» 1/2 tsp baking powder
» 1/4 tsp salt
» 1 tsp ground cinnamon
» 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
» 1/4 tsp ground ginger
» 1/4 cup maple syrup
» 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
» 1 tsp vanilla extract
» 1 1/2 tbsp canola oil
» 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
» Bake at 350 degree for 10-12 minutes «
» Find this recipe here «
Both of these desserts will go so fast at your family gathering, friends-giving, if you’re celebrating with only a significant other, or if you’re going to kick it alone this year!
Let me know what kind of holiday desserts you love!