I’m sorry. I’m doing it. I’m pumpkining all the things. I can’t stop. I also just made pumpkin into a verb. Help. It’s only the second week of September and I’m already pumping out pumpkin recipes like it’s my job. Hey, it’s sort of my job. This counts as a job, right? Sure.
So I was watching Shark Tank reruns last night and saw eCreamery on there. If you haven’t seen it, they’re the two cutest ladies I have ever seen and they sell customized pints of ice cream as gifts. HELLO. Best freaking idea I’ve ever heard. The next time someone wants to send me a gift (okay let’s be real that’s basically never, but just go with it), please forget flowers and fruit arrangements (not that I’ve ever been sent either of those things, but they seem to be cliche gifts). I want eCreamery. And to all the men out there, if your woman is ever mad at you and you think a a nice bouquet of flowers might help your situation, you are wrong. Wrong wrong wrong. Customized ice cream is the obvious choice here. Any terrible thing you may have done will be immediately forgiven. If only any men actually read this blog. It could save millions of relationships.
I finally got my own jump rope this weekend. Hopefully it will help me become a double under extraordinaire in no time. My highest number of consecutive double unders so far is 18. I’ve heard once you get 20 you’re golden. Who knows. What I do know is that I have a welt the size of Montana on my a*s from whipping myself while practicing. My mom told me I looked like the people in prison who get punished. So there’s that.
I am really excited for Halloween, only because of this. I am absolutely buying it for Poco. I spent a good 20 minutes laughing hysterically by myself when I came across it. Then I remembered she will probably bite my hands off if I try to put it on her. So that makes things a little more difficult.
Speaking of dogs, I hope you guys like this recipe for pumpkin spice dog nuts. My maturity level just reached an all time low for saying that. I apologize. My uncle always calls donuts dog nuts. Why? I don’t know. But clearly it has stuck in my mind. I hope that reference didn’t just ruin this recipe for you. Whoops.
- For the donuts:
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp almond flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- For the glaze:
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1/2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil (softened, but not melted)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Grease donut pan with coconut oil (I used a mini donut pan, but a regular one would work fine, just increase baking time).
- Combine all donut ingredients in a food processor (or mixing bowl) until a smooth batter forms and all are well incorporated.
- Spoon batter into donut pan, filling a little more than 3/4 of each hole.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- While donuts are baking, prepare your glaze by whisking all ingredients together in a small bowl until coconut oil is completely incorporated and the mixture is smooth.
- When done, remove donuts from oven and allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove and cool on wire rack completely.
- Once completely cool, dip the top of each donut into the glaze.