Is it fall yet? {2 Recipes to Get You in the Spirit}

Is it fall yet?

Seriously, I’m so ready.

With this 90+ degree heat wave in Boston, I’ve been daydreaming about boots + leggings, pumpkin (everything) and crisp afternoon strolls in the park.

Unfortunately, my daydreaming isn’t making the season change any faster, so I decided to bring fall to me! Try these 2 pumpkin-themed recipes for a little taste of fall in your summer home.

Autumn Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ c. pumpkin puree (unsweetened)
  • dash of maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. fresh rosemary (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch of sea salt
  1. Blend all ingredients except rosemary in food processor until smooth.
  2. Stir in the rosemary, and add any additional spices or salt to taste.

Serve with warm pita bread, apple or pear slices, crackers, carrots or other fave veggies!

Pumpkin Pie + Dark Chocolate Energy Balls

  • 12 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 c. raw pecans
  • 1/3 c. pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 c. unsweetened coconut flakes (+ another ¼ c. for rolling)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ c. chia seeds
  • dash of raw honey or maple syrup, optional
  • ¼ c. dark chocolate
  • Pinch of sea salt
  1. Place dates in small bowl and cover with water. Allow to soak for 10 minutes, then drain.
  2. Pulse pecans in food processor until finely ground. Add in the rest of the ingredients, including the soaked dates. Pulse until combined.
  3. Form the “dough” into small balls & roll in mixture of ¼ c. coconut flakes with ¼ c. chia seeds. Chill in the refrigerator in an airtight container & enjoy as a sweet guilt-free pick-me-up!

What are you most excited about for the new season? What are your go-to fall recipes?

2 Responses to “Is it fall yet? {2 Recipes to Get You in the Spirit}”

  1. Monique @ burpees to bubbly Says:

    yum! both sound delicious and while I LOVE all things pumpkin and am ready for 90+ weather to go away, I’m not quiiiiite ready to fully embrace fall yet! I’m ready for 70* weather and cooler nights though 🙂 Come October I’ll be pumpkin everything!

  2. Tracy Says:

    Great recipes!! I’m ready for those fall weather days as well!

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