I’m a white girl who likes Pumpkin. So what?

My husband likes to point out how “white” I am.  If you google, “Things white girl’s like”, you’ll find this kind of stuff:

“#25. Singing along to rap songs and getting really awkward when the n-word comes up. (Depending on the circumstance, you’ll either mouth along to the word or close your eyes and bop your head so as to avoid everyone else’s glances.)”

Ok, so maybe this has happened.  I had a thing for the song “Gold Digger” by Kanye West ft. Jamie Foxx when I was finishing university 10 years ago.  Is that so bad?  Does that make me a dorky white girl??  Ok, well.. don’t answer that.

It doesn’t end there.

Apparently drinking Pumpkin Spice lattes is another stereotypical Caucasian joke.  Yeah yeah, you got me!  I like my pumpkin lattes!  Fuck you, ‘what white girls like’ list makers, don’t be so smug.

What I even like better than pumpkin lattes, is pumpkin muffins.  Today I have TWO awesome recipes for you.  The first one I consider more “junkie”, although it still has good ingredients.  The other is gluten free and a little more nutritious.

Husband and kid approved Pumpkin muffins!

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How do you make these awesome muffins?

1 egg
½ cup pumpkin puree
1 cup milk
½ cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 ½ cup white flour
1/3 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Add the pumpkin, milk, brown sugar, coconut oil, and vanilla into a large bowl and stir.  Add salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.  Whisk it all up.  Sift flour over wet ingredients and stir.  Add chocolate chips just until incorporated.

Bake 20-25 minutes.

*Note, my muffins stuck a little to the muffin liners.  Next time, I will just grease the pan with some butter and throw the batter straight in.

This next recipe is easier, healthier, and gluten free:

healthyglutenfreemuffins
I just threw a few chocolate chips on the very top.

1 and 2/3 cup gluten free flour
1 tsp cinnamon (I added a sprinkle of ginger just because I had it on hand.)
¼ tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
¾ tsp sea salt
¾ cup honey
2 eggs
½  cup coconut oil
¼ cup water
1 ¼ cup pumpkin puree

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Mix all the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda/powder, and salt), then add the rest!  Stir it up!

Bake 35-40 minutes.

So maybe I fall into a stereotype from time to time.  I really don’t care. There ain’t no shame in my game.

uggs

And for the record, I don’t wear Uggs.

 

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