Monday, October 10

Halloween Week: Fall Food

If there's one thing that's great about fall in general: the food.
These are some of my favorite things to make when the leaves start dropping!

Baked Oatmeal

1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 TB brown sugar
3 cups of old fashioned oats
2 TB brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 TB baking powder
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
Beat together oil, white sugar, and 2 TB brown sugar. Mix in eggs, milk, salt, baking powder, and oats. Beat well then stir in raisins (optional). Pour in lightly greased baking dish (I used a (9x13 when I double the recipe). Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake 35 minutes or until firm.
Ah, I crave! I like to put mine in a bowl with milk, soy milk, or almond milk. My roommate from last year gave me this recipe and they would put creamer in it which sounds delish! I love that I can double the batch, make it the night before, and then I have leftovers for breakfast for days. Seriously, so good.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 box of spice cake mix
1 can of pumpkin (like Libby's)
1 bag or 1/2 bag of semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Mix cake mix, pumpkin, and chocolate chips (sometimes I used half a bag if I want more pumpkin flavor, sometimes more chocolate chips if I want more chocolate) into a large mixing bowl. Spoon onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until finished.
Yield: 24-36 cookies
For reals, this is a staple recipe in my apartment. Last year, I can't count how many times we made these cookies. They're just so good and (lowfat)! The best thing is that you can make cookies or spoon them into muffin cups in a muffin tin and make muffins. Now I really want these.

Now for some of my favorite must-make recipes around the web. For serious, Pinterest is killing me with all these delicious ideas:
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Pumpkin Scones
Crockpot Apple Butter
Candy Corn Whoopie Pies
Halloween Candy Bark
Candy Corn Pudding

1 comment:

Emma said...

Mmm, Good food and even better memories :) I love that you make baked oatmeal! It is the best. And I have been craving anything with pumpkin in it for quite a while now. Thanks for posting those great ideas.