My kids are big fans of pumpkin pie, and I usually make it at least twice before Thanksgiving. Until then, I satisfy our cravings with these pumpkin smoothies. Like pumpkin pie in a glass, they're sweet and warm and icy all at once. Pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree, brown sugar and a graham cracker lend an authentic flavor to this milkshake-like smoothie. I serve these smoothies for breakfast, an after school snack and dessert. And they're loaded with vitamin A.
For more pumpkin recipes, see also:
- Pumpkin Bread - This is a classic quick bread that tastes great right out of the oven. Try topping it with pineapple butter or one of my other flavored butter recipes.
- Pumpkin Coffee Cake - This easy coffee cake has a walnut and brown sugar streusel filling that is divine.
- Pumpkin Pancakes - There's no better breakfast for a fall morning than these pancakes. Top with maple syrup.
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