Have a craving for comforting baked goods that meld the flavours of pumpkin and molasses? Here are nine sweet pumpkin and molasses recipes to enjoy this fall:
Pumpkin and molasses make for a great combination so it’s no surprise that we have a growing list of recipes on this site that feature pumpkin, molasses and a good dose of spice. I gathered all of our pumpkin and molasses recipes into one post because it’s always good to have more than one pumpkin recipe in mind when you open that can of pumpkin puree since you’re bound to have lots left over.
And by the way, we’re having pumpkin issues in my neighbourhood — the racoons have been stealing our pumpkins.
We had them perched on our back step in descending order and I came out one morning to find them scattered on the deck and noticeably nibbled. It happened again, and then again.
We started with five pumpkins and now we’re down to one that is still intact.
The pumpkins were already carved, left over from our family pumpkin event over Thanksgiving weekend, so in a way that’s like leaving an open package of goodies by the back door.
I guess we’re not the only ones going crazy for pumpkins this time of year.
A classic chewy oatmeal cookie with a pumpkin twist.
A deliciously soft cookie that is beautifully spiced.
This is a muffin with a lovely cake-like texture and it isn’t too sweet. Candied ginger, a little spice and walnuts keep them far from ordinary.
A family favourite. Nicely spiced and studded with candied ginger.
This is a classic pumpkin pie recipe sweetened with molasses. You’ll love what molasses does for pumpkin pie.
Think of these as little pumpkin cheese cake bites, only easier to make. The crust and crumble topping are made with rolled oats and flour, a great change from graham crackers.
Silky smooth, rich and just sweet enough.
A lovely quick bread that’s just right with tea and a little jam. A nice change from muffins and a bit of a treat if your a toast kind of person.
And another treat, a recipe for homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice:
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