Hey, babes! Welcome back to the spooktacular and fun month we have here on Glitz & Glitter! As you may have noticed, all of the Blogtober posts here are in collaboration with other amazing bloggers who produce great content. I am so excited for this post because there are 3 yummy treats for you to try out this October! This post is in collaboration with Cait over at Lipsticks and Acrylics, so make sure to check out her post and give it some love
Originally, I had made a spooky and bloody-looking cake for this post but that was a minor disaster. So I scrapped the entire thing and started from scratch! The treats and drink featured in this post are relatively healthy (better than cake, at least, and certainly more edible than my first attempt!) and delicious, so make sure to check out the links at the bottom of the post so you can make them yourself!
The first sweet eat is none other than a chocolate chip pumpkin loaf! I got up and made this bread early this morning (bad time management on my part earlier this week!) and it filled my house with the tantalizing aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, and chocolate! Yum! While the bread baked, I got some of my work finished and tried not to fall back asleep! The bread is super yummy and moist (nothing worse than a dried out bread loaf!) and the chocolate chips add a perfect touch. I love chocolate in any form so when I saw that you could add a ½ cup of chocolate chips, I couldn’t throw the bag of them into my shopping cart fast enough!
The next eat on the list is honey crisp baked apples! I had never made baked apples before, so this was something I really wanted to try! They were very delicious and tasted like fall..that is, if fall had a taste. It tastes great with walnuts but if you have an allergy to them, you absolutely can leave them out! Baked apples are great for fall and I can totally see sitting on the couch while watching a spooky movie and eating a honey crisp baked apple! These baked apples are also vegan and gluten free!
Okay, our last treat is actually a drink that everyone (or mostly everyone) has tried before, unless you are like me and in this case, you have never had this drink…the pumpkin spice latte! I am probably the only person on earth who hasn’t had a PSL so I figured “why not try a PSL but instead of going to a coffee shop, let’s just try to make one!” So that is exactly what I did! I used a recipe that called for almond milk (or coconut milk) and a few other simple ingredients. This PSL is vegan, paleo, and dairy-free (hello, almond milk!), so you don’t have to feel the guilt of going to Starbucks and buying their PSL. Plus I would rather make my own pumpkin spice latte instead of going to Starbucks, so I gave it a shot!
This was a great drink to try and I am so glad I made this one! I have a lot of pumpkin and almond milk left over, so I am going to be having a lot more of these this month!
Make sure to go check out Cait’s blog post over on her blog Lipsticks and Acylics! Also go make sure to go follow her on Instagram because her content is great and she is at 99 followers as of right now, so go put her way over 100 follows!
The links for all of the recipes are right below! If you make any of the recipes, make sure to tag me in your pictures on Instagram @glitz_glitter_blog! I would love to give your photo a like and leave a comment!
I hope you guys have a great weekend and happy Friday! There is going to be a brand new post out on Sunday! I was sent two sample packs of nail wraps from Laila with Jamberry and I am so excited to post my review!
Have a fabulous weekend and don’t forget to smile!