It’s PUMPKIN SEASON!!!
Yeah, I’m totally going to be that girl today. #basic #no shame
As soon as September hits, it’s like a switch goes off inside me and I’m all up on that pumpkin train for the next 4 months. Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin scones, pumpkin truffles, pumpkin coffee— basically everything except Pumpkin Spice Lattes (sorry Starbucks, they’re just too sweet). Ok, so maybe I’m not so basic anymore 😉
By the end of August, I’m not only craving those warm, comforting fall flavors, but also those beautiful crisp, cool fall temperatures. You know what I’m talking about, that perfect 65 degrees and sunny, just a slight breeze, enough that you need a big cozy sweater and some leggings. And I feel like we’ve already been getting a taste of it here in Durham— I’ve been needing a sweater on those chilly early morning walks with my pup—- but then of course it’s 80 degrees by 10 am. Thanks North Carolina.
So even though we’re not quite at fall yet, it’s certainly starting to feel like it’s in the air. Therefore, PUMPKIN. Let’s talk about these Pumpkin Oatmeal Streusel Bars.
First of all, they basically taste like pumpkin pie and oatmeal cookies had a baby… a baby that also happens to be gluten free AND vegan. I wasn’t even trying to make them that way, they just naturally turned out super allergy friendly! And so, so delicious. Warm, soft, creamy, fragrant bars that basically melt in your mouth they’re so good. Don’t tell anyone, but I even like these better than pumpkin pie!
These bars make the perfect mid-day pick-me-up, after school snack, dessert, or even HOLIDAY dessert. Yeah I’m talking about you Halloween and Thanksgiving. You’re in that slightly near future so basically we all need to start pinning to prepare for you. Aka PIN THESE! <— friendly reminder
You’ll want to remember them 😉
Hope you guys enjoy these and have a wonderful rest of your week! PS totally off topic, but I just realized that our wedding weekend is just 1 MONTH away! What?!? This is pure craziness!