Around this time a year or two ago, I made some fabulous Halloween Pumpkin Pancakes with inspiration from this recipe from the not martha website. To veganize the pancakes, I substituted vegan butter and used either EnerG Egg Replacer or 1 smashed banana to replace the egg. They were fantastic and fun to eat!
Pumpkin season is upon us and with that I’ve been inspired to make more and more dishes with pumpkin as a key ingredient. Using the roasted pumpkin pulp from a sugar pumpkin we recently got in our CSA, I forged on to make some yummy desserts. I was pleased to find this delicious recipe for Pumpkin Crumb Cake with Pecan Streusel in Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. The cake turned out moist and dense with the perfect blend of spices. We had it for dessert and breakfast. It goes great with a cup of hot tea or coffee. Even my husband, who hates anything with pumpkin, enjoyed it. Score!
One of the greatest things about fall is the abundance of pumpkins and dishes created with pumpkins. One of the traditional desserts I make year after year is pumpkin pie. My all-time favorite recipe comes from Tofu Cookery by Louise Hagler. I’ve tried other vegan pumpkin pies and none come close to this recipe. The firm tofu in the recipe really gives the pie the texture it needs to have the delectable mouth feel that it does. The pie is spiced perfectly with just the right amount of sweetness. Top it off with your favorite vegan whipped cream, and this dessert is pure heaven.