Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (V/GF)

Infusing pumpkin flavor into baked goods can be a bit tricky. But learning from a few past experiments, I got to work infusing all of the sweet, spicy flavor of pumpkin into these cookies. The result was a dream!
These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies ar…

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (V/GF)

Infusing pumpkin flavor into baked goods can be a bit tricky. But learning from a few past experiments, I got to work infusing all of the sweet, spicy flavor of pumpkin into these cookies. The result was a dream!

These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are naturally gluten-free and vegan, studded with rolled oats and melty chocolate chips, require just 10 ingredients, and are ready in 1 hour!

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (V/GF) from Minimalist Baker →

Pumpkin Coconut Cream Cold Brew.

Here’s a peek at how I’ve been making pumpkin cream cold brew at home! I mean, to say that I’m obsessed with the pumpkin cream cold brew is an understatement. Remember a few weeks back when I shared this coconut cream cold brew? Well, it easily became a staple here, especially the afternoons. This is […]

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Here’s a peek at how I’ve been making pumpkin cream cold brew at home!

pumpkin coconut cream cold brew

I mean, to say that I’m obsessed with the pumpkin cream cold brew is an understatement.

can of cold coconut milk

Remember a few weeks back when I shared this coconut cream cold brew? Well, it easily became a staple here, especially the afternoons.

This is super similar, except we’re making a pumpkin coconut cream mixture, much like the pumpkin cream cold brew from starbucks. Which is my LOVE. I mean, I could drink one everyday. I just adore that drink. 

whipped pumpkin coconut cream

My version is much similar, but no where near as sweet. Don’t get me wrong – there is sugar in the pumpkin coconut mixture, it just not as sweet as the store version. Which is fine, because I like to save any of my sweet(er) coffee drinks for outside the house. But in the case that you DO want it sweeter, you can add more!

I mean, doesn’t this look like ice cream below?!

pumpkin coconut cream cold brew

This is how it goes down!

You start with coconut cream. I always have a few cans in the refrigerator – store them there because they need to be cold for this. You can use the cold cream from the milk to whip, or you can actually buy a can of coconut cream too. Either way works.

And don’t worry about it being super thick, because it works better when it’s softly whipped anyway. Think super soft peaks!

pumpkin coconut cream cold brew

Whip in the pumpkin, some spice (I like less, most people prefer more than I do!), vanilla extract, some sugar and salt. 

Pour a glass of your favorite cold brew. Or if you really want, you can absolutely throw this on top of hot coffee too! 

Top the iced cold brew with a few spoonfuls of the pumpkin coconut cream. Oh my gosh. It’s heavenly! 

pumpkin coconut cream cold brew

If you’d like, you can add some pumpkin syrup, vanilla syrup, or heck even maple syrup to the cold brew.

This is such a great drink because you can really customize it to your liking.

pumpkin coconut cream cold brew

And for me, it’s ALWAYS iced coffee season. I love iced so much more than hot. Once this season is over, I’ll move to an iced eggnog latte. Give me iced all the time!

pumpkin coconut cream cold brew

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

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Pumpkin Coconut Cream Cold Brew

This pumpkin cream cold brew is made with whipped pumpkin coconut cream, spiced with cinnamon and served over ice. It's perfect!
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 can cold coconut milk, or ½ cup coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, depending on your preference
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon, or pumpkin pie spice, if you prefer, plus more for sprinkling
  • pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 12 ounces cold brew coffee

Instructions

  • Remove the can of coconut milk out of the fridge. Open the can - the cream should have separated from the liquid. (If you’re using coconut cream, it will not have liquid and you can just whip that.) Discard the liquid, then scoop the firm coconut meat into the bowl of your electric mixer. Add in the pumpkin puree, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  • Beat on medium speed until it's softly whipped and slightly thickened. Taste and add more spice or sugar if you’d like. I don’t like a lot of spice, so I only add a bit. Feel free to add more nutmeg, allspice, cloves, etc! (You can store this in a sealed container in the fridge for a few days!)
  • Pour the cold brew over ice. If desired, you can add a syrup, honey or sugar to the cold brew to make the coffee itself sweeter. Top the iced coffee with a few big spoonfuls of the pumpkin coconut cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Drink!
  • Notes: You MUST use full-fat CANNED coconut milk for this. I keep a few cans of coconut milk or coconut cream in my fridge at all times so I can make this when I want!

pumpkin coconut cream cold brew

Swirls together nicely too!

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Creamy Coconut Hemp Milk

Say hello to my go-to dairy-free milk I’ve been crafting up for my beloved moringa and matcha lattes, granola, baking, and beyond!
It’s made with unsweetened coconut flakes and hemp seeds and sweetened with dates, making it a 3-ingredient recipe that’…

Creamy Coconut Hemp Milk

Say hello to my go-to dairy-free milk I’ve been crafting up for my beloved moringa and matcha lattes, granola, baking, and beyond!

It’s made with unsweetened coconut flakes and hemp seeds and sweetened with dates, making it a 3-ingredient recipe that’s made easily in the blender. Let us show you how it’s done!

This recipe is as easy as blending up coconut flakes, hemp seeds, dates, water, and an optional pinch of sea salt, then straining through a nut milk bag.

Creamy Coconut Hemp Milk from Minimalist Baker →

Coconut Streusel Coffee Cake

Coconut Streusel Coffee Cake
I am a big fan of coconut in all kinds of baked goods. Not only do I love the sweet, buttery and tropical flavor of coconut, but I like the texture that shredded coconut adds to breads, cakes and pies. This Coconut Streusel Coffee Cake is a buttery, tender cake packed with coconut …

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Coconut Streusel Coffee Cake
I am a big fan of coconut in all kinds of baked goods. Not only do I love the sweet, buttery and tropical flavor of coconut, but I like the texture that shredded coconut adds to breads, cakes and pies. This Coconut Streusel Coffee Cake is a buttery, tender cake packed with coconut and topped with a crisp cinnamon toasted coconut streusel! It’s a delicious cake to make for brunch or to serve up for dessert, and it is sure to be a hit with anyone who enjoys coconut.

The buttery cake is easy to make and is absolutely loaded with coconut. In fact, you’ll need just about a whole 15-oz bag of sweetened shredded coconut for this recipe (that’s the standard size that they sell in the baking aisle). I usually suggest that you can use sweetened shredded coconut or unsweetened shredded coconut in most recipes, but in this case I recommend using sweetened shredded coconut. Most shredded coconut that you can find in grocery stores is sweetened. I recommend it because the cake in this recipe is not overly sweet on its own, and the extra sweetness in the coconut helps to boost the coconut flavor.

The cake is buttery, with a touch of vanilla and a hint of tangy buttermilk. It is a relatively thin cake – although it remains very moist despite its stature. It is topped with a streusel layer that is almost, but not quite, as thick as the cake (the streusel is about 1/3 of the total coffee cake height). The streusel is also buttery, but bakes up to be crunchy and with a nice dose of cinnamon. It is also packed with shredded coconut, which toasts up during baking and deepens the overall coconut flavor of the cake.

This is a great brunch cake, but I usually serve it for dessert instead. The recipe makes a sheet cake that can be cut into generous pieces, so don’t feel like you need to wait for a crowd to bake it up – just treat yourself instead!

Coconut Streusel Coffee Cake
2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups sweetened, shredded coconut
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled

Streusel Topping
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup sweetened, shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 9×13-inch pan with parchment paper and lightly grease.
Make the cake batter. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk and vanilla. Add in shredded coconut and melted butter and stir until batter is uniform. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread into and even layer.
Make the streusel. Combine flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
Blend in butter using a mixer at low speed or a pastry blender until mixture resembles wet sand. Stir in shredded coconut. Sprinkle evenly over cake batter, squeezing the streusel mixture in your fist to form larger crumbles.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until top is golden. Cool completely before slicing.

Serves 9-12.

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Chewy Lime Sugar Cookies

Are you a lime lover? If so, you will love these Chewy Lime Sugar Cookies! Sweet and soft, with the perfect amount of chew and fresh lime flavor. I don’t know what the weather is like in your area, but here in Ohio, we’re in that odd phase of the year where one day it’s […]

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Are you a lime lover? If so, you will love these Chewy Lime Sugar Cookies! Sweet and soft, with the perfect amount of chew and fresh lime flavor.

Chewy lime sugar cookies stacked on a parchment-covered cutting board next to a glass of milk

I don’t know what the weather is like in your area, but here in Ohio, we’re in that odd phase of the year where one day it’s 90 and the next it’s 65.

While I am a true fall lover at heart, we’re still trying to hold onto the last couple of weeks of summer.

Which basically means I’m still whipping up key lime and fresh berry desserts all while craving pumpkin roll and a big slice of pumpkin crunch cake.

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Coconut Curry Pork Meatballs.

These pork meatballs are sponsored by the National Pork Board! We are living for these coconut curry pork meatballs! This sauce… oh my gosh – this sauce. The juicy meatballs. Everything served over fragrant jasmine rice. It’s absolutely perfect and a wonderful weeknight meal to introduce some flavor into your kitchen! Yes oh yes oh […]

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These pork meatballs are sponsored by the National Pork Board!

We are living for these coconut curry pork meatballs!

coconut curry pork meatballs

This sauce… oh my gosh – this sauce. The juicy meatballs. Everything served over fragrant jasmine rice. It’s absolutely perfect and a wonderful weeknight meal to introduce some flavor into your kitchen!

coconut curry pork meatballs with jasmine rice

Yes oh yes oh yes. 

These flavors are some of my favorite to transport me out of the kitchen. It’s no secret that I love a coconut curry sauce – this thick and creamy, flavorful spiced broth for the meatballs is out of this world. I’d be lying if I told you I didn’t also drag fresh, fluffy sourdough bread through the sauce. 

But that’s neither here nor there. 

ground pork with garlic, ginger and scallions

Today I’ve partnered with the National Pork Board, highlighting their Pork as a Passport campaign to share this delicious meal.

Um, I don’t think it’s any secret that I loooove pork. Pretty sure the base of this blog was built on pork, right? Those were the days. 

browned pork meatballs

Growing up, my mom made pork chops practically once a week. They were one of my favorite meals that she made (I shared them here!) and it was easily the best dinner of the week. Since then, pork has always been a staple for us. Did you know that pork is the number one consumed protein globally? I had no idea, but I’m very excited to be in on that trend. We all know I’m often late to the game.

This time, I’m early! And since it’s the number one protein, it really allows you to explore different flavors and cultures when it comes to cooking!

coconut curry pork meatballs

I love that there are so many different cuts of pork and even more so – a variety of ways to prepare pork. It’s basically an experience that brings people together in the kitchen. Pork is so versatile too. I’ve used an array of flavors here on the blog in my past pork recipes, but adding in a coconut curry twist may be my favorite one yet. Yessss, I know, it just seems that EVERYTHING is my favorite (but really, it is).

These are no different.

coconut curry pork meatballs

The meatballs are flavored with garlic and ginger and green onions. The sauce is made with red curry paste and canned coconut milk, plus a heavy-handed squeeze of lime. It’s seriously the perfect combination. 

coconut curry pork meatballs with coconut rice

Meatballs have definitely been a thing for us this year – I’ve shared a ton on the blog and you have loved them too. They are just so easy, feed many, and you can have fab leftovers. You can also use the meatballs in different ways – like sandwiches or over rice or pasta. Really, the options are endless. 

So hello, dinner tonight! 

coconut curry pork meatballs

Coconut Curry Pork Meatballs

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Coconut Curry Pork Meatballs

These pork meatballs and browned and served over jasmine rice with an incredible coconut curry sauce. Irresistible.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

meatballs

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork
  • 1 large egg
  • cup seasoned panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

sauce

  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 2 14 ounce cans full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, for topping
  • 2 sliced green onions, for topping
  • 2 cups cooked jasmine rice, for serving

Instructions

  • Place the pork in a large bowl. Add in the egg, breadcrumbs, cilantro, onions, ginger, salt and pepper. Mix until just combined - do not overmix!
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the meatballs in a single layer. You may need to do this in batches! Brown the meatballs on all sides, cooking about 10 to 12 minutes total. Remove the meatballs with a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel. Pour out any grease in the skillet except for 1 tablespoon.
  • With the skillet over medium-low heat, stir in the shallot and garlic with a pinch of pepper. Cook until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in the bell pepper. Stir in the curry paste and let it cook for for 2 minutes. Pour in the coconut milk and stir. Add in the lime juice.
  • Place the meatballs back in the skillet. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce it to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. You want the internal temperature of the pork to read 160 degrees before serving.
  • Sprinkle the green onions and cilantro on top. Serve over jasmine rice.

coconut curry pork meatballs

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corn coconut soup

I didn’t say it was logical, I think we know better than to expect clear, sound reasoning here, but when cookbooks decided that cauliflower could be pizza crusts or that black beans could go in brownies, I’m sorry, but I checked ou…

I didn’t say it was logical, I think we know better than to expect clear, sound reasoning here, but when cookbooks decided that cauliflower could be pizza crusts or that black beans could go in brownies, I’m sorry, but I checked out. But this summer in particular, as plant-based diets are on evermore agendas, I’ve seen so many creative uses of corn — as ribs, twice, corn butter, and now, a surged interest in a longtime restaurant kitchen staple, corn stocks — and I love it; I’m all in.

start with good cornremove kernels from cobsmake corn brothstrain the corn broth

A few weeks ago, People Magazine ran my blueberry muffin recipe and on my way to find it, I ran into this winning corn-coconut soup from beloved Top Chef Season 17 winner, Melissa King, and had to make it right away. It absolutely delivered. Because you first make a corn stock from corn cobs, ginger, onion, and water, the soup is completely vegan and more deeply corn-flavored than it would be from a mixed vegetable stock. From there, you sauté the kernels, more onion, and garlic, simmer it with the stock and coconut milk, blend it, and finish it with lime juice. The resulting soup is mellow and delicious — the pickiest human in my family not only ate it, she vocally reconsidered her previously-held stance on not liking my cooking, and requested it for lunch the next day. (I am still recovering.)

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Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies

Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies with chocolate chips and coconut are one of my all-time favorite cookies! They are perfect during the summer months when zucchini is in season, but we make them year-round because they are SO good! Zucchini…in Cookies? Is…

Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies with chocolate chips and coconut are one of my all-time favorite cookies! They are perfect during the summer months when zucchini is in season, but we make them year-round because they are SO good! Zucchini…in Cookies? Is your garden zucchini staring you down? Don’t be scared, we are here to help! We…

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Key Lime Pie Bars

With a creamy filling that is both tart and sweet and a coconut graham cracker crust, these Key Lime Pie Bars are the definition of summer in one perfect bite! These bars are easy to make and a great alternative to a traditional key lime pie. I don’t know if you happened to catch my […]

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With a creamy filling that is both tart and sweet and a coconut graham cracker crust, these Key Lime Pie Bars are the definition of summer in one perfect bite! These bars are easy to make and a great alternative to a traditional key lime pie.

Two key lime pie bars on a white plate next to a gold fork with a white handle. The corner of one bar has a bite taken out of it

I don’t know if you happened to catch my post last week for Key Lime Pie Ice Cream, but I’ve pretty much been obsessed with key lime everything since then, so I thought it was the perfect time to share these super simple Key Lime Pie Bars with you.

They’ve been on the site for ages, but they were definitely in need of a little refresh, so I tweaked the recipe and added new photos.

And now I’m just over here contemplating what key lime dessert to whip up next!

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Whipped Coconut Cream Cold Brew.

New coffee alert! Whipped coconut cream cold brew is happening! This coffee is UNREAL. The coconut cold brew over ice is refreshing and perfect. It’s topped with whipped coconut cream that is like a fluffy layer of love.  Throw a can of coconut milk in your fridge ASAP so you can enjoy this with me. […]

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New coffee alert! Whipped coconut cream cold brew is happening!

whipped coconut cream cold brew

This coffee is UNREAL.

The coconut cold brew over ice is refreshing and perfect. It’s topped with whipped coconut cream that is like a fluffy layer of love. 

Throw a can of coconut milk in your fridge ASAP so you can enjoy this with me.

Especially if you’re a coffee + coconut freak too.

pouring cold brew over ice

If you’ve hung around here for awhile you may remember the days when I was obsessed with whipped coconut cream. This is long before you could find store bought versions. And I mean, when I say obsessed, I mean… obsessed. I’ve made whipped coconut cream chocolate mousse, watermelon granita with coconut cream, angel food cake with coconut cream, lemon cupcakes with coconut cream, brown butter shortbread parfaits and so much more.

I LOVE it. 

whipped coconut cream

It’s super easy too. All you need is a can of full-fat coconut milk. The only caveat is that it has to be refrigerated overnight. GAH. I know! 

But it’s worth it, trust me.

cold brew over crushed ice

A few weeks ago, Lacy had a whipped coconut cream cold brew from De Fer and just about lost her mind over it. She said we had to make it and of course, it sounded incredible to me. Obviously!

I think De Fer’s version may use oatmilk somewhere in the drink, but we scrapped that. Instead, we made a super fast coconut syrup. I’ve made a fancier coconut syrup before when I made these coconut lattes. But this time, I made a simple syrup and added a drop of coconut extract as it cooled. SO easy!

whipped coconut cream cold brew

So all you need is a glass of ice, your favorite cold brew, a drop of the coconut syrup and some fluffy coconut cream.

IT IS A DREAM!

whipped coconut cream cold brew

For me, the best part about this cold brew is that the whipped coconut cream doesn’t really curdle. I mean, that is HUGE. I always want to love (canned) coconut milk in my coffee but it’s just so… meh. And it often curdles the minute it hits your glass. This does not. Cue all the exclamation points! 

I think it’s because you whip the coconut cream until it’s just soft – not overly whipped or firm – and that in between is what makes it perfect. It’s not regular liquid coconut milk and it’s not super whipped. It’s soft and creamy and cloudlike. 

Pop over to instagram today to see how I make it! 

whipped coconut cream cold brew

Seriously, I want to drink this every single morning.

whipped coconut cream cold brew

Whipped Coconut Cream Cold Brew

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Whipped Coconut Cream Cold Brew

This whipped coconut cream cold brew is the drink of summer! Coconut cold brew served over ice, topped with whipped coconut cream. Yum.
Course Breakfast, Drinks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 person, is easily multiplied
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cold brew coffee
  • 1 to 2 ounces coconut syrup, recipe below
  • cup whipped coconut cream, recipe below
  • cocoa powder, for sprinkling

coconut syrup

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract

whipped coconut cream

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated for at least 24 hours

Instructions

  • Fill a glass with ice. Pour the cold brew over top and add the syrup. Stir to combine. Top with the coconut whipped cream. Sprinkle with cocoa powder. Serve!

coconut syrup

  • Place the water and sugar in a saucepan and heat over medium heat. Whisk constantly, until the sugar dissolves. Bring to a simmer and let the mixture bubble for a minute. Remove it from heat and let it cool to room temperature. Stir in the coconut extract. You can store this sealed in the fridge for at least a week. This makes ½ cup syrup.

whipped coconut cream

  • Remove the can of coconut milk out of the fridge. Open the can - the cream should have separated from the liquid. (If you’re using coconut cream, it will not have liquid and you can just whip that.) Discard the liquid, then scoop the firm coconut meat into the bowl of your electric mixer. Beat on medium speed until it's softly whipped and slightly thickened. If desired, you can beat in 1 to 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar. I personally don’t think it needs sugar.
  • You can store this in a sealed container in the fridge for a few days!
  • Notes: You MUST use full-fat CANNED coconut milk for this. I keep a few cans of coconut milk or coconut cream in my fridge at all times so I can make this when I want!

whipped coconut cream cold brew - stirred up!

P.S. you could also try a cold brew soda float!

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