This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Safeway. All opinions are 100% mine.
It’s fall, and all things pumpkin. I love this time of year, the temperature drops, sweaters come out and fall flavors invade my kitchen. It should come as no surprise that my local Safeway makes it easy for me to find everything I need to enjoy pumpkin goodness with my family.
How to make an easy pumpkin breakfast
One of our family’s favorite ways to enjoy pumpkin is obviously pie, but we also love pumpkin pancakes. Both can be a lot of work unfortunately. The reality, life is chaos and as much as I want to, I don’t have time to cook everything from scratch. It’s not practical. BUT, as usual, Safeway saves the day with their in-store Bakery Pumpkin Pies, Signature SELECT™ Seasons Pumpkin Pancake Mix and more. One of my favorite things is to eat pumpkin pie the day after Thanksgiving. But who wants to wait until late November to enjoy pumpkin pie for breakfast? Not me!
Pumpkin Pie at Safeway
The Safeway bakery has pumpkin pie in full pies, half or slices. It makes it easy to pick up an entire pie to complement a meal, or just a slice for a snack. Pie at anytime seems perfectly acceptable to me. Don’t forget the whipped cream!
Easy Pumpkin S’mores Pancakes
Some may call it cheating to use a pancake mix, I just call it good planning. The Signature SELECT™ Seasons Pumpkin Pancake Mix is the foundation of my S’mores Pancakes. Using a pre-packaged mix means more time with the family for other pumpkin fun. To make the Pumpkin S’mores Pancakes you will also need Signature SELECT™ marshmallows, semi-sweet baking chips and graham crackers. If you want to make your pancakes have a little more spice kick, buy some O Organics® Pumpkin Pie Spice too!
How to make Pumpkin S’mores Pancakes
Place a baking sheet in your oven and preheat to 200 degrees. This is an important step and how you will keep your pancakes warm as you make them. Follow the directions on your pancake mix to make your batter. Once you’ve mixed your batter, add about 1/2 – 3/4 cup of baking chips. Cook the pancakes according to package directions. After you’ve cooked each pancake, use a spatula to transfer it to the baking sheet in the prewarmed oven. Once you’ve made all of your pancakes, the fun begins! Pumpkin S’mores Pancakes are easy to do! Make a stack of pumpkin pancakes. If you want you can drizzle some melty marshmallows on top. Then add some broken graham crackers, MORE marshmallows and MORE baking chips, then just enjoy!
Why you should use pumpkin in cooking and baking
Pumpkins are nutritious orange vegetable and highly nutrient dense. Pumpkins are low in calories but full of vitamins and minerals. These nutrients are also in its seeds, leaves, and juices! Pumpkin is very versatile, and can be used in both savory and sweet dishes. This time of year you can find Pumpkins, Gourds and Fall Squash at Safeway too, so make sure to get some to make your home look festive!
Easy Shopping at Safeway
Safeway offers Grocery Delivery and DriveUp & Go™ for convenient ways to shop! Their Grocery Delivery continues to be the perfect fit for our family’s scheduled, and yes, that includes the pumpkin pie delivered to my door! I love that I can add everything to my cart in the app and it’s worry free! I shopped at Safeway in Seattle, but you can also find Signature SELECT™ Seasons Pumpkin Pancake Mix and in-store bakery pumpkin pies at the Albertsons Companies family of stores, including ACME Markets, Albertons, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Shaw’s Supermarket, Star Market and Tom Thumb. These products are available exclusively at Albertsons Companies stores. Ask a store near you!