Trader Joe’s: the most fun place to grocery shop. I don’t know about you, but every trip to Trader Joe’s is more fun than the last. I swear, they are always brainstorming new ideas for creative food (have you see the everything but the bagel seasoning smoked salmon?!) because I see at least ten new things every time I go. I couldn’t have enough room in my cart (or wallet) to get everything I want to at Trader Joe’s, but I always make it a point to pick up at least one new item I haven’t tried.
But fall is where Trader Joe’s junkies peak. Trader Joe’s carries the biggest array of pumpkin and fall-inspired treats, so much that you can spend hours just browsing through them. If you’re looking to pick up some fun fall food but don’t want to spend all day deciding what, look no further! Here is what pumpkin treats you should add to your shopping cart on your next adventure to Trader Joe’s:
Why spend all the time making waffles from scratch when you can get them premade, WITH pumpkin. These pumpkin waffles are easy to stick in the toaster and enjoy on a day you’re short on time but still want something fall-y.
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread
It’s like creamy pumpkin pie in a spread. I couldn’t think of anything better to put on a bagel.
Pumpkin Spice Almond Beverage
It’s creamy. It’s lightly spicy. It’s decadent. It’s everything you could want in non-dairy milk that’s perfect hot or cold.
When it’s fall, we put away our peanut butter and pumpkin butter takes its place. Pumpkin butter is sweet without being too harsh and tastes great on toast.
Pumpkin Ice Cream
This pumpkin ice cream tastes like someone froze homemade pumpkin pie from Thanksgiving, mixed it with milk in a blender, and made a fantastic pumpkin pie ice cream.
Trader Joe’s definitely doesn’t lack pumpkin breakfast choices. Pumpkin O’s are basically Cheerios, except they’re better- because the pumpkin, duh.
Pumpkin Rolls with Pumpkin Spice Icing
Serve these as breakfast, a snack, or dessert. Doesn’t matter, as long as you have them in your kitchen. Best served hot. These pumpkin “cinnamon-bun” inspired rolls are amazingly decadent.
Honey Roasted Pumpkin Ravioli
While most of these pumpkin items are sweet, the pumpkin ravioli is a pleasant savory choice. It’s definitely on the sweeter side, but an excellent fall dish to serve on a cold night.
Spiced Pumpkin Madeleine Cookies
Madeleine cookies are known for being incredibly airy and buttery. These pumpkin spice Madeleine cookies do not disappoint with their light pumpkin spice flavor, while still being sweet and airy.