I’m not gunna lie.
I grew up with Yankee Candle‘s in my parent’s home.
Every season we had a new scent.
It was so exciting and so much fun as a kid to light the festive candles.
And it still is.
There’s something about those candles that just makes me feel all warm n’ cozy.
I have them here in my Manhattan apartment and they keep me feeling snuggly throughout the chilly weather.
So when I met the Yankee Candle folks recently, they asked me to create a few of my gluten-free recipes inspired by their new flavors.
Yes, that is one scent.
All that packaged into one candle.
I’m watching it flicker right now as it gives off the most amazing scent …
My apartment smells heavenly right now.
I’ve been known to eat this with a spoon.
So, watch out.
It’s that good.
And can be paired atop freshly sliced apples, pumpkin muffins, banana bread, zucchini bread and other holiday baked goods.
How will you enjoy this lil’ icing treat?
Get your spoon ready.
You’ll wanna try this baby.
Happy Pumpkin season.
Pumpkin Buttercream Icing
Gluten-Free and Vegan
1 cup Earth Balance Vegan Butter Sticks
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
2 1/2 cups powder sugar
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/3 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves
3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. gluten-free almond extract
1 Tbsp. almond milk
- In a large bowl, whip butter until fluffy using an electric mixer. Slowly, add remaining ingredients for 2-3 minutes on medium-high speed.
- Serve atop gluten-free pound cake, freshly sliced fruit such as baked apples and as a dip for gluten-free sugar cookies.
Did you grow up with Yankee Candles? If so, what are your favorite scents?