Thursday, September 30, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year....

It's pumpkin time.

I am a huge fan of canned pumpkin. Once, I had ten cans of pumpkin in my pantry. No lie!

I feel that you guys, my faithful blogger readers, should be pumpkin fans as well. It would bond us better.

Today, I am posting some of my favorite recipes for this wonderful time of year. I hope that you will try them, and love them as much as I love them.

Spiced Pumpkin Muffin
This is a major staple in my house. I eat these things ALL the time. This healthy cupcake/muffin is super low-fat and delicious. Well, it's healthier without the icing but I couldn't find a picture without the icing. Feel free to put icing on yours to make it a cupcake, but I do not, because I'm a weird health nut, which is why I call it a muffin. Anyway, on the recipe. Are you ready?

1 can of pumpkin (regular size)
1 box of spiced cake mix
The End.

Seriously, that's all you do, two ingredients. You can do that, right? I know you can.

Pumpkin Raisin Scone

1.5 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons softened butter
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1 box of raisins


Preheat oven to 425.

Form dough into a ball, place on a greased baking sheet and pat down into a circle about 1/2 to 1/4 inches thick.

Sprinkle with sugar and cut into 8 segments.

Bake at 425*F for about 20 minutes or until edges are slightly crisp and the top is lightly browned.

I just discovered this recipe and it is fantastic. It rocked my breakfast routine for about 3 days. I highly recommend it for all your breakfast/pumpkin needs.

Pumpkin Oatmeal picture. Please imagine a hot bowl of oatmeal.

Ok, so I don't really have a recipe for this, but I just add a couple tsp of pumpkin into my plain oatmeal. I also add a dash of cinnamon for kicks. If you really wanted to get adventurous, you could add some pumpkin pie spice, chocolate chips, a banana, or maybe raisins. It is really up to your imagination.

Pumpkin Yogurt

Again, no picture.

No-fat/Low-fat Vanilla Yogurt
A spoonful of Pumpkin
Mix together.
The End.

Easy as pie. You know, I never understood that saying. Have you ever made a homemade pie? I haven't, but it doesn't look easy! Well, folks it's time for me to start my day. Please enjoy these great recipes.


Renee said...

ah but even more fun this time of year is buying (or growing if your garden cooperates) pumpkins and then cooking and mashing them yourself. ;o)

Kristin said...

I love that pumpkin spice cake recipe - I made it into cake balls recently and it was yummy. I am definitely trying your oatmeal idea for breakfast tomorrow!

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Is that a version of the WW pumpkin muffin recipe? I used to make pumpkin muffins like that but it had 1/2 c. water in it too. I think.

Tabs said...

hehehe...I know where you got that pumpkin scone picture from, love that blog. And I can't wait to try them. Yummers!