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

Instructions:

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

Sorry...no 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.

4 comments:

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!