10/08/2013

Fav Fall Recipes


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So I LOVE pumpkin in the Fall...Coffee, cake, muffins, dips, seeds.  Yeah, the list goes on and on.  Here's a couple of my favorite pumpkin recipes.  Yes, they are reposts but you might have missed them the first time!

HARVEST PUMPKIN DIP

I was at my girlfriend Katie's house and was nom-noming on this dip with some honey crisp apple slices.  I was addicted! IT IS SO GOOD!

And beyond being good its so easy.  All you need is five ingredients and you can tweak it just a little to make it lower fat.


HARVEST PUMPKIN DIP
  • 1 package cream cheese (can be light if you prefer)
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Throw it all in a mixer and blend till smooth.  Slice up some apples or pears thin like chips and you can start dipping away!

Granted it's not the prettiest picture of dip but it tastes delicious, I promise!

WHOLE WHEAT PUMPKIN BREAD


So onto my recipe, Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread.  I took a recipe from allrecipes.com, my go to for random recipes that I don't find on Pinterest and modified it to make it a bit healthier.  


What you need:
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 2 single-serve cinnamon applesauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 1/2 raisins
  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2 cup quick cook oats


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Mix the pumpkin, applesauce, brown sugar together.  Add the water and eggs and mix till smooth.  In other bowl sift together the flour, oatmeal, baking soda, salt, and spices.  You can use 1 1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice in place of these or you can also add 1/2 tsp nutmeg to the recipe.  I have a 9 month old so I avoid nut products in what I'm cooking right now.




Mix the wet and the dry together and pour into pans and stir in the raisins.  Once in the pans, sprinkle the oats on the tops and use your fingers to press the oats into the mix not too hard just so that it sticks to the top of the loaves.  I didn't to this but as an after thought sprinkling some brown sugar over the oats would be mighty tasty!

Then place in the oven for 50 minutes for bread loaves or 35 minutes for muffins. 





PUMPKIN PUPPY CHOW MIX



My son's Fall party is tomorrow so I made this yummy mix for them to munch.  I actually didn't include the puppy chow part in the one I'm sending to his class.  I figured they'd already have enough sugar in their systems without the added white chocolate, caramel, and powdered sugar!  So this is what his looked like.




Ingredients:
Chex cereal I used rice and wheat but whichever kind you like works
Pretzels
Crunch n munch Caramel popcorn, hmmm
Chocolate crackers aka Teddy Grahams
Reese's pieces
Candy corn
Halloween candy corn mix i.e.. the pumpkins and like
M&M white chocolate candy corn colored if you love white chocolate, you love these!
White chocolate chips
Caramels I would totally suggest getting a big chunk of caramel vs the candy's, unwrapping is annoying!
Powdered sugar
Pumpkin Spice creamer


Melt your caramels and white chocolate chips in a pan.  Cook on low because you don't want to burn it and stir ALOT.


Once it looks like the above add about 1/4 cup creamer and enjoy the delicious smell!  I added another 1/4 cup creamer to get a smoother constituency like below.



Be sure to have your cereal in a big bowl ready to mix.  Add the caramel/white chocolate melt to the cereal and try to stir and get as much coated as you can.  Then add around 2 cups of powdered sugar to coat the cereal.  I apologize for not having a picture but I was not willing to let me 3 year old take picture with my Nikon since my hands were covered in caramel and sugar!  


Throw in the rest with the puppy chow and enjoy!  Nom nom!






My son's Fall party is tomorrow so I made this yummy mix for them to munch.  I actually didn't include the puppy chow part in the one I'm sending to his class.  I figured they'd already have enough sugar in their systems without the added white chocolate, caramel, and powdered sugar!  So this is what his looked like.




Ingredients:
Chex cereal I used rice and wheat but whichever kind you like works
Pretzels
Crunch n munch Caramel popcorn, hmmm
Chocolate crackers aka Teddy Grahams
Reese's pieces
Candy corn
Halloween candy corn mix i.e.. the pumpkins and like
M&M white chocolate candy corn colored if you love white chocolate, you love these!
White chocolate chips
Caramels I would totally suggest getting a big chunk of caramel vs the candy's, unwrapping is annoying!
Powdered sugar
Pumpkin Spice creamer


Melt your caramels and white chocolate chips in a pan.  Cook on low because you don't want to burn it and stir ALOT.


Once it looks like the above add about 1/4 cup creamer and enjoy the delicious smell!  I added another 1/4 cup creamer to get a smoother constituency like below.



Be sure to have your cereal in a big bowl ready to mix.  Add the caramel/white chocolate melt to the cereal and try to stir and get as much coated as you can.  Then add around 2 cups of powdered sugar to coat the cereal.  I apologize for not having a picture but I was not willing to let me 3 year old take picture with my Nikon since my hands were covered in caramel and sugar!  


Throw in the rest with the puppy chow and enjoy!  Nom nom!


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