Pumpkin in the Morning….

27 Oct

The Autumn season brings with it hearty stews, rich flavors and spices.  It doesn’t necessarily bring a slower pace in my house though, so meals need to be fast, filling and flavorful.  One very quick breakfast item in my house are pumpkin bites.

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These pumpkin bites are very rich and have a denser consistency than a muffin or cake since there are no flour or egg like ingredients.  Three mini muffin size bites and a glass of milk are more than enough for breakfast to get your day started…

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1/2 cup peanut butter

1 15 ounce can pumpkin

1/2 cup whole nuts (I used pine nuts which gives a distinctive flavor, but you should choose your favorite)

1 ½ cup total of dried fruits (cherries, cranberries, apricots, raisins, coconut, etc.) – I happen to use 1/2 Craisins and 1/2 raisins

1 cup rolled oats

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (optional)

3 tablespoons maple syrup (or to taste)

Preheat oven to 350 F.

350 degree oven

In a food processor, coarsely chop nuts and dried fruits.

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Mix peanut butter and pumpkin until a well blended.

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Add the rest of the ingredients and mix.

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Spoon into lightly greased mini muffin pans and bake for 15-20 minutes.

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Let us know what you think – do you use a lot of pumpkin in your cooking this time of year?

Anne-Marie Dunn is the Owner of www.BaptismalGownsPlus.com.  We specialize in Baptismal, First Communion & Confirmation Apparel for both boys and girls.

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5 Responses to “Pumpkin in the Morning….”

  1. Nancy October 27, 2013 at 9:01 am #

    Looks delicious. I am heading into the kitchen shortly.

  2. Katleen October 28, 2013 at 7:52 am #

    Look delicious! I put quinoa in mine…more protein!

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