Carrot and pumpkin soup
I cook carrots with pumpkin, chicken broth, onions, and some butter until the carrots are tender. Then I puree the entire mixture. I sometimes add coconut milk or half and half. I top it all off with some chopped walnuts.
Curried version: I also add curry powder to give a different flavor.
Other substitutes: yams, butternut squash, pear
I saw a version made with pear but I haven't tried it yet.
2 cups sugar
2 cups canned pumpkin
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup fat-free vanilla pudding
4 large egg whites
3 cups all-purpose flour (Note from Sarah: You could also use whole wheat)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (Another note from Sarah: I'd also add more spices, like cloves (just a pinch) and nutmeg)
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 350Â°. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture, stirring just until moist. Stir in chocolate chips, if using.Spoon batter into 2 (8 x 4-inch) loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350Â° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pans on a wire rack, and remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.
Make it as you like: 1 c. coffee, 2 c. milk, 2 T. vanilla syrup, 1-2 T. canned pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice. I enjoy cinnamon and nutmeg. Blend together and heat thoroughly. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Spiced Whoopies
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 package 2-layer-size spice cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 recipe Marshmallow-Spice Filling (see recipe below)
1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil (grease foil, if using). In a large mixing bowl beat pumpkin and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add cake mix, eggs, and milk; beat on low speed until combined, and then on medium speed for 1 minute.
2. By the heaping tablespoon, drop mounds of batter 3 inches apart on cookie sheet; keep remaining batter chilled. Bake 15 minutes or until set and lightly browned around edges. Carefully remove from parchment or foil; cool on wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter, lining cooled cookie sheets each time with new parchment or foil. If desired, place cookies in a covered storage container with waxed paper between layers to prevent sticking. Store cookies at room temperature for 24 hours. Prepare Marshmallow-Spice Filling up to 2 hours before serving. Spread about 2-1/2 tablespoons filling on flat side of one cookie; top with a second cookie. Repeat. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 2 hours. Makes 15 whoopies.
Marshmallow-Spice Filling: Up to 2 hours before serving, beat together 1/2 cup softened butter and one 8-ounce package softened cream cheese until smooth. Add 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 1/2 of a 7-ounce jar marshmallow cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat until well combined.
(I love eating gingersnaps with this dip)
blend all the ingredients, chill for at least an hour before serving.
|2 cups||Pumpkin Puree- canned or fresh|
|1 cup||Brown Sugar|
|1 Tsp.||Ground Cinnamon|
|1 Package||Cream Cheese, softened|