Friday, October 22, 2010

Fall Festivities. Day 5. Pumpkin Recipes.

Even more pumpkin recipes...

So, you bought the canned pumpkin and your pumpkin spices... and you made the pumpkin spice latte... but you are wondering what to do with the rest of the pumpkin.  I have the answer for y-o-u!

Top 5 Ways to Use Canned Pumpkin

1.  Pumpkin Spiced Latte (obviously).
2.  Pumpkin Honey Butter.  Yes, I made it.  Yes, I loved it.  Yes, it tasted great on my pumpkin waffles.  Yes, I am oh so grateful for the recipe!
Basically you blend together the following ingredients:

2 tablespoons softened butter
1 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons canned pure pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

3.  Pumpkin Waffles.  Use your regular waffle recipe but (1) substitute the milk for 1/2 milk and 1/2 canned pumpkin, (2) add 1 tsp. pumpkin spice {{you find it in the spice section of your grocery store}}, and (3) add 1 tsp vanilla extract.  Once you mix it all up you can add more milk if you want to get the desired consistency for pouring.  The result?  Delicious! 

Don't forget the pumpkin butter!  {{Anyone up for pumpkin-infused syrup?  Just askin'.}}

4.  Betty Crocker Pumpkin Swirl Brownies.  The only thing I did different was (1) I used 8 oz of cream cheese instead 3 oz and (2) I added 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice instead of the spices listed on the recipe.  They were amazing!

Okay... so this was going to be a Top 4 Pumpkin list until Yummy Mom posted another pumpkin recipe on her blog.  You can read Yummy Mom's post here... and get the pumpkin oatmeal recipe here.

5.  Pumpkin Oatmeal
In a small saucepan, combine these ingredients:
1 cup nonfat milk
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup canned pumpkin or sweet potato puree (I used pumpkin, of course!)
1 tsp. vanilla (says it's optional, but I always love vanilla!)
1/4 tsp. cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

Then, bring to a gentle boil. Stir in 1 cup old-fashioned oats, reduce heat, and simmer 2-3 minutes.

Bonus:  Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls.  I am also thinking that I can buy the cinnamon rolls in the grocery store and add pumpkin and pumpkin spice to the icing packet before adding to the cinnamon rolls.  I'm going to try this concoction this weekend and let you know how it works out.

Here is your weekend to-do-list. 
{{Yes, I'm actually giving out homework!}}

Step 1:
Get thee to a grocery store to
buy canned pumpkin and pumpkin spice mix. 

Step 2:
Create something fun and delicious for your family!

Step 3:
Come back and tell us what you made and how you liked it!


Michele Horne said...

I have my pantry full of canned pumpkin already! The butter is awesome, huh? And now I HAVE to try those pumpkin brownies!!! Maybe this weekend...

SusieQ said...

Haven't you turned into quite the little cook!!!! It runs in the family... but obviously skipped me.. The waffles and oatmeal really sound good.. The cinnamon rolls sound interesting, but sweet.. I would never have thought of that.. We really don't do things like the cinnamon rolls, brownies, cakes and sweets anymore.. think diabetic.. and you better pay attention as half the family on my side is diabetic!

SusieQ said...

Well.. I tried the cinnamon rolls and they were gooooood!!!! I got me to the store and got some pumpkin (had to ask for it 'cause I couldn't find it).. mixed some pumpkin and the pie spice with the frosting and they were great...

Nap Mom said...

SusieQ - You tried the cinnamon rolls????? It's the one thing I didn't try. OMG - It was delicious??????? OK - it's next on my list!

Yeehaw! I'm so proud of you!

SusieQ said...

I'm back again.. Today I did pumpkin pancakes.. same way as the waffles.. replaced the milk with half milk and half pumpkin.. very good! And I liked the consistency better than plain pancakes..

Nap Mom said...

SusieQ - You rock. Adding the pumpkin really ups the vitamins and fiber too. Way to go!

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