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Can I say how much I love pumpkin! I feel like I’m cheating every time I eat pumpkin pancakes or muffins, but they are all low calorie and healthy! I. love. pumpkin. I can eat it straight out of the can, but much prefer it mixed with cinnamon and sugar.
And so, here is my paleo/healthy Pumpkin Pie recipe:
– one 15oz can of pumpkin (check the ingredients to make sure it is just pumpkin) or 2 cups puréed fresh pumpkin
– two eggs
– 1 tsp cinnamon
– 1/2 tsp each of nutmeg and ginger
– Stevia, honey, or other sweetener to taste
Then stir in 1 1/4 cup of almond or coconut milk
Place in lined muffin pan and bake at 350 until firm- about 20 -30minutes. Makes 10-12 mini pumpkin pies.
Pumpkin Pancakes and Sausage
Perfect way to indulge in Delicious fall flavors without all the calories!
-1/2 cup canned pumpkin
-2 eggs and one white
Then stir in
-1/2 cup of old fashioned oats
And then mix in
-very generous sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice
-good amount of cinnamon
-few dashes of vanilla
Then stir in
-1/2 tsp of baking powder
Pour out onto griddle as big or small as you want. I made them about 3 inches diameter and got 9 out of this mix. Cook just like a regular pancake. They will bubble a little in the middle and start to firm on the sides when they are ready to turn.
I stack them, put a dollop of light cool whip, sprinkle of cinnamon, and a drizzle of honey – delicious!
And for half of this mixture or 4.5 pancakes for my batch (sans toppings) it is only 178 calories. I just might make these all season long. If you try them let me know how you like them! Enjoy!
For this recipe you could use any combination of ground meats: pork, turkey, chicken or beef. I prefer half lean ground turkey and half pork. The flavor seems closest to actual breakfast sausage.
• 1 lb. of ground meat. I use half lean turkey and half pork
• 1 tablespoon of sage
• Sprinkle of red pepper flakes
• 1 teaspoon of thyme
• Salt and pepper to taste
Sautee patties in a non-stick fry pan 10-15 minutes.