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Category: Snacks

31 Days of Pumpkin and Pinterest

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Hey, everyone.  Are you ready for Fall?  Are you ready for the beautiful smell of pumpkin transformed into some delectable treat?

For Write 31 days 2015, join me as I feature some of the fantastic pumpkin recipes featured on Pinterest.  I am picking some of the best.

I will be adding the Pinterest links as I choose them. Join me on Periscope (@wholelivinglarg) so we can bake the together. Pumpkin and Pinterest are perfect pairs.

In case you missed any posts this month, be sure to check back here!

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  1. 10/1/2015 – Introduction
  2. 10/2/2015 – Whole Living Large – Apple Pumpkin Pie Butter  Pin
  3. 10/3/2015 – Whole Living Large – Pumpkin Spice Pancakes  Pin
  4. 10/4/2015 – Simple Food 365Pumpkin Mouse  Pin 
  5. 10/5/2015 – Wholly HealthyDark Chocolate Pumpkin Energy BitesPin 
  6. 10/6/2015 – Coupon CravingsPumpkin & Bran Muffins Pin
  7. 10/7/2015 – Virtual VeganPumpkin, Pecan, and Chocolate Granola Bar  Pin
  8. 10/8/2015 – Once A Month MealsChocolate Chip Pumpkin Quinoa Muffins Pin
  9. 10/9/2015 – An Edible MosaicPumpkin & Cheese Spice Bread  Pin 
  10. 10/10/2015 – Whole Living Large Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal MuffinsPin
  11. 10/11/2015 – The Jazzy Sweet Life – No Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free)  Pin
  12. 10/12/2015 –  The Recipe Runner – Sriracha Pumpkin Hummus  Pin
  13. 10/13/2015 – From Cats to CookingGluten Free Pumpkin Waffles Pin
  14. 10/14/2015 – Making Healthy ChoicesPumpkin MuffinsPin
  15. 10/15/2015 – Miss Getaway Massaged Kale & Pumpkin SaladPin
  16. 10/16/2015 – Lightly LivingRaw Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls  Pin
  17. 10/17/2015 –  Garlic and ZestCurried Pumpkin SoupPin
  18. 10/18/2015 – Food, Pleasure, and HealthPumpkin Pie Chocolate CupsPin
  19. 10/19/2015 – Whole Living LargeHazelnut Pumpkin Ice Cream (Gluten Free 3 Ingredients) Pin 
  20. 10/20/2015- Whole Living LargePumpkin Pie Date & Nut Bars Pin
  21. 10/21/2015 – The Jazzy Sweet LifeSoft Pumpkin Cookies – Pin
  22. 10/22/2015 – Whole Living Large –  Sriracha Pumpkin Quinoa Sliders- Pin
  23. 10/23/2015 – The Organic KitchenSavory Pumpkin SoupPin
  24. 10/24/2015 – Hungry Enough  To Eat SixPumpkin Spice Simple Syrup – Pin
  25. 10/25/2015 – Whole Living LargePumpkin Cheesecake Bars– Pin
  26. 10/26/2015 –  Whole Living LargePumpkin Nutella Bro-ookies – Pin
  27. 10/27/2015 – Jack and ParkerToasted Pumpkin Seeds – Pin
  28. 10/28/2015 – Jazzy Sweet LifePumpkin Pie Cream Cheese DipPin
  29. 10/29/2015 – Kiwi and CarrotPumpkin Yogurt with Spiced GranolaPin
  30. 10/30/2015 – Whole Living LargeBaked Pumpkin Pie OatmealPin
  31. 10/31/2015 – Whole Living LargePumpkin French Toast with Apple Maple CompotePin




Faux” Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars.

“Faux” Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars. 
16 oz garbanzo beans 
3 Tbsp raw organic honey
1 Tbsp organic sugar
Pinch baking soda 
4 Tbsp almond butter
1 Tbsp vanilla
Pinch of salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Combine first 7 ingredients in processor. Blend until smooth. 
Transfer to bowl and stir in chocolate chips. 
Press batter into a 13×9 pan. If you want a thicker bar you can use a smaller pan. 
Place dough in fridge for 30 minutes to an hour. Remove from fridge and cut into bars. Transfer into freezable container and place in freezer. You could also place them in the fridge if you like them softer. 

Healthy Almond Nutella Energy Bites

Let me just apologize right now!!!!!  Once you taste these exquisite creations, you will go thru the first batch in a blink. Thankfully this recipe makes some for now and some for later. 😉

Imagine a rich mix of chocolate-y Nutella crossed with buttery almond butter and cashews.

Pure delight!!!!!!

Prep Time: 20 minutes 20 minutes
Yield: About 48 energy bites
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup Nutella
1/2 cup almond butter
1 cup shredded coconut
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup chia seeds
3 tsp  vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
Combine all ingredients together in a food processor and pulse until combined. Cover mixture and transfer to the refrigerator, and let cool for about 30-60 minutes. (This will slightly harden the mixture and make it easier to form into balls.)
When the mixture is cool, remove and roll into balls of your desired size. (Mine were about 1-inch in diameter.)
 Enjoy immediately, or refrigerate in a covered container.
Healthy Almond Nutella Energy Bites
Recipe type: Healthy Treat
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 48
I bit of heaven just for you.
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • ½ cup Nutella
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup honey
  • ¾ cup cashews
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 3 tsp  vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. salt
  1. Combine all ingredients together in a food processor and pulse until combined. Cover mixture and transfer to the refrigerator, and let cool for about 30-60 minutes. (This will slightly harden the mixture and make it easier to form into balls.)

Parmesan Pizza Bites (Big Batch)

Parmesan Pizza Bites




1 cup water
1 Tbsp  yeast
2 tsp honey
2 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
4 teaspoons sea salt
8 cups whole wheat flour (more or less as necessary)


1/2 Tbsp brown sugar

1 Tbsp Basil

1 Tbsp Oregano

1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese

Olive Oil


In a large bowl, mix 1 cup warm water, yeast, and 2 teaspoons of honey.  Stir this together and allow it to sit.  Meanwhile, heat butter, milk, 1/2 cup honey, and salt in a medium saucepan on the stove until mixture has reached 120°.  Stir contents in saucepan into the yeast mixture.  Begin adding flour, two cups at a time until a nice dough has formed.  Knead for 3-4 minutes.  Place dough in bowl, cover, and allow it to rise for 1-2 hours.

On a well floured surface, roll fistful sized balls of dough into “snakes.”  Cut into one inch bites.



Place on a baking sheet or stone.  No need to allow for rising time, but if they sit there a while, that’s okay too.  Bake in a 350° oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

While pizza bites are baking in a small bowl mix together Parmesan, brown sugar, Basil and Oregano

Place baked pizza bites in a bowl, drizzle on some olive oil, toss until coated, then sprinkle sprinkle with Parmesan cheese mixture.  Serve warm, serve cold, or cool and freeze the bites in a freezer bag for up to three months.  Thaw and reheat in the oven.



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