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Pumpkin French Toast & Apple-Maple Compote

This is a family favorite that we have enjoyed for years.  My husband and I had a weekend getaway for our five year anniversary.  We had a great time visiting the San Diego Beaches, enjoying live music at Balboa Park and dinner in the Gaslamp Quarter.  Before we headed home, we had to find a great breakfast spot.  We love a great breakfast. We ended up going to a restaurant called the Breakfast Republic.  They served these huge French toast topped with fresh strawberries.  It was divine.

Once we were home, we reminisced about the crazy french toast.  I decided to recreate it for our kiddos.

This Pumpkin French Toast is one of the renditions of the recipe we have enjoyed for years. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.


Ingredients

2 loaves of Hawaiian Bread (or bread of your choice)

6 eggs

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1 tablespoon flaxseed meal

1 tablespoon whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon clove

dash of salt

1 cup coconut milk

juice of 1/2 lemon

 

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees F.

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend well.  Pour into a bowl.

Slice bread into 4 thick slices and quickly dip both sides of bread and place on griddle.  Bake each side for 2-3 min.

******Make sure not to let the bread sit in the egg mixture.  It will get soggy and ruin the finished product.  You simply need to quickly dip and flip the bread and dip again.*******

To keep French toast warm place in pre-heated oven

 

Apple Maple Compote

Ingredients

6 apples sliced

2 tablespoons butter

Juice of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon nutmeg

pinch of salt

1 teaspoon maple extract

1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

Place all ingredients (except maple and vanilla extract)  in a medium stock pot and bring to boil.

Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.

Remove pot from heat and let cool.

Stir in vanilla and maple extract.

 

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5.0 from 2 reviews
Pumpkin French Toast
Author: 
Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Delicious Pumpkin French Toast that is a family favorite.
Ingredients
  • 2 loaves of Hawaiian Bread (or bread of your choice)
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon clove
  • dash of salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • juice of ½ lemon
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend well.  Pour into a bowl.
  3. Slice bread into 4 thick slices and dip both sides of bread and place on griddle.  Bake each side for 2-3 min.
  4. To keep French toast warm place in pre-heated oven

Pumpkin Yogurt with Spiced Granola

For today’s Pumpkin and Pinterest feature recipe we are enjoying delicious, gut friendly Pumpkin Yogurt with Spiced Granola from Kiwi and Carrot. This is a nice little treat that my boys fell head over heels for.  They all agree that yogurt is the best all time food ever.

I altered the granola a bit to suit what I had on hand.

  • Added shredded coconut
  • Substituted the whole wheat flour for coconut flour
  • Substitute chia seeds for flaxseed meal
  • Substitute pepita seeds for pumpkin seeds

Coconut is great for improving the body’s ability to absorb calcium and magnesium, helping to maintain strong bones and teeth. 

Flaxseed is a powerhouse for omega-3 fatty acids.  These healthy fats promote heart health and aid in cancer prevention. 

Flaxseed is also a great source of fiber that encourages colon and digestive health. 

Pumpkin Seeds are rich in zinc and help boost the immune system and fertility. 

Ingredients

Pumpkin Yogurt
    • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
    • ¼ cup (heaping) canned pumpkin puree
    • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
    • 1 tsp. cinnamon
    • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
Spiced granola
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup cashews, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. flaxseed meal
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup

Instructions

Pumpkin Yogurt
    1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir well until combined.
Spiced Granola
  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well until combined.
  3. Spread granola on a baking sheet and cook for 1 hour and 10 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven but don’t stir so the granola can cluster up. Allow to cool to room temperature and store in an air-tight container for up to three days.

Notes

*To make this a pumpkin smoothie, combine all ingredients for the yogurt with 1 frozen banana and a handful of ice cubes in a blender. Mix until well combined and top with spiced granola.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Pumpkin Yogurt with Spiced Granola
Author: 
Recipe type: Breakfast
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 3 cups granola, yogurt serves 2
 
Start your day with a deliciously filling pumpkin yogurt topped with spiced granola. Full of fiber and protein.
Ingredients
  • Pumpkin Yogurt
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup (heaping) canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • Spiced granola
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup cashews, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. flaxseed meal
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • ½ cup coconut melted
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Pumpkin Yogurt
  2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir well until combined.
  3. Spiced Granola
  4. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees
  5. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well until combined.
  6. Spread granola on a baking sheet and cook for 1 hour and 10 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven but don't stir so the granola can cluster up. Allow to cool to room temperature and store in an air-tight container for up to three days.
Notes
*To make this a pumpkin smoothie, combine all ingredients for the yogurt with 1 frozen banana and a handful of ice cubes in a blender. Mix until well combined and top with spiced granola.

Soft Pumpkin Cookies w/Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

 

*****This is a guest post from my daughter Jasmyn.  She is 12 years old and loves to bake just like her mama.  Her blog site is The Jazzy Sweet Life. If you get a chance jump over and give her some love.  Thank you. *******

These are delicious soft pumpkin cookies that can be made for a Halloween party, Thanksgiving treat or as a snack for lunch. These were gone the first day I made them. I suggest a double batch and freezing some for later.


Ingredients:

Cookies

2 cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter, room temperature

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 cup pumpkin purée

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting

8 oz cream cheese, room temperature

4 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature

2 1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

1. In a medium bowl mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream the butter and sugar until smooth.

3. Beat in the pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until well mixed.Gradually and in flour a 1/4 cup at a time.

4.  Preheat oven to 350*F.Using 1/4 cup cookie scoop and drop onto a baking sheet.Place in the oven to cook for 15-18 minutes.

5.  Immediately after baking press flat.

6. While your cookies are cooling, you can get started on the frosting.  Begin by creaming together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.

7. Mix in the vanilla, cinnamon and a 1/4 cup at a time powdered sugar until creamed well.

8.  Once the cookies are cool frost with a Wilton Dessert Decorator Plus or just use a spoon and smooth it on and you it is time to dig in.

Soft Pumpkin Sugar Cookies w/Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
Author: 
Recipe type: Dessert
 
These are delicious pumpkin cookies that can be made for a Halloween party, Thanksgiving treat or as a snack for lunch. These were gone the first day I made them. I suggest a double batch and freezing some for later.
Ingredients
  • Cookies
  • 2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Frosting
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment cream the butter and sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in the pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until well mixed.Gradually and in flour a ¼ cup at a time.
  4. Preheat oven to 350*F.Using ¼ cup cookie scoop and drop onto a baking sheet.Place in the oven to cook for 15-18 minutes.
  5. Immediately after baking press flat.
  6. While your cookies are cooling, you can get started on the frosting. Begin by creaming together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  7. Mix in the vanilla, cinnamon and a ¼ cup at a time powdered sugar until creamed well.
  8. Once the cookies are cool frost with a
  9. Wilton Dessert Decorator Plus
  10. or just use a spoon and smooth it on and you it is time to dig in.

Sriracha Pumpkin Quinoa Sliders

Last Friday my kids school had a Trunk n Treat festival, and I could not get dinner ready fast enough for them to get out of here and play with their classmates. Fridays are the days I will raid the fridge and see what can be “repurposed”. These sliders were born from this clean out.

I featured Sriracha Pumpkin Hummus for the Pumpkins and Pinterest series. True to form, I made a double batch and froze one. I pulled it out a couple days ago and had a bit left in the fridge. I grabbed the hummus; some leftover quinoa, eggs and coconut flour; out of that the quinoa pumpkin sliders were born.

Sriracha Pumpkin Sliders


2 cups quinoa (prepared according to package directions)
1 cup sriracha pumpkin hummus
4 eggs
1/2 cup coconut flour
Salt and pepper to taste.

Heat griddle on medium heat
Combine first three ingredients and mix well
Slowly add in coconut flour and mix till smooth.
Let mixture sit for five minutes to thicken a bit.

Using a 1/4 cup cookie scoop out mixture and place on griddle.
Use a damp spatula to flatten slider
Cook on medium for 3 minutes each side

We initially ate the sliders plain and dipped them in the Chick Fil A Polynesian sauce. Yeah, we will just put that in the 20 percent category.
We had the sliders again and served them with a cranberry spinach salad dressed with an apple cider vinegar and honey vinaigrette.

 

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Pumpkin Quinoa Slider
Author: 
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 24
 
This quick and easy protein and fiber packed slider will satisfy the whole family.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups quinoa (prepared according to package directions
  • 1 cup sriracha pumpkin hummus
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
Instructions
  1. Heat griddle on medium heat
  2. Combine first three ingredients and mix well
  3. Slowly add in coconut flour and mix till smooth.
  4. Let mixture sit for five minutes to thicken a bit.
  5. Using a ¼ cup cookie scoop out mixture and place on griddle.
  6. Use a damp spatula to flatten slider
  7. Cook on medium for 3 minutes each side

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