Pecan Pumpkin Butter

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Um…who doesn’t love any kind of nut butter right? Well in my abode we can’t even have it present because it will be gone before the day ends!

However, I found this lovely recipe that is more of a healthy treat than a “spoon in the jar and feel guilty” kind of deal. It is a quick & simple butter that is not as heavy as most nut butters. Delicious recipe for fall because it incorporates pumpkin – ahhh I love autumn squashes 🙂

On to this delicious nut butter…

  1. Soak 1C raw pecans for 4hours (drain & rinse)
  2. Combine the following in a food processor:  soaked pecans, 1C almond milk, 3/4C pureed pumpkin, 3T maple syrup, 2T chia seeds, 1T coconut oil, 1.5t cinnamon, 1/2t ground ginger, 1/4t ground nutmeg & the seeds from half a vanilla bean
  3. Blend til pecan pumpkin butter is smooth

Enjoy it by the spoonful or serve it with a sliced up apple!

Nutritional Info Per Tbsp (Serves 36): 36 calories – 3 grams of fat – 2 carbs – .5 grams of protein

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Pumpkin Ravioli

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Ah yes, two squash recipes, two days in a row – I told you…I have been gorging myself in this fall favorite!

Instead of making pasta from scratch, I love to use wonton wrappers as the dough. It makes the process 10 steps easier, but it only leaves the fun part left to do – the stuffing!

  1. Combine 1C pumpkin, 1/3C vegan parmesan cheese, 1/4t salt & 1/8t pepper
  2. Spoon pumpkin mixture into center of a wonton wrapper (about 2t worth)
  3. Wet edges of wonton wrapper with water, bring opposite sides together & pinch with your fingers to seal (continue til mixture is completed)
  4. Place raviolis in boiling water & cook for 7minutes
  5. In a side dish heat 1/2C vegetable broth & 1.5T Earth Balance original butter

To plate, place ravioli on your dish, spoon broth over & add fresh chopped parsley!

Nutritional Info Per Ravioli & Sauce (Makes 24): 41 calories – <1 gram of fat – 6 carbs – 2 grams of protein

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