Do you like pumpkin? I love pumpkin, but I do not like pumpkin pie (weird I know). I thought I would share some pumpkin recipes that I enjoy making (and are pretty easy) so you have some non pumpkin pie options!
First up is my favorite go to Pumpkin Muffin recipe. A LONG time ago I went to weight watchers and in the meeting before Thanksgiving we were discussing low cal dessert options. Some random lady shared this recipe and I've been making it every since! Best part, it's so easy!
- 1 Spice Cake Mix
- 1 c pumpkin puree
- 1/2 c water
Mix all the ingredients tother and follow the temperature and times on the back of the cake mix. I will sometimes add chocolate chips or top them off with fat free cool whip.
So easy right? and only a few ingredients. I like to always have pumpkin and spice cake mix on had so I can make them any time.
The next recipe is one I found on skinnytaste.com. You MUST check out this site! It has the best recipes. I probably use a recipe from there twice a week and every one in scrumptious. This pumpkin recipe is no exception! The recipe is for Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Yogurt Cupcakes. I wish I had taken a picture of these because they are beautiful!
here's what you need:
- 12 reduced fat vanilla wafers
- 8 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 6 oz fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt (I used plain and it still tasted great)
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 tbsp all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup pumpkin pie filling
I only had pumpkin puree so I added some brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice to it and it turned out perfect! Make it work!
Preheat your oven to 350°
Line a cupcake pan with liners and place a vanilla wafer in the bottom of each one.
Beat together your cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until it's smooth. To that, gradually beat in the egg whites, yogurt and flour. Pour this mixture into the cupcake liners. Make sure to only fill it half way.
Plop 1 tbsp of pumpkin pie filling into the liners. Take a tooth pick and swirl the pumpkin into the yogurt mixture. Bake for 25 minutes. When finished let them cool, and then chill them.
There you have it, 2 delicious options for your Thanksgiving feast. Let me know how yours turn out!