This week is all about blogging. (Read about What to Expect at Your First Blog Conference).
So, as I was deciding what recipe to post this week my mind went straight to pumpkins.
Bloggers LOVE pumpkins.
How do I know this?
At this very moment, there are tens of thousands of bloggers all over the internet posting pumpkin activities, editing photographs of pumpkins, and pinning pumpkin-flavored recipes.
Hmm… I wonder if the upcoming Fall season has anything to do with it? (Read about My Fall To Do List and Free Fall Activities to Do with Your Baby).
Well, I’m jumping on the pumpkin bandwagon!
Since I like my recipes healthy and easy, I have decided to share my pumpkin butter recipe.
This addicting spread is a healthier alternative to butter or jelly on toast. It would also be delicious mixed in your morning oatmeal!
I received my inspiration from Very Best Baking’s pumpkin butter, but changed it up so W could eat it with me (i.e. took out the sugar).
So, if you are in the mood to get into the Fall Spirit, try out my sugar-free, guilt-free pumpkin butter!
- 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 1/4 cup honey* *If your child is under a year, you can just leave the honey out.
- 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- Combine pumpkin puree, apple sauce, honey, pumpkin pie spice, lemon juice, and cinnamon sticks in a pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
- Once the mixture reaches a boil, turn the temperature to low and bring to a simmer.
- Let the pumpkin butter simmer while stirring frequently for 20-25 minutes until pumpkin butter thickens.
- Remove the cinnamon sticks, let it cool, then enjoy!
I hope you enjoy my pumpkin butter recipe! Do you love all of the pumpkin recipes or are you already over them? What are some of your favorite pumpkin recipes? Let me know in the comment section below!
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Yum! Love this idea and will try it (although I bet a little real butter added tastes good too!). It looks pretty too!
Rose- I’m sure it would taste really good with a little butter!
((runs out to buy all the pumpkins))
Jheanell- Too funny!
Yum! I love all things fruit butter (okay, all things butter in general)! I will definitely try this recipe, thanks!
Melissa- yes, I’m sure you have a few tasty fruit butter recipes!
YUMMY! Your oatmeal looks fabulous. W is a great model.
I bet the kitchen smelled good too.
Ann Marie- Thanks! It was really good and I don’t really like oatmeal all that much.
YOU’RE RIGHT, WE LOVE PUMPKIN!!!! Oh my goodness this sounds and looks yummy; pinning this for sure 🙂
p.s. Super cute food tester 🙂
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My little pumpkin pie eating his pumpkin butter! Could he be any cuter? It sounds very yummy and I like the idea of mixing some into my oatmeal.
MaryKay- Thanks! He loved it!
I love pumpkin anything, all the time. Unfortunately my family members are not as enthusiastic. However, we will be giving this a try. It sounds like pumpkin pie on toast.
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Deborah- Hopefully they’ll enjoy it! My son definitely loved it.
This looks delicious and I bet my “big kids” would like it too! Thanks for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays!
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I love pumpkin! Keep on giving me delicious recipes like this pumpkin butter:)
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Adrian- Thanks! I love it too!
We just had pumpkin butter for the first time last night! We opened a jar I had bought and had it on homemade biscuits – we were all skeptical, but we really liked it. 🙂 Thank you for sharing the recipe.
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Gentle Joy- Yes, I was a little skeptical myself and unsure how it would turn out. I was really pleased when it came out tasting so good. Thanks for the comment!
Thanks so much for linking with us at #foodiefridays! Great to have you and your gorg pictures!
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Yum! Thanks for linking up to Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesday party. I’ve pinned your recipe to our Pinterest board. We hope you’ll join us again tomorrow!
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Anna- Thanks for hosting & pinning my recipe!
Mmm, pumpkin butter would be so good on a warm loaf of homemade bread! I need to make some ASAP!
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Jenna- Yes, I need to go make some homemade bread right now!
I can’t believe you’re not playing with me–that was so helpful.
I love this! And I want to say THANK YOU! I found your blog while trying to figure out how to Batik shirts and a flag for Girls camp! Your posts have been so helpful and taken away a lot of my stress now that I have wonderful tutorials and I have no need to worry about doing these projects! I hope you have a wonderful week! Konstanz Silverbownothoughts2small.blogspot.com