Start with canned pumpkin puree


Since the weather finally turned cooler in South Florida and today is Halloween, I decided to open a can of pumpkin puree and make something.

With one can of pumpkin puree I got two different quick and easy snacks, so I was pleased.

I made pumpkin muffins with common ingredients found in the pantry. I’ve made these and love them, though they call for a lot of sugar, so they aren’t the healthiest, I’m sure. It’s like a pumpkin pie muffin, with little time and effort. To cut down on sweetness, I didn’t add the cinnamon-sugar topping and it wasn’t lacking those flavors.

The other snack is pumpkin spice energy bites. Since I’m getting back into a more scheduled running routine, I knew the moisture and flavor of pumpkin would be perfect for energy bites. And one bite and I know why they are called pumpkin spice. Wow, they are full of the warm spices in the bites.

Do you have a quick and easy pumpkin recipe?