Saturday, September 8, 2012

Pumpkin Butter

It's been oh... 2 years since my last post! But I have been eating so many wonderful things lately that I wanted to try doing the whole blog thing again. 

I've joined Tone It Up and if you haven't heard of it, look into this amazing system here. It's basically super clean eating (which I've been doing for quite some time) but it's portioned, timed and spaced perfectly throughout my day. I think last time I blogged I was excited to be at 149lbs and I can't believe that my weight goal THIS WEEK is 124lbs (and Monday is only 2 days away!) Wow. I have come a long ways! 

The owners of the community Karena and Katrina are having a Fall Recipe swap so I decided to blog about my latest amazing Fall recipe! 

Pumpkin Butter

This stuff is delish! So far I have added it to chai tea (Pumpkin Chai!), plain Greeky yogurt and tomorrow I am planning a Pumpkin Butter Latte with some almond milk. A teaspoon of this stuff will make any dish scream Fall and cozy! 

First you'll need to make some Pumpkin Pie Spice, which pretty much deserves a blog post itself because of it's versatility. Mix it up and add it to anything. It's amazing in coffee with a little extra ginger for a Gingerbread Latte, smoothies, oatmeal, you name it. 

To make an addicting Pumpkin Butter you are going to need: 

14oz. can of pumpkin 
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil 
4 Tbsp maple syrup 
1 tsp maple extract
1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice 
1 Tbsp Cinnamon

Mix all of your ingredients together in a pot. Heat over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Stir constantly because it can burn easily. Refrigerate for about 2 weeks.