Halloween has rolled around again for another year but that doesn’t need to mean unhealthy sugar highs or falling off the healthy eating wagon.
I’ve got you sorted if you still want a treat that provides nourishment and uses up that pumpkin flesh which is just too delicious and nutritious to waste, so put it to good use.
This recipe not only uses pumpkin but another veg in there too!
It’s easy to make, uses simple ingredients and is great for making kids eat secret veg. It’s also vegan friendly and can be gluten free if using certified GF oats.
-1 can white beans (cannellini or chickpeas)
-140g cooked pumpkin*
-40g peanut butter
-3 Tbsp granular sweetener (coconut sugar or Natvia etc)
-80ml water or milk of choice
-1 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix (see here for recipe)
-25g dark choc chopped or sprinkling of cacao nibs
*Tip: steaming the pumpkin makes it softer and blends easier
Pre-heat the oven to 180c fan
Add the wet ingredients to a blender and process until smooth, next add in the dry ingredients (except choc) and blend again until combined then stir through the chopped choc and pour into a lined baking tray
Bake for 30mins then leave to cool for a few minutes before cutting, these firm up more when fully cooled. Store remainder in the fridge in air tight container for up to 4 days