Pumpkin Butter (http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/10/pumpkin-butter.html) ~ was the result of searching the internet for a Pumpkin Smoothie recipe. I found one, but it called for pumpkin butter as an ingredient. The pumpkin butter was a wonderful find all on it’s own. I took a spoonful of it warm, right off the stove, and I was immediately hooked…it tasted like warm pumpkin pie. In addition to using it to make a smoothie, you can use it to dip apples in, spread on bread or waffles, add to oatmeal or yogurt, or whatever other culinary creations you can come up with. I added a couple tablespoons of it to my coffee, along with some unsweetened vanilla almond milk, and it was pretty good! I think if you experimented adding other ingredients, you might discover a rival version of the popular Pumpkin Spice Latte sold at Starbucks, with this version being much more healthy and much less “spendy”.
Please note: once cooled, the pumpkin butter needs to be refrigerated. It should last for about a week…if it makes it that long without being devoured.