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I’m sure between October and December, you consume a fair amount of pumpkin. Most Americans do, and that’s good, because pumpkin is an excellent source of Vitamin A and Beta Carotene. It’s also got lots of extra fiber. Basically, it’s a superfood.
So why do we only eat it for 3 months out of the year? True, pumpkins have a peak harvest season, which is in the fall, but you can find delicious, nutritious, Libby’s Pumpkin, on the grocery shelves all year long. And I want to show you a recipe I recently made that is going to turn pumpkin into a pantry staple for my family! These are AWESOME for a bar-type breakfast option. I personally cut a little square for myself during the mid-morning and mid-afternoon “slump” time. It gives me the boost I need to power through!
Pumpkin Energy Boost Squares
- 1/3 cup Libby’s Pumpkin Puree
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup raisin bran cereal, crumbled (either by hand, or in a food processor)
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup dried cherries
- 1/4 cup pecan bits
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined.
Place ingredients in a lightly greased 8×8 baking dish or 9 inch pie pan and bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before cutting into squares and eating! Store energy boost squares in the refrigerator and enjoy for several days. FYI, your extra pumpkin can be added to oatmeal, smoothies, or portioned out and put in the freezer for later!
I absolutely love what Pumpkin Can do to help me feel energized throughout the day. What can it do for you?
Need some ideas to help you think outside of the box when it comes to pumpkin as an ingredient? I can help with that, and you very well could win something in the process!
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Search around for some great recipes. Give pumpkin a try this spring and summer, and if you win the Vitamix, don’t tell me, because I”m going to be SUPER jealous! 😉 YOu can also follow Libby’s on Pinterest for more tempting pumpkin recipes!