Halloween Baking!

by Jemma on October 31, 2010

in Recipes

I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend and enjoying the Halloween Celebrations! :)

Giving the fact that it’s the height of the pumpkin season I thought today would be the perfect opportunity to experiment with some pumpkin recipes. I decided to make some batches of food to fill up the freezer for the upcoming week.

I whipped up a quick soup of butternut squash and sweet potato:

I love this soup so much.  I think butternut squash, pumpkin and sweet potatoes are my favourite vegetables this season.  They taste great mixed together too as well, blended as a soup or simply mashed together as an alternative to regular mashed potato.

Next on the agenda was a Chickpea and Butternut Squash Tagine.

This tagine is Morroccan inspired and is super healthy and packed full of flavour! 

I had to finish up the day on a sweet (but healthy) note.

Pumpkin and Nut Bars

inspired by Angela.
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree

  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 1/2 soya flour

  • 1/2 cup of soya milk

  • 2 tsp. baking soda

  • 2 tsp. cinnamon

Toppings: slivered almonds and chopped walnuts

In a food processor mix together until well combined the sugar, pumpkin, eggs, milk and oil.  In a separate bowl mix together all of the dry ingredients add then add them slowly to the wet ingredients in the food processor.  Next pour the batter in to a prepared baking dish and smooth with a spatula.  Sprinkle on the chopped nuts and bake for 35 minutes at gas mark 5. 

These bars are very moist, light and not too sweet.  Admittedly I had four portions of these for dinner…oops!  My eating has been a little hazardous today, but more on that tomorrow for my new month resolutions.

 What is your favourite way to eat pumpkin?

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Lisa November 1, 2010 at 12:18 AM

mmmm! Im such a sucker for anything pumpkin! These look so good Jemma!

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celeryandcupcakes November 3, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Thanks Lisa…they were very tasty!

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Laura@keepingslimandgettingstylish November 1, 2010 at 7:58 AM

Great looking eats! I opened my first can of libbys last night and it was amazing – I’m loving pumpkin in porridge, smoothies, mixed with yoghurt – just with everything! I’m really going to have to stock up on the tinned stuff to feed my addiction ;-)

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celeryandcupcakes November 3, 2010 at 11:51 AM

I’m loving Libby’s pumpkin right now. I wish it wasn’t so hard to find!

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Tamizn November 1, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Gotta be soup for me but I think your cakes might change my mind! x x

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