Happy Halloween! If you’re not trick-or-treating, but instead you’re handing out treats or attending a party, why not bring something a little different? These mini pumpkin pie bites are on the healthier side and are a great alternative to cookies or candy. Be sure to pin or bookmark this recipe because it will make a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving festivities as well. The recipe comes from our friend Keri Glassman, who has also written a guest post on what longevity means to her. Read it here.
MINI PUMPKIN PIE BITES
6 tablespoons wheat germ
3 tablespoons ground flax seed
1 tablespoons chia seeds
4 ginger snap cookies, crushed
1 (15 ounces) can plain pumpkin puree
2 ounces coconut milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup grade A maple syrup
Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat nonstick mini muffin pan with coconut oil cooking spray.
Mix wheat germ, flax seed, chia seeds and ginger snaps in bowl. Add heaping teaspoon of mixture to each muffin cup. Set aside. Whisk eggs in another bowl. Add pumpkin puree, coconut milk, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
Pour mixture evenly into prepared muffin cups. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until sides are sturdy and filling is set. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes before using knife to loosen and remove from pan. Combine yogurt and maple syrup in bowl. Cover and chill.
Top each with dollop of yogurt mixture and sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice. Enjoy!
Keri Glassman MS, RDN, CDN is the founder of The Nutrition School, NutritiousLife.com, and a @todayshow Tastemaker and @womenshealthmag contributor. Connect with Keri at her NutritiousLife.com and @NutritiousLifeOfficial.