Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Find - Pumpkin Butter

When I first saw this pumpkin butter in Trader Joe's, I was not enthusiastic.  I can't remember why I bought my first jar but now I am a major fan.  It tastes like pumpkin pie without the crust.


I mix a rounded teaspoon of the pumpkin butter in my morning oatmeal, along with a few chopped walnuts.  Yummy, yummy!  It is also good on an english muffin.  And there are probably other brands, in case you don't shop at Trader Joe's.  But if you do shop at Trader Joe's you better stock up now because this is a seasonal item and they won't have it come January.

That reminds me, oatmeal is my breakfast staple in the winter and I make it the Hungry Girl way, using almond milk, steel cut oats, and a crock pot.  Put 4 cups of unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or use sweetened if you prefer) and 1 cup of steel cut oats in the crock pot and heat on warm for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.  Stir once or twice during cooking.  Turns out yummy with a creamy texture.  Good for you and low in calories.  I didn't really care for oatmeal until I tried it made this way.

2 comments:

Amy said...

Cathy, I just picked up another couple of jars of this earlier this week. My DD#2 loves it on toast or pancakes.

Linda said...

Thanks so much for the great recipe! I will try it! Pumpkin Butter sounds wonderful and naughty. Will need to pick some up soon. I love pumpkin this time of year. Nothing says "harvest" like pumpkin.