I have welcomed fall with open arms this weekend! Sure, last weekend was football and chili but this weekend is football, chili, APPLE PICKING & PUMPKIN BREAKFASTS!!! 😀
Before apple picking, I spoiled myself and Mr. Prevention with a recipe I ran across this week…and just knew I had to make. Hands down, the best breakfast I’ve had in a long, long, long time. I did have to spare my LAST can of Libby’s pumpkin, however. I almost shed a tear, but I am hopeful that Libby’s will begin appearing on grocery store shelves sooner rather than later.
Individual Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Cakes from How Sweet It Is
1/4 cup butter Smart Balance Light, at room temperature
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup pumpkin
1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/8 cup cake flour (I used whole wheat pastry flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg and mix until well combined. Add in vanilla and pumpkin. Mix dry ingredients together and add to pumpkin batter, only mixing until just combined.
Spray 2 ramekins with non-stick spray and pour batter into them. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Nutrition Information (per cake): 332 calories; 13 g. fat; 107 mg. cholesterol; 364 mg. sodium; 48.5 g. carbohydrate; 5 g. fiber; 3.5 g. protein
Result: O-M-G! I really don’t know what more to say. I felt guilty eating this…and then I calculated the nutrition information only to find out that there was no guilt necessary! This breakfast is not only delicious, but contains good fats, whole grains, and fiber! I do recommend going with a light butter that contains no hydrogenated oils. This small modification cut the calories by 100 PER cake and the Smart Balance Light baked beautifully. I think I found breakfast for the MONTH! YUM! 😀
And Lily was begging for some pumpkin, too. As soon as the can opened, the begging began…
After enjoying that most amazing breakfast, we headed out to PICK APPLES!!!
Question: Have you ever apple picked? How have you brought in fall thus far?
Off to watch Ohio State (hopefully) lose and Illinois (hopefully) win! And make chili, too! Entry #2 is this week for the Prevention Chili Contest! I can’t wait!