Pass on the pile of candy and dive into a bowl of Cashew Pumpkin Dip this Halloween! It’s secretly healthy and tastes just like pumpkin cheesecake! Dip into it with apple slices, pretzels or spread onto graham crackers for a delightful snack…or just eat it by the spoonfuls like I did
This recipe takes only a few minutes to make. Simply blend creamy cashew butter, pumpkin, maple syrup and spices until fluffy. Cashew butter is a mild tasting nut butter that works well in recipes. It’s also super buttery, which makes for a decant dessert! Cashews are a great source of zinc, biotin, iron, potassium and magnesium. They also provide protein and monounsaturated fat, making this a snack that will keep your glucose levels in check and in turn preventing sugar cravings. Sugar cravings and Halloween are a bad combo!
- 1 can pumpkin
- ¼-1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- ½ cup cashew butter
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch sea salt
- Place all ingredients in a food process or high-speed blender. Puree until smooth and creamy.
- Serve with apple slices, pretzels and graham crackers!
P.S. Leftovers make a tasty topping on whole grain toast for breakfast!
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