Instant Pot Pumpkin Butter

This also makes a quick and easy gift.

Ingredients:

30 oz canned pumpkin
8 oz white grape juice
4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup sugar or natural sweetener

How to make

Combine all ingredients in your Instant Pot and cook for 3 minutes on HIGH pressure.  Allow the pressure to release naturally and cool completely before canning.

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Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

Ingredients :

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 banana

1/2 cup milk

1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp brown sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup crushed ice

Directions:

Blend all ingredients until smooth

Instant Pot Pumpkin Bars

Ingredients:

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 cup steel-cut oats

¼ cup maple syrup

1 Tbsp softened butter

3 Tbsp pumpkin spice

Directions:

Set Instant Pot on “saute”.

Add the oats and butter.

Toast for a few minutes.

In a separate bowl, combine the toasted oats, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and pumpkin spice.

Butter a loaf pan that fits in the Instant Pot.

Set the vent to “sealing”.

Cook on “Rice” setting for 10 minutes.

Allow the pressure to release naturally.

Cut into bars after it cools.

Pumpkin pie shake

 

Pumpkin Pie Shake

 

I love a good pumpkin pie,  but it is usually loaded with fat and calories. This has the taste I crave, but it’s much healthier.  It makes a great sweet treat or even an easy breakfast.

Ingredients:

1 cup organic milk of your choice ( my favorite is almond vanilla)

1  banana, frozen and cut into pieces

1  pitted date

1 cup canned pumpkin

1 tsp vanilla extract

Pinch of pumpkin pie spice

Whip in the blender until creamy.  If you are feeling really naughty you could even add a bit of whipped coconut cream.