Coconut Pumpkin Pie Fluff
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During pumpkin season, it's the perfect time to take your pumpkin prowess to a whole new level! This coconut pumpkin pie fluff is just the level!
Not sure if it was Sunday afternoon boredom, a longing to escape unpleasant tasks, or my body’s innate wisdom for an antioxidant infusion. But I made a trek to the kitchen, took a quick inventory of the pantry items on hand that could be transformed into something better, and this dish was my result. A delish creamy concoction of comforting flavors that dance on the taste buds in provocative whispers and layers.
We all know pumpkin plays really well with the warming spices: ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Toss in vanilla and orange and voila, taste sensations! Caramel sweetness comes from rich unsweetened apple butter (not applesauce,) or pureed, rehydrated Medjool dates work well, too. My fave all the way is the apple butter, so it’s the one featured here. There are many health benefits to this recipe: chia delivers a great dose of omega 3 essential fatty acids as well as protein, calcium, and iron. Pumpkin is a great prebiotic, which feeds probiotics, the healthy bacteria we hear about all the time. The spices are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal.
Ok, health benefits are all fine and dandy, but taste matters most. Make this, and I trust you will agree. The recipe is easily doubled given I only was using half cans. Make a double batch and freeze in portion-sizes. Outside of a little texture change, it will keep in the freezer a week or two (depending on your freezer and how often it’s opened and closed).
Coconut Pumpkin Pie Fluff
- ½ can organic coconut milk – full fat
- ½ can organic pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoons organic apple butter
- 1 organic orange, zested
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 inch fresh ginger, grated or minced
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, the real thing
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon grated nutmeg
- Pinch sea salt
Mulberries, granola, coconut flakes, pecans, or walnuts as desired
Add some great protein power with 1–2 servings Sunwarrior Warrior Blend vanilla protein
Blast everything in a high-speed blender until you have a fabulous whipped creamy fluff. Taste and adjust seasoning and sweetness as desired.
Chill at least 30 minutes before serving then sprinkle with orange zest, enjoy as is or top with additional cinnamon and something crunchy such as a few mulberries, coconut, crunchy granola or chopped nuts or seeds. Pecans would heighten the buttery-ness of this creation.
No matter how you choose to serve this, I trust you will love this desserts simplicity and the sensational taste. The one caveat is not to overeat, for the creamy richness of this makes for a potent lure that just may call you back for seconds.
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