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May 19, 2010 7:21 PM
I have a can of pumpkin pie filling left over in my pantry from my pre-MFP days. I love pumpkin pie, pumkin bread, pumpkin whoopie pies....all things that are no longer on my menu. Does anyone have any good low-cal pumpkin dessert recipes?
  317345
May 19, 2010 7:30 PM
You can use pumpkin cake mix for a low calorie substitute for oil, water and eggs. hungry-girl.com is where I've seen the swap for a few recipes, but in general you can really do it with any cake mix. Just dump in the can of pumpkin and mix. I've been meaning to try it...
  781691
May 19, 2010 7:33 PM
You can mix pumpkin into anything!!

stir some into plain greek yogurt or non fat yogurt

stir some into a whole grain pancake mix

mix into oatmeal

mix into a protein shake

fry up some ground turkey with onion garlic and spices and then throw in the pumpkin and add in any veggies that sound good
May 19, 2010 7:47 PM
Oooo.. that ground turkey idea sounds great..
I never think about pumpkin in anything but sweet dishes!
Can't wait to try it!!
  301227
May 19, 2010 7:54 PM
I've made pumpkin spice muffins. As previously mentioned, just substitute the pumpkin for the oil and eggs in a cake mix. I've also used pumpkin in place of the oil etc. in brownie mix. They were very moist.

I love pumpkin. You can check allrecipes.com. They usually give the nutritionals for their items. Just do a search on "pumpkin" and you'll see lots that come up. Pumpkin soup, anyone?????

00trayan - (did I spell that right? You know who I mean). The pumpkin in cake mix is good. I've made chocolate/pumpkin muffins. They don't rise as much, but they are higher in fiber and they sure have a "choclatey" taste to them!
May 19, 2010 7:56 PM
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Devilish Chocolate Muffins
The use of canned pumpkin really packs a Vitamin A punch in these muffins.



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Ingredients
1 15 oz can solid pack pumpkin
1 box devil's food cake mix




Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix pumpkin and cake mix until combined.
Mixture will be thick.
Spoon mixture into muffin tins lined with cupcake liners.
Bake for 20 minutes.


Number of Servings: 18

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user STACISHU.

Number of Servings: 18
Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 127.3
Total Fat: 2.3 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 179.2 mg
Total Carbs: 25.7 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
Protein: 1.4 g

Source: SparkPeople
May 19, 2010 7:57 PM
Pumpkin Cookies
1 small can of pumpkin
1 spice cake mix (dry)
11-12 oz chocolate chips (You could probably leave these out and just have pumpkin cookies to lower the fat and calorie count)

Mix together and bake.
approx 84 calories 3 g fat with the chocolate chips
May 19, 2010 9:41 PM
Fat free pumpkin mousse pie

1 1/4 cup fat free milk
1 pack (4 serving) sf vanilla instant pudding
1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup can pumpkin
1 tub ff coolwhip
1 rf graham cracker crust

mix milk, pudding,spice, add pumpkin, fold in half of coolwhip. spread in crust. Top w remaining cool whip. Put in fridge.

Yummy!
May 20, 2010 5:05 AM
PUMPKIN TORTELLINI SOUP!
May 20, 2010 11:17 AM
This recipe has been requested several times over the year by my son's classmates (and teacher, lol) since they only allow "healthy" snacks for parties at school:

PUMPKIN FLUFF DIP

1 can (15oz) pure pumpkin (preferably, but can use the pie mix)
1 container (16oz) fat free whipped topping (cool whip)
2 - 4 svg (or 1 larger 6/8 svg box) packages of sugar free vanilla pudding mix (powder only, unprepared) if you can find it, you can also use the seasonal pumpkin pie flavor.
1 TB pumpkin pie spice (to taste depending on if you are using the pie mix or pie flavor pudding, use less)
1 (8oz) fat free cream cheese block, room temp.

Combine cream cheese with pumpkin until well blended, add the pudding mix and spice. Fold in whipped topping and allow to chill.

Serve with red and green apple slices, low fat cinnamon graham crackers, and gingersnaps for dipping.
  114330
May 20, 2010 12:07 PM
QUOTE:

This recipe has been requested several times over the year by my son's classmates (and teacher, lol) since they only allow "healthy" snacks for parties at school:

PUMPKIN FLUFF DIP

1 can (15oz) pure pumpkin (preferably, but can use the pie mix)
1 container (16oz) fat free whipped topping (cool whip)
2 - 4 svg (or 1 larger 6/8 svg box) packages of sugar free vanilla pudding mix (powder only, unprepared) if you can find it, you can also use the seasonal pumpkin pie flavor.
1 TB pumpkin pie spice (to taste depending on if you are using the pie mix or pie flavor pudding, use less)
1 (8oz) fat free cream cheese block, room temp.

Combine cream cheese with pumpkin until well blended, add the pudding mix and spice. Fold in whipped topping and allow to chill.

Serve with red and green apple slices, low fat cinnamon graham crackers, and gingersnaps for dipping.


um. WOW. that sounds dangerously good. i might eat the whole tub.
May 20, 2010 12:48 PM
lol..that's why I only make it for events or parties...and I just save a little for the house.... but everyone goes crazy over it. I haven't figured out the stats, but it would be pretty easy to do.
  114330
May 20, 2010 12:50 PM
QUOTE:

This recipe has been requested several times over the year by my son's classmates (and teacher, lol) since they only allow "healthy" snacks for parties at school:

PUMPKIN FLUFF DIP

1 can (15oz) pure pumpkin (preferably, but can use the pie mix)
1 container (16oz) fat free whipped topping (cool whip)
2 - 4 svg (or 1 larger 6/8 svg box) packages of sugar free vanilla pudding mix (powder only, unprepared) if you can find it, you can also use the seasonal pumpkin pie flavor.
1 TB pumpkin pie spice (to taste depending on if you are using the pie mix or pie flavor pudding, use less)
1 (8oz) fat free cream cheese block, room temp.

Combine cream cheese with pumpkin until well blended, add the pudding mix and spice. Fold in whipped topping and allow to chill.

Serve with red and green apple slices, low fat cinnamon graham crackers, and gingersnaps for dipping.


YUM!
  213512
May 20, 2010 8:18 PM
Thanks for the great ideas!!! Wow, I can't wait to try them!!

@lilkeens, I eat either plain yogurt or oatmeal for breakfast every day with either dried fruit or fresh berries....I never thought of putting pumpkin in it! I know what tomorrow's breakfast is going to be! tongue
  317345
May 20, 2010 8:19 PM
QUOTE:

PUMPKIN TORTELLINI SOUP!


Do you have a recipe for this?
  317345

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