pumpkin pie in a cup - yum!

As a devoted fan of all things pumpkin, I always keep a stockpile of canned pumpkin puree in my larder. And homemade puree is often found in our freezer and refrigerator, too. No such thing as too much pumpkin around here! {smile}

One of my favorite ways to use pumpkin puree is to make a smoothie that is very much like pumpkin pie in a cup. It is a yummy blended drink (my youngest child's very favorite) that we often have with breakfast or for a snack no matter the time of year, though it does seem especially suited to autumn... pumpkin season!

Here is the easy-peasy recipe for you ~

1/3 cup cooked pumpkin puree - canned or homemade
1 large ripe banana, frozen - peel banana, cut peeled banana into chunks, and freeze
1 Tablespoon quick rolled oats - uncooked
1 teaspoon ground flax seeds
1 teaspoon almond flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup milk - cow, goat, plant-based, whatever kind you prefer
whipped cream for topping - optional

Place the pumpkin puree, frozen banana chunks, rolled oats, ground flax seeds, almond flour, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract, and milk in the container of a good quality blender. Cover the blender container and process until all ingredients are very smooth, I blend mine for about two minutes.

Pour into a jar or glass and top with whipped cream if desired (yes, please!) and serve immediately. We think it tastes like thick, creamy, cold pumpkin pie... yum!


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