Saturday, January 25, 2014

Pumpkin Butter! (Crockpot Recipe!) 100% Clean!

Today's clean eats breakfast recipe is a tasty treat that feels oh-so-naughty for your tongue but is oh-so-nice for your body: pumpkin butter! I know, I know--- "Melissa, butter? healthy? poppycock!" Well guys, there's no actual butter in this recipe--- just deliciousness! And, in keeping with the recent crockpot-a-palooza theme, this recipe also utilizes a crockpot as well!

Sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon and stevia... tasty clean eats!
Pumpkin Butter (Crockpot Recipe! Makes 1 Batch)

1 16 Ounce can of pumpkin (the ONLY ingredient should be pumpkin!)
1/2 Cup apple juice (NO sugar added... the ONLY ingredient should be apples and/or apple juice!)
20 Packets of Truvia/Stevia
1 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 Teaspoon ground clove

In a crockpot, combine all of the ingredients. Cook the pumpkin butter on low for 8 hours, stirring occasionally to make sure the pumpkin butter doesn't burn. When it's done, it should be thick enough to cling to a spoon! Spread over your favorite clean variety of whole wheat bread (I use Ezekiel's brand), Engligh muffins, bagels, or crackers. It's also great spread over pancakes or waffles. Delicious! Enjoy this one guys--- I know I do!