Raise your hand if you love pumpkin butter.
*Waves hands wildly.
How about pumpkin butter with only 3 ingredients that’s naturally sweetened?
*Begins clapping like a maniac.
This is the time of year when I want to spread pumpkin butter on EVERYTHING. Toast, pancakes, biscuits, cinnamon buns, sundaes. You name it, I wanna put pumpkin butter on it and slather it on REAL THICK.
Who am I kidding? Most of this pumpkin butter was eaten straight out of the jar with a spoon. It’s that good.
I almost bought a jar of pumpkin butter from Trader Joe’s the other day. It looked good, but one of the main ingredients was sugar. So I set about to create my own version, using only dates as a sweetener.
I love dates. They’re basically the candy of the fruit world that just so happen to be high in fiber and potassium. THANKS NATURE.
Easy Pumpkin Butter
Deliciously simple pumpkin butter. Made with all natural ingredients and only 3 ingredients.
- 15 oz pumpkin puree (1 can)
- 15 Medijool dates
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Pour boiling water over the dates to soften for 3-4 minutes. Drain the dates, reserving 2 tbsp water. Place the softened dates in a food processor with the pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice. Process for 2 minutes until smooth.
Scrape down the sides and a add pinch of salt, if desired. If the pumpkin butter seems too thick, add 1-2 tbsp water from the dates to thin it out. Store in a closed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Pumpkin season is only here for another few weeks, let’s make the most of it! Celebrate all things pumpkin related and put this pumpkin butter on everything!
Did you make this recipe and think of a creative new way to use this naturally sweetened pumpkin butter? Tell us about your creation in the comments! Or snap a pic to Instagram with the tag #carrotsandflowers so we can see what you came up with. We LOVE seeing your food pics y’all!
For more delicious Fall recipes, check out our Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake or our Gluten-free Mushroom Gravy. (It’s almost Thanksgiving, better get ready!) We’d also love to hear what you all have planned for your Thanksgiving dinners. Tell us in the comments! We love talking about food and exchanging tips. 🙂
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