DRIED PUMPKIN COOKIES
1 c boiling water
1 c dried pumpkin powder
½ c butter
1 c cane juice crystals
1 t vanilla
2 c whole wheat pastry flour
½ t sea salt
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 t ground cinnamon
2 c chopped dried peaches or apricots or sometime I use white choc chips
Pour boiling water over pumpkin powder. Let soak for 30-45 min. cream butter and cane juice til fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, blending thoroughly. In another bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add chopped dried fruit. Add pumpkin mixture to creamed mixture. Add dry mix to creamed mix 1 c at a time beating well after each addition. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets and bake at 350 for 12-15 min
You can also add a tbsp or more to your favorite fresh pasta recipe.
Use it breads, pancakes, waffles, soups, etc.!
Mix some with cream cheese or butter and taste - add honey if it needs sweetening. Use it on popovers, muffins, other warm breads.
Add to pancake mix.
Add to sauces for pork or poultry.
Try it in a mustard vinaigrette.
Add it, with cinnamon, to eggnog. Blend it in when making custard or rice pudding.