Favorite Fall Recipes

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Posted: 10/1/2018 3:26 PM by Interim HealthCare
It’s fall, y’all! Time to haul out the warm sweaters, visit your local apple orchard, and cook up some yummy fall treats! As always, I’ve been on the look-out for recipes that I can pass on to my clients and staff.  Many of our clients could use extra protein. And of course, as we age, our taste buds change. Sweet foods tend to remain popular, so sneaking in some extra protein in a dessert is the name of my game! Crunchy foods can also become a difficulty. I’ve tweaked a couple of favorite fall recipes! I hope you enjoy them!
 
 
Pumpkin PuddingBetter-than-Pumpkin-Pie Dessert
  • 1 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 15oz cans pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or to taste)
  • 8 ginger snaps, crushed
 
Directions:
  1. Whisk together yogurt, and pumpkin puree.
  2. In a small bowl, mix water and brown sugar until dissolved. Poor into pumpkin mixture, add maple syrup and spice and mix well
  3. Spoon into 4 bowls. Top with crushed gingersnaps
 
Note: Best if topped with some whipped cream! Also, if the crushed gingersnaps are too hard, they can be put at the bottom of the bowl. They will soak in the yummy goodness and soften for easier chewing.
 
 
Super-Power Spice Cake
  • Betty Crocker Super Moist Spice Cake Mix
  • 1/2 Cup applesauce
  • 1 lb. package Tofu
 
Directions:
  1. Combine ingredients and mix with an electric handheld mixer until smooth. Bake as directed on box.
 
Note: I get that many people are going to see the word “tofu” and immediately want to move on to the next recipe! Ha! But it does make for a nice rich and moist cake. And it’s packed with protein!
 
 
 
Peanut Butter Applesauce Delight
  • 3-4 large apples, peeled & chopped
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
 
Toppings
  • French Vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Chocolate chips
 
Directions:
  1. In a large, heavy pot, heat 1-cup water to a simmer. 
  2. Add in all ingredients except remaining water, peanut butter and toppings. 
  3. Cook apples for about 15 minutes, until they are soft and mashable. You can add water as water evaporates. 
  4. Mash apples into a chunky applesauce. 
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the peanut butter. 
  6. Serve hot or cold topped with yogurt and chocolate chips.
 
Note: this recipe makes the house smell AMAZING!! I prefer just a little warm. And chocolate chips make everything even more delicious! Lol
 
 
I hope you enjoy these fall treats! Happy Baking! Fall Blessings to You, Friends!

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