Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Morning Goodies

Halloween morning can be a fun time to make a special breakfast for the family. This time of year, it's all about the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown... (and yes, I did watch that program for the billionth time. Even at my age, I still love that Charlie Brown!)

A good bud of mine, John Borden (head of Edible Aggieland & speaker at our next meeting on the 3rd of November) was talking it up about pumpkin muffins the other day. Got me in the mood to make up some Halloween goodies for breakfast!

Here's a few yummy-licious ideas for your Halloween morning. What makes it so great this year, is Halloween is on Saturday, so you have some time to spend with the family.... hopefully...before the chaos starts! LOL!!

Ok, so we have steamy hot pumpkin pancakes with a heated applesauce-raisin-cinnamon "syrup." Then how about a delicious Apple Pineapple Raisin Breakfast Cobbler! YUM-O! And to go with all this goodness.... a steamy cup of Hot chocolate! YIKES.. mouth is watering now!!

And I must admit, a couple of the pics are not mine as my camera battery pooped out, so I had to borrow. But they look just like the real thing.
This is one breakfast that everyone will enjoy!

Let's get this party started!!!

As always, I DO Organic as much as possible

1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
1 T. pumpkin pie spice

1 cup canned Unsweetened pumpkin or pumpkin puree (This is a great way to make puree & very easy, I've done it for years!)
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
In a medium bowl, stir together dry ingredients. Make a well in the center and add pumpkin, nectar and milk. Stir just until combined and few lumps remain.

Over medium-high heat, preheat heavy skillet. Baste with coconut oil if skillet is non stick. Using a 1/3 cup measure, make three pancakes (or a 1/4 cup measure to make 4 pancakes), pancakes are about 1/2-inch thick. Cook 2-3 minutes on the first side, gently flip and cook another 2-3 minutes on the reverse. You will know when to flip when the bottom is a nice light golden brown. If they brown too quickly, lower the heat. (Note: Bubbles will not appear in this batter)
Keep pancakes in warming oven until all batter is made.


2 cups unsweetened apple sauce or homemade applesauce (core and peel 3 to 4 apples, chop and place in food processor and blend till apple sauce consistency.... that’s easy, huh?)
¼ cup Agave Nectar
1 T organic Mexican cinnamon

Place all ingredients in heavy pot and heat on low to medium till bubbly. THIS WILL BURN!

Top pancakes with heated applesauce-raisin-cinnamon topping and sprinkle chopped raw walnuts


In a large bowl, mix together:
4 to 6 apples, cored, pealed & sliced (use delicious and fuji apples)
Raisins ( your preference as to how many, I use a lot)
1 small can pineapple chunks..canned in their own juice (save the juice) OR Fresh pineapple
1 T. Organic Mexican Cinnamon
Pour 1/2 cup of black strap molasses, mixed with the pineapple juice or mixed with 1/2c Unsweet apple cider
Mix together.
Pour into large baking dish and spread evenly

In a separate bowl, mix together:
1 to 2 cups of rolled oats
1 cup of grape nuts
1 cup of roasted pecans and walnuts (place these in a cookie sheet in a single layer and roast in the oven at 400 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes.)
1 T. Organic Mexican Cinnamon

Spoon this mixture evenly over the top of the apple mixture. 1 cup UNsweet apple cider over the top. Add more if needed. This should be moderately juicy

Bake at 350 to 400 degree oven for around 45 minutes. It should be bubbly hot.
Spoon up in compote dishes and pour ¼ cup of heated Unsweet almond milk over each serving.


In a heavy pan, add:
1 cup of UNsweet Almond Milk (you can make your own by adding raw almonds to food processor with filtered water. Mix till texture is very smooth. Pour thru cheese cloth.)
1 to 2 T of UNsweet cocoa powder, sifted (this may be too much chocolate for most folks...)
1 to 2 T of Agave Nectar

Stir constantly, heat on low heat till bubbly. (this can scorch!)

Serve hot with a cinnamon stick

Bless the Beasts, Bless our Children and Bless this Earth

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