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Pumpkin Pie Spice Coconut Oil Granola

This quick, sweet, crunchy granola features our Pumped Up Pumpkin Pie Spice. It is a winner with kids and adults.

We cannot claim this recipe as our own (we did change the amount of spice used) but you can see the original recipe HERE at Lovely Little Kitchen.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Granola

A lightly sweet granola made with cocnut oil and our Pumped Up Pumpkin Pie Spice
Course Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Raw Almonds or Pecans Divided
  • 3 Cups Old fashioned oats
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • Cup Brown sugar
  • ½ Cup Sunflower seeds
  • 1 TBS Signature Pumped Up Pumpkin Pie Spice (Heaping TBS)
  • Cup Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 3 TBS Coconut Oil
  • ½ tsp Vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a food processor or blender, pulse half of the almonds until they are very finely chopped. Pour them into a large bowl. Then chop the other half of the almonds coarsely, and pour them into the same bowl.
  • Pour the oats, salt, brown sugar, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin pie spice into the bowl with the almonds and stir to combine.
  • In a small microwaveable bowl, combine honey and coconut oil, and heat for 40 seconds. Stir to dissolve the coconut oil, and add the vanilla extract.
  • Pour the honey mixture over the oats, and stir so that they are evenly coated.
  • Pour the oats evenly onto a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet (helpful if it has sides).
  • Bake the oats for 5 minutes, and then stir them around. Return to the oven for 5-7 more minutes. Watch closely so it won’t burn. (Ours seemed to take a more than 2 times in the oven to get dry enough to handle — but do watch as it can become too dark very quickly.)
  • Pour the granola and onto a piece of wax paper to cool. Spread it out into a thin layer, about 1/4 inch thick.
  • After it cools completely, break the granola into clusters and store in an airtight container.
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Magic Hummus

We love hummus at our house. This is a very simple recipe that only takes about 5 minutes to prepare. You can prepare dried garbanzo beans if you like but we have found that the canned beans work just as well and it take a lot less time. (We can usually find organic garbanzo beans for about a dollar a can which makes this tasty recipe economical as well.)

This recipe features our Smoked Garlic Powder which adds a new dimension of flavor. Our son wouldn’t eat hummus before, but we added the Smoked Garlic Powder and like magic, he loves it!  We also tried this without the tahini and we have to tell you it really does add something.

Yes it is magic hummus – you see our son would not touch hummus or anything like it until he finally tasted this recipe – that is when the magic happened. The next day he asked if he could have carrot sticks and hummus packed in his school lunch – MAGIC indeed!!

Magic Hummus

This is a very simple recipe that only takes about 5 minutes to prepare.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Keyword Hummus, smoked garlic
Prep Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Drain but do not rinse beans.
  • Put beans, lemon juice, salt, garlic powder, cumin and tahini into the bowl of a food processor.
  • Blend beans and seasonings until a smooth texture develops. While food processor is still running add in olive oil – blend until the desired texture is reached. You can add more olive oil if so desired.

Notes

**You can prepare dried garbanzo beans if you like but we have found that the canned beans work just as well and it take a lot less time. (We can usually find organic garbanzo beans for about a dollar a can which makes this tasty recipe economical as well.)

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Gingery Molasses Cookies

These soft, chewy and rich molasses cookies are the perfect treat for a long, cold winters night. Our Signature Ginger Sugar enhances the normal molasses cookie flavor with a warm ginger note without being hot. Because our ginger sugar is made with turbinado sugar these cookies also have a satisfying crunch that makes their soft texture just that much more delicious.

These cookies are kind of addictive, it is hard to eat just one! We are sure Santa, himself would approve.

If you are looking for a new Christmas cookie to try this year, this is it!

Gingery Molasses Cookies

Our Signature Ginger Sugar enhances the normal molasses cookie flavor with a warm ginger note without being hot.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill in Refrigerator 1 hour

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup Signature Ginger Sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sugar for rolling

Instructions

  • Cream butter, Signature Ginger Sugar, and brown sugar together, until well combined. The mixture will be grainy, do not over-mix as you do NOT want to crush the ginger sugar crystals.
  • Add in molasses and egg, and mix just until well combined.
  • Sift dry ingredients together in a separate bowl, and slowly incorporate into the wet ingredients.
  • Chill dough for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll dough into about 1″ balls, and then roll in sugar.
  • Place 2″ apart on the baking sheet, and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until tops have cracked and the cookies are set.

Ingredients:

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Pumpkin Crinkle Cookies

Pumpkin Crinkle Cookies

Pumpkin Crinkle Cookies

A new twist on the crinkle cookie - Pumpkin cookies featuring our Pumped Up Pumpkin Pie Spice.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 35 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups All-purpose flour Up to 2 1/4 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Signature Pumped Up Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 C firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ C granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • ½ C pumpkin puree not pie filling
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbs unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • C granulated sugar for rolling
  • C Signature Pumped Up Pumpkin Pie Spice Sugar (for rolling)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Melt the butter and set aside to cool.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the brown sugar, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, eggs, pumpkin and vanilla until smooth. Add the butter and whisk until combined – then fold in the flour mixture until no dry ingredients remain visible – do not over-mix Let dough rest for 10 minutes (Can also be refrigerated until you are ready to continue).
  • Place the 2/3 cup granulated sugar in a shallow bowl and place the Pumped Up Pumpkin Pie Spice Sugar in a separate shallow bowl.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, drop 1 heaping scoop (appriozimately 1 tablespoon) of cookie dough directly into the bowl with the granulated sugar. The dough will be very soft so. Scoop some of the granulated sugar over the dough and roll it around the bowl until coated. Place the sugared dough ball in the palm of your hand and gently roll the dough around until it forms a ball. Place the ball of cookie dough in the Pumpkin Pie sugar and roll it around to coat. Place the dough balls on baking sheets, at least 2-inches apart.
  • Bake for 14 minutes or until the cookies are puffy and cracks have formed. The cookies will still be soft and look a little uncooked in the cracks. Allow the cookies to cool then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

If you feel the cookie dough will not hold a soft mounded shape when rolling you can always add another 1/4 cup more flour.

Ingredients
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Espresso Chocolate Crinkles

chocolate espresso crinkles

Our Espresso Sugar makes rich, wonderful chocolate crinkles that much more decadent. These chewy – chocolatey – coffee coated morsels rival the bext cookie you have ever tasted. Great for holiday treats or gifts. Made with our Signature Espresso Sugar to bring out the full-bodied richness of the chocolate – these are irresistible.

Espresso Chocolate Crinkles

Our Espresso Sugar makes rich, wonderful chocolate crinkles that much more decadent.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • cup Signature Espresso Sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (use two baking sheets if desired).
  • Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Mix together brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a separate bowl.
  • Melt unsweetened chocolate and butter in a saucepan and heat over medium heat – stirring frequently.
  • Add the melted chocolate mixture into the eggs/sugar mixture until well combined.
  • Fold in the flour mixture until no dry ingredients remain.
  • Refrigerate dough for 15 minutes.
  • Place the granulated sugar and Espresso Sugar into separate bowls.
  • Once the dough is chilled – use 2 tablespoons dough at a time (about a medium cookie scoop), roll dough into a ball. Roll in granulated sugar until coated. Then roll in espresso sugar until well coated (you may have to roll the dough in your hands again after the first sugar before dropping into the espresso sugar.) Coat evenly with espresso sugar.
  • Space the dough balls on the prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 12 minutes until cookies are puffy and cracked – NOTE the cookies will appear uncooked in the center and in the cracks.
  • Cool completely before serving.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup Espresso Sugar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (use two baking sheets if desired).

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Signature Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Signature Pumpkin Pie (aka Mom’s Secret Recipe)

Mom has been making her own version of pumpkin pie for years 0here is our rendition of her delicious holiday treat.

This recipe makes two large deep dish pies (with a little filling left over) or 4 regular 9-inch pies.

Signature Pumpkin Pie

This recipe makes two large deep dish pies (with a little filling left over) or 4 regular 9-inch pies.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 6 Eggs beaten
  • 3 lbs. Pumpkin
  • 2 ¼ Cup Sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 Cans Evaporated Milk
  • 8 tsp Signature Pumped Up Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 Large Deep Dish Pie Crusts or 4 regular 9-inch Crusts

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Mix all ingredients in order listed.
  • Pour into pie crusts.
  • bake at 425 for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce oven heat to 350 degrees and bake for 50 minutes more.
  • Test for doneness by inserting a knife into center or pie – if it comes out clean, pie is done.

Ingredients:

6 Eggs beaten
3 lbs. Pumpkin
2 1/4 C Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Salt
1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Cans Evaporated Milk
8 tsp Pumped Up Pumpkin Pie Spice

2 Large Deep Dish Pie Crusts (or 4 regular 9-inch Crusts)

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Roasted Almonds

Want a quick spicy snack? These roasted almonds take less than 30 minutes to whip up and they are smoky, spicy, salty – whatever flavor you choose with our salts. These may be  just what you are hungry for when you can’t really decide what you are hungry for.

This recipe makes a lot – you can always adjust it down in size, just be sure to make a good estimate of the right amount of egg white to use for a smaller batch.

Roasted Almonds

These roasted almonds take only about 30 minutes to whip up and they are smoky, spicy, salty…whatever flavor you choose with our salts.. Maybe just what you are hungry for when you can’t really decide what you are hungry for. Pick any Signature Salt and use it to make these tasty treats.
Course Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cup Raw Almonds
  • 1 Egg White beaten
  • 3 Tbs Signature Chipotle Salt Or any of our other salts (use more if your taste is for a more salty snack)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat egg white until nearly stiff peaks form.
  • Stir beaten egg white into almonds – coating evenly.
  • Add Salt to almond and egg mixture and stir to evenly coat .
  • Spread almonds on a cookie sheet carefully without knocking the salt off.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.

Notes

For those with a sensitivity to eggs or egg products – soak the almonds in warm water for 5 minutes and then drain (you want the almonds wet but not dripping with water). Then add the salt, toss to coat and the bake as directed.

Ingredients:

This recipe makes a lot – you can always adjust it down in size, just be sure to make a good estimate of the right amount of egg white to use for a smaller batch.

4 cup Raw Almonds
1 Egg White
3 Tbs Signature Chipotle Salt (more if your taste is for a more salty snack)

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