Pumpkin Toast

Pumpkin Toast
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Toast. Just a slice of lovely, crispy on the outside — sometimes fluffy on the inside — goodness. While there are an unlimited number of ways to dress up your toast in the morning, sometimes I find that the simplest approaches are the most preferred — especially by kids.

For Halloween, I've been experimenting with a bunch of new pumpkin recipes. Pumpkin butter is one of my fall favorites, so one morning after making my first batch of the season, I took a heaping spoonful and dolloped it on top of a warm slice of just-out-of-the-toaster crusty deliciousness. With the back of the spoon I quickly fashioned the pumpkin butter into a pumpkin shape, which was enough to get my kids excited. Don't judge me too harshly for then grabbing a bag of chocolate chips at 7:30 a.m. to make the jack-o'-lantern face. I couldn't help myself. You can easily substitute raisins for the chocolate, but what's Halloween without some sweets?

This easy to make yet heartwarming toasty morning treat should get everyone's morning started off right.

2
Servings
1240
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the pumpkin butter

  • 2 Cups uréed pumpkin or one 15-ounce can pumpkin purée
  • 1/4 Teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 Cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon

For the pumpkin toast

  • 2 slices of sandwich bread
  • 4 Tablespoons pumpkin butter
  • Chocolate chips

Directions

For the pumpkin butter

1. Place all of the ingredients in a saucepan and cook over low heat for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Cool and serve.

Place in appropriate tupperware or Ziploc bag and freeze up to 4 months. Defrost in fridge.

For the pumpkin toast

Place the bread slices in a toaster and toast until golden brown.

Spread 2 tablespoons of pumpkin butter onto each slice of bread in the shape of a pumpkin. Use chocolate chips to decorate eyes and a mouth to resemble a jack-o'-lantern.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
49g
70%
Sugar
56g
62%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
170g
100%
Protein
34g
74%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
60µg
67%
Calcium, Ca
249mg
25%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
20g
80%
Fluoride, F
23µg
1%
Folate, total
98µg
25%
Iron, Fe
11mg
61%
Magnesium, Mg
125mg
39%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
873mg
100%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
238mg
16%
Thiamin
3mg
100%
Water
14g
1%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Pumpkin Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Pumpkin Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.