Skinny Mini Pumpkin Pie Bites

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I said it once and I’ll say it again…I love pumpkin! I haven’t had pumpkin pie this season (yet) so I decided to make a lighter and healthier miniature version of these little pies. This skinny version of pumpkin pies are moist and have the same flavor of pumpkin pie…They are packed with flavor and are perfectly light and fluffy in every bite.

Ingredients:
1 (8 ounce package) of low-fat whipped cream cheese; softened or at room temperature
1 cup canned pumpkin; plain
2 eggs; lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Topping:
Whipped cream, cinnamon

Steps:
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a cupcake pan, line 12 muffin liners and spray with cooking spray or butter.

2. In a medium bowl, place cream cheese, pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla together and stir until smooth, light and fluffy. Add in flour, baking powder, sugar, and cinnamon. Continue to mix together until well combined. Spoon in mixture into cupcake liners (fill 3/4 to the top). Place in oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. Muffins will look crinkled.

3. Once baked, place on cooling rack until cooled completely. Once cooled, remove liners and place in refrigerator until ready to be served. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon.
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Frozen Pumpkin Mousse Pie

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Well since it’s almost Halloween and Fall will be over before we know it….I try to squeeze in as many pumpkin recipes as possible because I love pumpkin, duh. This mousse pie can be enjoyed frozen or it can be enjoyed defrosted with a creamy and fluffy texture. The sweet and crispy gingersnap crust and pumpkin mousse is delectable. This is a lighter version of pumpkin pie with nearly 200 calories per serving…not too bad for a delicious fall dessert if you ask me!

Ingredients:
8 ounces gingersnap cookies
2 tablespoons butter; melted
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup low-fat whipped cream
1 quart low-fat vanilla yogurt
Topping:
Whipped cream (I used low-fat)

Steps:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the gingersnaps, butter, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar in the bowl of a food processor; pulse to form fine crumbs. Press the crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie plate. Bake until the crust is set and golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
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2. In a large bowl, stir together the pumpkin puree, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, 1/2 cup whipped cream, and remaining 1/3 cup brown sugar until blended; stir in the yogurt. Spread into the cooled pie crust and freeze until firm, about 3 hours. Wrap tightly in plastic to freeze up to 1 week.

3. When ready to serve, transfer the pie to the refrigerator to soften slightly, about 30 minutes. Top with whipped cream (optional)…and waaaalah! Enjoy!
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Skinny Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea

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I love pumpkin in anything. This warm and spiced up drink is just what I need for this fall. Plain pumpkin is so great for us and this is a great way to get your daily dose. Forget all of those calories you get in your pumpkin spice latte in your coffee shop and try this! It is a real treat for only a few healthy calories. This cozy tea drink is filled with spices and will get you feeling like it’s really Fall season!

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Ingredients:
1 packet of Twinings Chai Tea
1 cup water
1/4 cup vanilla almond milk
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cinnamon
1 tsp honey
1 Tbsp plain pumpkin puree
Fat-free/low-fat whipped cream

Steps:
1. Bring water and almond milk to a boil. Brew tea for 2-4 minutes and with a spoon stir in pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, honey, and pumpkin puree. Top with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon. Enjoy!

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KIND BAR Giveaway!

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I’m excited to announce that I have another giveaway for you all! All thanks to KIND, two lucky winners will be receiving a full box (12 bars) of one of their newest KIND Nuts & Spices snack bars {dark chocolate cinnamon pecan}. For those of you who aren’t too familiar with KIND bars..they are a healthy and delicious snack/energy bar that only contains a handful of natural ingredients. It’s one of the cleanest nutrition bars out there and you actually know every single ingredient in them so you can feel good about what you eat.  Almost too good to be true but the good news is that it’s true! Sometimes we just need a burst of energy to get us through our day and these bars have always been my go-to! I have tried almost all of their flavors and all of them are outstanding whether I’m craving something sweet or savory. This is what I like to call my version of a healthy candy bar 🙂

So this is what you need to do to enter the GIVEAWAY:
1. Let us know what your favorite flavor is/ or what flavor you would like to try
2. Follow both Kathryn’s Kitchen and Kind Snacks on Instagram
3. Like us both on Facebook! Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog & KIND Snacks
4. Follow Kathryn’s Kitchen on Pinterest (optional)

You can enter through the widget on the right side of my blog———>

Two winners will be randomly selected next Monday. I will notify the winners via email and I will also list the winners on this post. Good luck!!! xoxo

Congratulations to the winners: Mia from California and Emma from Washington D.C!

Over Night Peanut Butter Brownie Oatmeal

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If you haven’t heard of Quest Bars or tried Quest Bars I highly suggest you do! They are an all-natural protein bar and they are simply amazing. They come in all kinds of delicious  flavors and one of my favorites is chocolate brownie, because well…it tastes like a chocolate brownie. Why wouldn’t anyone love that?! You won’t realize what all the hype about these little bars is until you actually try them. I love putting 1/2 of a bar in my overnight oatmeal, plus you get extra protein.

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Ingredients:
1/4 cup oats
1/2 cup almond milk (vanilla flavored)
1 Tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp honey (for an extra sweet kick)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 Chocolate Brownie Quest Bar; chopped (or rolled into pieces)
1 Tbsp almonds
Sprinkles (optional)

Steps:
1. Mix all ingredients together and place in refrigerator overnight. Top with sprinkles in the morning and waaahlaaaa! What a healthy and delicious way to start a day without any guilt.
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