Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Nom, Nom, Pumpkin Fritters!

Fearfully Delicious, these little guys are full of that spice and pumpkin goodness! Such a simple batter that I find them to be just as easy as making flap jacks in the morning. My kids love to help shake them in the cinnamon sugar mix as much as they love to eat them.

Pumpkin Fritters

1 1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree
1 Cup Flour
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/4 teaspoon All Spice

Vegetable Oil for Frying
Cinnamon Sugar
1 Cup Sugar
1 Tablespoons Cinnamon

In Heavy pan pour 1 inch of vegetable oil and heat to 350 degrees.

Meanwhile in mixing bowl combine Pumpkin, Flour, Egg, Baking powder, Salt, Cinnamon, Ginger, & All Spice. Mix until well combined.

For Cinnamon Sugar I mix them up in a shaker, so we always have it on hand :0)

Once oil is heated drop batter in by the Tablespoon full being sure not to over crowd the pan. I generally drop 8 at a time. Fry until golden. I like to watch them flip themselves over, but sometimes they need help. Drain on rack or brown bags. Cool slightly, so the kids don't get burned and put them in a brown bag and dust with cinnamon sugar. Then shake them to your hearts content!

Nom, Nom,


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Chocolate & Veggies?! Say What?!

Chocolate & Veggies...Seems crazy, right?! Well, we are all Mad here... so it's ok :0) One of my go to recipes that fills that chocolate & nut craving that doesn't leave me feeling guilty or empty is my Chocolate Zucchini Walnut Cookies. They are filled with so much healthy that I let the kids eat them for breakfast!

Chocolate Zucchini Walnut Cookies

1 Cup Butter
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 Egg
1 1/2 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
2 Cups Rolled Oats
2 Cups Grated Zucchini
1 Cup Walnuts

In Mixer beat Butter & both Sugars until fluffy. Then add the Egg fallowed by the Cocoa Powder. Next ad the Flour, Salt, & Oats. Finish up with the Zucchini & Walnuts.

Spoon out onto baking sheets by the Tablespoon full. Giving each cookie a bit of a smush to flatten it out (but not to much).

Bake at 350 Degrees F for 15-18 minutes.

Enjoy my madness! If you want to take it to the next level take 2 cookies and a scoop of Coolwhip. Cover in plastic wrap and freeze it! Makes for a great ice cream sammich :0)