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Pumpkin Butter

Well since I’ve nearly finished the jar of pumpkin butter before sharing the recipe with you all, I thought I would do it now.  I’ve been using this Pumpkin Butter frosting on just about everything.

Chocolate Pumpkin Doughnut Sandwich

Pumpkin Butter is delicious on waffles, pancakes, Honey Cider Bread and most recently I used it to frost my Chocolate Pumpkin Doughnuts.  Just imagine Chocolate Pumpkin Doughnut sandwiches!!!

Pumpkin Butter Frosting (V, GF)
Pumpkin Butter Frosting (V, GF)

Pumpkin Butter (Frosting)

Vegan, gluten free, sugar free

makes about 2 cups


  • 1c northern white beans, prepared (garbanzo beans will also work)
  • 15 pitted, medjool dates; a little over a cup (soaked over night; or nuked with 1/2c water)
  • 1T vanilla extract
  • 1/4c pumpkin puree
  • 1/2t baking soda
  • stevia (sweeten to taste)
  • 1t pumpkin spice
  • 3T frangelico; sub water, coffee or non-dairy milk 


Begin by pureeing beans and dates in a food processor.  This may take a minute or five.  Next add vanilla extract and pumpkin puree; process.  Follow up with Frangelico (or liquid of choice) and spices.  Process until smooth like peanut butter. [Only way better because it’s Pumpkin Butter!].

Pumpkin Butter Frosting

Add more stevia if you need it a bit sweeter (it’s pretty sweet) and add more liquid to get  it to the consistency you’d like.

I always like to keep a jar of  frosting or two in the fridge [You never know when the urge to eat a few spoonfuls will strike].

Aside from sharing this frosting recipe here are a few pictures from my races last weekend (two in one day!).  If you’ve never run a Savage Race, I highly recommend it; this was my second one!  The Neon Run made for some cool photos but it terribly unorganized *frowny face*

Savage Race

Savage Run

savage race conquered

Savage Race Recovery

Glow run

Have you run any great races this year? Any good ones coming up?  I’m always looking for a challenge or something just new and fun!

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