Brown Bread Pumpkins

Try serving these brown bread pumpkins with stew or soup (pumpkin, of course) ladled into a small hollowed-out pumpkin or

Try serving these brown bread pumpkins with stew or soup (pumpkin, of course) ladled into a small hollowed-out pumpkin or squash.

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  • 12-cavity Mini Pumpkin Pan
    Pastry bag with #2 or #3 round tip
    Orange paste food color, for cream cheese
    Vegetable cooking spray
    3/4 cup whole wheat flour
    2 tablespoons graham-cracker crumbs
    1/3 cup all-purpose flour

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  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
    1 cup buttermilk
    1/4 cup molasses
    3 ounces cream cheese, softened
    1/2 cup raisins (optional)

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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray pumpkin pan with vegetable cooking spray.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ] In large bowl, mix dry ingredients together. Stir buttermilk and molasses together and add to dry ingredients. Stir until smooth. Add raisins, if desired.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Spoon batter into pan cavities until full. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Tint cream cheese with orange food color. Using a pastry bag and round tip #2 or #3, add facial features as shown in photo.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”5″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Serve at room temperature with baked beans, stew or soup. Makes: 3 dozen.[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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