First of all, I want to wish everyone a happy “Pre-Thanksgiving!”
This holiday only comes once a year, so live it up!
This weeks “Soy Simple” challenge was to makeover a traditional Thanksgiving meal by using soy milk or soy meat.
Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of soy meat. I’ve had it a few times when I was out at a restaurant or something, but I don’t think I’ve ever actually prepared it at home. I love eating tofu and tempeh, but the soy meat kind of skeeves me out. I’m not a vegetarian, so I don’t see the point in eating it!
I actually love soy milk though. It’s a good source of protein and loaded with vitamins and minerals. It also comes in a variety of flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and unsweetened. Actually, I think I’ve seen a pumpkin spice flavor!
Tomorrow, we’re having a Thanksgiving pot luck at work for my department, and one of my designated dishes is “bread.”
I was going to bake a double batch of my honey whole wheat rolls, but I wasn’t sure how well those were going to go over. I don’t want to be “that guy” that brought the healthy dish. As soon as people hear the phrase “whole wheat,” they freak out!
Instead, I decided to bake some pumpkin muffins!
These are technically bread right?
They are in my book!
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/2 cup organic turbinado sugar
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup soy milk
- 1.5 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350*
- In a small bowl, beat together wet ingredients.
- In another bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
- Fold in pecans
- Fill six lined muffin cups with batter.
- Sprinkle the muffins with pumpkin seeds.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes.
Believe it or not, but I don’t really pumpkin.
I’ll eat pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin muffins, and definitely pumpkin bread, but recipes that are primarily pumpkin just don’t do it for me.
I won’t touch that pumpkin pie, but I am all over the pecan.
By the way, these came out delicious.