Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Happy Halloween from Tasty Easy Healthy Green!

We’ve been enjoying a few pumpkin treats that we thought would be perfect to share with you on Halloween!  The first treat came directly from all the pumpkins we’ve been carving for Halloween.  We found ourselves up to our elbows in pumpkin guck and seeds, so we just separated out the seeds and roasted them in the oven with a little olive oil, salt and pepper, and a sprinkling of smoked paprika (450° for 10 minutes or so—watch them carefully though, because they can burn fast).

The second treat is some very rich and extremely tasty pumpkin whoopie pies.  I’ve seen pumpkin whoopie pies on several other food blogs and they looked sooo good that I had to give them a try.  For the most part I followed this recipe for the pies.  However, to make them a little healthier, I did replace half of the AP flour with white whole-wheat flour (Trader Joes sells a good one).  Hope you will give them a try!

Tasty Easy Healthy Green Recipe Ratings:

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Tasty Rating


Five Chefs (Gourmet Fare!)

Two spicy pumpkin cake-like cookies brought together with luscious creamy cheese frosting make for one fantastic dessert!

Easy Rating


Two Easy Chairs (A Long March…)

The cookies and frosting are not too difficult to make, but do take some time.

Healthy Rating


One Apple (This Might Take A Year Off Your Life!)

While I did add some whole-wheat flour, these treats are just that—treats.   They should probably be saved for special occasions (like Halloween!).

Green Rating


Four Leaves (Mother Earth Approved)

I couldn’t find organic pumpkin puree or organic light cream cheese at the store that I went to. Most of the rest of the ingredients were organic and the eggs were cage free.
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