Thursday, 29 October 2015

Pumpkin mousse bites

These are perfect little healthy treats and they're so easy to make. Everyone is making pumpkin recipes at the moment, because it's so cheap and it adds an incredibly delicious creamy texture. Normally, I use pumpkin/butternut squash/hokkaido in soups but I experimented with it and it turns out, that it makes an amazing creamy pumpkin mousse!
Here's the recipe:

For the pumpkin mousse:

60 g pumpkin puré *
40 g pitted dates or soaked dried dates
2 tbsp lemon juice
100 g apple sauce/puré (just chopped and boiled apples)
Optional: 1 tbsp sweetener of choice

For the base:

100 g oats
50 g pitted dates or soaked dried dates
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp cinnamon (optional)

Blend all the ingredients for the mousse and add sweetener if needed. Let it cool in the fridge while making the base.
Blend the dates or process in a foodprocessor, mix with oats and cinnamon. Press a tablespoon of the base mixture into a small cookie form or just something small and round. Take the mousse out of the fridge and put it in the cookie form on top of the base. Repeat until you're out of base mixture and mousse. Serve right away, put in the freezer for an hour or put it in the fridge.
* Pumpkin puré is something you can buy in most supermarkets, but I made it my self. So basically, what you have to do is: cut up a pumpkin/butternut squash/hokkaido and put the small chunks on a lined baking tray. Bake in the oven at 200 degrees or 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes until soft. Let it cool and blend it.
Enjoy these little healthy treats guys! I think it'll be a fun thing to make and serve for kids!

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