Pumpkin Spice Season is HERE!

October 2, 2016


Who loves pumpkin spice ANYTHING? Many people can't wait for this time of year to get their favorite flavor infused into anything.... lattes, cookies, ravioli, waffles, cheesecake. But, many of these pumpkin spice treats generally come with a high calorie price tag. So, here is one of my favorite lighter, HEALTHIER, easter on your waistline, but still oh-so-pumpkin-spice-ness recipes to help fill your void and your tummy!


5 Minute Smoky Pumpkin Hummus (from The Every Kitchen)



  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree

  • ¼ cup tahini

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • ½ teaspoon McCormick Chipotle Chile Pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds, optional


  1. Place all the ingredients (except the pumpkin seeds) into a food processor and blend until smooth. If your hummus is a little thick, thin it out with a little more honey or add a little olive oil or lemon juice.

  2. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with a sprinkle of smoked chipotle powder and pumpkin seeds. Serve with pretzels, popcorn, veggies, pita, etc.

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