MoneyMagpie

Oct 26

A Delicious Way To Not Waste Pumpkin Flesh

Halloween approaches. I know this because I have 8 tonnes of candy stashed in my wardrobe. It used to be 9 tonnes but my husband and I have been steadily chipping away at it. A mini Mars Bar here, a treat size Twix there…remind me to address my chocoholism sometime.

I will be going to collect my pumpkin this week, for carving into a suitably spooky Halloween scene – perhaps a reclining witch cradling a black cat, hovering over a graveyard, surrounded by ghosts and ghouls. Or maybe two rough eyes and a mouth, probably just about all I can manage. Although there are families in my street who, I swear, have had their pumpkins laser cut, they are so intricate and artistic. Maybe the mums and dads are sculptors in their spare time. Or surgeons.

Here’s a recipe for all that pumpkin flesh you’ll be left with.

Pumpkin & Walnut Flapjacks

pumpkin flapjacks

Image for illustrative purposes only

Ingredients: (makes about 14)

  • 200g pumpkin, peeled and grated in a food processor
  • 200g oats
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves or ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 100g chopped walnuts (or other nuts)

Method

  1. Melt the butter and sugar 40 seconds in the microwave.
  2. Add in all the other ingredients and pack into a greased baking tray.
  3. Bake 180 degrees Celsius 25 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool a bit then mark into squares or bars.

Serving: Nice on their own or with plain yogurt for breakfast.

 

The 14 Day Decluttering Challenge
Compare Make money Inbox Pounds

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Add your comments here

Related Articles

 

Make Money and Save Money

ideas for everyone
 

Send this to a friend