Wednesday, August 31, 2016

An Favorite Autumn Recipe, Modified (THM S)


This is what I'm eating for breakfast today!

One of our favorite seasonal desserts is from a Gooseberry Patch cookbook called "Autumn in the Country."  I've been making this recipe, "Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie Crunch." for many years.  It is basically a pumpkin dump cake type recipe, here is a link to one that is very similar to mine - Pumpkin Dump Cake.

My mom and I had been talking about this and she asked if I could modify it to be 'on plan' for she and I. (We are doing Trim Healthy Mama)  I thought it should be pretty easy and it was.

How I modified it - 

I exchanged the sugar and condensed milk in the recipe for Erythritol (a sugar alcohol that you can use in place of sugar and it doesn't trigger the glycemic index) with a 1:1 substitution, and I used heavy cream in place of the condensed milk. (this is not sweetened condensed milk)  Everything else in the pumpkin layer was the same.  The topping is usually a yellow cake mix and I used the dry ingredients only of a low carb cake, made with nut flours.  

I sprinkled the dry cake mix on top of my pumpkin layer, and then drizzled a stick of melted butter over the mix and added chopped walnuts.  It bakes in a 350 degree oven for almost an hour, depending on your oven.

It turned out great, and I am so happy to have another family favorite recipe that I can enjoy, guilt free!

Tomorrow marks two years since I started eating the Trim Healthy Mama way!  It's doable and sustainable!  Feel free to ask me questions!

7 comments:

  1. OH DEAR, that looks YUMMY! Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

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  2. Wow! That looks fabulous! I haven't had that in over 3 years - since I started following THM! Could you share the recipe? Please?

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  3. Can you share the dry cake recipe with nut flours that you used please?

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  4. Looks delicious!! Kudos to you for your TWO years of changing habits!

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  5. Two years? It does not seem possible. You have been very faithful to the plan and I know that you feel great and look fabulous!

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  6. I've had this recipe before and it's delicious! How neat that you've made such positive changes in your life and kept them. You are a great role model.

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  7. Loving your fall header Deanna. It was great that you could alter the recipe to keep on track with your healthy eating plan.

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