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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!


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

  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?

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

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

  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!

  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.

  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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