I chopped them in half and seeded them before sticking them in the oven for an hour. Once those were done, I broke out my new food processor to make the puree. Last year it took me forever because I didn't have a blender or food processor so I used my Magic Bullet. As much as I love that thing, it was not the right tool to use when pureeing three pumpkins. Using the food processor, however, made the work very quick and easy so I had enough energy to not only bake pumpkin pies, but also banana chocolate chip crumble muffins.
|Usually taking the seeds out of the pumpkins is a really|
time consuming task. Maybe because I had left the pumpkins
out on my balcony for a month with no water source, the
stringy parts were pretty dry. This made it easy just to
shake the seeds out.
|I'm not normally a fan of pumpkin seeds, but these are|
actually pretty good. I seasoned them liberally with kosher
salt and also added allspice and nutmeg.
|I had several frozen bananas in my freezer. With the holidays coming up, I|
needed to free up space in my freezer for leftovers. I did a double batch of
muffins and I still have a lot of bananas left. I used the a recipe from
Allrecipes.com for Banana Crumble Muffin and added chocolate chips to
spruce them up. Nick's office has dubbed them "Crack Muffins".