Bacon and Cabbage Frittata paint

This is definitely not a trick recipe. These are so delicious that I think they are going to become an all year round favourite. Who would have guessed pumpkin and chocolate could taste so good together. 

Makes 24-34 depending on size of bun cases.

Ingredients

  • 300 grams dark chocolate (70%)
  • 30 grams coconut oil
  • 140 grams roasted pumpkin flesh (leftover pumpkin is good for this)
  • 70 grams peanut butter, cashew butter or light tahini (3 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½  teaspoon turmeric
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Gluten Free

  • Dairy Free
  • Vegetarian

  • Vegan

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Method

  1. Break chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl, add coconut oil. Sit bowl over pan (bain-marie) of barely simmering water till chocolate melts, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
  2. Line a canape cupcake tray with mini bun cases.  Spoon a small teaspoon of melted chocolate into each cupcake case – enough to cover the base. Place tray in fridge 30-40 minutes until set. 
  3. In a small jug, puree cooked pumpkin flesh with a hand blender. Add the peanut butter, cinnamon, turmeric, pinch of freshly grated nutmeg and maple syrup, then mix until blended. Place in small piping bag and pipe a little of the mixture on top of each chocolate base. Finally, spoon 2 more teaspoons of melted chocolate over the pumpkin mixture in each case and return tray to fridge until set, about 30-40 minutes.
  4. Store in fridge in airtight container. 

Maggie's Tips

Options: 

  • Lightly toast 2 tablespoons pumpkin and sunflower seeds on a small pan over medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons maple syrup. Stir until mixed and maple syrup has evaporated. Transfer to parchment paper to cool. At end of stage 3 place 3-4 maple coated seeds on the top centre of the melted chocolate before placing in fridge to set. 
  • No pumpkin? Use sweet potato or butternut squash.
  • Instead of peanut butter, try cashew butter, almond butter or tahini. 
  • Making your own homemade treats ensures that you have complete control of ingredients added. It can also be a super sneaky way to ensure your little ones eat some extra veggies including some magical healing spices.