Creamy Pumpkin Cashew Dip

Dunk to your heart’s desire””this creamy, dairy-free dip is loaded with fall flavor and nutrition from organic canned pumpkin. The trick to making it healthy is to swap out traditional cream cheese for a version vegan version blended from raw cashews. Serve with apple slices or gluten-free cinnamon crackers for a filling, festive treat!

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Creamy Pumpkin Cashew Dip

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

1 (15 oz.) can organic pumpkin puree
2 cups raw cashews (to make cashew cream)
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
Optional: pure stevia, to taste

Directions

1.   To make cashew cream, soak cashews, drain and blend, following this recipe.

2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine ingredients with cashew cream; stir well to combine.

“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog, or visit Mo on  Facebook  or  www.macnmos.com  for more “morselicious” ideas and tips.

About Maura Knowles

“Mo’s Healthy Morsels” is written by Maura (“Mo”) Knowles, a certified health coach, recipe developer and owner of Mac-n-Mo’s, a vegan baked goods company created by Knowles to help her dad eat better (and still enjoy food!) after he underwent quadruple bypass surgery in 2010. Knowles’ recipes for snacks, treats and other fun and healthy dishes appear every week here on the Vitacost blog.

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One comment on “Creamy Pumpkin Cashew Dip

  1. Meg says:

    Sounds fabulous!

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