Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkin/TVP "Faux"tmeal

I love oatmeal, but hate the carb cravings it gives me. I was wanting something warm in my tummy on a cold morning and came up with this recipe. TVP is just defatted/dehydrated soy flour. It comes in little protein packed granules (remind me of Grape Nuts) BUT they have to be rehydrated to use. Full of protein and fat free, they are a great substitute for many things, including meat.

Joni's TVP Pumpkin Treat

1/4 cup TVP granules (I use Bob's Redmill)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup pumpkin
Pumpkin pie spice
2 TB fat free cream (or dairy product of your choice)
1 packet of Splenda
Raisins or dried fruit for topping (optional, of course)

First rehydrate the TVP by combining with the water and covering with plastic wrap. Heat in microwave for about 1 1/2 - 2 minutes. Combine with pumpkin, spice and Splenda. Heat in microwave for another minute. Top with dried fruit, toasted coconut or granola.


Vicky said...

Spanking your inner Martha Stewart moppet! Rock oN! Happy Halloween. :)

Vicky said...

Well I thought I put the moppet comment on the cheesecake yesterday, but I guess not. Anyway, I had TVP in the cabinet for ages and never knew what to do with it. Now that I have a good idea, I bet I probably finally got rid of it. lol Looks good.