STARTING OFF THE DAY WITH A HALLOWEEN INSPIRED BREAKFAST
The end of October means only one thing – the spookiest party of the year! Halloween was originally an American tradition; however, in recent years, it has become a global annual event, and an alternative and imaginative way of having fun with friends and relatives.
Every year, the foods found on the Halloween table are always more creative and scary than the last – finger wurstel, spider-biscuits, and meringues that look like ghosts are just a few examples of the nibbles that entertain children and older guests alike on this special
and spooky night.
Even adults love to celebrate Halloween. However, in their case, the party is normally a bit less ‘trick or treaty’ and has more of a mysterious atmosphere – black dress code, masked guests, carved pumpkins and candles, all make for an elegant and creepy-chic atmosphere.
Since the party doesn’t start at midnight like in horror movies, we can enjoy the magic of Halloween all day long, starting off with breakfast!
For this reason, here you can find two Halloween inspired, pumpkin orientated recipes to set off your day, or your children’s, in a creative and healthy manner.
Pumpkin is packed with goodness, including vitamins A, B and C, which are ideal for preventing those dreaded autumn sniffles. Pumpkin also contains lots of beta carotene, the precursor of Vitamin A, which is a very powerful antioxidant, making it the perfect potion to shake off those early morning cobwebs.
Here are a couple of recipes to enjoy on the day, starting off from breakfast to your perfect midnight treat!
This nourishing and healthy pumpkin pie style smoothie tastes like sheer
heaven and is perfect to kickstart your day!
1. Place all of the ingredients (except the garnish) into
a blender and process until smooth.
2. Pour into a glass and garnish with crumbled
biscuits and some figs. Ta-da!
These Halloween inspired muffins are super soft and flavourful. Use your creativity to decorate them all differently, it will be a success!
1. Preheat the oven to 190°C.
2. Line a muffin tray with paper liners.
3. In a bowl, mix and whisk the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices and set aside.
4. In another small bowl, do the same with the eggs, pumpkin puree, coconut oil, milk, and vanilla extract.
5. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix then
6. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the pre-prepared muffin tray.
7. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin comes out clean.
8. Let them cool for at least 5 minutes before removing the muffins from the pan. Serve.
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