These low carb Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes are like the best part of the pumpkin pie. All creamy filling and sweet whipped cream! This post is sponsored by Albertson’s Safeway.
The Peanuts are coming, the Peanuts are coming! And by “peanuts”, I am not referring to that little legume that I have such a great affection for, particularly when ground up into a butter. Nor am I referring to small children, those cute little balls of energy that are often given the moniker of the afore-metioned legume. And I am most certainly not talking about the legume-shaped bits of styrofoam that come in packages sent from afar and drive you crazy because you can’t manage to pick them all up after they spill out onto the floor. No, no, I am referring to the big one. The peanuttiest peanut of them all. Yes friends, I am referring to The Peanuts Movie.
If you happen to have small children, those cute little balls of energy that are often referred to as “peanuts”, you are probably well aware of the approach of The Peanuts Movie. Your kids have already seen the trailer multiple times and are eagerly anticipating the release date of November 6th. They’ve added it to their “must-see” list. And unlike some other movies your kids want to see, you are looking forward to this too. After all, we adults grew up in the “Peanuts” era, with the familiar faces of Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, et al, looking up at us from the Sunday papers. It’s a little piece of our childhood up on that big screen.
And if you happen to shop at your local Albertson’s or Safeway stores, you may have noticed that they are an official partner of The Peanuts Movie. To celebrate the characters debut on the big screen, they have designed two reusable Peanuts-themed trick-or-treat bags. These reusable bags will be available in stores as a free (with purchase, while supply lasts) trick-or-treat bag given to shoppers who purchase three participating products. Participating brands include Horizon Organics, Honest and Pure Leaf, Nestle, Johnsonville, Ziploc, Johnson & Johnson, Tyson, Pop Secret, Snack Pack, Spice Islands, and several other great brands. The bags are adorable and kids will love them, but supplies are limited. Head to your local Safeway or Albertson’s stores to check them out and stock up on some of your favourite groceries.
And for my part to help celebrate the Peanuts characters’ debut on the big screen, I was asked to create a Peanuts-themed snack. I am on the rather decorating-challenged side and I didn’t want to subject you to my horrible rendition of a Snoopy or a Charlie Brown on a cake or a cookie. But everyone from my generation remembers Linus’s obsession with The Great Pumpkin. I grabbed some Horizons Organics half and half and some Spice Islands pumpkin pie spice at my local Safeway to make a low carb version of a treat I’ve been eyeing for quite some time. Pumpkin pie cupcakes, which are almost like the filling of a delicious pumpkin pie, but with no crust. And in cupcake form! I am certain Linus would approve.
And when you’re a little on the decorating-challenged side, but you want to decorate with a theme, you can always do what I do…print them out on cards and tape them to toothpicks! My kids think I am pretty genius when I do this.
Also check out the fun Peanuts Movie Sweepstakes hosted by Safeway.
Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
- Preheat oven to 350F and line 6 muffin cups with paper liners (I highly recommend parchment paper cups for easy release).
- In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a large bowl, whisk pumpkin puree, sweetener, cream, egg, and vanilla until well combined. Whisk in dry ingredients. If your batter seems very thin, whisk in an additional tbsp of coconut flour.
- Divide among prepared muffin cups and bake 25 to 30 minutes, until just puffed and barely set. Remove from oven and let cool in pan (they will sink...that's okay, all the better for plopping your whipped cream on top!).
- Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Dollop whipped cream generously on top.
Serves 6. Each serving has 5.91 g of carbs and 2.48 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 3.43 g.
Food energy: 70kcal Total fat: 4.08g Calories from fat: 36 Cholesterol: 13mg Carbohydrate,: 5.91g Total dietary fiber: 2.48g Protein: 1.77g
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Safeway. The opinions and text are all mine.