This four ingredient pumpkin goat cheese spread is perfect on a bagel for breakfast or even on a turkey sandwich for lunch! It only takes a few minutes to make AND it’s 21 Day Fix approved!
Sometimes you just need pumpkin in your life. Not next week, not tomorrow, not in an hour, but RIGHT. NOW. At least that was me a few days ago. I kept seeing pumpkin everything all over the interwebs and I just couldn’t take it any more. So I came up with this brilliant idea that I would make a quick pumpkin dip to go with some pears as a sweet snack and it was going to be legen – wait for it…
Only it wasn’t. Sigh.
So I whipped up this mixture (in all of about 3 minutes) that I was SO sure was going to be freaking amazing and it was! It was fantastically pumpkin-y and a little tangy from the goat cheese with just the right amount of sweetness and spice and all around just perfect. I couldn’t WAIT to dip my pears into the stuff. So I did.
I mean it. Do not dip pears into this pumpkin-y goodness. I don’t know why, but the texture just does not work. It was weird, trust me.
However, after hanging my head in shame (how could I have been SO wrong?) and being momentarily disillusioned, disappointed and discouraged, I realized that this would make an amazing pumpkin goat cheese spread. Lightbulb moment, people. Then I couldn’t wait to lovingly slather it all over everything in sight (just not pears, seriously forget about the pears). So I did. And you should too.
This spread is sort of like pumpkin-flavored cream cheese but with extra oomph from the tangy goat cheese. It’s such a great flavor combo, who knew? Plus, the 21 Day Fix gods fully approve (unlike with cream cheese). It’s delicious on:
- pretzels (awesome in a lunch box!)
- sandwich thins turned into adorable jack-o-lanterns for Halloween
- turkey sandwiches (OMG, the turkey sandwiches!)
- whole wheat crackers
- pretty much any other carby wonder you can think of
I love that this spread is only 4 ingredients that I almost always have on hand and that my kids love it too (even my oldest who hates goat cheese). Just right for when we need some of that fall flavah STAT!
- 1/4 cup canned pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling!)
- 2 1/2 Tbs goat cheese, crumbled
- 2 tsp maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Whisk all ingredients together until smooth to get your pumpkin fix!
21 Day Fix Container Equivalents per Serving: 1/8 Purple, 1/4 Blue, 1 tsp maple syrup (if you're counting your sweeteners)
Weight Watchers Freestyle Points: 3
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: about 2 1/2 Tablespoons each
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 54 Total Fat: 2g
If you make this recipe be sure to snap a pic and tag me @thefoodieandthefix or use #thefoodieandthefix on Instagram so I can check it out! It makes me ridiculously happy to see what you guys are making 🙂
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