A Healthier Halloween Treat - No Trick!


Image by Joyce Gan from Light Orange Bean


The spookiest season is upon us, and for some parents that means the fright of having to reason with sugar crazed kids during Halloween. Well, no need to trick your kids into enjoying this delicious and nutritious treat! These adorable mini pumpkin rice cakes are not only fun to look at but fun to make as well. These healthy treats have hidden nutrition inside - in the form of adzuki beans!


Why we love adzuki beans


Adzuki beans are overflowing with nutrients, such as protein, iron, magnesium, and potassium. They are also free of cholesterol and are high in antioxidants. These power packed legumes are considered a superfood!


This Mini Pumpkin Rice Cakes recipe was created by Joyce Gan and originally posted at Light Orange Bean.



Mini Pumpkin Rice Cakes


Image from Joyce Gan of Light Orange Bean

Serves 8


Ingredients


Pumpkin Rice Cake Dough


· 1 cup sweet rice flour

· 2 tablespoons tapioca flour

· ¼ teaspoon pure stevia extract powder “Now” brand

· ¾ cup pumpkin puree

· 1 teaspoon canola oil


Pumpkin Stem


· 8 green raisins or dry gogi berries


Optional Adzuki Bean Paste Filling


· ¼ cup dry adzuki bean

· ½ cup water

· ½ teaspoon pure stevia extract powder “Now” brand

· ½ tablespoon vegan butter

· 1 tablespoon non-dairy milk or water


Directions


https://lightorangebean.com/mini-pumpkin-rice-cake/


Images by Joyce Gan from Light Orange Bean


Fun Facts about Halloween


In Scotland and Ireland, treats were originally given out to the children who would dress in costume and perform for the homeowners. Irish and Scottish immigrants brought over this tradition to the United States in the 1840’s.

USA Today reports that the two most popular Halloween costumes for children in 2019 are “princess” and “superhero”!




Alternative Treats to Hand Out


· Fruit leather bars

· Clementine tangerines

· Raisins

· Halloween themed stickers and temporary tattoos

· Bouncy balls

· Pencils


This post was written by Grace Chesco

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