Pumpkin Yogurt Snack Cake

You are probably as excited as I am…but pumpkin season is HERE.  So is slipper season.  And apple cider season.  And cuddle-under-a-blanket season.  I am ready for these cool mornings, golden leaves and warm colors.

Annnnnd pureed pumpkin!  I opened up my first can last weekend and it immediately became autumn in my mind.  I decided to create a snack cake that is loosely based on my recipe for this banana breakfast cake.  I have been doing a lot of cooking and baking with yogurt lately and I though that the creaminess and tang would be a perfect addition here.  It made an incredibly moist cake that would be perfect for dessert, a snack or breakfast.  It wasn’t very sweet, but tasted just like pumpkin pie!   Not to mention that our whole loft smelled like fall.  All I have to say is bring it on!

Pumpkin Yogurt Snack Cake

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Pumpkin Yogurt Snack Cake Recipe

Yield: 9 squares

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

A quick fall recipe for pureed pumpkin. Pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar and vanilla yogurt create an easy cake for breakfast, dessert or a fun snack.

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 Tbs. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup low-fat organic vanilla yogurt (Greek yogurt would also work)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 (15-ounce) can pureed pumpkin

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9x9 baking dish.

In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and salt and mix well.

In a large bowl, whisk the grapeseed oil and sugar until combined. Add the eggs, yogurt, vanilla and pumpkin and mix until fully incorporated. Add in the flour mixture and stir to incorporate the dry ingredients.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 40-50 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Also, I know this recipe has nothing to do with apples but this week, two lovely ladies have been hosting a week-long apple event and today they are hosting a blog hop and round up of all things apple!  Here is a list of all of the ladies participating and their amazing apple recipes!


Shugary Sweets – Apple Pie Fudge
BruCrew Life – Caramel Apple Milky Way Cheesecake Bars
Bakeaholic Mama – Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Pops
Six Sister’s Stuff – Apple Walnut Pull Apart Bread
Sally’s Baking Addiction – Spiced Apple Cupcakes
Shaken Together – No Bake Apple Pie Cheesecake
Averie Cooks – Spiced Apple & Banana Bundt Cake
Crumbs and Chaos – Caramel Apple Cinna-Minis
A Pumpkin & A Princess – Caramel Apple Cheesecakes
Chocolate, Chocolate, & More – Apple Danishes
Jam Hands – Apple Bundt Cake
And mine – Cinnamon Streusel Apple Pizza with Brown Butter Cinnamon Sugar Cookie Crust

Pumpkin Yogurt Snack Cake