Pumpkin Butter Frosting

Pumpkin butter for the holiday season
Pumpkin butter for the holiday season

Pumpkin Butter is delicious on everything from doughnuts and brownies, to pancakes and waffles, you can dip your fruit or just a spoon and enjoy the flavors of Fall without the guilt!

Pumpkin Butter on Brownies
Pumpkin Butter on Brownies

Pumpkin Butter (Frosting)

makes about 2 cups


  • 1c northern white beans, prepared (garbanzo beans will also work)
  • 15 pitted, medjool dates; a little over a cup (soaked over night; or nuked with 1/2c water)
  • 1T vanilla extract
  • 1/4c pumpkin puree
  • 1/2t baking soda
  • stevia (sweeten to taste)
  • 1t pumpkin spice
  • 3T Amaretto or frangelico (sub water, coffee or non-dairy milk)


Begin by pureeing beans and dates in a food processor.  This may take a minute or five.  Next add vanilla extract and pumpkin puree; process.  Follow up with Amaretto (or liquid of choice) and spices.  Process until smooth like peanut butter...Only way better because it’s Pumpkin Butter!

Add more stevia if you need it a bit sweeter (it’s pretty sweet) and add more liquid to get  it to the consistency you’d like.

I always like to keep a jar of  frosting or two in the fridge because you never know when the urge to eat a few spoonfuls will strike you! Plus, it's nice to have a a little sweet on hand with just a few ingredients that you can pronounce.