Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or other heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add the onion, pepper and garlic and stir to coat with the oil. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4-5 minutes. Add the turkey and cook until browned, breaking it up as it cooks. Stir in the chipotles, adobo sauce, cumin, oregano, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper. Then add the beans, pumpkin, tomatoes, and chicken stock and stir to combine well.
Simmer the chili, partially covered, for 20 minutes. Stir in the cilantro. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. To serve, spoon chili into bowls and serve plain or topped with desired garnishes like cheese, yogurt/sour cream, cilantro, onion and/or avocado.
Pumpkin Banana Snack Bites Recipe
½ cup canned pumpkin puree
½ cup peanut butter
1 medium ripe, banana mashed
½ cup old fashioned oats
1 tablespoon of honey
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
¼ cup chocolate chips (can also substitute chopped dried fruit like cranberries or dates)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well.
Spoon the batter into a greased mini muffin tin.
Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until cooked through.
Cool and serve (the bites can also be frozen)
Pumpkin Spice Waffle Recipe
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or mix of white whole wheat and all purpose
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (can substitute 2 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp ginger, ½ tsp nutmeg, ¼ tsp allspice or cloves)