What are pumplings you ask?  They are the name my son in law gave to the last entry in the Thanksgiving with a Twist…. pumpkin dumplings (he’s so ingenious).  I love pumpkin.  My recipe collection is full of pumpkin recipes, like, pumpkin beverages, pancakes, muffins, soups, breads, risottos, pastas, desserts and even pumpkin dog treats.  You name it, I have it or I want it! I love this time of year because every magazine you pick up has another pumpkin recipe.  Not all can be made over to be healthy but I can try.  This dumpling is one of those recipes that I made over to be healthy and it’s delicious.  Try this Pumpling for yourself and see!



  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup raw honey, brown rice syrup or coconut nectar, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, divided (I used oat milk)
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree (pure pumpkin-not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 1/2 cups water


  1. Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small mixing bowl.
  2. In a larger mixing bowl combine the oil, 1/4 cup raw honey or brown rice syrup, 1/2 cup milk and the pumpkin puree.

    Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just mixed

  3. Stir the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just mixed.

    Pumpling dough

  4. Combine the remaining 1/2 cup raw honey or brown rice syrup, 1 cup milk and the water in a saucepan on medium heat until just boiling.  Reduce heat to low and drop 4 spoonfuls of dough into the boiling sauce.

    Drop 4 spoonfuls of dough into the boiling sauce and cover for 15 minutes

  5. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. No peeking. Keep the lid on to retain the moisture.
  6. Spoon warm dumplings into a bowl, top with some of the sauce and if desired a spoonful of Delicious Fruit Dip.

Nutritional Info:

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional info for dumplings only.

Nutrients per serving:  Calories: 304.5, Cal. from Fat: 67, Total Fat: 7.5g, Sat. Fat: 1g, Carbs: 45.5g, Fiber: 6.5g, Sugars: 10.5g, Protein: 5.5g, Sodium: 180mg, Chol: .5mg


Sweet dumplings are kind of a homely dessert but what these little guys lack in appearance they more than make up for in taste.

This is the sixth and final recipe in our Thanksgiving with a Twist week.  You can find the other recipes herehereherehere and here.

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