whipped pumpkin + spice cream cheese

I've been dabbling with making healthy bagels for my kids lately.  And I've been loving reworking this bagel recipe from Maria Mind Body Health a bit to make some savory bagels for bagel sandwiches  and cinnamon/raisin bagels for breakfast.

This recipe came about after the first batch of these beautiful protein-packed cinnamon raisin bagels came out of the oven.  This whipped pumpkin +spice cream cheese whips up in minutes and is so enjoyable to keep in the fridge throughout the week.

Here's how I like to eat it...

  • with baby carrots
  • slathered on coconut flour pancakes
  • in place of butter on muffins
  • dolloped in a protein shake
  • with sliced apples

We love to serve up this pumpkin cream cheese on a tray full of sliced apples.  The two pair together beautifully for healthy + kid friendly entertaining: it's our "treat" we brought to our recent Fall Carnival at church.  And I'm proud to say that among the treats and sweets at the activity, the apples + dip were snatched up the fastest.

See?  Kids really do crave nutritious foods! :)

 I'd love to be inspired... What are some of your favorite kinds of flavored cream cheese?