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This pumpkin cream cheese spread, flavoured with touches of cinnamon, raisins, vanilla, and ginger is the perfect fall upgrade for traditional cream cheese!

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I still have memories of being a young girl and going to this place in Vancouver called the Bagel Street Cafe with my mom. Ever since then, a warm, toasted bagel with plain cream cheese has been one of my all time favorite treats.

I was really excited when Clean Plates reached out to me to do a collaboration with Arla cream cheese. When I read that Arla only uses 4 ingredients in their original cream cheese, compared with the 11 ingredients you’ll find in the leading cream cheese brand, I couldn’t wait to give it a try.

There is nothing artificial about these ingredients, only cream, skim milk, salt, and cheese culture. The ingredients, plus the smooth, clean taste, makes this nutrition student very happy!

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Clean Plates wanted to show ways to make typically not-so-healthy comfort foods healthier, and I immediately was thinking of ways to up the nutrition factor in your typical bagel and cream cheese. 

Taking inspiration from my favorite season, I came up with this pumpkin cream cheese spread, flavored with touches of cinnamon, raisins, vanilla, and ginger. Paired with a toasted whole wheat bagel, this takes the traditional bagel to a whole new level – one packed with vitamin A, fiber, and delicious spices – yet still just as comforting.

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe! I’ll be sure to update this post with a link to the feature once it’s up on the Clean Plates website 🙂

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Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Raisin Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread

This pumpkin cream cheese spread, flavored with touches of cinnamon, raisins, vanilla, and ginger is the perfect fall treat. Paired with a toasted whole wheat bagel, this takes the traditional bagel to a whole new level – one packed with vitamin A, fiber, and delicious spices!
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Ingredients

Pumpkin Cream Cheese:

  • 1/2 cup Arla original cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp raisins

Whole wheat bagel, crackers, toast, etc. (to serve)

    Instructions

    • Mix all the cream cheese ingredients (except for the raisins) in a food processor, and process until smooth. Adjust spices to taste
    • Add in raisins and pulse, mixing the raisins throughout the spread, but leaving small chunks.
    • Transfer spread to a glass jar or container and keep in fridge for an hour to chill.
    • Add spread to toasted whole wheat bagels, crackers, or toast. Keep remaining spread in the fridge. It will last for about 3-4 days. Enjoy!

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    Let me know by leaving a recipe rating below, or by tagging @walderwellness on Instagram. I love seeing your beautiful creations!

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