Are you confused? Well, I came across this activity for making apple pie cloud dough which sounded neat, but I didn’t have apple pie spice on hand. What I did have was pumpkin pie spice.
So, I decided to make a smaller batch with pumpkin pie spice, and then it inspired me to cook zucchini with it for dinner. Both turned out great, so keep reading for both!
For the Pumpkin Pie Cloud Dough:
Mix together 7/4 cup flour, a Tablespoon or 2 of pumpkin pie spice, and 4 Tablespoons of oil (to start). Mix with a whisk, spatula, or spoon, until the mixture clumps together and holds when you scoop some up in your hand. If it doesn’t clump, add a little more oil until it does. The dough should feel dry.
Have fun playing with it…we used his pretend baking toys and mini construction trucks. Sand molds or other toys you might use with kinetic sand would also work well here. I set everything in a rimmed baking sheet to help contain the mess but not make it super deep for him (his arms wouldn’t be long enough for a deep container). It is quite messy, but you could use a container with higher sides or do it outside like we did.
For the Pumpkin Pie Spice Zucchini
Cut up your zucchini into fourths, then slice them. Heat some oil in a skillet then add the zucchini, sprinkling with the pumpkin pie spice and some salt. Stir, coating the pieces evenly. Add some water to the skillet (just a couple tablespoons) then cover and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes until softened. Remove the lid and continue cooking, stirring and turning the zucchini until the water evaporates and the zucchini brown.