October 2023 Cooking Challenge

Are you new to the Feel Good Foodie Cooking Challenge? Join us this month to make the recipe of the month, leave a rating on the recipe post and be entered to win some fun prizes! Read more below.

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We’re excited for a new month of the Feel Good Foodie Cooking Challenge! In September you helped us generate 80 new ratings and over 68 new comments on the Cottage Cheese Alfredo Pasta — thank you so much!

We were able to give a financial donation to Zaman InternationalHope for Humanity, while also awarding one of you a $100 gift card for participating.

Thank you so much for joining us and for all of the photos and tags on social media!


October 2023 cooking challenge recipe for pumpkin banana muffins.

Are you new to the Feel Good Foodie Cooking Challenge? Join us each month to make the recipe of the month, leave a rating and a comment for the recipe on the post, and you’ll help us toward our donation for our selected charity of the month and be entered to win some fun prizes!

October RECIPE: Pumpkin Banana Muffins

These Pumpkin Banana Muffins bring a delicious twist to your fall baking! Banana makes the perfect pairing with warm fall spices and pumpkin, and it also adds some natural sweetness to this easy pumpkin muffin recipe.

Pumpkin Banana muffins in a muffin pan.

Frequently asked questions

What is the Feel Good Foodie Cooking Challenge?

This Cooking Challenge is a fun way for us to join together and cook or bake the recipe of the month! It also allows us to collect feedback from all of you on your experience with the recipe, changes you’d make, ingredients you’d add, and more. It helps you get in the kitchen and try something new!

How does it work?

We’ll announce the Cooking Challenge at the start of the month on all social channels and in our Facebook Group. You will have until the last few days of the month to make the recipe and leave a rating and a comment on feelgoodfoodie.net. At the end of the month, we’ll share photos of some of your creations and announce a winner of a grand prize of a gift card to Amazon or gadget. This month’s winner will win a gift card and the prize will go to an individual with a U.S. shipping address.

How do I enter the challenge?

To enter the challenge, it’s required that you leave a rating and comment on the recipe card. You can also share photos of your creations on Instagram Stories using #feelgoodfoodie and tagging @feelgoodfoodie or in our Facebook group (optional).

Pumpkin banana muffin on a small plate with a bite taken out to show inside texture.


We believe in spreading love and kindness however we can. We’re going to give $1.00 for every recipe rating to World Central Kitchen. Thank you for supporting our goals of giving back to missions and non-profits that we feel passionate about!

What you’ll win!

The cooking challenge is a great way for you to experience new tasty recipes but also gives you the chance to win a prize! This month, we’re giving away another $100 Amazon Gift Card!

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  1. FANTASTIC recipe… except, it calls for one cup of the mixture of sugars, which I thought was crazy seeing as you were mashing two ripe bananas in. I did one quarter cup of each instead, equaling half a cup of sugars, and I still think it’s sweet. My bananas weren’t overly ripened either. For people who like sweet, I think this (¼ cup each with well ripened bananas) is the perfect amount but next time I would do an 8th cup of white sugar and an 8th cup of brown sugar. Hopefully, it would still come out good because the flavor is delicious and it is so incredibly moist. Oh, and I also omitted the nutmeg, because I never liked nutmeg, so I added a tiny bit more cinnamon.

    1. Flavor is outstanding but I agree on sweetness. I wish I had seen your suggestions first. I made it as is and while I enjoy the flavor, my tongue can’t handle this much sweetness so I will bring them to a family party today and give the rest away and try it again with less sugar

      1. Sorry these didn’t come out to your liking. The sugar content also contributes to the texture of the muffins, but I totally understand everyone has different palates!

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Thank you all for joining us on the October Cooking Challenge! You helped us generate over 128 recipe ratings and over 97 new comments!

We randomly selected Catherine Buckley as our $100 Amazon Gift Card winner and our team will be in touch through email to get you your gift. If you’re looking for what we’ll be cooking in November, head on over to the November Cooking Challenge!