Savour the Season: 11 Irresistible Pumpkin Recipes
All of your favourite pumpkin recipes in one place!
Pumpkin spice flavours are everywhere this time of year. From cereal to lattes at the coffee shop, to a seasoning added to cinnamon buns.
But why not use pumpkin puree in your recipes? You can easily make your own from pumpkins grown in your yard or just pick them up at the store or farmers’ market. It’s also usually found at a great price around Thanksgiving. Beyond just the pumpkin spice flavours, pumpkin puree adds colour and texture to your food, and it’s delicious too!
Here is a round-up of 10 of our favourite pumpkin recipes and ideas on our blog:
These whole-wheat pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are a big hit with both kids and adults! They work great made ahead and frozen for snacks on-the-go and as a healthier dessert option as they are made with whole wheat flour, oatmeal, and pumpkin.
Recipe adapted from Marietta Slater – Taste of Home
What tastes more like fall than pumpkin, apples, and spices? This quick-to-put-together pumpkin apple custard recipe is delicious warm, or cold. Top with whipped cream, or granola, or just eat plain. It’s also a fantastic dairy-free addition to a fall or winter meal. Its texture is similar to a pie, with the apples acting like a crust on the bottom. Enjoy!
Starting your day off with a warm bowl of oatmeal not only tastes fantastic but will boost your fibre intake and protect against heart disease. Here is a hearty variation with added pumpkin to boost your beta carotene intake.
Enjoy these tasty pumpkin waffles for a weekend brunch or a ‘breakfast for dinner’ theme and save extras or double the batch and freeze to simply reheat in your toaster oven!
These pumpkin raisin muffins are loaded with vitamin A from the pumpkin. This recipe makes a large batch so you can put some in the freezer for quick additions to lunches!
These pumpkin pancakes are so delicious and simple to make. Simply add 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree and warming fall spices to your basic pancake recipe base. These also have a lovely orange shade to them and are incredibly delicious with real maple syrup and toasted pecans. Enjoy!
7. Pumpkin Seeds
One of my favorite things is shelled pumpkin seeds, not only for myself but for my boys as well! As the school year goes on and my kids are getting tired of the usual lunch options, it’s great to provide them with a different source of protein that’s easy, healthy, and tasty (especially since nuts are not allowed at school). Pumpkin seeds work well in the “Bento-box” style lunch.
In addition, pumpkin seeds can be added to oatmeal, cereal, muffins, salads, yogurt, trail mix, or eaten solo. Just like nuts, 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds is considered a serving. They are not only a source of protein but high in healthy fats, fibre, iron, magnesium, and potassium.
I no longer wait for Halloween anymore, pumpkin seeds are readily available all year at any grocery store!
These pumpkin spice oat cookies are a different spin from the traditional chocolate chip cookie and are packed with lots of great ingredients adding a bit more nutrition to them. Enjoy one with a warm cup of tea on a cool afternoon!
Recipe courtesy of www.dessertfortwo.com
This pumpkin pie smoothie recipe combines one of the classic fall flavours of pumpkin spice into a delicious breakfast or snack option. It will surprise you how much it truly tastes like the filling of a pumpkin pie while also the benefit of added nutrients to start your morning off right!
On my Instagram, I’ve previously shared that I am a HUGE lover of all things pumpkin. I know that not everyone is! When Starbucks starts to roll out the PSL, there are those who seriously jump out of their pants excited and people who roll their eyes annoyed with the craze.
Well, I hope to convert some haters with this recipe. It may even change the way you think about and use pumpkin!
Who else loves a simple baking recipe where you can just toss all of the ingredients in the blender, divide, and bake? Enjoy these healthy blender pumpkin muffins as a breakfast, snack, or workout recovery snack option on the go!
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