Pumpkin isn’t just for Thanksgiving! Enjoy these delicious pumpkin recipes for a healthy and tasty treat throughout the fall season.
Pumpkin is one of the most popular ingredients to use during the fall season, both for its seasonal appeal and flavor, and for the fact that it is healthy and low-fat. For example, pumpkin can be used as a substitute for more fattening ingredients in baked foods such as cakes and cupcakes. It also boasts a variety of health benefits, including omega-3 fats (in the seeds), zinc and magnesium, and it’s great for post-menopause, prostate, and liver health.
And if you’re tired of pumpkin pie already, don’t worry – there are loads of other ways to cook with pumpkin!
Here are 6 delicious pumpkin recipes to try this fall:
1. Pumpkin Pancakes
Making pumpkin pancakes is super easy with this recipe from AllRecipes.com. All you need to do is mix the ingredients in a bowl, including canned pumpkin, milk, egg, and oil (we recommend coconut oil for health reasons). Dry ingredients include baking soda, baking powder, flour, and sugar. You will also need pumpkin spices like cinnamon and ginger. The pancakes themselves are cooked like you would cook other pancakes.
2. Pumpkin French Toast
Another delicious breakfast recipe using pumpkin is this French toast bake from MinimimalistBaker.com. Instead of making French toast the traditional way, this one is baked in the oven. This makes it easier to put together and doesn’t require you to spend a lot of time in front of the stove. You will need pumpkin butter and pumpkin pie spice, nuts, brown sugar, bread, and eggs.
Pumpkin French Toast Bake
3. Pumpkin Cookies
If you want to make some easy pumpkin treats for Halloween, Thanksgiving, or the fall season, consider making some cookies. Pumpkin cookies are great because they are actually quite healthy and low in fat, while also delicious. This cookie recipe is from Amy’s Healthy Baking, and are made with pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, whole wheat flour, and instant oats.
4. Pumpkin Biscuits
Biscuits are great as a snack, breakfast, or a side with lunch or dinner. With this recipe from AllRecipes.com, you can use pumpkin, flour, brown sugar, spices, and some other ingredients to make a quick batch of seasonal pumpkin spiced biscuits that are absolutely delicious and lower in fat than the standard buttery version.
5. Pumpkin Hummus
Believe it or not, you can make a healthy and yummy hummus with pumpkin! Instead of canned pumpkin, it is recommended that you use fresh pumpkin for this recipe. You also will add ingredients like olive oil, cumin, garbanzo beans, maple syrup, and spices. You can also add some pumpkin seeds to the top for decoration and added flavor and nutrition. This recipe is provided by DaringGourmet.com.
Roasted Pumpkin Hummus
6. Pumpkin Soup
Why not try some hearty and warm pumpkin soup on a chilly fall evening? This Minimalist Baker recipe calls for fresh pumpkin slices, maple syrup, coconut milk, vegetable stock, and seasonings. The longest part of this soup making process is roasting the pumpkin, then the rest is quick and easy.
Simple Pumpkin Soup
As you can see, not only is pumpkin a healthy seasonal food, but it is also incredibly versatile and can be used in countless variations of pumpkin recipes like these!
Enjoy this seasonal treasure, while it lasts!