Fallis practically synonymous with pumpkin – lucky for us, it also hasplenty of nutritional benefits, but we usually just favor thesugar-laden, processed ones that look tantalizing in bakery windowsand billboards. Here are the tastiest pumpkin recipes to nourish youall through autumn and winter.
Bakea batch of these gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian pumpkinoatmeal muffins for the easiest breakfast meal prep ever. Perfect foron the go breakfasts where you want that muffin as comfort food,without the extra love handle inches.
Oneof the best parts of September rolling around is all the autumnbeverages that come back into rotation, especially at our PSLmainstay, Starbucks. Cut the calories and refined sugar by making theDIY pumpkin spice Frappuccino instead.
Thesemight taste decadent, but thanks to dairy free cream cheese, yogurt,and bananas, you can have a moist and delicious cake that tastes likea coffeeshop guilty pleasure, but without all of those processedconsequences.
Throwaway all your energy bars, because these little energy balls arefilled with pumpkin and granola goodness that’s sure to get youthrough the worst Monday slump. It can be thrown in yogurt forbreakfast, made a dessert with grilled peaches and whipped cream, oract as a lunch break snack.
No,pumpkin is not just for dessert – this is an equal opportunityseasonal ingredient that we’re obsessed with in a mild meatballpumpkin curry interpretation. It might sound like a lot of words thatdon’t go together, but just trust us on this one.
Nothingushers in cool weather better than a steaming pan of lasagna, toppedwith gooey cheese. This roll-up version is guilt-free thanks topumpkin and kale but still tastes just like mom’s classic recipe.
Forthose who are overwhelmed by the thought of a PSL frappuccino,a pumpkin pie smoothie might seem more your speed. It’s nutritiousand still has that tropical essence of a smoothie thanks to theaddition of coconut milk and banana. This is a fusion dessert orbeverage that’s versatile for everything.
Butternutsquash is so last year. This time around, stay warm with a surprisingbut tasty blend of pumpkin, carrot, and coconut soup. In our opinionit pairs perfectly with a vegan grilled cheese! Add in a dollop ofGreek yogurt for extra creaminess before you blend.
Thisisn’t so much a full recipe as it is an add-on or perfect finisherto the ultimate trail mix. With agave, cinnamon, and pumpkin piespice, you can have the perfect coated almonds that usually cost ahefty price at the store.
We’veall heard of zoodles, but what about poodles? No, not the fluffy dog,the noodles fashioned out of peeled pumpkin. Raw pumpkin is filledwith beta-carotene, and has the perfect mild but savory taste to pairwith cream butternut squash, herbs, butter and garlic.
Whatbetter way to recreate curry than with a chickpea pumpkin rendition?Completed with coconut brown rice, this dish is bursting with flavourbut healthier than any takeout meal that you could order.
There’s nothing more satisfying than some fresh Aunt Jemima pancakes. Instant mix might be fluffy and satisfying in the moment, but is it worth the bloat later on? Instead, try the naturally pumpkin infused pancakes which are gluten-free and lighter than air.