Pumpkin Parade; a pumpkin recipe round-up
All your favourite Pumpkin Recipes in one place
I really love pumpkin. I love the flavour, the density in nutrients and immune boosting properties and I love the versatility of being able to make it sweet or savoury! A pumpkin recipe round-up makes it easy to find my delicious favourites.
Pumpkins are packed full of beta carotenes (pre cursor to the body forming Vit A), vitamin C, antioxidants and a good mix of b vitamins. They benefit the digestive system and immune system. They also have great seeds which we all love to eat too!! The fibre in them feeds the balanced bacteria in the digestive system- win all round.
Kids generally love pumpkin too- see here for some great ways to use pumpkin flesh.
Here is a great post from Fostering Nutrition on how our ancestors used to prepare a pumpkin including the seeds
Here is my Pumpkin recipe round-up;
How To make pumpkin puree from one ingredient
Homemade Pumpkin Spice
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Baked Pumpkin Donuts (Gluten free)
Pumpkin Bread (Gluten Free)
Pumpkin Brownies (Gluten Free)
Beetroot and Carrot Salad with Turmeric Pumpkin seeds
And here are some from my friends; (most are grain free)
Butter Nutrition; Chocolate Stuffed Pumpkin Pancakes
Savoury Lotus; Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding and Pumpkin Spiced Dutch Baby
Real Food RN; Banana Pumpkin Ice-Cream and Sweet Crunchy Pumpkin Spiced Garbanzo Beans
Real Food Kosher; Sweet Potato Pie Fries
Oh Lardy; Pumpkin Pie Smoothie with superfoods
Real Nutritious Living; Paleo Pumpkin Spiced Muffins, Pumpkin Spiced Latte and Pumpkin Pie Spiced Almonds
20 Somthing Allergies; Pumpkin Steamer (Hot Chocolate Alternative)
Health Extremist; Coconut Flour Pumpkin Muffins
Beauty and The Foodies (one of my big fav’s) Pumpkin Bagels and Paleo Pumpkin Crumble bars
Coconut Mama; Coconut Milk Pumpkin Ice Cream and Pumpkin Butter Cups
Happy Healthnut; Pumpkin Protein Oats and Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie Pudding Shooters
Eat Naked; Pumpkin Cream Cookies and Holiday Pumpkin Smoothie
Yogi Mami Pumpkin Trifle
Mix Wellness; Crockpot Apple Pumpkin butter
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
We have a protein shake every morning with our breakfast. I used to use a pumpkin seed protein mostly because its unflavoured and I am not a huge whey protein fan. Nowadays we just just nuts and seeds in our quest to eat as close to nature as possible. This Pumpkin smoothie is great tasting but also really filling and satisfying.
Both of my kids have had morning smoothies from around 6 months (although I kept them nut free for the first year). My eldest would have porridge and it was not keeping her full up till lunch. I was adding ground almonds and berries when she was one however she would still be looking for food an hour after. Since I was already having a smoothie myself I started giving her some. She’s had one every morning since! Now my youngest is also not complete in the morning without his smoothie!
Breakfast= smoothie then muesli then apple!
Check out all my other breakfast recipes here
I love pumpkin. I love it in soup, pie, roasted, chipped and puréed. I found organic canned pumpkin but also prefer making my own pumpkin puree. This is a twist on our regular morning smoothie and my kids and I think its delicious. The hubby is going along with it but he has issues with using veggies in sweet mode (he eats my beetroot brownies alright though!!)
2 cups of oat milk/Almond Milk
1/3 cup of organic pumpkin puree
1 banana (I keep mine in the fridge- but a frozen one would be nice too)
1 tbs peanut butter (or other nut butters- optional)
2 scoops protein powder/almond meal/ground flax/ground seed mix (30g protein- optional)
Tsp Pumpkin Spice powder (to taste so add more or less)
Vanilla (essence, pod or paste)
1 tsp maple sugar (coconut nectar, maple syrup- optional)
1 tbs coconut oil/ghee/butter
you can also add 2 tbs kefir (dairy or water) for a probiotic kick
Whizzzzz up. This serves 3 glasses.
Delicious- I also love sequins!!
Other pumpkin recipes;
Homemade Pumpkin Puree
Baked Pumpkin Donuts
Immune boosting pumpkin pie spice