Pumpkin pie is a holiday staple around this time of year, but this traditional dish isn’t the only way these flavourful fruits can be served. Check out how you can make pumpkins a part of every meal, from breakfast right through to dessert.
Pumpkins for every meal of the day
Photo courtesy of Cookin’ Canuck
Getting out of bed on a cold fall day isn’t always easy, but it will certainly feel more doable when you have these gingerbread pumpkin pancakes from Cookin’ Canuck on the menu for breakfast. Plus, they’re made with whole wheat and oats, making them a nutritious and delicious way to start your day.
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mac and cheese
Photo courtesy of The Iron You
Nothing says comfort food quite like macaroni and cheese. But would you believe it’s possible for this creamy and comforting dish to be healthy too? Thanks to the nutritious goodness of pumpkin and clever culinary masterminds Mike and Margherita at The Iron You, it is! This whole-wheat pumpkin mac and cheese is much healthier than the classic version on which it’s based, and it offers delicious fall flavour too!
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Smoothies are great ways to get a major dose of nutrition in a convenient — not to mention delicious — way. And thanks to Christal at Nutritionist in the Kitch, you can get your favourite fall dessert served up in a glass when you whip up this pumpkin pie protein smoothie. It’s the tasty goodness of dessert in a format so healthy that you can enjoy it for breakfast or at any time of the day.
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Thought the warm, gooey cheesiness of enchiladas couldn’t get any better? Well, it just did, because Ann at How Crazy Cooks just threw pumpkin into the mix. Yes, you heard right. It’s Mexican food with a creative autumn twist. So don’t miss your chance to celebrate the fall season with a delicious batch of pumpkin enchiladas!
Photo courtesy of A Teaspoon of Happiness
Curling up with a warm bowl of soup on a cold autumn day is always a nice treat, and that cozy moment can be made even more comforting when you throw the deliciousness of pumpkin into the mix. Check out this chipotle chicken and pumpkin soup from Melissa at A Teaspoon of Happiness.
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When you think of a big, cumbersome pumpkin, “snack food” might not immediately come to mind. But that’s sure to change when you try out these no-bake pumpkin date balls made by Min at The Adventures of MJ and Hungryman. Once you’ve whipped up a batch, you can take a little taste of pumpkin with you wherever you go!
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A traditional Italian favourite gets a beautiful and inspired makeover with this pumpkin bruschetta from Lisa at Authentic Suburban Gourmet. These colourful bites make for great appetizers or even a light lunch.
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Are you one of the many who can’t help but be drawn to the arrival of pumpkin-spiced lattes at this time of year? Then you’ll be happy to know you don’t have to fork over $5 every day to get your sweet, seasonal caffeine fix. Create your very own pumpkin latte in the comfort of your home with this recipe from Allison at Cuisineous.
Pumpkin fruit leather
Photo courtesy of Kirbie’s Cravings
Looking for a new snack to take with you on the go or to pack into a child’s lunch box? Look no further than this pumpkin fruit leather from Kirbie at Kirbie’s Cravings. It has all the fun of a typical fruit roll-up but with the tastiness of pumpkin.
Pumpkin pie cheesecake
Photo courtesy of The Scrumptious Pumpkin
Want a pumpkin dessert but tired of plain old pumpkin pie? Then check out this 20-minute pumpkin pie cheesecake parfait from Jen at The Scrumptious Pumpkin. Two delicious, creamy desserts layered into one convenient cup? Sign us up!