Fall Cooking Ideas with Pumpkin

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Here’s a list of how to use canned pumpkin, pumpkin spice & pumpkin seeds in cooking.

Canned Pumpkin

  • Mix 1 cup with 1/2 a cup of whipped cream cheese for a pasta sauce (or pizza sauce!!)

  • Use in baking - muffins, cookies, pumpkin bread, banana bread, pie, donuts, blondies, mug cakes, the works!

  • Mix 1 cup with 2 eggs to make the easiest pancakes!

  • Add to your overnight oats or even add a little to your oatmeal

  • Add to mac & cheese in place of some of the cheese

  • Add to meatballs

  • Use in smoothies & shakes

  • Add to chili

  • Cover pretzels with it & freeze them on parchment paper

  • Mix it with vanilla pudding mix & have as a dip for fruit

  • Add some to hummus

  • Combine with Alfredo or even add to a red sauce for your pasta

  • Use in soups

  • Add a little canned pumpkin with peanut butter to your yogurt

  • Make a quick sauce with canned pumpkin, garlic, onion, and spinach

  • Mix with cool whip as a party dip!

  • Mix with whole milk & heat as a coffee creamer

  • Bonus: settles dogs’ and puppies’ stomachs!

Pumpkin Spice

  • Add to coffee grinds before brewing your coffee or add to coffee after it’s brewed

  • Top oatmeal with it & some roasted, salted nuts

  • “Bake” a sweet potato in the microwave, then top with 2 Tbsp peanut butter & pumpkin spice

  • Add it to ice cream!

  • Top yogurt with it

  • Add it to smoothies & protein shakes

  • Chop an apple & microwave it - top it with pumpkin spice

  • Mix it into pancake mix

  • Sprinkle on apple slices with some peanut butter

  • Mix almond milk & a little honey with a dash of pumpkin spice

  • Add it to baking - cookies, muffins, etc.

  • Add it to popcorn

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