Most people are used to hearing about the pumpkin spiced lattes at Starbucks every year when fall rolls around, but are you familiar with the many different ways to use actual pumpkin in your cooking? It’s actually a very versatile ingredient. You can use it in sweet or savory recipes. Today we will share some tasty pumpkin recipes to try this fall.
These pumpkin protein pancakes are delicious. Many other pancakes contain refined flour and sugar, but these do not. Plus, they contain a good amount of fiber and you also get an extra boost of protein from the protein powder that is added into the mix. You will notice the taste of pumpkin from the very first bite!
Pumpkin purée is such a great thing to add into your oatmeal. It adds a lot of flavor and will give you some extra fiber as well. This recipe is wonderful, but you can also customize it to your liking. You can top it with nuts, granola, shredded coconut, or any kind of fruit. You can also make it as an overnight oats recipe if you are looking to save time in the morning. Chia seeds are a great ingredient to add to overnight oats. They are very nutritious and will help create the ideal consistency.
This vegan pumpkin risotto recipe is such a warm, cozy meal to make this fall. Risotto is known for its creaminess, so the pumpkin purée really helps create the perfect texture in this dish. Did you know that pumpkin contains a lot of antioxidants and vitamins that help boost your immune function? This recipe is a great way to reap the health benefits of pumpkin during the season that our bodies need them.
Pumpkins and soup are both things that we always associate with fall. This creamy puréed pumpkin soup recipe really hits the spot on a cold, damp day. Many creamy soup recipes use cream or cow’s milk, but this recipe uses coconut milk instead, making it completely dairy free. And if you are looking to make it vegan, you can just opt to use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. If you want to go the extra mile, we highly recommend garnishing this soup with some pumpkin seeds!
This pumpkin chili recipe is a great way to utilize pumpkin in the kitchen. The pumpkin purée adds a thick texture to the chili without making the recipe overtly taste like pumpkin. This recipe uses typical chili spices, which are very warming and perfect for the fall weather. For a completely dairy free meal, we recommend topping it with avocado, dairy free cheese, or dairy free sour cream.
If you’re a fan of curry, you need to try this pumpkin chicken curry recipe this fall. This recipe gives directions on how to make it in an instant pot, a slow cooker, or on the stove, so you can make it however you would prefer. There is no doubt the curry spices will help warm you on a chilly autumn night.