‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin (and everyone rejoiced)! Today I’m sharing the best pumpkin recipes for you to try!
Do you like to drink pumpkin with your coffee or no? I have never been a fan of the famed Pumpkin Spice Latte, it’s just not my cup of tea–ahem–coffee. Honestly, I would vastly prefer sipping a cup of coffee with Chocolate Whipped Cream, some Hot Vanilla Milk, or a Peppermint Cream Cocoa.
While I may not be a fan of drinking my pumpkin, I sure do like eating it in baked goods! Give me all the pumpkin donuts, bread, muffins, cookies, and custard. YUM!
To celebrate pumpkin season, this week we are sharing how to make your own pumpkin puree, and our very best pumpkin flavored baked goods!
Are you ready? Let’s go!
Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree
Are the stores out of canned pumpkin? Or do you have a pumpkin on your front porch that you’d like to process, and freeze? Then you should follow this tutorial on how to cook a whole pumpkin!
Did you know that you don’t have to slice up a pumpkin before you bake it? It’s true! Simply bake it in its whole form, and you won’t have to deal with the awful task of sawing through the tough outer skin. I’m not sure why I haven’t been cooking the pumpkin in its whole form all along – but once I figured it out, I’ve never cut up a raw pumpkin since!
What I’ve Been Baking
We’ve been mixing up a big batch of Pumpkin Waffles every Sunday, and then using that batter to make fresh waffles for the first few days of the week. They are a big hit with my toddlers, and I feel good that they are getting a veggie in with their breakfast! I’ve also frozen several batches of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins for easy snacks and breakfasts later on. As a result, we have a freezer full of yummy food ready for busy mornings! I love baking and freezing pumpkin baked goods this time of year, while we have a lot of pumpkin to use up, and then using those easy snacks and meals in the coming months.
Next, I really want to make a big batch of my Make-Ahead Pumpkin Donuts!
The Best Pumpkin Recipes
Now that you have secured the pumpkin puree, what are you going to do with it? Well, you could freeze it for later, but I highly encourage you to give a few of these recipes a try!
Here are my absolute favorite pumpkin recipes for you!
- Pumpkin Spice
- Make-Ahead Pumpkin Donuts
- Pumpkin Breakfast Cake
- Easy Low Sugar Pumpkin Whip
- Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Easy Flourless Pumpkin Muffins
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
- Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Pumpkin Pie
- Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins
- Pumpkin Bars
- Low-Sugar Pumpkin Roll-Out Cookies
- Simple Pumpkin Pancakes
- Simple Pumpkin Waffles
- Chocolate Pumpkin Cake
- Whole Grain Pumpkin Bundt Cake
- Warm Pumpkin Custard
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake
- Warm Pumpkin Custard
- Pumpkin Pecan Pie Squares