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It's Finally Pumpkin Season

It's Finally Pumpkin Season

5 recipes to consider this Halloween


Fall is here, and it's time to get into the Halloween spirit! Pumpkins are not only the symbol of the season, but they also offer many health benefits. They are rich in fiber, vitamins A, C, and E, minerals, and antioxidants, which are essential for our body. Read on for creative, delicious ways pumpkin can be incorporated into your All Hallows’ Eve meal (beyond a frap). 


Pumpkin Spice Banana Bread: Adding canned pumpkin puree to this classic comfort food makes it moist and adds subtle pumpkin flavor. You can also add traditional pumpkin spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice, to give it that extra kick. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you.


Pumpkin Panna Cotta: Pumpkin panna cotta is a silky-smooth dessert that looks fancy, but it's relatively simple to make. The recipe calls for bananas, lite coconut milk, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, and gelatin. To give it a Halloween feel, you can serve it in mini pumpkin shells.


Crustless Pumpkin Pie:  Pumpkin pie is a classic fall dessert that never gets old. This recipe calls for pumpkin puree, mashed banana, fat free evaporated milk, toasted pecans and pumpkin pie spice. This crustless version is vegetarian and gluten free. 


Frozen Pumpkin Swirl:  If you're looking for a treat to cool off with, why not try a pumpkin swirl? The recipe is a combination of pumpkin puree, spices, ground ginger, bananas, toasted hazelnuts and crystallized ginger. Mix it up in a blender, and voila, you have a refreshing dessert that screams Halloween!


Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

Pumpkin puree can also be used in savory dishes, like this creamy Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese recipe. The recipe calls for pasta, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and sage – simply substitute 1 cup pumpkin puree for the squash for a quick and easy meal. Your family will love it.


Pumpkin is an incredibly versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into many dishes ranging from sweet to savory. From pumpkin spice banana bread to pumpkin pasta, there's something for everyone – and a perfect fit for any Halloween celebration. Not only does it add a unique flavor, but it's also nutritious too. Happy Halloween!


Published October 1, 2023

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