Just this week I had pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin bread, and boy were they delicious. It may seem like I have a bit too much of the orange stuff in my diet, but cut me some slack. It is fall, after all! Rather than go against the grain, why not jump on board the pumpkin bandwagon and see what all the fuss is about? Below are some cool canned pumpkin recipes you can whip up in no time. Pick one, put it together, and serve it to your friends or significant other. I’m sure they’ll be super impressed! (Just as a note: all listed items have a link to the recipe in the description.) Happy pumpkin eating!
1. Pumpkin pancakes
I mentioned this in the intro, so you knew it would be here. It’s really easy to make, which is good considering how delicious it is. Click here for the recipe!
2. Pumpkin parfait
It’s like your standard Greek yogurt/fruit mixture, except this time the fruit is exchanged with pumpkin. Best of all, it seems like it’s pretty easy to whip up so long as you have some Greek yogurt and a can of pumpkin lying around.
3. Pumpkin pudding
I like pudding, and I like pumpkin. Why not combine the two? This recipe calls for freshly cubed pumpkin, but I’m sure the stuff in the can works just as well.
4. Pumpkin alfredo
How simple! Just mix a bit of butter, a cup of pumpkin, a cup of cream, and voila! The perfect fall Alfredo sauce. I’ll admit that this one is a bit strange, but it probably tastes good.
5. Pumpkin oatmeal bars
Why spend money on granola bars when you can make your own? You’ll need oats, pumpkin, and some peanut butter to add a bit of a sweet kick.
6. Pumpkin butter
I’ve heard of honey butter, peanut butter, and almond butter, but this one was new to me. It’s great as a spread for breads!
7. Pumpkin dinner rolls
For Thanksgiving this year, spice up your rolls with a bit of pumpkin. They actually look quite delicious.
8. Pumpkin spice latte
Ah, my favorite. The perfect pumpkin spice latte is better than vanilla or any other flavor I’ve tried. Give it a go for yourself!
9. Pumpkin wedges
Like potato wedges, but made out of pumpkin. It sounds a little offbeat to me, but I’d give it a try.
10. Pumpkin protein shake
What better way to recover after a run in the brisk fall air than with some protein and pumpkin?
11. Pumpkin cheesecake dip
I’ve never heard of cheesecake being used as a dip, but I guess that’s a thing. Looks like you just need some cottage cheese and a bit of pumpkin and you’re good to go.
12. Pumpkin mashed potatoes
How simple. Just make mashed potatoes the way you normally would, but add a cup of pumpkin while you are doing the mashing.
13. Pumpkin hummus
Like the mashed potatoes, looks like you just make the standard hummus and add a few tablespoons of pumpkin into the mix. An easy way to impress your guests.
14. Pumpkin cookies
Mmm. This recipe calls for the use of Greek yogurt, so you know these are going to be some creamy cookies.
15. Pumpkin sherbert
I never really thought of pumpkin as being compatible with the tangy taste often associated with sherbert, but I guess it works!
16. Pumpkin risotto
Risotto: the thing people always fail making on the show “Hell’s Kitchen” while chef Gordon Ramsay glares at them. It might be complicated to make, but the result seems to be worth it.
17. Pumpkin ravioli
I’m half Italian so I might be a little biased in wanting to try this dish. It looks like any old ravioli, except the ricotta cheese filling has a bit of pumpkin puree in it. Yum!
18. Pumpkin bread
I referenced this in the intro, too, so I can vouch for its awesomeness. It makes for the perfect breakfast or in-between meal snack.
19. Pumpkin fudge
Fudge is delicious, pumpkin is delicious; putting them together is just the natural thing to do.
20. Pumpkin mustard
I’m a huge fan of mustard. So, why not get with the season and mix a bit of pumpkin into it? That way, everything I eat can have a little bit of fall in it! Do you have any canned pumpkin recipes you cook up exclusively during the fall? Share with us below!
Featured photo credit: Pumpkins/ Rene Schwietzke via flickr.com