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40 Ways To Make Your Pumpkin Recipes Stand Out

40 Ways To Make Your Pumpkin Recipes Stand Out

Pumpkin is the dish that fits for all occasions. You can have pumpkin recipes as appetizers, main dish, desserts and also as beverages. Rich in vitamins, they have great nutritious value as well.

In this article, we present you with 40 awesome pumpkin recipes, which will surely make your day, if not the mealtime good.

1. Pumpkin spice roasted chickpeas

    This recipe contains chickpeas, maple syrup, coconut oil and nutmegs. It’s a great way to start your meal. It’s crunchy and really delicious. Cinnamon and ginger are also added to this dish, which provide it with a wonderful aroma. (Click here to view recipe.)

    2. Pumpkin spice granola

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      Pumpkin spice granola is a crunchy delicious granola and healthy one as well. This wonderful snack is flavored with pumpkin, spices, brown sugar and pumpkin seeds. You can treat yourself with this dish in all sorts of ways. You can have it right out of bowl, sprinkle it on yogurt or use it as topping over oatmeal. (Click here to view recipe.)

      3. Skinny pumpkin spice brownies

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        They have delicious pumpkin flavor and in spite of being delicious and sweet, are pretty low in calories. They don’t need oil and butter and have their own unique sweet-tooth satiating flavor and smoothness. They are not very hard to prepare as well, requiring very few ingredients. (Click here to view recipe.)

        4. Pumpkin and potato gratins with gruyere and sage

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          This particular recipe is perfect in all the cooler months. Potato gratins in themselves are great dish, containing lots of cream and cheese. Addition of pumpkin enriches the taste of the dish and makes it even better. (Click here to view recipe.)

          5. Nutella-covered pumpkin crepes

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            This dish is pretty simple and quick to make as well as delicious. Savory crepes are prepared by first preparing plain crepes and later stuffing them with additional ingredients. You can have various types of toppings and fillings in this dish. (Click here to view recipe.)

            6. Pumpkin chocolate chip cookie overnight oats

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              Pumpkin chocolate-chip flavored cookie overnight oats are simple to prepare and don’t take much time to put together either. They are packed with protein, contain actual chocolate chips mixed in them and have great flavor of pumpkin. (Click here to view recipe.)

              7. Chocolate pumpkin Halloween cookies

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                This recipe is the perfect one for the occasion of Halloween. The cookies fit the occasion perfectly well with their black and orange color. They are wonderful to look at and delicious to eat as well. This wonderful treat doesn’t require many ingredients as well. (Click here to view recipe.)

                8. Pumpkin brioche bread with chocolate swirl

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                  This is a pretty simple recipe to make. It’s filled with slushy chocolate and the only difficult part is in letting it rise for 2 hours. This large buttery bread is gorgeous to look at and delicious to eat. However, you have to be careful in not over mixing the dough ingredients.(Click here to view recipe.)

                  9. Cheesy butternut gratin

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                    Cheesy butternut gratin requires one small peeled butternut squash. Loaded with heavy cream, it tastes incredible. Salt and pepper make the taste tantalizing. Cheddar cheese and pine nuts leave that appealing aftertaste, which make you want this dish more. (Click here to view recipe.)

                    10. Vegan pumpkin spice baked doughnuts

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                      These doughnuts are healthy and appetizing but you’re susceptible to obesity with them as you’re likely to go on consuming them one after another. They are soft, moist and lovely, and full of pumpkins, further enhanced with a maple pumpkin spice finish. (Click here to view recipe.)

                      11. Boozy pumpkin pie milkshake

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                        This one is an incredible pie, which you can drink. You don’t have to spend more than an hour to bake it but you can have a pie to treat yourself after all. Each sip of this ice-cold dessert has a creamy and spicy texture, which will do wonders for your palate. (Click here to view recipe.)

                        12. Baked pumpkin doughnut holes

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                          Technically, these are mini muffins but they taste like doughnut holes. Baked and not fried, they are soft and have fiery pumpkin flavor, which tastes really nice. They are pretty easy to make and perfect way to treat friends and relatives, and of course yourselves during the fall. (Click here to view recipe.)

                          13. Whole wheat pumpkin pecan pancakes

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                            These delicious pancakes are made with white whole wheat flour, pumpkin spice and puree and pecans. Perfect as a breakfast dish, particularly if you are feeling lazy, these are must have dish during pumpkin seasons. (Click here to view recipe.)

                            14. Pumpkin-shrimp bruschetta

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                              Pumpkin-shrimp bruschetta brings the grandeur of seafood with vegetables. Perfect as an appetizer, this dish contains smashed goat cheese, arugula, Italian vinaigrette salad dressing and Parmesan cheese. (Click here to view recipe.)

                              15. Pumpkin doughnut muffins

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                                Pumpkin doughnut muffins taste like cake doughnuts and have crusty outsides, formed by a coating of melted better. With tender insides of cake, coupled with sweet crunchy topping that melts in mouth, they are absolute delight. (Click here to view recipe.)

                                16. Baked pumpkin oatmeal cups

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                                  This pumpkin baked oatmeal recipe is one perfect and healthy recipe, containing chocolate chips and pumpkin pie spice. They are very easy to prepare and also quite easy to store. You should try these delicious treats, perfect for fall seasons. (Click here to view recipe.)

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                                  17. Pumpkin banana bread

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                                    Pumpkin banana breads are healthy breads and rather easy to make as well. They are very moist and look wonderful, when topped with pumpkin spiced cream cheese. They are basically the improvisation of banana nut bread recipe. (Click here to view recipe.)

                                    18. Pumpkin cannelloni with sage brown-butter sauce

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                                      This cannelloni recipe contains three different varieties of pumpkin, peeled ones, seeded ones and chopped ones. Containing grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and lasagna sheets, they are perfect recipe to please your kinsfolks. (Click here to view recipe.)

                                      19. Pumpkin scones

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                                        A major improvisation over actual scones, pumpkin scones taste terrific. They contain cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, providing them with fine smoothness and aroma. They also require unsalted butter, brown sugar and canned pumpkin puree.(Click here to view recipe.)

                                        20. Pull-apart cinnamon sugar pumpkin bread

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                                          You can prepare many great recipes, baking pumpkin. Pull-apart cinnamon sugar pumpkin breads are another on that list. The light yeasted dough gives one reminiscence of doughnut and it’s not that difficult to prepare as well. (Click here to view recipe.)

                                          21. Pumpkin no bake energy bites

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                                            This recipe can serve a lot of different purposes. They can be used as breakfasts, snacks and even desserts. They are rich in nutrients and very easy to make at homes. They are perfect way to enjoy fall seasons, full of pumpkins and fun.(Click here to view recipe.)

                                            22. Pumpkin tortellini

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                                              Pumpkin tortellini requires butternut squash filled pasta, mascarpone and heavy cream. This is a quite new recipe and full of nutrients. This recipe is a little difficult to prepare but is surely a delightful way to serve your appetite during dinner. (Click here to view recipe.)

                                              23. Sour cream pumpkin coffee cake

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                                                This wonderful coffeecake, with the layer of pumpkin and streusel glaze, may require a long list of ingredients. It requires whole wheat flour, pumpkin puree, ginger, cloves and nutmegs amongst other ingredients. But it’s not actually that difficult to make. (Click here to view recipe.)

                                                24. Pumpkin roll

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                                                  For the cake part of pumpkin roll, you need pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract and pumpkin puree while for the filling, you need cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar. This is a great recipe for season of pumpkins and looks very elegant as well. (Click here to view recipe.)

                                                  25. Pumpkin torte

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                                                    This layered cake is beautiful to look at and has a buttery filling with a mild pumpkin aroma and a little spice. The finish is excellent with nuts and caramel topping and it doesn’t take very long time to prepare either. (Click here to view recipe.)

                                                    26. Pumpkin fried rice

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                                                      Pumpkin fried rice is certain to brighten up any dinner table. It looks cute and is perfect for festive occasions. It’s better to look for small sugar pumpkins that are sweet and great for cooking and baking purposes instead of regular flavorless pumpkins. (Click here to view recipe.)

                                                      27. Pumpkin cheesecake shooters

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                                                        Pumpkin cheesecake shooters are perfect to treat your folks. They contain chocolate graham crackers, fat cream cheese and canned pumpkin. Containing only natural ingredients, they are a dish you should try on seasons of pumpkin. (Click here to view recipe.)

                                                        28. Pumpkin cheesecake crescent rolls

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                                                          These are impeccable breakfast for frosty mornings. They are very easy to make and exceptionally delicious to eat. They look wonderful as well, especially if you brush them with butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. (Click here to view recipe.)

                                                          29. Pumpkin French toast bake

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                                                            Traditional French toasts themselves are so good. But adding the goodness of pumpkin to that to make pumpkin French toast bake is an absolute delight. If you want the toast to soak up plenty of pumpkin, it would be better to make it the day before and bake it in the morning. (Click here to view recipe.)

                                                            30. Pumpkin hazelnut flaugnarde

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                                                              This is a simple French custard like dessert, which is best when served warm. It is deliciously sweet, containing agave and toasted hazelnuts. A wonderful alternative to pumpkin pie, this is also a great way to end a Thanksgiving feast. (Click here to view recipe.)

                                                              31. Cranberry pumpkin seed granola

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                                                                There are quite a few variations of dried fruits that work just fine for this recipe. However, green pumpkin seeds and red cranberries are used in the case of cranberry pumpkin seed granola. This is one wonderful treat to have during fall seasons. (Click here to view recipe.)

                                                                32. Caramel pumpkin Italian cream cake

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                                                                  This is a slight modification over conventional Italian cream cake recipe and a really good one. This uses pumpkin and contains slightly salted caramel filling. The cake is moist and a perfect way to treat your people during Thanksgiving.(Click here to view recipe.)

                                                                  33. Pumpkin Nutella snack cake

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                                                                    Pumpkin Nutella bread is one fabulous treat, perfect for use as snack. They are very easy to prepare and store. They can be stored for long periods of time as well. Although targeted primarily as snack, they are just fine for use as desserts as well. (Click here to view recipe.)

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                                                                    34. Pumpkin nut muffins

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                                                                      Fall is a perfect time for preparing muffins and pumpkin nut muffin is a great dish to spend your time and efforts for. They have abundance of pumpkin taste and are a great snack to have with a cup of tea or coffee. (Click here to view recipe.)

                                                                      35. Roasted pumpkin with shallots

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                                                                        This one is a pretty simple recipe to prepare and doesn’t look very appealing either. It’s not to say that it looks very bad. But in spite of appearing to be rather plain recipe, it’s perfect as a quick side dish. (Click here to view recipe.)

                                                                        36. Pumpkin quesadilla

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                                                                          Pumpkin quesadilla is a very light and delightful recipe. It doesn’t add up too many calories to your body. Yet, you won’t have the feeling of hunger for a very long time. It requires tortillas, pumpkin puree, shredded cheddar cheese and cumin and doesn’t take very long to prepare. (Click here to view recipe.)

                                                                          37. Roasted pumpkin and pomegranate salad with pumpkin seed oil vinaigrette

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                                                                            Requiring the preparing time of only 15 minutes and cooking time of 30 minutes, this is a recipe you should spend your time preparing. Preparing the vinaigrette part is slightly difficult but except for that, you won’t have much problems.(Click here to view recipe.)

                                                                            38. Pumpkin spice cream cheese

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                                                                              This is a great recipe for chilly weathers when the days are short. It brings the flavor of pumpkin cheesecake to your mornings. Giving you the feeling of having dessert for breakfast, this recipe doesn’t require too many ingredients to prepare either. (Click here to view recipe.)

                                                                              39. Pumpkin crescent rolls with honey butter

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                                                                                Pumpkin crescent rolls with honey butter won’t leave you empty for long periods. It needs canned pumpkin, ground cinnamon, whole wheat flour and butter to prepare. It’s a very good way to start your mornings. (Click here to view recipe.)

                                                                                40. Pumpkin walnut cheesecake

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                                                                                  A great dessert to have during Thanksgiving, this recipe is certainly delicious. The filling part requires cream cheese, pumpkin, cinnamon and ground cloves while topping is made of butter, brown sugar and walnuts. (Click here to view recipe.)

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                                                                                  Last Updated on May 21, 2020

                                                                                  The Top Fad Diets That Are Actually Worth the Hype

                                                                                  The Top Fad Diets That Are Actually Worth the Hype

                                                                                  You have probably seen enough fad diets to last a lifetime. Many have become popular overnight and left just as quickly.

                                                                                  Some fad diets, though, have actually passed the test of time and are making some headway in the nutritional world.

                                                                                  Outlined below are four fad diets that are actually beneficial for your health and wellness. Read on to find out why you should consider adopting one (or more) of these healthy eating styles today.

                                                                                  An important concept you should keep in mind is to disregard the term “diet” as it is typically used. The word diet implies the idea of restriction and removal. Instead, think of the word diet in this context as a healthy eating lifestyle.

                                                                                  Let’s take a look at some of these healthy eating lifestyles that have been categorized, by no fault of their own, as fad diets.

                                                                                  1. The Paleo Diet

                                                                                  The paleo diet, or ancestral eating, is simply eating the way your paleolithic ancestors would have up to 10,000 years ago, or when the agriculture age began.

                                                                                  The advantage now is you don’t have to do this in a loin cloth, unless you want to… The focus of this diet is proteins, vegetables, some fruits, nuts and seeds and some healthy fats.

                                                                                  In the paleo diet, there aren’t any grains, starchy carbohydrates, sugars, or dairy.

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                                                                                  How Your Health Can Change With Paleo

                                                                                  The paleo diet is a good way to keep your blood sugar under control. It can also have a positive effect on type 2 diabetes, and can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.

                                                                                  With this healthy eating lifestyle, people have also achieved good weight loss results and boast improved energy levels. [1]

                                                                                  It’s not just what’s in the paleo diet that’s important, it’s what’s NOT in it. There aren’t any processed and manufactured foods, junk foods, artificial ingredients or chemical additives.

                                                                                  Paleo is a way of eating that gets you more in tune with your body and, therefore, can provide a lot of benefits.

                                                                                  2. Whole30

                                                                                  The Whole30 diet is relatively new and owes its popularity to social media and the #Whole30 Instagram hashtag that allowed people to share and broadcast their success with the diet.

                                                                                  With Whole30 you are taking 30 days and focusing on nutritious whole foods such as meats, nuts and seeds, seafood, eggs, vegetables, and fruits.

                                                                                  During the month you are eliminating:

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                                                                                  • sugar
                                                                                  • alcohol
                                                                                  • legumes
                                                                                  • grains
                                                                                  • dairy
                                                                                  • soy

                                                                                  Whole30 is similar to paleo, but it goes a bit further eliminating sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup.

                                                                                  At the end of the 30 days, you strategically reintroduce those eliminated foods back into your diet to discover any possibility of health consequences from them or even potential food allergies.

                                                                                  Finding Out How Food Impacts You

                                                                                  Most people eat the same things so often and may not realize that certain foods are causing health consequences, as they’ve become accustomed to feeling lethargic and run down.

                                                                                  With Whole30 you get the chance to see how these foods may have a negative impact on your body. You’ll also reset your taste buds, which may have become desensitized from processed and artificial “foods” and excess salt.

                                                                                  This diet will help you regain your love of food… in a healthy way!

                                                                                  3. The Mediterranean Diet

                                                                                  The Mediterranean diet has been at the top of the list as a very effective diet for some time now.

                                                                                  For people in countries like Italy or Greece, this has simply been a normal way of life–along with higher activity levels, sunlight exposure, proximity to water, and lower stress.

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                                                                                  With the Mediterranean diet, the focus is on heart-healthy foods. It looks like this:

                                                                                  • Fruits & vegetables
                                                                                  • Whole grains
                                                                                  • Legumes & nuts
                                                                                  • Replacing butter with olive oil
                                                                                  • Using herbs and spices instead of salt
                                                                                  • Eating fish and poultry at least twice a week
                                                                                  • Moderate amounts of red wine

                                                                                  Help Your Heart & Overall Health With A Mediterranean Diet

                                                                                  Information from the Mayo Clinic shows that this diet reduces heart disease and lowers your “bad” LDL cholesterol. Studies involving 1.5 million people demonstrated that the Mediterranean diet was associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular mortality, along with overall mortality. [2]

                                                                                  With all these benefits, this is definitely a “fad diet” that’s worth the hype.

                                                                                  4. The Alkaline Diet

                                                                                  The alkaline diet is about changing the foods you eat so that you put your body into an alkaline state and out of an acidic state. When your body is too far on the acidic side it can result in a condition called acidosis. This can lead to issues in your body such as upset stomach, breathing difficulties, headaches, weakness and, fatigue. In extreme cases, it can result in shock, coma, or death.

                                                                                  The goal is to get your body in a more alkaline state, which results in overall better health. The focus is on including alkaline boosting foods such as fruits, nuts, vegetables, and legumes. You’re also wanting to reduce acidic foods such as low quality beef and poultry, dairy, eggs, grains, and alcohol.

                                                                                  Pros & Cons With The Alkaline Diet

                                                                                  The benefits that come from this way of eating is that reduction in inferior quality foods, processed items and alcohol. You may feel improved energy levels, mental clarity and even better joint health.

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                                                                                  People also report weight loss but again this may come from the reduction in calories from junk and processed foods but this is not a bad thing at all.

                                                                                  One con with this diet is that the pH value of the food you eat might not have an impact on blood pH, as your body is able to balance this pretty well on a day-to-day basis.

                                                                                  Follow These Fads for Better Health and Wellness

                                                                                  There can be a danger in categorizing things as a fad diet because fads come and go. People are always looking for the next big thing or a quick fix.

                                                                                  The four examples above buck that status quo. These diets, though mainstream, actually can give you benefits and aren’t going to go away anytime soon because they work.

                                                                                  What makes these diets special is that they boast real whole foods and the eliminate processed and manufactured junk.

                                                                                  The Big Takeaway:

                                                                                  Whatever way you choose to eat, the focus needs to be on whole unprocessed foods. Look for the cleanest, local and most natural things you can find for the benefit of your overall health and wellness. Your body and mind will thank you.

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