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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 December 13, 2018

                                                                                  12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

                                                                                  12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

                                                                                  Christmas is approaching fast, and lots of people not only tend to ruin their usual diets, but they also gain a few extra pounds. Based on studies, the majority of people tend to gain additional weight during the holiday season that starts at the Thanksgiving Day and ends with the New Year celebrations. Excessive eating is claimed to be the main cause for the additional weight gain, but it is also due to lack of physical activity and exercise.

                                                                                  A lot of individuals out there tend to set aside their fitness routines during the holidays since they believe that they do not have enough time to perform their workouts. And because they feel guilty after the holiday season, most of the gyms and fitness centers are packed with fresh members. Always bear in mind that you can still enjoy the holidays and stay fit at the same time. If you want to stay fit during the holiday season, especially during Christmas and the New Year’s Eve, here are some useful tips that might help you:

                                                                                  1. Eat Before Heading Out

                                                                                  First, it is best that you eat something before heading out to visits, trips or family dinners. By doing so, you will no longer be tempted to eat a lot or overindulge yourself since you have already eaten. Skipping on meals is not a good idea either, because you will only be forced to eat more later.

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                                                                                  2. Select The Treats

                                                                                  Make sure to select the treats that you eat in a wise manner. You should choose something that you can only enjoy during the holiday season and not something that is readily available all the time.

                                                                                  3. Avoid Skipping Meals

                                                                                  Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast! Even though it can be tempting to skip on certain meals, believing that it will make up for the treats you consumed in the previous day, don’t do it because it will only lead to counterproductive results.

                                                                                  4. Drink With Moderation

                                                                                  It is best to regulate your drinking since alcohol, coke or other juices will only add more calories to the ones you already eaten!

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                                                                                  5. Be Active

                                                                                  You should still perform your fitness routine whenever possible and if you can’t do that, simply walk more, park your car some distance away from the store or just use the stairs!

                                                                                  6. Get Out Of The House

                                                                                  Make the holidays a family affair and plan outdoor activities where everyone is involved. Even a snowball fight in the backyard will burn a lot of calories and will keep the children entertained.

                                                                                  7. Don’t Skip Your Strength Workouts

                                                                                  Always remember to perform your strength training in order to maintain that muscle mass you worked hard to get. You might be tempted to use lightweights and just do some cardio, but you can burn just as many calories by lifting weights. And with all of those extra stakes you had on the holiday meals, you might even gain some extra muscle. And this is much better than gaining some extra fat.

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                                                                                  8. Set Realistic Goals

                                                                                  You should set realistic exercise objectives. Aim for at least half an hour per day and you will be very happy when you will achieve that. If you plan one hour or more and not achieve it, you will only end up disappointed.

                                                                                  9. Enjoy Yourself

                                                                                  Also make sure to set realistic diet plans! Trying to restrain yourself totally from some foods will only make you eat more. Feel free to enjoy the treats that you really love, but in small portions.

                                                                                  10. Drink A Lot Of Water

                                                                                  This can satiate your appetite as well as keep you hydrated at all times. And it will also prevent a possible hangover if you overdo it with alcohol.

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                                                                                  11. Eat Less And More Often

                                                                                  Distribute your meals evenly throughout the day, and do not eat everything at once.  Instead of having 2 enormous meals, have 5 small ones.  Eat your dinner earlier and have a nice walk before going to bed.

                                                                                  12. Prioritize Your Workouts

                                                                                  Try to do them early in the morning while everyone else is still sleeping. This way you will also avoid remarks like “Oh, come on! It’s Christmas…”

                                                                                  So there you go! Twelve simple tips that will help you avoid gaining weight during the winter holidays, but will also allow you to enjoy yourself and have a great time with your loved ones.

                                                                                  Happy Holidays everyone!

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