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Published on October 25, 2018

Pumpkin recipesThree Pumpkin Season Ideas

Pumpkin recipes

It’s the season for pumpkins! Wanting to spice up your autumn? Here are three pumpkin recipes.

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

The classic autumn drink is easy to make with just a few ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup hot brewed coffee

Preparation:

  • In 2 quart saucepan, heat milk, pumpkin and sugar over medium heat until hot. Move away from heat, and then stir in pumpkin spice, vanilla and coffee.
  • Serve with your favorite garnishes like whipped cream or cinnamon sticks.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Making your own roasted pumpkin seeds is simple and allows you to create the type of flavoring you want.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups pumpkin seeds from a pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper (or another seasoning that is to your liking!)

Preparation:

  • Rinse off any pulp from the seeds. Then dry your seeds over a paper towel or throw them in the oven at 200 degrees for faster results.
  • In a larger bowl, stir seeds with olive oil, salt and pepper. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Place seeds onto baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring once or twice.
  • For sweeter seeds, replace the oil for butter. For spicier seeds, add Cajun seasoning.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cupcake

Whether for breakfast, lunch, snack or dessert, these cupcakes can be enjoyed at any time. 

Ingredients:

  • 2½ cups rolled oats
  • 1¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2½ tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 cup 2 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons oil or almond butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Chocolate chips if desired

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 380 degrees Fahrenheit and line muffin tin. 
  • In a bowl, stir all dry ingredients first, then stir in all other ingredients and pour mix into the liners. 
  • Bake for 21 minutes on the center rack and then take out to let cool.

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