Although we've been having unseasonable weather lately (seriously? It's 80 degrees in October. In Virginia!), the cooler weather is right around the corner. Like everyone else, when the weather starts to change in the fall, I crave pumpkin! There's just something about the weather.
Here are 5 recipes that are kid approved (my kids LOVE them!) to use up your pumpkin after Halloween!
1. Cinnamon-Sugar Toasted Pumpkin seeds
Ever wondered what to do with all those pumpkin seeds after you carve your pumpkin with the kiddos? Pumpkin seeds are a heart healthy food packed with magnesium and zinc which is great for immune support. They also have anti-diabetic effects, are good for prostate health, and have anti-inflammatory benefits! Here's a great and easy recipe for Pumpkin Seeds!
2. Pumpkin Donuts
What kid doesn't love donuts? These Pumpkin donuts are low in fat with only 1/4 cup of butter. Mix a little confectioner's sugar with warm water and you have yourself a nice glaze for the donuts too! When it's still wet, sprinkle some Halloween sprinkles on top and you have yourself a tasty breakfast (or any time) treat!
3. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
These delicious Pumpkin Oatmeal cookies are by far the best ones I've found! We've done lots of variations on the extras like butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, raisins, or even all of the above!
4. Pumpkin Banana Bread
Like the Pumpkin cookies, we like to add lots of goodies inside the bread. Which is probably a good thing that this recipe is low in fat! This Pumpkin Bread makes 2 loaves so you can enjoy one now and put the other in the freezer for up to 2 months.
5. Pumpkin Waffles
We love having breakfast for dinner every once in awhile (plus it also gives me a quick break from the same old dinners!). Why not try Pumpkin Waffles for dinner?? If you don't have a waffle maker, I've added a little milk to thin out the batter for pancakes!
Are you addicted to pumpkin too? What Pumpkin recipes do you usually make in the fall? I'd love to hear!