Pumpkin Love….

Even though we are well into November it is still pumpkin season!!  Here is what we have done with pumpkins this month!!!

 

The kiddos were put to work scraping out all of the seeds so we could bake them for snacks!!  They were pretty grossed out by the sliminess of this job…..

We soaked them, dried them and then baked them with a little oil and sea salt…….they turned out fabulous!!!

Next, I baked the pumpkin by slicing it into 4 parts and placing it in a baking dish with water and some cinnamon.

I baked these at 350* for about 45 minutes and then I scraped out the soft insides and pureed it in my blender!

I set some aside for my 10 month old niece……….

and the rest of my puree I used in the following recipes!!!  If you don’t want to go through the whole process of baking a pumpkin you could buy some organic canned pumpkin as well!!

PUMPKIN ICE CREAM!!!!

This was an amazing little treat and yes, we crumbled up some organic graham crackers on top!!!  All I did was use some pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla, and some non dairy ice cream and blended it all together.  Once it was blended I put it into my ice cream maker!

After about 20 minutes we had pumpkin ice cream!  This could also be made using bananas, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla…all blended together!!!

We also made a pumpkin smoothie which was fabulous!!!!

To make this recipe I used these ingredients:

Pumpkin Smoothie:

1 cup almond milk

1 banana

1/2 cup pureed pumpkin

1 tbsp. almond butter or Sunbutter

1 tbsp. maple syrup or agave

Dash of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla

Blend together with some ice and ENJOY!!!!

What is your favorite way to eat pumpkin???

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22 thoughts on “Pumpkin Love….

  1. Pumpkin icecream looks fun. I made pumpkin soup once and loved it. I even pureed the peel; is that bad? I used two of your ideas and linked to you in my post tonight!

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