Joy to the world; autumn is here. I love that the season gives me an excuse to use pumpkin! I'm not talking the disgusting artificial pumpkin flavor that you can find in your run-of-the-mill chain coffee shop. I'm talking real pumpkin, pumpkin puree, & all that good stuff. I had a very tempting can of pumpkin puree sitting patiently in my cabinet & I figured there's no better time to utilize it. Whether you're looking for healthy pumpkin recipes or things to make with pumpkin puree, you'll find some inspiration!

canned pumpkin puree health pumpkin recipe

Of course, we all know that there's pumpkin pie, but how else can you use pumpkin puree? Well, check out this list of ways to utilize it. I wanted to challenge myself to find a variety of options to consume pumpkin without feeling bored. I was thoroughly surprised with the flavor & depth it gave my food & drinks. It's as simple as adding it to your favorite grub, beverages, & sauces. Autumnize your recipes by dropping in some pumpkin! Check out this list.

Wanna get excited for autumn? Be sure to read 23 Things to Look Forward to in the Fall! :]

canned pumpkin puree health pumpkin recipe
Give your coffee some flavor by mixing in a dollop of pumpkin puree.
Drinks:
1. Coffee
2. Chai latte
3. Milkshake
4. Protein shake
5. Smoothie
6. Cider
7. Hot chocolate
8. Pumpkin spice latte
9. Egg nog
10. Cocktail

canned pumpkin puree health pumpkin recipe
 My oatmeal tasted scrumptious with pumpkin puree, pecans, & chia seeds.

Sweet:

11. Oatmeal
12. Pancakes
13. Waffles
14. Muffins
15. Cookies
16. Macarons
17. Empanada
18. Pumpkin butter
19. Cheesecake
20. Yogurt
21. Pumpkin bread
22. Scones
23. Brownies
24. Fudge
25. French toast
26. Pudding
27. Ice cream
28. Cinnamon rolls
29. Donuts/ donut holes
30. Applesauce
31. Cream cheese
32. Granola
33. Syrup
34. Coffee creamer
35. Frosting

canned pumpkin puree
 Cook your veggies normally & include some pumpkin puree along with your spices.

Savory:

36. Soup/stew/chili
37. Gnocchi
38. Stir fry 
39. Pasta
40. Macaroni & cheese
41. Risotto
42. Quinoa
43. Hummus
44. Cornbread
45. Curry
46. Mashed potatoes
47. Quesadilla
48. Dinner rolls
49. Biscuits
50. Pumpkin Alfredo sauce

canned pumpkin puree
 Combine a couple tablespoons of pumpkin puree with your pancake batter.

It's truly as simple as incorporating a little dollop of pumpkin puree to your food. Put some in your quesadilla or drop it in your mac & cheese. There are plenty of healthy pumpkin recipes out there. Plop a little into your coffee or latte for some flavor. Mix some into your usual cookie or brownie batter. How will you use canned pumpkin puree this season? Are you a fan of pumpkin or do you find it overrated? Did I miss something? Leave a comment with other ideas on how to use pumpkin. :]

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