The pumpkin-flavor bandwagon is traveling around town, and we’re not at all afraid to admit that we’ve jumped on it. We could use the excuse that it’s good for you, as pumpkin is loaded with fiber and key vitamins and minerals, but we’re just going to stick with the fact that it tastes darn good!
Lucky for us (and our waistlines!), pumpkin is no longer reserved for pies, folks. Chefs, bakers, and pastry makers have found the most clever and tasty ways to incorporate pumpkin into every type of dish imaginable. So we’ve rounded up our 5 favorite recipes from Pinterest, and we suggest pulling a pumpkin from your fall décor and using it in a way your taste buds will thank you for.
Maple Pumpkin Pie with Brown Sugar Meringue
Alright, alright. We know we said pumpkin pie was old news, but not this kind! Gluten and dairy free pumpkiny goodness all packed into one adorable little jar – this is a fresh and healthy take on the tradition pie. And congrats to this blogger for finding a way to make pumpkin look so rustic-chic!
Pumpkin Maple Spice Smoothies + Coconut Whipped Cream
Move over, pumpkin spice latte, there’s a new sip-able pumpkin in town. This Pumpkin Maple Spice Smoothie is unbelievably clean, and will undoubtedly be tasty! You probably have most of the ingredients in your kitchen already, so pick up a can of pumpkin on your way home from work, and enjoy this for desert tonight.
Pumpkin Goat Cheese Fettuccine Alfredo with Crispy Fried Sage
We’ve all seen pumpkins used for drinks and deserts, but how about pumpkin for dinner? We’re literally salivating looking at this Pumpkin Goat Cheese Fettuccine with Crispy Fried Sage. This blogger has managed to take one of our favorite creamy dishes and incorporate our current obsession. We’re sold.
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
We know what you’re thinking- that we’re partial to this recipe because it came from one of our bloggers. But we swear this would still be included in the list had we organically found it on Pinterest! It’s perfect for those mornings when stopping at Starbucks for a $5.00 pumpkin spice latte just isn’t going to happen, but you still want your morning pumpkin pick-me-up. It’s cheap, easy to make, and belly warming delicious!
Hummus is a staple in most of our fridges, but we think this might be the first seasonally appropriate hummus we’ve ever seen. We’re also a fan of any recipe whose difficultly level doesn’t go beyond blending. Kudos to this blogger for her imagination! You’ll definitely find this on our Thanksgiving appetizer table.
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