4 Ways to Eat Pumpkin All Day Long

November 7, 2017
Pumpkin Bread

'Tis the season for all things pumpkin spice, from the ubiquitous lattes to breakfast cereal and ice cream.  Personally, I'm a fan of the real deal: this is the time of year when I stock up on pumpkin puree and add it to breads, muffins, cookies, and even pasta sauce.  Here are my favorite recipes when I want to eat pumpkin all day long.

For breakfast:

My Pumpkin Bread uses Greek yogurt and less sugar for a better-for-you version of the classic recipe.  A rich spice blend of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and ginger help the pumpkin's subtle flavor shine.

Mini Pumpkin Muffins

For snack time:

Perfectly sized for snacking, these Mini Pumpkin Muffins are delightfully moist, with a nice balance of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg.

Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Pumpkin Sauce

For dinner:

Pumpkin isn't just for baking.  Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Pumpkin Sauce combines pumpkin puree, mushrooms, shallots, sage, and milk to make a thick sauce.  Served over packaged gnocchi and garnished with shaved Parmesan, this is a sophisticated vegetarian dish simple enough for a weeknight dinner.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Glaze

For dessert:

These Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Glaze have a soft, cake-like texture, with a hint of wholesomeness thanks to the addition of rolled oats.  The cookies are flavored with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg and finished with a rich maple glaze.

Do you have a favorite way to eat pumpkin?  Let me know in the comments!

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