Sunday, November 02, 2014

Four Great Recipes to Make from One Pumpkin

With Halloween now being over, we were able to turn our decoration into food. We had carved some of our pumpkins but left a few on our porch whole in order to make purees on November 1st. What can you do with a giant $3 pumpkin? A lot.

When cleaning out your pumpkin just save the seeds! They make a great snack that helps to regulate your blood sugar levels, boost your magnesium and iron, and provide you with ample fiber.  

 Roast the pumpkin at 350 degrees for 45 minutes and then make it into a puree by removing it from the skin and blending it.

{Nya loves her job of pushing the button}

2. Use the puree to make Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles.  
The house smelled so good.

Koen and Nya took turns stirring.  Gary has way more patience than I do for having more than one kid working with him in the kitchen! 

3. Curried Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk. 
If you want to be fancy, top with a dollop of Greek Yogurt and some roasted pumpkin seeds.  

Kai Bear really wanted to have some pumpkin scones.  I haven't done as much baking lately because we're really trying to reduce our sugar. So, look what I found...

4. Skinny `Starbucks' Pumpkin Scones .
It smells delicious but definitely tastes `healthier' with the whole wheat.  The icing is full of sugar and flavour so the kids gave it a score of 10/10 overall. 

I asked Kai for his thoughts on it and he said, "If this was all I was allowed to eat for one year, I don't think I would ever get sick of it!".  Thanks for your review, Kai.

If you are wanting a Starbucks type scone with full fat/sugar, maybe try out this one; Spiced Pumpkin Scone Recipe.  I haven't baked this one but the reviews look good.  

We also measured out 1 cup bags of pumpkin puree and put them in our outdoor freezer to use at a later date.

 Do you have a favourite pumpkin recipe?  Please share the link to it in the comments as I'm roasting another one as I write this.

Love, Louise

Have you made your own pumpkin puree? It's very easy and saves a lot of money! There are so many healthy recipes to make from just one pumpkin.


  1. I love all things pumpkin!
    This is a favourite recipe of mine and I bake it a couple of times a week. I like to add some toffee bits to the top for added sugary goodness. (I know, so bad!)

  2. yum!!!
    Here's my tried, tested and truly YUMMY starbucks pumpkin scones (so good I don't make them because, well, I'd eat them 3 meals a day):

    That soup looks great!

  3. Yes, I love making the pumpkin scones. But last year I made this, and BOY people were sooo impressed by it. Pretty easy to make, it just requires time. PUMPKIN ROLL!!!

  4. Did you know you can "roast " your pumpkin in the slow cooker? Same great taste and you can put it in before bed and wake up to it finished!

  5. Anonymous5:42 PM

    This is so smart! : ) I am going to do it this year!

    I am so curious about your "outdoor freezer". Can you tell me more? :D

    I live in a small space and would love to find a deep freezer that has a small footprint. Your outdoor idea might work!

    1. Thanks! Our outdoor freezer is actually just in our detached garage but my sister has one outside her home just undercover (a chest freezer).