It’s the middle of the fall season and the beginning of the baking season. If you are like many people, then you begin to create savory recipes as well as sweet treats as soon as Halloween is over. However, there are a few recipes that include pumpkin that can help you end the fall season with a bang.
If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious way to get your morning started, then make a batch of pumpkin muffins. You can use a simple oatmeal muffin recipe, adding in a can of pureed pumpkin with the batter. You can also add cinnamon and other spices to make the muffins taste like a pie. Top your muffin with a bit of whipped cream while enjoying it with a cup of coffee before beginning your day.
You’ve probably made tomato soup as well as chicken noodle or vegetable soup in the fall months. Pumpkin soup is another option if you like something that is a little sweeter. The base is made with pureed pumpkin, cream and cinnamon. You heat all of the ingredients on the stove until they are boiling, reducing the pot to a simmer before adding butter and whipped cream to the top. This is more of a soup that you would serve at a family gathering or a holiday celebration instead of one that would be enjoyed on a typical family night.
This is a dish that you can serve at any time of the day. When you make your basic pancake batter, add in some pureed pumpkin and cinnamon. You can also sprinkle the pancakes with cinnamon while they are in the pan instead of when the batter is in the bowl. Make sure you use butter in the pan instead of oil to give the pancakes a delicious flavor. Top with maple syrup or whipped cream for a fun, festive, sweet treat.
Hot Pumpkin Drinks
There are many hot drinks such as cider, coffee, and hot chocolate to enjoy with the other treats mentioned above. You may buy the cider already made, or you could make your own with juice and cinnamon sticks. To keep the pumpkin tradition going, you could add a little Monin syrup to create a unique flavor.
Your fall meals can include pumpkin every day of the week as you can add the orange squash to almost anything that you make. From soups to sweet treats, you can satisfy the tastes of all family members throughout the season. Make sure you use fresh pumpkin if at all possible as you can freeze pureed pumpkin for a few months.