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7 Healthy Ways to Use Canned Pumpkin Puree

September 26, 2019

Pumpkin Chia Pudding with Nuts and Fruits.?Photo credit: The Awesome Green

Contrary to somewhat popular belief, canned pumpkin puree isn’t just for pumpkin pie (that’d be pumpkin pie filling, which is totally different!). In fact, it’s an easy, wholesome way to add creaminess and fall flavor to just about anything, sweet or savoryand it can even lend moisture, serving as a replacement for oil in baked goods. Plus, it’s an excellent source of Vitamin A (one can has 250% of what you need in a day!) and a good source of fiber, too. From pumpkin hummus to grain-free brownies, here are seven healthy recipes that take advantage of canned pumpkin puree.

Pumpkin Pie Parfaits

Because of the brilliant technique that is coconut whipped cream, these gluten-free pumpkin pie parfaits from The Minimalist Baker also happen to be vegan and dairy free.

No-Bake Pumpkin Energy Bites

Detoxinista‘s Megan Gilmore feeds these coconut, date, sunflower seed and pumpkin energy bites?to her family on long flights, but we think they’d make delicious pre-workout snacks or afternoon work bites, too.

Pumpkin Chia Pudding with Nuts and Fruits

“You can actually mix almost everything with soaked chia seeds and it will turn out interesting, textured, and nourishing,” Ana of The Awesome Green argued. We can’t disagree with that statementespecially when it comes?with a recipe for pumpkin chia pudding!

Savory Pumpkin Hummus

If the Internet can get into beet hummus, white bean hummus and avocado hummus, then why not get behind a pumpkin hummus, like this one from As Easy as Apple Pie?

Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Thanks to Eating Bird Food‘s pumpkin-flavored steel-cut overnight oats recipe, autumn lovers can wake up to the warm aroma of pumpkin pie for breakfast.

Quick Pumpkin Curry

Canned pumpkin is a nice complement to the nutty flavor of coconut milkplus, it adds an extra boost of fiber. For Detoxinista‘s super-speedy curry recipe, you can use any veggies (even frozen vegetables!) that you have on hand.

Fudgy Pumpkin Paleo?Brownies

These thick, rich brownies from Ambitious Kitchen are sweetened with maple syrup and get their moisture not from traditional canola oil, but from canned pumpkin puree.