Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ten Best Pumpkin Recipes

I love fall. I love pumpkins. And I love baked goods. 
Here's a little proof!
1. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins 
3 cups wheat flour, 2 cups pumpkin, 12 oz. chocolate chips, 4 eggs, 2 1/2 cups sugar, 1 cup oil, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 cup water, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt  Mix all ingredients. Spoon into muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees. 
2. Pumpkin Bread #1
1 cup oil, 4 eggs, 2 cups pumpkin, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp ground cloves, 1 tsp nutmeg, 2/3 cup water, 1/2 cup pecans, 3 1/2 cups AP flour, 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp soda, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp allspice  Combine sugar, oil and eggs and beat. Add pumpkin. Sift flour and dry ing. together. Add dry ingredients to wet with water and nuts. Fill two loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 or 70 minutes.
3. Pumpkin Roll (hubby's favorite)
4. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies I tried these for the first time last week and the whole family loved them. I think I ate the entire first batch! : ) I substituted half whole wheat flour for the AP flour.
5. When I went to the site that posted the above wonderful cookies, I discovered that she had posted another wonderful pumpkin recipe today. Woo hoo! I can't wait to try Pumpkin Swirled Brownies. They look amazing!
6. Stew in a Pumpkin Here's my token savory recipe for the pumpkin bunch! This stew looks wonderful, and I have been meaning to try it for our small group. 
7. Pumpkin Cake This cake can be made with either pumpkins or sweet potatoes. I love it because it's one of those "add to a box cake mix" cakes. Easy, crowd-pleasing, and delicious.
8. Pumpkin Waffles are another recipe I can't wait to try. This looks easy, and our family loves breakfast any time of the day. 
9. Pumpkin Seeds are something that I mean to do every year after we carve our pumpkin, but I rarely get around to it. I'm determined to do it this year. After reading the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, it's easier to think of not wasting things like yummy pumpkin seeds.
10. Pumpkin Casserole is a great way to eat pumpkin as a side for a meal.
You may have noticed that I didn't include a pumpkin pie; I'm not so fond of them, but I really need to make one this year because the hubby loves them! Maybe you guys could suggest a "wow" pumpkin pie recipe for me to try!


  1. (Um...not trying to be difficult or anything, but why are you linked (with all these baked goods) to a gluten free site?) Have you tried the pumpkin casserole? I luuuv pumpkin baked goods. Too much. =) We bake our seeds every year, I find it very hard to believe that you haven't yet! YUM! Come back fall weather! Come back!

  2. I had pumpkin pancakes with butter pecan syrup at iHop yesterday, and they were TO DIE FOR.

  3. I made a pumpkin with spices dish - so yummy! You might want to try and see if you nee to add it to your wonderful list (lol)
    Thanks for sharing with us at the hearth and soul hop!


  4. Pumpkin is my favorite too! Thanks for linking all of these!

  5. I am happy, you linked this to MMM because I am looking for pumpkin recipes and I am sure, I am not alone. I made my first pumpkin recipe (actually 2 of them), last night. Made Orange Pumpkin Muffins and Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies. Both were yummy.

    I can't wait to check out your pumpkin cake and side dish. Thanks for sharing with us.

  6. They all sound so yummy !!
    I love pumpkin !!


  7. Wow, some of those recipes sound so yummy!! I love me some pumpkin sweets- though honestly I have never cared for the chocolate and pumpkin combo. Another favorite in our home is pumpkin cheesecake!! That is usually what I make for my 'birthday cake', appropriate since I am a Halloween baby!!

  8. I love when it gets cool enough to start baking too.

  9. Thanks for sharing another great list with the Hearth and Soul hop. I'm more of a savory kind of gal myself, so I never miss pumpkin seeds and love soup served in a pumpkin. But if you decide to make stew in a pumpkin, my advice is to not use too big a pumpkin because they can sometimes collapse (don't ask me how I know this!).

  10. Hi Olivia, You certainly have your pumpkin recipes down! You would think you just adored it or something like ME! Seriously, I remember as a child, looking at the pumpkin and hesitating to taste it because i couldnt reconcile the jackolantern with the pie...the pie won out and anything made with pumpkin is a fav! Thanks for sharing on the hearth and soul hop, which is what used to be two for tuesday! alex@amoderatelife

  11. Hi Olivia!

    As always, love seeing your recipes at Slightly Indulgent Tuesday!! Though I am gluten-free, it's wonderful to see others who aren't join in. It's really more about inspiring each other and sharing our common love of food.

    I am a big pumpkin fan...I've already eaten it twice today. I like it right out of the can. :)


  12. Thanks for the linky love :) I love all things pumpkin too and so glad it's fall :)