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Paleo Pumpkin Recipes
What I love about fall:
- The sea of orange, red and yellow leaves sputtering in the wind before they hit the ground
- Crisp, cool air for long walks
- Pumpkin recipes!
Fun fact: I like to decorate with sugar pumpkins. Yes, they are generally smaller than decorative pumpkins, but they make awesome pumpkin puree and that’s a huge pull for me.
Each of the following recipes has pumpkin puree or pumpkin spice as an ingredient. Many are one bowl, easy and healthier versions of favorite recipes. Many can be frozen.
Although especially enjoyed in the fall, consider making these recipes any time of the year.
Waffles with a slight pumpkin taste are perfect for fall! My suggestion is to make a double batch and store in the freezer, and then pop in the toaster oven when you want a quick meal.
Is Canned Pumpkin Paleo:
For convenience, all the recipes listed use canned organic pumpkin puree, which is acceptable as Paleo. Look for and use organic pumpkin puree with no added ingredients (e.g. pumpkin pie mix).
I have made homemade pumpkin puree and it is simple, and use it as time allows. Most often, though, it is the good quality canned organic pumpkin puree I reach for to complete my mission.
You know it’s fall when pumpkin spice latte makes their appearance in coffee shops. Why not make your own, at your leisure, at home with healthier ingredients?
Looking for an easy, make-ahead breakfast? Or perhaps a Paleo pumpkin dessert in a cup? Make this ahead, the night before, and breakfast will be a delicious snap the next day!
All you need is one bowl and the following ingredients and you are all set to make these Paleo pumpkin bars!
- creamy almond butter
- organic pumpkin puree
- maple syrup
- pumpkin pie spice
- organic egg
- baking soda
- fine sea salt
- mini chocolate chips
Enjoy these sprinkled on salads, toss in your favorite granola, or enjoy on their own when the snacking bug bites. So easy to make and pumpkin seeds are a great source of magnesium.
Use your favorite pumpkin spice in these delicious pumpkin spice truffles. It’s fun to make these around Halloween and then I don’t feel a bit deprived as I have my own “treat”.
Pumpkins are healthy!
Loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, including A, beta-carotene, and magnesium. Great for eye health and can help prevent macular degeneration. Also a source of healthy fats and reduce inflammation. Anything that can boost the immune system and protect is a worthwhile addition!
Pumpkin puree is the perfect ingredient for adding moisture in baked goods. This pumpkin chocolate chip skookie (skillet + cookie) mixes up in one bowl and then gets tossed into the skillet. Super simple!
Paleo Pumpkin Ice Cream is super simple to make! The Paleo pumpkin custard texture is perfect served alone, or as a topping to pie or cake. Tip: Freeze in a small ice cube tray, and add to coffee for Pumpkin Spice Coffee!
Paleo Pumpkin Recipes with pumpkin as an ingredient:
Pumpkin puree gives this fudgy Paleo chocolate cake amazing texture and eliminates the need for oil. Everyone needs a great, healthy chocolate cake recipe!
One recipe that can be made into several different versions, depending on your need or desire, is the ideal situation. Case in point: these amazing paleo chocolate cupcakes use the same batter as the Paleo chocolate cake. Top with easy, two-ingredient Chocolate Ganache Icing!
Lately, I have been making big batches of these waffles in my new waffle maker (so cute!). Having a waffle supply in the freezer means that my favorite waffle egg sammy (waffle egg sandwich)can be ready and on the table in 10 minutes max!
This recipe gets filed under pumpkin recipes with coconut flour. One of the most popular recipes on the site, it is vegan, oil-free, nut free, paleo and egg free!
So many choices, which will you try first?
Fall is a great season, but it seems to fly by so fast!
Here’s to sweater season, fantastic healthy Paleo pumpkin recipes and leaves that blow away so we don’t have to rake them. Even if that means into the neighbor’s yard. 😉
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