Pumpkin — it's the quintessential fix on Halloween and Thanksgiving that can be consumed in many ways from steamed, roasted, baked or boiled. And the best part? It's packed with nutrients.
We set our sights on finding 10 fun and tasty pumpkin recipes. From cookies to custard and milkshakes to butter, get a taste of autumn in your mouth.
A soft rather than crunchy granola bursting with pumpkin flavor, grab a cup of this for a healthy snack when you need a little pick-me-up. Make a big batch, and you're set for the week.
Get the recipe from Chocolate & Carrots.
Carly's decadent pumpkin and cream cheese cupcake is moist, and it packs fiber instead of fat. You won't be able to eat just one.
Find out how to make the cupcakes at Createlive.
Soft and oh-so-chewy, these pumpkin chip cookies will have everyone reaching into the cookie jar. The key to these cookies may be the dash of cinnamon that reminds you of a just-out-of-the-oven pumpkin pie.
The pumpkin chip cookie recipe is available at The Curvy Carrot.
Get your fix of Vitamin A and calcium with Liz's pumpkin pie yogurt — all for under 200 calories. Made with Greek yogurt, top it off with crushed Kashi cereal or crushed graham crackers for a slight crunch.
For the pumpkin pie yogurt recipe, visit The Lemon Bowl.
This low-fat pumpkin butter is versatile: Spread it on toast, add it to your latte or create a healthy snack with apple slices. You can even gift a jar of yumminess to a friend or neighbor!
This pumpkin butter recipe can be found at Skinnytaste.
This healthy pumpkin hummus recipe gets a little oomph with paprika sprinkled on top. Enjoy with chips or veggies!
The pumpkin hummus recipe is available at Vegan Yack Attack.
This cake, made with pumpkin spice instant pudding, is easy to make but will leave a lasting impression, perfect for a last-minute Thanksgiving dessert.
Find the recipe for pumpkin lust cake at Sweet Treats & More.
Jessica's drink concoction tastes like pie with a side of liquor — bourbon to be exact. Want to go alcohol-free? Substitute more milk and cream for it.
Get the sprinkled-milkshake recipe at How Sweet Eats.
These fluffy pumpkin spice pancakes are the ideal breakfast on a windy, fall morning. A sprinkle of cinnamon sugar and a drizzle of syrup is all you'll need on top.
For the pumpkin spice pancake recipe, check out Annie's Eats.
Grace's vegan pumpkin custard is pumpkin pie with just the filling, a cross between pie and creme brulee with a smooth, delicious texture. Love a pie's crust? Sprinkle some crushed crust on top if you must.
To get the vegan pumpkin custard, check out Food-Fitness-FreshAir.
Photo credits (from top): Skinnytaste, Chocolate & Carrots, Createlive, The Curvy Carrot, The Lemon Bowl, Skinnytaste, How Sweet Eats, Sweet Treats & More, Annie's Eats, Vegan Yack Attack, Food-Fitness-FreshAir.