Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Recipes

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Fall is such a fun season full of colorful leaves, apple picking and pumpkins! Now we may be a little biased, but we especially love Fall in Michigan. In honor of the beautiful season that is upon us, we have whipped up a few of our favorite pumpkin recipes that the whole family can enjoy.

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread :: The perfect snack for anytime of day, for you and the family. Yum! Get the full recipe from Clean Food Crush.

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup all-natural pumpkin puree
  • 5 Medjool dates
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 6 whole eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup mini dark chocolate chips

 

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake :: Do we dare say more? This is such a yummy treat, especially for your children! Whip up this milkshake for an after-school snack surprise or dessert after dinner. For a fun twist: add sprinkles! Full recipe from Gimme Some Oven.  

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup lowfat milk (or almond or soy milk)
  • 1/2 cup plain lowfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 ripe banana, cut into chunks and frozen
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2-1 cup ice cubes

 

Smoked Pumpkin Chili :: As the months begin to become cooler, this chili is the perfect dinner to make for your family to warm up! Check out the full recipe from Never Home Maker.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium to large cooking onion, chopped
  • 3 large cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cans (or one large can) of dark kidney beans, drained and rinsed.
  • 1 can of low-sodium corn kernels, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large (28 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, keep the juice
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup vegetable broth (or beer of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika (or regular)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 10 to 15 sage leaves (optional)


Savory Pumpkin Dip (with bacon) :: If we didn’t before, we have your attention now! Yes, you read that right: pumpkin dip. But trust us, it’s delicious and a perfect snack for Saturday football, after school, or a dish to pass at a family party . Full recipe from Gimme Some Oven.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8 oz.) brick low-fat cream cheese, softened (I used low-fat cream cheese)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 4-6 slices of bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

 

Which one will you be making first? Let us know! 

 

-the Jonas Paul Eyewear team

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