Fresh pumpkin puree made with pumpkins that have been roasted with some coconut oil ! Yum ! You can use pumpkin puree in so many things. This is a great way to use up that extra pumpkin your child brings home from the pumpkin patch. Fall boasts the best pumpkins and they are cheap during this season. I have a pumpkin muffin recipe scheduled with my Sunday Supper team which calls for pumpkin puree. Since I am taking the October unprocessed challenge, I did not want to use canned puree. I made it for the first time today. It’s so easy, fresh and looks so wholesome compared to the canned stuff. When I was baking the pumpkin, my home was smelling like pumpkin pie. I can never go back to canned again. I don’t need to because I made so much that I had to freeze some bags for a rainy day. I chose to use coconut oil and it gave the puree a nice nutty flavor. I can’t wait to use it in my muffin and other recipes. Overall it was a little more work than using pumpkin out of can, but so worth it. Healthy, wholesome and a fun project for me and the kids to do together. Cheaper too ! I paid $5.00 for a medium pumpkin which yielded about 16 cups of puree. I will probably get one more pumpkin before the season gets over and stock up on pumpkin puree for the winter.
Nutrition Wise !
Loaded with Vitamin A and C , it has some serious antioxidant power. It also has a powerful boost of potassium. Potassium aids heart and muscle function. It has a good amount of fiber and has hardly any fat in it.
Ways to use pumpkin puree.
In soup, risotto, baked goods, puddings , pancakes, smoothies, dips, spreads etc. Get creative and find more uses for pumpkin puree !
Getting started ! Brush some coconut oil over the pumpkin.
Baked golden yellow !
Peeling the pumpkin ! Messy but fun !
Blend smooth to get a creamy pumpkin puree !
Bagging the extra ! Put a ziploc in a cup and spoon the mixture in. Makes an easy fill !
4 extra bags are going into the freezer for a rainy pumpkin day !
What do you use pumpkin puree for ? Would love to hear from you !