So today I did something I’ve never done before: cut a whole big pumpkin up(with the help of hubby, it’s HARD work!), made pumpkin purée, roasted the pumpkin seeds and baked pumpkin muffins!
I’m the type to buy the already chopped pumpkin when I need it (yes, I am lazy like that), and use the chunks for whatever I need it for. We don’t eat pumpkin only during fall, it is available all throughout the year, but this time someone gave us some pumpkins they grew in their own garden, so I had to do something with it. I asked my blogging buddies for some ideas too, so do check out the list of awesome pumpkin ideas you’ll just love at the end of this post. Save or pin for whenever you have pumpkins around, autumn/Halloween or not!
Now, onto these yummy and healthy muffins I made. I need some grab and go options for the days I work, so these will be perfect, and I bet the kids will love them too!
I used the recipe from Food.com and changed it up a bit. I only had about half a cup of flour, so I doubled the oats, making it 2 cups. I also added the seeds I roasted to the mixture and on top(although I will skip adding it to the mixture next time, it is a bit too crunchy, perhaps I’ll rather add chopped walnuts). I added about 3 table spoons of chocolate chips too. If you want to keep it super healthy, rather add raisins in the place of the chocolate chips.
I baked two dozen in my medium silicone muffin pans, and I bet they will only keep this week. Luckily, I freezed two bags of pumpkin purée, so if needs be I can bake again next weekend!
Now for all those LOVEly pumpkin recipes:
10 Delicious Pumpkin Dinners From Sunny Day Family
Pumpkin Math Printable From Educating Laytons
Chalkboard Pumpkins From Sunny Day Family
Pumpkin Soup Recipe From Moms and Crafters
Pumpkin Bar Cookies
Pumpkin Sugar Cookies From Mommy Crusader
Dying Pumpkin Seeds From Sugar Aunts
Pumpkin spice Baked Donuts From The Joys of Boys
Pumpkin & Chocolate Muffins From Pink Oatmeal
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin Pancakes From Mama Smiles
Pumpkin Science- Rotting Pumpkin From A Mom with a Lesson Plan
Enjoy pumpkin all year round!