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Halloween Is Coming, Here Are 5 Great Pumpkin Recipes To Try


Can you believe it’s October already? The nights are drawing in, the clocks will be going back an hour and Halloween is almost here. My local market has started filling up with pumpkins and there are plenty of fine recipes that use them. If you think I’m going to share ideas that are mainly soup, think again!

I love what Manu gets up to on her blog. She has a great recipe for Creamy Pumkin Soup, looks devine!

Come September and I start craving warm comforting food. It does not matter that we are in the middle of spring and the days are getting longer here in Australia. I have been living here for almost 10 years, but I think my mind will never get used to the reverse seasons. So, to satisfy my cravings, I make some autumn/winter food before the weather gets way too hot for it. And what’s better than a Creamy Pumpkin Soup?

To get the extra flavour, she roasts the pumpkin and other vegetables first.

I mentioned that there would be more than just soups. Head over to ‘Averie Cooks‘ and check out this Easy Pumpkin Spice Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting recipe. Gorgeous little cakes that no one is going to be able to resist.

It’s a fast, easy, one-bowl, no mixer cake recipe that everyone loves. I used oil rather than butter which keeps the cake extra moist and since pumpkin naturally makes everything moister, there’s no chance of a dry cake here.

The thick layer of tangy cream cheese frosting complements the warming spices in the cake perfectly. My family said the cake reminded them of carrot cake, minus the carrots, thanks to the spices and frosting.

Cooking Classy‘ has something that is definitely more than soup – Pumpkin Brulee Cheesecake Bars. They look amazing, you really need to see them for yourself…

At least once during fall you need to make pumpkin cheesecake right? This year I decided to go with a bruleed version because I remember last year seeing bruleed pumpkin pies and cheesecakes all over the place and they always looked amazing! Well these Pumpkin Bruleed Cheesecake bars are just that and more! The most definitely will not disappoint!

Ever considered pumpkin for breakfast? At ‘Edible Perspective’, they have thought about it and came up with Breakfast Friday | Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookie Bake For Two. A versatile recipe that sure looks good!

It’s a little bit gooey, kind of cakey, and soft + chewy. Hence, cookie-bake. No unusual or hard to find flours, just a simple blend of oats, oat flour, and almond meal. You won’t even need eggs or flax, but you will need pumpkin. I love me some pumpkin.

Fun thing about this recipe is that you can bake them two different ways. You can split the dough in two and bake in small baking dishes, or you can roll the dough into 6 balls and bake them into actual cookies. The cookies are thick and chewy with a crispy exterior. The cookie-bakes are a bit softer throughout.

We are going to end with a soup, but not your run of the mill blended pumpkin affair. Instead, it features something that I am sure makes it taste real good – Coconut! The recipe comes from the good people at ‘Cook It Fit‘ – Roasted Pumpkin and Coconut Cream.

Roasted Pumpkin and Coconut Cream – yellow and mellow – like my sun from yesterday. I also added coconut milk, which gives it a velvety consistency and a very rich flavor. And ginger, parsley and a splash of lemon for a fresh twist. Et Voilà, such a healthy bite!

Yeah! The sun came back after almost three weeks of steady rain. Düsseldorf is bright and beautiful again. So I was inspired by the sun and made this soup out of a roasted pumpkin, 1 carrot, 2 potatoes and 1 leek to show my appreciation for the quick return of summer. I so hope it’s going to last for a while.

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