Orange color. Fall. Pumpkin. When my mind connects orange color and fall, I see pumpkin.
And then my mind keeps connecting the dots. Fall and pumpkin. Ok, first it has to be some Halloween Jack-o-Lantern face, right? But when that image goes away, what follows is kitchen. Because my mind starts thinking of the gorgeous pumpkin abundance in the kitchen. And then all kinds of comforting fall foods start coming at the door.
Yummy, welcome you all! The last one to come at the door is some leftover pumpkin puree. It rings the door bell and question pops up: Hm… What to do with you?
In case some leftover pumpkin puree rang your door bell too, here you can find couple of ideas that you can use as an answer (or more answers!).
1. Make yourself a chocolate pumpkin vegan yogurt
Mix some soy yogurt, cocoa powder, maple syrup and pumpkin puree. Sprinkle some cinnamon and go enjoy this yummy yogurt while watching your favorite TV show.
2. Pumpkin drinks anyone?
Smoothies. You can spice up your green smoothies with a little bit of pumpkin flavor. Have a try on this Pumpkin Spice Green Smoothie recipe.
Or, Pumpkin Spice Latte! Vegan. Yes please! Invite some friends over and enjoy this cozy drink! Check this Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte out.
3. Start your day with pumpkin pancakes
Wouldn’t that be a great fall morning? Ok, let’s add someone making them for you. Now, that would be a perfect fall morning!
Try this Vegan Pumpkin Spice Pancakes!
4. Or start your day with pumpkin oatmeal
Oatmeal and pumpkin? Oh yes. Here is a nice recipe for Comforting Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal.
5. Make a pumpkin creamy spread
Mix some raw cashews, pumpkin puree, spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, sprinkle little bit of salt, mix and dig in! Or replace the cashews with chickpeas, also delicious!
Enjoy an orange, pumpkin-ish fall!
P.S.: In case you are making your own pumpkin puree and the pumpkin is waiting for you to cut it, be sure not to throw the seeds away!
Pumpkin seeds are excellent snack and great energy source. Clean the seeds, dry them with a paper towel and spread them on a baking sheet. Add a little oil and sprinkle some salt and spices if you want. Place them in the oven and bake for about 40 minutes on 120°C until golden brown. Enjoy your snack!