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Pumpkin is one of those kinds of foods that automatically brings back memories of the holidays and harvest season. Any time I see a pumpkin, I remember crisp autumn days strolling through a pumpkin patch to find just the right one or the sight of a holiday table decorated with pumpkins and laden with pumpkin-flavored breads and pies.
During a time of year that gets increasingly cold and dark with every day that goes by, the sight of a pumpkin is a bright and colorful reminder of the bounty of the harvest and of the warmth and light of times we spend with family and friends during the holiday season.
Since no holiday table would be complete without at least one pumpkin-themed dish, I’ve put together a collection of some of my favorite real food, healthy pumpkin recipes that would be perfect for the holidays or for any day when you want the nostalgic flavor of pumpkin.
25 Real Food Healthy Pumpkin Recipes
Breads and Muffins ~
Fried Pumpkin Biscuits and Maple Glaze – Dairy and Egg Free by It’s a Love/Love Thing
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins by Our Small Hours
Sour Cream Pumpkin Butter Muffins by Beauty and the Foodie
Sprouted Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Cider Bread by MIX Wellness
Savory Recipes ~
Pumpkin Risotto by Our Small Hours
Pumpkin Curry with Coconut Rice by Our Small Hours
Pumpkin Seafood Chowder by Fearless Eating
Autumn Beef Stew with Pumpkin by Oh Lardy
Butters, Spreads and Puddings ~
Super Easy Pumpkin Pudding Recipe (With Gelatin!) by Hollywood Homestead
Fermented Pumpkin Butter by Oh Lardy
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (with Surprise Ingredient) by Mary Vance, NC
Pumpkin Pie Superfood Smoothie by Oh Lardy
Pumpkin Fudge – Dairy and Egg Fee, GAPS-Friendly by It’s a Love/Love Thing
Pumpkin Pie Bars – Dairy and Egg Free by It’s a Love/Love Thing
Pumpkin Brownies with Gingerbread Latte by Loula Natural
Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake by Mary Vance, NC
Pumpkin Pie Dessert Nachos by Beauty and the Foodie
Chocolate Stuffed Pumpkin Pancakes (Gluten Free) by Butter Nutrition
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple Cream Cheese Filling by Holistic Squid
Pumpkin Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe by The Nourished Life
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Grain Free, Paleo) by Primally Inspired
Pumpkin Preparation and Other Recipe Ideas to Try ~
Pumpkin Parade by Loula Natural
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