Ten Easy Pumpkin Recipes for Kids

October 12, 2021 3:30 am

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Pumpkin soup, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie…Yes! The pumpkin season is here. Since seasonal eating is important to everyone when it comes to food. This Ten Easy Pumpkin Recipes takes the best of fall produce and combines it into delicious recipes that your family, especially kids, will love to eat!

Pumpkin Pie

Fresh pumpkin, canned pumpkin, ginger, no ginger, brown sugar, white sugar, cornstarch, flour, no cornstarch, no flour…? Fiding the perfect pumpkin pie recipe is a lot more challenging than one would assume! But we find the one!


Recipe source: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/the-great-pumpkin-pie-recipe/

Ingredients

  • Homemade pie crust
  • 15oz can (about 2 cups; 450g) p
  • umpkin puree
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 and 1/4 cups (250g) sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon (8g) cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup (240ml) heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk
  • egg wash: 1 large egg beaten with 1 Tablespoon milk

How to

Preheat oven to 375°F. Whisk the pumpkin, 3 eggs, and brown sugar together until combined. Add the cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, pepper, cream, and milk. Vigorously whisk until everything is combined. Carefully place the dough into a pie dish. Tuck it in with your fingers, making sure it is smooth. Par-bake the crust for 10 minutes. Pour pumpkin pie filling into the warm pre-baked crust. Bake the pie until the center is almost set, about 55-60 minutes give or take. Serve pie with whipped cream if desired.

🥧NOTE: Makes 8–10 servings; Prep Time: 45 mins; Cook Time: 65 mins

Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes

Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes are perfect for fall, but taste delicious year-round! They’re fluffy, delicious and the perfect combo of pumpkin with a little cinnamon spice.

Recipe source: https://weelicious.com/vegan-pumpkin-pancakes/

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cup almond, oat, soy or other plant based milk of choice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, plus more for serving
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more for greasing
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree

How to

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk to combine (don’t over mix, some lumps are fine). Heat a griddle or large saute pan over medium heat and lightly grease with oil. Ladle as many pancakes as possible (about 2 tbsp of batter for each one) on the griddle and cook 2 minutes or until bubbles start forming on the surface and the bottom is golden brown. Flip the pancakes and cook another 2 minutes. Repeat the process until you run out of batter (you can hold the finished pancakes in a 250 degree oven while you finish making the pancakes). Serve with maple syrup and enjoy.

🥧NOTE: Makes 18 Pancakes; Prep Time: 5 mins; Cook Time: 8 mins

Pumpkin Waffles

Pumpkin Waffles are easy, delicious and are sure to make you the most popular person in your household. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, there’s never a wrong time to eat these scrumptious treats! These Pumpkin Waffles are sure to become one of your staple fall treats.

Recipe source: https://weelicious.com/pumpkin-waffles/

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

How to

Preheat waffle iron. Sift first 7 ingredients into a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk the remaining ingredients. Whisk the dry ingredients into the liquid mixture and whisk until smooth. Pour about 1/2 cup of the pumpkin batter into a waffle iron that’s been buttered or greased and cook according to manufacturer’s directions. Serve with maple syrup or make into sandwiches filling with cream cheese and whatever other fillings you desire.

🥧NOTE: Makes 12 4-inch Waffles; Prep Time: 5 mins Cook; Time: 10 mins

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal in the Crock-Pot is a simple way to make oatmeal exciting. It’s like having pumpkin pie for breakfast, but much more healthy! Simply by adding pumpkin puree and a touch of spice, it changes one of our already favorite dishes into something the kids say tastes like their having pumpkin pie for breakfast!

Recipe source: https://weelicious.com/pumpkin-spice-oatmeal-in-the-crock-pot/

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups milk of choice
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • pecans, nut butter, maple syrup or honey if desired

How to

Place all the ingredients in the crockpot and stir to combine. Cover and cook on low for 4-8 hours (note that the cooking time can vary depending on your crockpot. Crockpots without non-stick surfaces tend to get hotter, so you’ll want to stick closer to a 5 hour cooking time).

🥧NOTE: Makes 4-6 servings; Prep Time: 0 mins Cook Time: 5 mins

Pumpkin Muffins

Make these yummy Pumpkin Muffins, topped with a smear of luscious cream cheese icing.

Recipe source: https://weelicious.com/pumpkin-muffins-with-cream-cheese-frosting/

Ingredients

For the Muffins:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to

For the Muffins:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the first 5 ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine. In a separate bowl whisk the remaining ingredients. Add the dry ingredients into the wet and whisk until just combined. Pour into greased muffins cups 3/4 full. Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool before frosting. 

The Frosting: 

Combine all ingredients and beat for 1-2 minutes, until fluffy.

🥧NOTE: Makes 12 Muffins; Prep Time: 10 mins Cook; Time: 20 mins

Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

Now that fall is here, so is the time of making all things pumpkin. And why not pumpkin donuts?

Recipe source: https://weelicious.com/baked-pumpkin-doughnuts/

Ingredients

Doughnuts:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup milk

Cinnamon Icing:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon milk

How to

Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a bowl and set aside. In a standing mixer or bowl using a hand mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar. Add the egg, the pumpkin puree and milk. Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Place the dough in a large zipper bag, seal the bag airtight and then cut off ½ inch of one corner. Pipe the dough into a greased doughnut pan. Bake for 15 minutes and allow to cool. To make the icing, place all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine. Drizzle icing over each doughnut and serve.

🥧NOTE: Makes about 16 Doughnuts; Prep Time: 5 mins; Cook Time: 15 mins

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Some things never change. Once again this fall, all we need is pumpkin puree, cinnamon rolls and pumpkin spice latte. Creamy swirls of cinnamon cream cheese wrapped up in a tender sweet pumpkin dough make these cinnamon rolls an undeniably special fall delight.

Recipe source: https://weelicious.com/quick-pumpkin-cinnamon-rolls/

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

How to

Preheat oven to 375°F. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.  In a separate bowl or the bowl of a standing mixer, cream together the butter and sugar, then mix in pumpkin puree. Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and stir to combine. On a well floured surface, roll the dough to a 1/4 inch thick rectangle about 16 x 12 inches. Spread the cream cheese on top of the dough, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon. Carefully roll up the dough, starting with the long side and cut into 1-inch pieces.  Place the rolls in greased muffin cups and bake for 20-22 minutes, or until golden brown.

🥧NOTE: makes 12 rolls; Prep Time: 15 mins; Cook Time: 20 mins

Pumpkin Banana Bread

This is a moist, tasty breakfast banana bread perfect with jam, margarine, or even cream cheese. Best of all, it’s pumpkin-spiced!

Recipe source: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/16706/banana-pumpkin-bread/

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed    
  • 2 eggs   
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil    
  • 1 ⅓ cups canned pumpkin puree   
  • ½ cup honey    
  • ½ cup white sugar    
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour    
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder    
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda   
  • ½ teaspoon salt    
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice    
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon    
  • ¾ cup raisins (Optional)    
  • ½ cup walnut pieces (Optional)

How to

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, stir together the mashed banana, eggs, oil, pumpkin, honey and sugar. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pie spice and cinnamon, stir into the banana mixture until just combined. Fold in the raisins and walnuts if desired. Pour batter into the pan and bake for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

🥧NOTE: makes 12 servings; Prep Time: 20 mins; Cook Time: 45 mins

Pumpkin Spice Latte

If the fall was a taste it would be a pumpkin spice latte. The moment Fall hits, we rush to our local coffee shop and order a pumpkin spice latte. How to make the best pumpkin spice latte at home with pumpkin puree, coffee, milk, and fall spices. Better than store-bought!

Recipe source: https://www.inspiredtaste.net/8419/pumpkin-spice-latte-at-home-recipe/

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons sugar, depending on how sweet you like it
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 cup strong hot coffee
  • Whipped cream, for serving

How to

Add milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar to a saucepan over medium heat. Heat until hot, but do not boil. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and the coffee. Divide the mixture between two mugs. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

🥧NOTE: makes 2 drinks; Prep Time: 5 mins; Cook Time: 5 mins

Pumpkin Soup

This is a fall classic, pumpkin soup made with a fresh pumpkin that is very fast to make. Thick, creamy and full of flavor, this is the pumpkin soup recipe you will make now and forever! Don’t forget the hot buttered crusty bread for dunking!

Recipe source: https://www.recipetineats.com/classic-pumpkin-soup/

Ingredients

  • 1.2 kg / 2.4 lb pumpkin (any type) or butternut squash, unpeeled
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled whole
  • 3 cups (750ml) vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup (250 ml) water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2–3/4 cup (125–185 ml) cream

How to

Place the pumpkin, onion, garlic, broth and water in a pot – liquid won’t quite cover all the pumpkin. Bring to a boil, uncovered, then reduce heat and let simmer rapidly until pumpkin is tender (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and use a stick blender to blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper, stir through cream.

🥧NOTE: makes 4 servings; Prep Time: 5 mins; Cook Time: 10 mins

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