Pumpkins: from home decor to downright delicious!
Celebrate the gourd of the season! This little gem’s popularity is on the rise! Cute as a button sugar pie pumpkins are sweeter and less stringy than regular carving pumpkins, making them perfect for your favorite fall dishes. Roast them, puree, make a soup, and be sure to toast the seeds!
How to use your pumkin
Pumpkin adds moisture and can be substituted for oil in some recipes to reduce the fat content. Create a festive flair to the table by hollowing out a small pumpkin and using it as a bowl for soup or salad.
Pumpkin Fun Facts
Pumpkin Pie Pancakes from Our State Magazine
Yield: 8 pancakes.
1 ½ cups milk
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons salted butter, melted
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon salt
In a bowl, mix milk, pumpkin, egg, butter, and vinegar. In a separate bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Stir into the pumpkin mixture just enough to combine. Do not overmix.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately ¼ cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot. Top with whipped cream, toasted walnuts, and maple syrup, if desired.