Pumpkins are a fall staple and a part of Halloween and Thanksgiving traditions. This versatile vegetable not only looks great as decor, but it also provides amazing flavor as the star in both sweet and savory dishes. Most pumpkins in the United States are grown in Illinois, with an increase in consumption during the fall months. We’re highlighting our top five must-try pumpkin recipes, from smoothies to soup, for all your pumpkin needs!
5 Must-Try Pumpkin Recipes for Fall
- Pumpkin Spice Latte
Launched in the early 2000s, the pumpkin spice latte is the most popular seasonal beverage, with fans around the globe. If you love this classic drink, you do not want to miss our version. There’s nothing artificial in this latte, made with real pumpkin and sweetened with maple syrup. Try it hot or have it on ice. Want a smoothie version? Try our Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie!
- Pumpkin Spice Bites
These no-bake bites are the perfect anytime food with some extra holiday spice. When you need a boost of energy or if you’re out and about, have these bites ready. Each batch makes about 15 to 18 energizing bites to enjoy as a healthy on-the-go or afternoon snack throughout the week. You can double the recipe or adjust it as you need.
- Pumpkin Hummus
Celebrate the fall and pumpkin season with a creamy hummus that you can easily whip up for crudité or sandwiches. Not only do you get all the great benefits from chickpeas, but you also get a boost of vitamin A from the pumpkin. For an extra crunch, try sprinkling toasted pepitas.
- Pumpkin Cream Soup
As the weather begins to cool down, try this easy creamy pumpkin soup recipe that you can make in minutes. It’s packed with savory spices and plant-based protein. To make it dairy-free, swap out the butter for oil and cream for your favorite unsweetened non-dairy milk.
- Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
If you’re in the mood for pumpkin pie but don’t want the hassle, try our Pumpkin Pie Smoothie to satisfy your sweet tooth. This protein-packed smoothie is great at any time of day.
Enjoy the festive fall season, and share your favorite pumpkin recipes with us!