Pumpkins generally seem to be relegated to Thanksgiving pies. But pumpkins are nutrient-rich and add lovely flavor and texture to food. I’ve learned to keep a can or two of organic pumpkin puree (making sure to check label lists pumpkin as the only ingredient) in my pantry.
Pumpkin gives a nutritious start to the day in breakfast. I use pumpkin puree (homemade or canned) in oatmeal, breakfast breads (muffins and loafs) and pancakes/waffles.
Add some defrosted berries on top for extra yumminess and nutrition.
Or mash fresh fruit (berries, mango, peach) into a couple of tablespoons of cream cheese, sweeten with some honey and make waffle “sammies” (one of my favorite concepts from Weelicious), a waffle sandwich cut into four for little hands to hold. Makes a wonderful breakfast-on-the-go (using frozen waffles popped quickly into the toaster), a fun school lunch or afternoon snack.