I love using homemade pumpkin puree in so many recipes- donuts, muffins, cakes, pancakes, cookies, pies and soups. It gives baked goods such a moist and delicious flavor. It’s a vegetable that my kids would normally never touch, but they devour when I add to baked goods!
And of course, it’s super healthy! Pumpkin contains:
- Vitamin A, which is important for normal vision, a strong immune system, and healthy skin & organs
- The antioxidant beta-carotene (a precurser of Vitamin A)
- Potassium, which can help control blood pressure
- Substances which can prevent degenerative damage to the eyes
I like to save the pumpkin seeds, boil them in salted water for about 10 minutes, and roast with butter and cinnamon till crunchy. It’s an amazingly healthy and delicious snack.
After I make this pumpkin puree, I put it in small plastic bags and store in the freezer until needed.
Here are some uses for pumpkin puree: