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Pumpkin Power! 12 Things To Do With All That Leftover Pumpkin This Month

October means one thing – it’s nearly Halloween. Which means we’re all going to be left with a lot of excess pumpkin at the end of the month after carving all those scary faces.

So what do you so with all that pumpkin? Well sneakily stuffing it in the bin like you do every year is a bit of a waste. Instead why not try one of these yummy recipes?

1. Pumpkin Spice Latte

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via Rodalesorganiclife.com

Just because it’s the drink choice of every teenage girl doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it on the sly at home. Pumpkin spice lattes are absolutely gorgeous (and much easier to make than you might think). Get the recipe here. 

2. Classic Pumpkin Soup

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via Recipetineats.com

You can’t have leftover pumpkin and not make a big pot of steaming pumpkin soup. A big bowl of soup is exactly what you need to warm you up on a winter’s afternoon, plus it’s very simple to make. Get the recipe here. 

3. Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

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via Leelalicious.com

Pumpkin is an amazing way to start your day – it’s healthy and hearty! These breakfast cookies are also a great way to trick your kids into eating something healthy without them realising. Get it here. 

4. Slow Cooker Sticky Caramel Pumpkin Cake

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via Plattertalk.com

This pumpkin cake is so delicious that it’s more terrifying than all the Halloween monsters roaming the streets. Get the recipe here. 

5. Pumpkin Gnocchi

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via Parsleysagesweet.com

If you fancy something a little different from the usual potato gnocchi then this recipe for pumpkin gnocchi could be just what you’re looking for. Get the recipe here.

6. Pumpkin Doughnuts

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via Kingarthurflour.com

Pumpkin doughnuts are a delicious addition to any Halloween party. You could even use these for that game where you put a doughnut on string. Get the recipe here.

7. Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Bread

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via Averiecooks.com

This unusual pumpkin treat is a great addition to winter bake sales. Not only will you get rid of all your extra pumpkin, but you’ll be a envy of all the other parents. Recipe here. 

8. Pumpkin Chili

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via Juliasalbum.com

Forget the pumpkin spice latte, you want the pumpkin spiced chili on your dinner plate! Hearty, warming and yes, it gets rid of all that pumpkin. Recipe here. 

9. Pumpkin Pie

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via Americanheritagecooking.com/

You can’t make lots of pumpkin recipes without making a pumpkin pie – that’s just sacrilege. Of course, pumpkin pie is actually very tricky. This recipe is foolproof so no excuse.

10. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes

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via Sallysbakingaddiction.com

Just how amazing do these look? We’ll happily scoff them all for breakfast. Get the recipe here.

11. Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus

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via Pinchofyum.com

Normal hummus can get boring after awhile. Instead jazz up your dip with some pumpkin for the party season. Recipe here.

12. Pumpkin Fudge

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via Holidaycottagepage.com

You can never go wrong with fudge – it’s always delicious! Especially when you add pumpkin to make your own pumpkin pie fudge. Get the recipe here.



Steph Cosway
Journalism graduate and 100% geek. I have worked in writing for the last 7 years as well as dabbling in a science laboratory. So if I ever stop writing, it's because I've been in a lab experiment and turned into a super villain. I'm particularly interested in video games, comics and Harry Potter. Oh and I have lots and lots of cats.

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