Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pumpkin Recipes to Make with Children!


Pumpkin Smoothie Recipe from
Combine these ingredients in a blender and pour into a tall glass. Add whipped topping, cinnamon or sprinkles as a garnish:
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup milk or vanilla yogurt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. brown sugar
4 ice cubes
Pumpkin Bars from
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
4 eggs, beaten
1 16 oz can pumpkin
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 cup cooking oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine eggs, pumpkin, sugar and oil, beating until well mixed.
  3. Add dry ingredients, and mix together until smooth.
  4. Spread batter into an ungreased baking pan (15x10x1)
  5. Bake in oven 25-35 minutes
  6. Cool and frost with cream cheese frosting.
Frosting Recipe:
  • 1 3 oz package of cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  1. Beat together ingredients until fluffy
  2. Add 2 cups of powdered sugar, beating until smooth
  3. Spread cream cheese over cooled cake

Pumpkin Soup from
3/4 cup water
1 small onion, chopped
1 8 oz. can pumpkin puree
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 cup fat-free milk
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 green onion, green top only, chopped
Heat 1/4 cup of water in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining water, pumpkin, broth, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in milk and cook until hot. Don't boil. Ladle into individual bowls and garnish with pepper and green onion tops. Serve immediately.

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