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Eight ways to use up your Canned Pumpkin

I promise.

I promise that, after Thanksgiving, I will put the pumpkin away for the rest of the year (at least as far as blog recipes are concerned).

Until that time, here’s a look back at all of the pumpkin-y goodness with which I’ve bombarded you these last two months:


Pumpkin Cereal

Come June and July, I will still be eating this breakfast cereal. It is much too delicious to stay away until Fall comes around again.


Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

This is a good recipe to bring to parties. The bars always disappear quickly!


Pumpkin Peanut Butter

Just like regular peanut butter, this recipe is good on toast or muffins, mixed into oatmeal, or just eaten straight from the jar.


Single-Serving Chocolate-Chip Muffin

Lock your doors and draw the shades. This muffin is not for sharing.

pumpkin dip

Pumpkin Cookie Dough Dip

When I brought this to a party, even people who said they didn’t like pumpkin kept coming back for more of this addictive dip.

pumpkin pizookie

Pumpkin Pizookie Pie

A much healthier version of the giant skillet “cookie pizzas” made famous by BJ’s Brewhouse.


Chocolate Pumpkin-Pie Brownies

Sweet pumpkin, rich chocolate, and creamy vanilla. What more could you possibly ask for? Except maybe a fork. And a napkin.


Chocolate Stuffed Cookies

Delicious chocolate cookie balls, with a soft pumpkin center.

pumpkin oatmeal

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

It’s like biting into a warm pumpkin-oatmeal cookie. For breakfast.

Question of the Day:

Do you have any favorite pumpkin recipes?

Feel free to leave links.

I hope you’ll save room for just one more pumpkin recipe on my blog: pumpkin pie! Not just any pumpkin pie, though. After all, this is a chocolate-covered blog…

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Published on November 18, 2011

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  1. Ali @ Peaches and Football says

    My mother makes amazing pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting. Or maybe I just love them so much because mom’s cooking is always best right?

    Planning on making some pumpkin muffins with a cream cheese filling today. Excited to see if they turn out!

  2. Sarah says

    i love pumpkin! The best way for me- in my birthday cake! My birthday was on Tuesday and here is the cake i requested
    I loved it! There was the creaminess of a regular cheesecake just with a robust pumpkin flavor and the caramelly goodness of the praline sauce with the sweet crunch of the glazed pecans. And sorry for all the adjectives- i just finished my grammar lesson (seriously!). Have a great chocolate covered day Katie! (they should have greeting cards that say that!)

  3. Amanda says

    Your single serving chocolate chip muffin is calling my name. I should probably make that when my husband isn’t home. 😉

    A few of my favorite pumpkin recipes so far this season (I’m not done with pumpkin yet!):

    Didn’t realize there were so many. haha

  4. jo @ including cake says

    hey, sometimes i just feel like i’m missing out on things over here in the UK- you guys seem to get so much more enthusiastic about things like pumpkin and candycanes… I love that attitude! 😉 well i’m still a newbie to blogworld and so still finding my feet a little… but i’d like to show you the pumpkin scone recipe i came up with:

    oh, and also for halloween pumpkin giggles! 😉

  5. The Dandelion Girl says

    YES! I literally have a shelf of organic pumpkin in my pantry (because that pumpkin shortage last year made me worried it would happen again) – while I don’t think those recipes will deplete my stash they will make me quite happy =)

  6. Bianca- Vegan Crunk says

    All of that stuff looks delicious and reminds me that I need to use more pumpkin. My fave pumpkin recipe is the Punk-kin Pasta from La Dolce Vegan. It’s a savory pumpkin pasta sauce made with pumpkin, vegan sausage, and sauteed onions!

  7. Megan says

    No need to usher out the pumpkin recipes! They are fantastic! You have created an amazing array of recipes with it! However, I do second the above comment about chocolate peppermint cheesecake. That stuff is delicious! Favorite pumpkin recipes…hmm…I love pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin bread, and our pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust. Tonight I am making a lentil, spinach, and pumpkin (kabocha) curry that I am excited about! Pumpkin cheesecake is delicious as is pumpkin ice cream.

  8. Claire says

    You are awesome Katie. Thank you, thank you, thank you for a whole new collection of recipes to try. Your blog makes me happy! You never disappoint. I always looks forward to your posts. (No pressure, or anything…just continue being YOU!) :). Thanks again.

  9. Kit-Kat says

    I think one of my favorit pumpkin recipes is my mom’s fluffy pumpkin cake, followed by her pumpkin pie.
    Of course, I love all of your pumpkin recipes, and can’t decide which to choose when I have an abundance of pumpkin on hand! 🙂

  10. Char @ says

    I have one (massive!) can of pumpkin left, and I’m trying vigilantly to save it, haha 😛 I’ve bought so much pumpkin this fall! I think I’m going to use it to make your pumpkin cookie dough dip and some mac & cheese for dinner tonight! 😀

  11. Jeffie says

    I get a can of pumpkin every time I go shopping and that’s twice a week! The truth is I can’t get enough of this stuff during the holidays and thank you so much for posting all these recipes 🙂 I especially loved the pumpkin cream cheese bars.

  12. Dakota says

    I recently discovered scottish oats (you should try them! SO creamy/fluffy but also good chewiness) and I make an awesome pumpkin oatmeal bowl with just a little added salt, pumpkin, cinnamon, soy milk and almond butter. It doesn’t even need a sweetener!

  13. Erin says

    My favorite pumpkin things include pumpkin oatmeal (just mixing in pumpkin to my oats and adding spices… delicious), your single lady pumpkin muffin, and Hungry Girl’s (cookbook) pumpkin enchiladas. They’re super simple: you pretty much just saute some onions and garlic, add pumpkin, I add some cumin, and put them into tortillas with cheese and enchilada sauce. They are awesome! 🙂

  14. Sonyanijntje says

    We don’t have canned pumpkin where I live. But we had a few pumpkins (for Halloween). And I made (next to jack-o-lanterns) pumpkinscones (served with pumpkinsoup, which we DO have in the supermarkets). And today I made pumpkinrisotto 🙂 . I know, they’re both savoury dishes. But I’m sure you can also make pumpkinricepudding (kind of like risotto :P) with chocolat. Never tried it before, but it sounds nice :D. The only thing is that it takes a lot of time to cut/slice/chop/prepare the pumpkin. So actually we never have/eat them… This year was the first time since 10 years or so…

  15. Emilia says

    Great, after reading this I now have a huge craving for pumpkin. I love having pumpkin oatmeal for breakfast, though pumpkin bread is probably one of my favorite ways to eat pumpkin. It tastes like fall in cake form!

  16. Karen, WA state says

    My 2 favorite pumpkin recipes are pumpkin & blackbean quesadillas and pumpkin curry soup. Not sure that they would belong on a healthy dessert blog though….

  17. jb says

    Oh, I can never get enough of pumpkin. I get so sad when it’s nowhere to be found in the stores! I welcome any and all pumpkin recipes you have to share. As a personal favorite, I would have to choose pumpkin swirl brownies I once made, but roasted pumpkin is always a winner, too!

  18. Mary Legare Whaley says

    Pumpkin is here to stay! For me, it’s a year-round favorite. I wonder how it would mix with silken tofu…like pumpkin mousse? You probably already have a recipe for that…with chocolate chips, of course! =)

  19. Kim says

    Hey there –
    I love a pumpkin mousse I make – use cashews (soak them for at least 20 min), throw in food processor and toss in some vanilla, spices and pumpkin. Then mix up until smooth. Add a some chia seeds and wirl around a bit more and volia! Delish!

    I top mine with toasted almonds and raisins!

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