Wondering what to do with leftover canned pumpkin? Here’s a variety of delicious canned pumpkin recipes to put that pumpkin to good use.
It’s that time of year when canned pumpkin flies off the shelves and everyone starts panicking about stocking up to make their favorite fall recipes! I love using canned pumpkin in recipes because of its earthy, sweet flavor.
Pumpkin is a great way to lighten up baked goods because you can use it as a replacement for oil, butter and even eggs in some cases. It helps make baked goods moist and gives them a lovely, cakey texture. In terms of nutrition, it’s super healthy – low in calories, carbs and packed with nutrients including Vitamin A and fiber.
How to Use Leftover Canned Pumpkin?
The one thing about recipes that call for canned pumpkin is that oftentimes you only need a small amount (not a full can), which means you have leftover pumpkin sitting in the fridge that you need to use. Fear not, because I have a ton to tasty recipes that will help you use up that canned pumpkin.
If for some reason you can’t find canned pumpkin. No worries! I have a pumpkin puree recipe for you.
Make sure you buy pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling for these recipes because pumpkin pie filling is sweetened. The ingredient list should just be "pumpkin"!
Oatmeal & Breakfast Ideas
Who knew there were so many ways to enjoy pumpkin for breakfast?! Pumpkin is an amazing addition to oatmeal, but it also adds delicious fall flavor to fancier recipes like cinnamon rolls and pancakes.
This pumpkin granola is super crunchy, easy to make and perfect for fall. It's made with real pumpkin and studded with nutty pecans and chocolate chips for the perfect hint of chocolatey goodness. Vegan + gluten-free.
This pumpkin gingerbread smoothie tastes like your favorite holiday dessert, but is loaded with health-boosting ingredients like fresh ginger, blackstrap molasses, and chia seeds. Vegan and gluten-free.
These pumpkin protein bars are vegan, gluten-free and oil-free. They make for a perfect pre or post-workout snack or grab-and-go breakfast. Each bar has less than 80 calories, 7 grams of protein and only 4 grams of sugar!