Pumpkin season is in full swing, and we’re loving every sweet, savory, cinnamon-spiced minute. To help you get just as into the seasonal spirit as we are, here are some gluten-free pumpkin recipes we’re enjoying this fall.
Quinoa Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, Fit and Frugal for Ancient Harvest
Perfect on a sunny fall morning that’s not quite cold enough for oatmeal, this tasty smoothie is a pumpkin-lover’s dream come true. It’s got plenty of fresh (or canned) fruit, as well as lovely hints of vanilla, spices and maple. Plus, the called-for Ancient Harvest Quinoa adds a great dose of powerful, plant-based protein.
Slow Cooker White Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies, Lauren Kelly Nutrition for Ancient Harvest
A finalist in last year’s Modern Meal Cook-Off, this seasonal recipe is good enough to enjoy year-round. We just love the sweet combination of pumpkin and white chocolate; meanwhile, nutritious ingredients like applesauce, quinoa and ground flax help us feel good about indulging.
Quinoa Flour Pumpkin Spice Donuts, Edible Perspective for Ancient Harvest
Baked (not fried) and made with Ancient Harvest Quinoa Flour and almond meal, these gluten-free donuts are delicious alternatives to traditional. The sweet rice flour creates a delightfully chewy consistency, and the accompanying glaze (made with cinnamon, vanilla and maple) is the perfect finishing touch.
Coconut Pumpkin Chia Pudding, Eating Bird Food
Wonderful for breakfast, dessert or any time of day, this creamy pudding is both gluten-free and plant-based. Protein-packed chia seeds create a nutritious base, while coconut milk and pureed pumpkin help to create the ideal consistency. Top with a sprinkle of dried coconut flakes, and grab a spoon.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Quinoa Bars, Simply Quinoa
Dark chocolate and pumpkin are a match made in heaven, and this superfood-filled treat is a perfect example of how well the flavors work together. Add cooked chickpeas and quinoa flour for heft and plant-based protein, and a generous amount of spices like nutmeg and ginger, and you’ve got a delicious (and plant-based) dessert bar anyone will enjoy.
Curried Pumpkin Soup with Coconut, Naturally Ella
Prefer your pumpkin on the savory side? So do we, sometimes – and this creamy, comforting soup is sure to satisfy any cold-weather craving. Serve it with a simple side salad and a gluten-free dinner roll, and you’ve got a wonderful vegetarian meal to enjoy when the temperature dips.