Sunday, November 13, 2016

4 ways to use a fresh pumpkin (DIY HOMEMADE BABY FOOD, pumpkin muffins, freezable fresh pumpkin bags, pumpkin seeds)

Since my babies are too little to carve pumpkins, I decided to use the entire pumpkin for cooking purposes.

The first thing I did was cut off the top of the pumpkin and scoop out all the seeds and inside stuff. Then I cut the pumpkin into sectioned pieces. I got a big pot of water boiling and threw the pumpkin in. Boil for about 10 minutes or until the pumpkin is soft enough to easily stick with a fork. Let cool for a few minutes and then scoop flesh off of skin.

TIP - Do not worry about trying to get the skin off the flesh before cooking. It comes off very easy when cooked.

#1 Pumpkin Seeds
1. Cut off top of pumpkin and scoop insides out
2. Separate seeds from gooey stuff
3. Spread on a baking sheet and sprinkle with seasonings
Bake for approximately 10 minutes on 350 degrees

I love me a salty snack so I like to just season with salt. But I have also done cinnamon and sugar which is a nice sweet kick. 

# DIY Homemade baby food
1. Cut pumpkin into sectioned pieces and boil in water for 10 minutes or until soft enough to easily stick with a fork
2. Separate flesh of pumpkin from skin and put into food processor
3. Add breast milk or formula and blend until smooth
4. Freeze extra

I literally became obsessed with making my own baby food for my daughter. I just couldn't believe how easy it was. The best part of it was being able to freeze extra and just pulling it out when I needed it, instead of having to run to the store. My pediatrician suggested starting with orange vegetables first so here is another good one to start with.

#3 Freezable Fresh Pumpkin bags
Label, Scoop and Freeze

#4 Pumpkin Muffins

I made this recipe a printable! :)

Today's forecast is 61 and sunshine. Let's enjoy the last days of fall!


  1. You sure made great use of the pumpkin. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week.

  2. Some amazing ways to use pumpkin, Thanks for sharing this at the DI & DI Link Party.

  3. Yum! Lots of great ways to use pumpkin. Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Party. - Emily