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9 Easy Pumpkin Recipes for Kids

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1 Smoothie Operator

Stir 1 cup pumpkin puree into vanilla yogurt. Layer with granola for a parfait.

2 Sugar-and-Spice Pumpkin Seeds

Toss pumpkin seeds in melted butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Bake at 300°F until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

3 Pumped-Up Pancakes

Add 1/2 cup pumpkin puree and 1/2 tsp pumpkin-pie spice to your favorite pancake batter. Cook, then top with a dollop of pumpkin-flavored whipped topping (next).

4 Mousse Head

Fold 1 cup pumpkin puree and 1 Tbsp pumpkin-pie spice into 2 cups whipped topping. Use a dollop on top of hot chocolate.

5 Hummus Among Us

Combine 2 cups pumpkin puree, 2 Tbsp tahini, 1 garlic clove, 1 tsp olive oil, and 1/2 tsp each ground cumin and salt in a food processor. Serve with toasted pita bread.

6 Pumpkin Snowballs

Combine 1 cup oatmeal, 1/2 tsp pumpkin-pie spice, 3 Tbsp pumpkin puree, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/4 cup raisins in a mixing bowl. Form into 1-inch balls and roll in powdered sugar.

7 Puddin' Pie

Combine 1 packet instant vanilla pudding, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup pumpkin puree, and 1 tsp pumpkin-pie spice. Pour into a premade graham cracker crust. Chill two hours.

8 Oats and Honey

Stir 1/4 cup pumpkin puree into prepared oatmeal, and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey.

9 Quite a Spread

Stir pumpkin puree and pumpkin-pie spice into cream cheese. Spread on toast or bagels.

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