BUT, whenever I tell people about baking our pumpkins, I get the same reaction every time.
"HOW do you do that???"
If you already know how, this post is probably not for you. You could stay just for the pictures of the cute kids, however.:)
If baking your own pumpkin is unfamiliar to you, then hooray! You'll finally learn how to do it...and it's not hard!:)
Firstly, you'll need to round up your gang of happy and willing pumpkin gutters. My kids LOVE this! They revel in the ooey gooey seedy gunkiness.
Preheat your oven to 350*. You can use a few different things to bake it on. Some use a foil lined baking sheet, and then cover the pumpkin with foil as it bakes. I use a Pyrex casserole dish with a glass lid. Regardless of what you use, you will want to grease it with coconut oil or butter.
Cut your pumpkin in half, and lay the two halves skin side up on the baking dish. Cover and pop into the oven.
|Yes. Be jealous of my 1970's food processor:)|
Blend it til it's completely smooth. You may need to add a touch of water to get it to really puree well, but don't add too much!
Now, transfer to a container.
We LOVE pumpkin recipes in the fall. Pancakes, bread, lattes, muffins. Tasty! Try out THIS TASTY STARBUCKS KNOCK-OFF. Or visit my friend Joyful Momma's blog, Joyful Momma's Kitchen for a delicious Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Caramel Frosting recipe....oh my yummines! I can't wait to try that this year!!
I hope this has been helpful for you! Enjoy your pumpkins! :)