Pumpkin is a rich source of Vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, the nutrient that gives pumpkin it's deep orange color. It is also a good source of heart-healthy potassium and folate.
And don't forget about the seeds! Pumpkin seeds are high in healthy minerals including manganese, magnesium, copper, iron, zinc and bone-healthy Vitamin K. Other nutritional attributes of pumpkin seeds include the amino acid tryptophan, monounsaturated fatty acids and healthy plant phytosterols- good for... your heart and lipid health.
01 of 09
Let's get this classic out of the way immediately, since it's the first thing most of us think of when somebody mentions eating pumpkin. The problem, of course, is that pie crust normally contains flour and, therefore, gluten. This recipe includes a gluten-free crust recipe that requires brown rice flour, cornstarch, amaranth flour, sweet rice flour, and xanthan gum. If you have a source of pre-made gluten-free pie crust, you may want to go that route instead. The pie filling is much... easier, but you will need a little amaranth or sweet rice flour.
02 of 09
You can enjoy all of the goodness of pumpkin in this breakfast treat. You'll be using all-purpose gluten-free flour and canned pumpkin puree. You can enjoy the basic pancake, or add apple or pecans to them for a special treat.
03 of 09
Make these in a mini muffin pan, baked rather than fried. These balls of doughy deliciousness are made with gluten-free all purpose flour and canned pumpkin.You'll be rolling them in melted butter, sugar, and spices. It's hard to eat just one. Or just one dozen.
04 of 09
You'll love this moist, spiced muffin made with pumpkin, apple, figs and walnuts and topped with cinnamon crumble. The caveat is that the ingredient list is long. Enjoy them for breakfast or at coffee or save them for dessert.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
05 of 09
Pumpkin gingerbread adds healthy pumpkin to a decadent dessert. You'll be using your favorite gluten-free caramel sauce or you can make the vegan caramel sauce recipe to go with it. You can serve this to family or guests and you can expect raves.
06 of 09
This soup is a little sweet, a little spice, and will warm you on cold autumn days. See how to make it with fresh pumpkin, potatoes, ginger, onion, cheese, and a few other ingredients. Be sure to use either gluten-free vegetable stock or switch to water instead.
07 of 09
This souffle is airy and savory and perfect for a fall weekend brunch. It takes attention to detail and a few kitchen techniques, so be sure to read all of the instructions before you head to the kitchen.
08 of 09
These savory bites would be a lovely appetizer for a Halloween party or for Thanksgiving. You'll need gluten-free all-purpose baking flour mix. You might like to set each on a basil leaf so the green will coordinate with the orange pumpkin puff.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
09 of 09
Do you need a quick bread for a brunch or coffee hour and you want to be sure it is welcomed by those avoiding dairy as well as gluten? This quick bread is made with all-purpose gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, and gluten-free baking powder. You can enjoy it with some cream cheese or butter. Pair it with hot apple cider for a true autumn treat.