Okay, we get it. Some of you are a little bit burned out by the annual October pumpkin obsession. Pumpkin spice everything, everywhere, all the time. But you know what? Maybe we just need a little pumpkin variety. And maybe we need to give this big, orange vegetable some respect. When most people think of pumpkin-flavored anything, they're usually craving that spice mix. You know: Cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg. But pumpkin has a lot of personality that deserves a little time in the spotlight. And it's so versatile -- you can have it with any meal, savory or sweet. Here are 15 pumpkin recipes we think might bring pumpkin back into your good graces this fall.
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Pumpkin for breakfast!
1. Brown butter pumpkin muffins: Because browned butter makes everything better.
2. Pumpkin cinnamon rolls: Pumpkin puree makes these cinnamon rolls even softer.
3. Pumpkin espresso chocolate chip bread: If you're worried about the caffeine you can skip the espresso. But as far as I'm concerned, pumpkin bread should always include chocolate chips.
4. Pumpkin pie French toast: Easy as... well, easier than pie.
Pumpkin for a snack!
5. Pumpkin spice Rice Krispie treats: Your regular Rice Krispie treats are so boring. They need pumpkin and spice.
6. Pumpkin pound cake with maple glaze: Doesn't get much more autumnal than this!
7. Pumpkin spice marshmallows: Think of the s'mores these babies would make.
8. Apple cobbler cupcakes with pumpkin pie frosting: If you have a lot of time.
Pumpkin for dinner!
9. Pumpkin macaroni and cheese: So nice we're posting it twice.
10. Pumpkin spinach phyllo pie: A little bit sweet, a little bit tangy.
11. Pumpkin risotto: Mmm, pumpkin cheesy decadence.
Pumpkin for dessert!
12. Pumpkin butter pecan ice cream: Too cold for ice cream? Maybe this recipe will make you reconsider. Man oh man.
13. Pumpkin cheesecake: This is a no-eggs recipe.
14. Mile-high pumpkin meringue pie: Holy...
15. Sweet pumpkin: This simple dessert is just slices of pumpkin slowly cooked with sugar. It can be topped with nuts or cream.
What's your favorite pumpkin treat?
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