Monday, October 21, 2013
How To Cook A Pumpkin for Healthier Recipes
Serving wholesome baked items without preservatives is a must these days now that we know more about harmful additives in many of the prepared foods you find at the supermarket. With pumpkins readily available right now this is a good time to buy and stock your freezer.
. Making your baked goods from whole foods using organic vegetables and fruits is always a good choice. Prepare your pumpkin for all your great recipes ahead of time.
• First of all preheat oven to 350 degrees.
• Wash your pumpkin thoroughly. Next cut in half and remove the fiber and seeds (save your seeds to roast).
• Bake face down on a baking sheet to roast until the flesh is tender. Approximately 45 to 60 minutes.
• Simply scrape the soft flesh into your food processor or blender, and puree. You could also just mash with your hand mixer or a fork.
Freeze any leftover pureed pumpkin for another pumpkin recipe. I usually bake more than one pumpkin at a time. My favorite thing to make with my pumpkin puree is a very simple pumpkin cupcake
You can find my whole foods recipe for Pumpkin Cupcakes HERE
Isn't this a pretty cupcake?
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