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Fall is here! It’s the time of the year when colorful leaves fall off the trees and we start taking out our sweaters and warm clothes. There’s just something exciting in the air during the fall. Let’s not forget it’s the time for picking out the perfect pumpkin, which is basically the star of fall. In this post Great Harvest of Newtonville honors pumpkins. They have compiled a variety of pumpkin based recipes. There is no other smell that says fall better than freshly baked bread and pumpkin spice!

How to Make a Pumpkin Smoothie

Delicious pumpkin for breakfast, a sweet and tasty recipe to start the day. Ingredients
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 banana
  • 6 oz vanilla yogurt
  • Ice
  • ½ pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 3 tablespoon milk
  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy!
  2. Optional: garnish with whipped cream and nutmeg.

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

A classic and very easy soup to make for the colder months, and you don’t even need to use dairy to make it super creamy. Ingredients
  • 2 lb pumpkin, seeds and skin removed, chopped into chunks *
  • 3 cups of chicken stock
  • 1 cup of milk **
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 medium onions (sliced)
  • Salt and pepper
  1.  Place all ingredients (except salt and pepper) in a sauce pan and boil
  2. . Lower the heat and let it simmer until pumpkin is tender.
  3. Remove from heat and blend until smooth.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
*You can use canned pumpkin puree if you’re in a hurry. ** You can use coconut milk or cream Soup always goes great with fresh bakery bread. Head to Great Harvest of Newtonville for the best bread in Newtonville this fall. You can order your bread at: (617) 928-1162. If you’re feeling like you need more pumpkin after your soup, try their Cranberry Pecan Pumpkin Swirl…simply delicious!

How to Make Pumpkin Alfredo

An autumn twist for this all-time pasta sauce favorite. Ingredients
  • Spaghetti (or your choice of pasta)
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ½ cups half and half
  • ½  Parmesan cheese (plus more for serving)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chicken (if you like)
  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water. Once cooked or tender, drain and set aside.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and cook the garlic for around 30 seconds.
  3. Add the half & half and pumpkin and whisk until well combined. Put in the cheese and salt and pepper.
  4. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  5. Mix the pasta with the sauce and add some chicken, if you like.
  6. Garnish with parsley and Parmesan.

Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe

This cake is extremely easy and you won’t have to wash a lot of dishes when you finish cooking. Ingredients
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Butter a 9 x 13 inch cake pan
  3. Whisk to combine the evaporated milk, brown sugar, pumpkin, eggs and pumpkin pie spice.
  4. Pour the mix into the prepared pan.
  5. Sprinkle the yellow cake powder mix evenly on top.
  6. Scatter the chopped pecans evenly over the cake powder mix.
  7. Melt the butter and pour it on top of the cake.
  8. Bake from 45 to 50 minutes, until edges are browned or a toothpick inserted on the middle comes out clean.

Pumpkin Hot Chocolate Recipe

No fall or winter menu is complete without hot chocolate. Here is an option with pumpkin too. Ingredients
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Powdered ginger
  1. In a saucepan at low heat pour in milk and let it warm.
  2. Whisk in pumpkin puree
  3. Add all the spices (nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger), sugar and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  4. Add chocolate chips and stir. Let it simmer for around 7 minutes.
  5. Serve warm and garnish with whipped cream and coconut flakes.

Make Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

Let’s not forget our furry friends in this pumpkin celebration, here’s a treat for them. Ingredients
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup peanut butter (no sugar, oil or salt added)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup oat flour*
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line one or two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all ingredients on a stand mixer at medium speed. The batter should be thick and not sticky, like cookies.
  3. Roll the dough to ¼ inch thickness and cut with a cookie cutter.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes until the treats are firm.

Fresh Bread in Newtonville

Great Harvest Newtonville has scrumptious breads and cookies baked daily. If you wish to continue with the pumpkin theme, why don't you try a Pumpkin Yumkin? You won't regret it. To place your orders in Newtonville you can call them at:(617) 928-1162. Enjoy the taste of fall!
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