Pumpkin Super Food Free Recipes

Pumpkin Super Food Free Recipes

Think of the word pumpkin and images of jack-o-lanterns and whipped cream covered Thanksgiving pies will most likely pop in your mind. Pumpkin is traditionally considered any gift giving occasion food and is also a staple in your kitchen pantries and freezers during that festive time of 4 seasons. However, do you know pumpkin now heralded among the ‘Super Foods?’

According to Dr. Steven Pratt, author of Super Foods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life, “Well, pumpkin is among the most nutritionally valuable foods ever made. Moreover, it’s inexpensive, available anytime in canned form, increasingly simple to incorporate into recipes, loaded with fiber, lower in calories, and packs a great deal of disease fighting nutrients.”

What exactly makes pumpkin so super? The powerful antioxidants often known as carotenoids give this food its super status. Carotenoids manage to ward off the potential risk of various types of cancer and coronary disease, together with, cataracts and macular degeneration. Dr. Pratt mentions a great many other disease fighting super foods in their book at the same time, but we’re also most thinking about pumpkin with the year-round availability and convenience in canned form.

How are we able to add this wonder food to your diets in the year? Take advantage of the benefits and great taste of pumpkin with all the following delicious Pumpkin Recipes.

Any day Pumpkin Pancakes

2-1/2 cups flour
1 cup of buttermilk
1 tsp. salt
2-1/4 tsp. soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup of pumpkin

Measure flour into bowl and add dry ingredients. Stir in buttermilk and add pumpkin. Mix Well. Cook on hot griddle or skillet until golden brown.

Pumpkin Spiced Muffins

1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup pumpkin
1/4 cup milk
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl cream butter with brown sugar. Beat in eggs, then
pumpkin and milk. In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, spices, salt and baking soda. Add to the creamed mixture. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.