Sarah Coleman: Recipes for pumpkin spice season |

Sarah Coleman: Recipes for pumpkin spice season

Sarah Coleman
For the Steamboat Pilot & Today

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — ‘Tis the season of the pumpkin. Baked, canned, carved, latté, sweet, savory — you name it — the pumpkin goes all ways, especially in October. Let’s celebrate with a few fun recipes to get you in the fall holiday mood.

Pumpkin smoothie bowl

  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg or pumpkin pie spice

Combine smoothie bowl ingredients in a blender. Garnish with toppings of your choice, including apple, nuts, granola, chia seeds, cinnamon, etc.

Pumpkin energy balls

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Combine everything and form into balls. Refrigerate and enjoy.

Pumpkin pancakes

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix everything together. Heat up skillet with coconut oil and construct pancakes in your favorite shape. Serve with Greek yogurt and berries.

Pumpkin hummus

  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 5 tablespoons pumpkin
  • 5 tablespoons tahini
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water

Puree everything together to desired thickness. Top with toasted pine nuts or pepitas. Season with salt, and serve with cucumber slices.

Deviled eggs 

  • 12 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Halve the eggs. Spoon out yolks and mash into the rest of the ingredients. Fill the whites and top with paprika.

Get creative. Try adding pumpkin in your next batch of chili or to your favorite curry dish. The pumpkin possibilities are endless.

Happy eating and happy fall.

Sarah Coleman — a wellness coach at Foundry Treatment Center, a personal trainer and CrossFit coach at CrossFit Steamboat, and an outdoor enthusiast — has years of personal health, wellness and fitness knowledge. Past endeavors include managing partner with Inspired Live Network and owner of A Weight Lifted Fitness Camp. 

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