Here’s a collection of EASY, healthy pumpkin recipes for babies and kids to enjoy during the fall and holiday time. This roundup contains sauces, dips, baked goods, and one pot meal recipes for the entire family.
It’s that time of the year when people seem to stock up on canned pumpkin like it’s going out of style. I’m purposefully sharing this post before all the stores run out to spare you from utter disappointment. You’re welcome ;).
Of course you can always make pumpkin puree at home. It’s not hard to do, but it still takes away our precious time and energy that NEED to be conserved for surviving the day with our babies.
Here’s a collection of tried and true recipes that you don’t want to miss out on making this season…or throughout the year!
Table of contents
- Pumpkin for babies
- Healthy and easy pumpkin recipes
- 1. Pumpkin seed spinach hummus
- 2. Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars with Lentils
- 3. Pumpkin Baby Waffles
- 4. Pumpkin Oat Bread
- 5. Pumpkin Bean Muffins
- 6. Korean pumpkin porridge with rice dumplings
- 7. Pumpkin and Kale Lasagna Roll-Ups
- 8. Vegetarian Pumpkin and Kale Pasta Bake
- 9. More baby and kid friendly pumpkin recipes
Pumpkin for babies
Pumpkin is an excellent source of vitamin A as well as vitamin C, iron, folate, fiber, potassium. It can be introduced as soon as your baby is ready to start solids.
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Back to pumpkin…
Not only is it nutritious, it has delicious flavor and great texture for babies! When using canned pumpkin, which all these recipes do, be sure to get 100% pumpkin NOT pumpkin pie filling, which contains added sugar.
Healthy and easy pumpkin recipes
1. Pumpkin seed spinach hummus
This one is different from the other recipes because it uses pumpkin SEEDS! That’s right! Perfectly safe for babies when served this way and LOADED with nutrition.
2. Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars with Lentils
Iron-rich, super easy to make, and allergy-friendly! While you enjoy your pumpkin pie (my favorite part of Thanksgiving haha), serve this to your baby. Just an idea 😉
3. Pumpkin Baby Waffles
Bursting with warm cozy fall flavors, light and fluffy…SOOO good…
4. Pumpkin Oat Bread
Super moist with no added sugar and oil. With its subtle hint of sweetness you can top with both sweet and savory toppings.
5. Pumpkin Bean Muffins
An extra dose of protein and iron with every bite!
6. Korean pumpkin porridge with rice dumplings
A classic Korean porridge that’s especially great for when your baby is sick. 3 ingredients are all you need!
7. Pumpkin and Kale Lasagna Roll-Ups
A delicious and fun way to enjoy lasagna!
8. Vegetarian Pumpkin and Kale Pasta Bake
Pumpkin and kale are so delicious together. Combine with cheese and pasta and you’ve got yourself one hearty, comforting family meal!
9. More baby and kid friendly pumpkin recipes
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