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17 Pumpkin Recipes You Shouldn't Live Without

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Can't get enough of pumpkin this time of year? That's a good thing, as it's full of fiber, antioxidants and vitamins. That beautiful orange color comes from beta-carotene, good for your eyes and as a provitamin, is converted to Vitamin A in the body. 

But you're not going to get that from a traditional Pumpkin Spice Latte. Not to worry though, we've rounded up 17 delicious and healthy pupkin recipes that make use of the whole fruit--even the seeds!

1. Pumpkin Pie Amaranth Porridge

You don't need to wait until dessert to experience pumpkin recipes that dial up the spice. Start your day with the day with this healthy recipe and you'll feel like you're having dessert for breakfast. 

2. Roasted Pumpkin Salad

Worried that you don't have time for homemade pumpkin recipes? This hearty salad is easy to make and perfect as a side or even by itself. 

3. Toasted Pumpkin Seeds Three Ways

The seeds are pretty much the best thing that you can eat out of the pumpkin, and these three pumpkin recipes give you several different, and tasty, ways to eat them. 

4. Four Ingredient Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Why choose complicated pumpkin recipes when a perfect vegan pumpkin pie is only four ingredients away?

5. Pepita Granola

Make this flavorful pepita (ie pumpkin seed) granola and have a fun breakfast all autumn long. 

6. Spicy Pumpkin Chili

A hearty chili is always appreciated this time of year, and this one is easy to make vegetarian-friendly.

7. Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Use good coffee and healthy ingredients, and there's no reason you should feel bad about drinking this. Plus, it's on of our favorite vegan pumpkin recipes!

8. How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Butter

As pumpkin recipes go, this one is easier than you might think, and twice as delicious. 

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9. Toasted Pumpkin Seed Guacamole

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 If you're a fan of regular guacamole, you'll love this recipe.

10. Pumpkin and Feta Muffins

You can never go wrong with a savory muffins, especially seasonal ones. 

11. Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Sweet, sticky and covered in icing, these are the ultimate in decadent seasonal comfort food.

12. Health Pumpkin Chip Oat Bars

Forget pumpkin cookies, make these dense oat bars instead. 

13. Buckwheat and Quinoa Pancakes with Pumpkin Cream

Come on, everything in dish sounds amazing, now doesn't it? Healthy Sunday brunch pumpkin recipes here we come. 

14. Pumpkin Ravioli

Pumpkin makes for the perfect creamy filling in this vegan ravioli. 

15. Spicy Peanut Pumpkin Soup

Another excellent way to put pumpkin to use is in soup, and with the addition of peanuts, this recipe makes for a warming fall meal.

16. Millet Bowl with Spinach, Leek and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

This one-bowl meal can be made with brown rice or quinoa as well, but it's the toasted pumpkin seeds that pull it all together. 

17. Pumpkin Seed Sage Tart With Butternut Squash Coins

This savory tart screams fall, and if you love butternut, you'll love it even more with some pepitas. 

Related on Organic Authority:

13 Pumpkin Recipes to Get You Ready for Halloween!

(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Pumpkin

10 Ways to Enjoy Organic Pumpkins, Yum!

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