Here's a collection of healthy recipes to use when you're wondering what to do with leftover fresh or canned pumpkin purée! These gluten-free pumpkin recipes are all easy and delicious.
Have you ever found yourself with half or a quarter of a can of pumpkin purée after baking? A 15-ounce can of pumpkin holds a little less than 2 cups. A 29-ounce can holds about 3 ½ cups. But many recipes only call for one cup or less!
No need to waste it!
If you find yourself wondering what to do with a little (or a lot) of leftover fresh or canned pumpkin purée, here's a list of healthy and delicious recipes to help you out! They're all gluten-free!
Some of these ideas are easy, no-bake recipes. You could also,
- stir it into your favourite chili recipe
- add it to a smoothie
- freeze it! Remember to add a label and the date so you can use it within a few months.
How to store leftover pumpkin purée
Remove the remaining pumpkin from the can with a spatula and transfer to a small jar with a lid or to another airtight container. It will stay fresh in the fridge for up to a week.
Yes, you can freeze pumpkin purée
For longer storage, freeze it. Again, store it in a small airtight container, label it with the date and freeze for up to 3 months. I like to use ½ cup Mason jars so I can thaw it in the microwave when I want to bake with it again. You can also spoon it into a small resealable bag, flatten it, remove the air and freeze it. Small amounts can be frozen in ice cube trays.
Ideas for using leftover pumpkin purée
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Gluten-free Pumpkin Muffins with Maple Pecan Streusel
This recipe uses ½ cup of pumpkin purée. My new favourite muffin!
Pumpkin Energy Balls
You'll need ½ cup of pumpkin to make these yummy no-bake balls. Kids love these.
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust
This cheesecake needs 1 cup of pumpkin purée. A Thanksgiving dinner tradition!
Creamy Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
You'll need ½ cup of pumpkin for these creamy oh-so-good overnight oats.
Cranberry Apple Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal
This recipe calls for ¾ cup of pumpkin. One of my favourite breakfasts!
Pumpkin Spice Bread
You'll need ½ cup of pumpkin purée for this fall treat!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse
This creamy dreamy pumpkin mousse takes ¾ cup of pumpkin purée.
Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Treats
Just ½ cup is all you'll need to make these healthy treats for your pooch! Maggie LOVES these!
Mini Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
One-bowl Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies
What is your favourite way to use leftover pumpkin purée? Please share it with the rest of us in the comments section below! Thanks in advance.