It’s that time of year again, when pumpkin spiced lattes dominate our morning commutes, our speech is muffled by chunky knits and our evenings are spent huddled inside by the fire. It’s frickin’ autumn, and what better way to celebrate an orange-tinged Glasgow than to rustle up some tasty treats. That’s why we’ve donned our culinary caps and capes and served you up these seven best recipes for a pumpkin fix.

 

Pumpkin and Almond Waffles

Taken from David Frenkiel and Luise Vindhal’s Green Kitchen Travels, this recipe is not only a delicious gluten-free breakfast fix, but it’s healthy AF without tasting like it is. Consisting of a bunch of festive spices, honey and maple syrup, buttermilk and raspberries, it’s perfect for those with a sweet tooth as well as nutrition-conscious folks. You can have a go at making them yourself by following the recipe here.

 

Pumpkin Risotto

 

If you’re partial to sticking your face into Italian dishes then pumpkin risotto could be the autumnal munch for you. Bursting with veggies and of course heaps of parmesan (the 50g serving is just a suggestion remember), it’s a wholesome plate of Italy’s best. BBC Good Food has a cracking recipe that’s super easy for these chilly evenings.

 

Pumpkin Pie

An all-time favourite, pumpkin pie is the reason pumpkins exist. Rusty coloured and laced with flavours of nutmeg, ginger and cinnamon, a slice is ideal for a mid-afternoon snack, a sweet breakfast or a dessert. You can try the recipe with pumpkin or if you’re looking for adventure, butternut squash. Check out a classic take on the recipe here.

 

Pumpkin Pickle 

As a perfect companion to cheese, pumpkin pickle marries south Indian cooking with British snack culture, providing a mouth-watering array of aromas ready to enhance your cheese on toast, ciabatta sandwiches and charcuterie. This Jamie Oliver recipe is dairy free, gluten free and vegan, making it a versatile crowd-pleaser that’ll do your pumpkins proud.

 

Pumpkin Hummus

 A twist on the most popular pitta dip, behold the creamy roasted beauty that is pumpkin hummus. Made like the traditional, it’s bursting with tangy, fragrant ingredients and ideal for Halloween parties. Serve by stuffing back into the pumpkin with breadsticks, peppers and bread as seen in this recipe.

 

Pumpkin and Bacon Soup  

This simple but by no means mundane recipe showcases the seasonal veggie king like no other, sprinkled with bacon and maple syrup and loaded with cream and soft, silky textures. This soup-erb recipe is best served on a rainy autumn lunchtime with chunky buttered bread.

 

Roasted Pumpkin With Cream, Thyme and Parmesan

What’s better than a roast this time of year? Especially when our US friends will soon be celebrating Thanksgiving. Not only does this recipe look fantastic but it’s easy peasy, hearty and packed with scrumptious flavours. This can be served as a starter or