Celebrate autumn with delicious pumpkin recipes
The cosiest time of year calls for delicious home-made meals featuring seasonal ingredients. So what comes to mind when you think of autumn? Pumpkin! They are more than just jack o’ lanterns at Halloween, they make for a healthy ingredient in any number of meals – from savoury to sweet.
Pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene, which is good for your eyesight, and is low in calories. It is a source of vitamin C and has a high antioxidant level – both of which help boost your immune system.
To make you fit for the colder months, we’ve created a host of recipes which feature pumpkin and other healthy ingredients. They can easily be made with your Panasonic Kitchen Appliances, such as the Croustina Breadmaker or Microwave Ovens. And you can enjoy them throughout the day – on your own, with friends or family.
A home-made breakfast
What could be better than getting up in the morning to the aroma of freshly baked bread? Enjoying its pumpkin flavour with the family at the breakfast table! Let the Croustina Breadmaker do the work of making excellent Bread with Pumpkin Seeds or Pumpkin Bread with Bacon. If you prefer a sweet breakfast, try the Cranberry, Pumpkin and Pecan Bread or Banana Bread with Pumpkin. The sweet breads also make for a delicious snack in the afternoon.
A light lunch
A warm, savoury soup during your lunch break is perfect for getting a boost in vitamins and minerals – as well as energy. They are easy to make in big batches using the Hand Blender and can be frozen for enjoying whenever you like. The Vegan Roasted Pumpkin and Coconut Soup is perfect for vegan lovers, along with the Roasted Squash Soup with Almond “Bacon”. Ideally complementing your soup is home-made Sourdough Onion Bread with Pumpkin, Pumpkin Bread. Add a bit of sweet-and-spice to your meal with Pumpkin Apricot Chutney. Both can be made with your Croustina.
A hearty dinner
Delight your family or friends with savoury pumpkin recipes that make your moments together even better. Pumpkin Risotto with Feta is easily made with your Microwave Oven, saving you precious time. Vegans can quickly mix together the Oven-Baked Falafel with Oats and Pumpkin Seeds, while meat lovers will enjoy baking the Stuffed Chicken on Pumpkin with Mixed Nuts in the Combination Microwave Oven.
The best part of the meal: dessert! The delicious Cranberry and Pumpkin Cake or American Pumpkin Pie can also be enjoyed at any time during the day or are a hit at get-togethers.