4 Ways to Use One Can of Pumpkin

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

The recipe calls for four ounces of heavy cream or half a can of chickpeas. So what are you supposed to do with the other half? Food shouldn’t waste away in your fridge – or worse, the trash. Find unique and useful ways to use up every last drop. Canned pumpkin is a prime example. Fall’s favorite flavor can take form as a breakfast treat or beauty elixir. If you’ve got a can handy, try these four quick-and-easy recipes to get the absolute most out of it – with smoother skin and a mouthwatering meal, to boot!

Here’s your complete shopping list:

1 can organic pumpkin puree
8 oz. plain, Greek-style yogurt
Manuka honey
Gluten-free rolled oats
Gluten-free pancake mix
Organic cinnamon
Pumpkin pie spice
Organic maple syrup
Almond milk
1 frozen banana
Brewed coffee, cooled (optional)

Pumpkin Face Mask

Between the vitamin-A-rich pumpkin and raw Manuka honey, you’re nourishing your skin with plenty of antioxidants. The yogurt provides lactic acid to help dissolve dead skin and tighten pores.

Pumpkin Face Scrub

Simply add ground-up oats to your face mask mixture to get a grainy texture for exfoliation. Oats have calming and soothing properties, which means it’s perfect for anyone with sensitive skin.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pancakes

The base of this delicious morning treat is Pamela’s Gluten-Free Baking & Pancake Mix, because it’s really a no-fail flour. Simply add a few spoonfuls of pumpkin with your favorite seasonal spices. Voila!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

With protein from yogurt, creaminess from a frozen banana and the best of fall from your pumpkin puree, this couldn’t be a healthier dessert-for-breakfast kind of treat. You could also save yourself a few bucks by adding coffee and making it a Frappuccino-style drink. Easy as pie!