10 Things To Do With Leftover ‘Pumpkin Guts’ Instead Of Throwing Them Out

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1. Make Trail Mix

1. Make Trail Mix

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The best thing about making your own trail mix is that you can make it however you want. Hate almonds? Skip them. Do you wish your favorite mix had more chocolate? There’s one way to fix that.

Try incorporating roasted pumpkin seeds into your homemade trail mix along with the nuts and munchies of your choice.

2. Make A Smoothie

2. Make A Smoothie

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Smoothies are an awesome protein-rich way to start your day, and keep you going throughout it.

Give your morning smoothie a little autumn love by adding in some pumpkin guts in the blender along with your other ingredients.

The end result will have a beautiful color and flavor fitting of the season!

3. Make Pumpkin Soup

3. Make Pumpkin Soup

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There’s no better way to warm up on a crisp autumn day than with a warm cup of pumpkin soup.

I’ll admit that this usually comes from a can for me, but nothing compares to some fresh pumpkin soup. Thanks to pumpkin guts, it’s easier than ever!


4. Make Body Scrub

4. Make Body Scrub

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According to the International Dermal Institute, pumpkin is packed with all kinds of skin saving properties.

Fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids help to brighten the skin, and vitamin A and C help to soften and smooth.

Mix pumpkin guts with some raw sugar to create an all natural and effective body scrub that your skin will thank you for.

5. Make Stock

5. Make Stock

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Stock is an essential ingredient in any good cooks fridge or freezer. As you probably know, homemade is always best.

Put your pumpkin guts straight into a pot on the stove with some water and your favorite stock ingredients and simmer away!

6. Roast Them

6. Roast Them

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This is hands down the most popular way to repurpose pumpkin guts and with good reason.

Roasting pumpkin seeds is easy and delicious. Just separate them from the guts, put on a baking sheet and roast until the seeds are golden brown.

7. Make Pumpkin Butter

7. Make Pumpkin Butter

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If you thought that pumpkin butter was something you could only buy are a specialty store then you are in for a surprise.

Turns out, the main ingredient to make delicious pumpkin butter is, you guessed it — pumpkin guts.

Find an awesome recipe you can make at home by clicking here.

8. Pumpkin Puree

8. Pumpkin Puree

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Pumpkin puree is good for everything from pie filling to enjoying by itself. The best part is that it’s impossibly easy to make.

Just scoop out the guts and flesh from the pumpkin and roast away. You’re just a few minutes away from having your very own puree.

9. Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal

9. Pumpkin Spiced Oatmeal

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You’ve heard of a pumpkin spiced latte, but pumpkin spiced oatmeal is about to become your next favorite way to spice up with pumpkin.

Just stir some pumpkin guts into your oatmeal as you’re making it and see just how enjoyable it is. Don’t forget the brown sugar!

10. Grow More Pumpkins

10. Grow More Pumpkins

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Last but not least, you can always use the seeds in pumpkin guts to give back to the earth and make even more pumpkins!

Not only will you have your own adorable pumpkin patch, but you’ll also have more pumpkin guts to put to good use!

Make sure to SHARE these hacks with all your pumpkin loving friends!

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