(real food) Pumpkin Fever & allergy-friendly recipes

 (Real Food) Pumpkin Fever -- allergy-friendly recipes

So, I had a dream last night that we had a perfectly ripe pumpkin growing in our garden. I was so excited that the vine had sprouted!

And then I woke up and realized that we didn’t plant any this year. Drat.

Instead of feeling sad about missing out, I decided to round up some allergy-friendly pumpkin recipes from around the web for my favorite readers. If you’ve slogged through recipe after recipe full of disappointing ingredients, these should fit the bill.

Pumpkin Fever

The Basics

Homemade Pumpkin Puree – how else are you going to get that big orange ball stuffed into so many yummy foods?

DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice – and the spice to go with it

Let’s Get Ready to Puuuuuumpkin!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie – this is my kind of recipe: easy, quick, and light on clean up; just DON’T use soy milk. Need a coconut milk recipe? Try my thick and creamy coconut milk.

Real Food Pumpkin Fever (allergy-friendly recipes)

Pumpkin Hummus – I love how creative this is! I would use sprouted chick peas in place of tahini for any easy and wallet-friendly substitute.

Real Food Pumpkin Fever (allergy-friendly recipes)

Cinnamon Maple Pumpkin Seed Butter – don’t forget to sprout your seeds!

Real Food Pumpkin Fever (allergy-friendly recipes)

Pumpkin Sourdough Pancakes – this one includes fermented wheat and an egg, but I couldn’t pass up sharing it. There is nothing I love more than rye sourdough pancakes.

Real Food Pumpkin Fever (allergy-friendly recipes)

Pumpkin Fudge – I live in Michigan, and, if you know Michigan, fudge is famous. This version avoids all my no-no foods and makes me want to break out in my awkward version of the Running Man (if you’re scratching your head, it’s a 90’s thing).

Real Food Pumpkin Fever (allergy-friendly recipes)

Pumpkin Spice Playdough – this treat is going to score major mom points with Katie! We’ll make a rice flour version, since I don’t keep white flour in the house.

Real Food Pumpkin Fever (allergy-friendly recipes)

Pumpkin Creme Face Mask – And I couldn’t resist throwing in a pumpkin face mask, because we’re all about DIY pampering here. Coconut milk will sub well for dairy if need be.



Jennifer Nervo is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Reiki Master Practitioner & teacher, and Aromatherapist. Her focus is on digestive, nervous, and immune system dysfunction and the fields of functional nutrition & psychoneuroimmunology. She works with all conditions and diseases including environmental and food allergies, autoimmune diseases, multiple chemical sensitivity, diabetes, eczema, anxiety, weight loss as a symptom of dis-ease, and gut-brain disorders like autism.

When she’s not herding her small troupe of monkeys or seeing clients, her free time is packed with researching and perfecting new wellness techniques (her not-so-secret passion). Jennifer is currently a group leader for the newest class of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners out of Ann Arbor, MI, studying for the national board exam in holistic nutrition, and running a combined distance and brick and mortar practice in metro Detroit. She’s also a homeschooling suburbanite, foodie, and mama to two littles and a schnoodle.

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