𝐃𝐎𝐍’𝐓 𝐓𝐎𝐒𝐒 𝐈𝐓 𝐎𝐔𝐓: 𝟏𝟏 𝐂𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐖𝐀𝐘𝐒 𝐓𝐎 𝐔𝐒𝐄 𝐏𝐔𝐌𝐏𝐊𝐈𝐍 𝐏𝐔𝐋𝐏
If you’re like most people, once you’re done carving your jack-o-lantern, you’ll throw away the pulp without a second thought.
But wait-don’t toss it out! Read on for some creative ways to use the leftover pumpkin pulp.
Here’s How to Use Leftover Pumpkin Pulp
1. MAKE A FACE MASK
No need to buy expensive face masks with ingredients you may not recognize. Instead, reach for the pumpkin pulp for a DIY pumpkin face mask that is jam-packed with skin-healthy antioxidants.
2. ADD IT TO YOUR SMOOTHIE
Pumpkin pulp is a great way to add extra nutrients and fiber to your morning smoothie. Add ½ cup of pulp to the blender and enjoy.
3. MAKE A DELICIOUS BODY SCRUB
Looking for a way to exfoliate your skin naturally? Try this deliciously effective pumpkin brown sugar body scrub.
4. ADD IT TO YOUR OATMEAL AND BREAKFAST BREAD
For some extra flavor and nutrition, add some pumpkin pulp to your oatmeal, muffins, waffles, or pancakes. Blend it up first for a smoother consistency, and add ¼ cup of the pumpkin puree to the batter or a few spoons to your oatmeal.
5. MAKE PUMPKIN HUMMUS
You can whip up some autumn hummus using pumpkin pulp.
6. MAKE HOMEMADE DOG TREATS
7. ADD IT TO YOUR COMPOST PILE
Don’t forget to add the rest of the pumpkin to your compost pile too.
8. ROAST THE PUMPKIN SEEDS
Make your own crispy, seasonal treat. You can add a variety of seasonings to your pumpkin seeds for your personalized version.
9. BAKE A PUMPKIN PIE OR PUMPKIN BREAD
Using your favorite pumpkin pie or bread recipe, replace the canned pumpkin with fresh pumpkin pulp.
10. MAKE A VELVETY SOUP
Just like squash, you can add it to a variety of soups. This recipe combines the wonderful fall flavors of pumpkin, apple, and ginger.
11. MAKE YOUR OWN PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE
Yes, you can make a trendy pumpkin latte at home.
Next time you’re carving pumpkins, don’t throw out the pulp! From face masks to dog treats, there are plenty of ways to put this fall staple to good use.