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Walnut Pumpkin Soup

I love to cook and try new foods and recipes. I try to do my best to incorporate healthy foods, but sometimes I need a little comfort food.

Pumpkin Walnut Soup

Pumpkin Walnut Soup

Walnut Pumpkin Soup Is a Quick, Easy Twist on Pumpkin Soup

This is a little bit of a different recipe for pumpkin soup. The recipe starts by making walnut milk and using that as the base. It's loaded with flavor and richness and is elegant enough for a fancy dinner, yet it's quick and easy to make.

The walnut milk adds both creaminess and texture and, of course, a nutty flavor. This can be either a vegetarian or vegan dish depending on how you top it off. I topped mine off with a dollop of whipped cream, hence vegetarian. You could omit the topping or used a whipped-cream substitute to keep it vegan and lactose-free.

This decadent-tasting recipe is really super healthy and super nutritious. The walnuts are a great source of Omega-3, and the pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A. It's also a gluten-free recipe.

I love to make this in autumn. The ingredients are readily available and easy to keep on hand. You will wonder how something so good tasting can be so good for you.

Walnut Milk

Walnut Milk

Homemade Walnut Milk Recipe

Let's first make the walnut milk which we will use as the base. Walnut milk is very versatile and may be used in so many other recipes, for example, smoothies.

It's creamy in texture and lactose-free. It is a little grainy as compared to regular milk or purchased almond, soy, or cashew milk.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

1 hour

1 hour 10 min

4-6 oz servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of shelled walnuts
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 teaspoons maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and let sit for an hour to soften the walnuts.
  2. After an hour of soaking, put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until it has a creamy looking appearance. It will not be completely smooth.
  3. I like to blend it until i see the brown hulls almost completely gone. The result will be a super creamy liquid with great flavor and a little texture.

Cook Time for Walnut Pumpkin Soup

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

30 min

15 min

45 min

6

  • 3 cups walnut milk
  • 15 oz can pumpkin
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin seasoning
  • 4 teaspoons maple syrup
  • Whipped cream or whipped topping (optional)
  • Nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place the walnut milk in a saucepan and gradually stir in the pumpkin. Keep stirring to break up any chunks. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, add maple syrup and seasoning. Simmer for 4 minutes, stirring pretty often.
  2. Serve in individual bowls. Garnish with whipped cream, sprinkle with walnuts and nutmeg. For the vegan version omit the whipped cream or use a whipped topping.

© 2012 Ellen Gregory

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goldenrulecomics from New Jersey on May 26, 2013:

Wow that looks good!

stevel58 on November 08, 2012:

Can't comment on the Walnut Pumpkin Soup

It looks great but without a sample who knows.

Please send sample ASAP

CruiseReady from East Central Florida on November 03, 2012:

Oh, man ... this walnut pumpkin soup sounds SO good!

AllThingsPotter on October 12, 2012:

This sounds sooooo good!

Nancy Johnson from Mesa, Arizona on October 09, 2012:

I agree with everyone else, this looks absolutely delicious. 3 of my favorites all together: pumpkin and walnuts and soup! I can't wait to try it.

sojourner-1 on October 06, 2012:

This looks very good-putting it on my to try list.

Rosaquid on September 20, 2012:

This looks delicious!

MintySea on September 17, 2012:

That looks very good

Indigo Janson from UK on September 13, 2012:

I would LOVE a big bowl of this right now. Autumn has arrived and I'm cold, and this would warm me up a treat. Unfortunately we don't get tinned pumpkin here but I'll be seeing them ready to buy in stores soon.

Kathryn Grace from San Francisco on September 10, 2012:

Oh my, this looks like a terrific pumpkin soup. Thank you so much for showing how to make walnut milk. That will be a much healthier soup than mine, which I make with cream! Definitely going to try this as soon as the sugar pie pumpkins come in.

jolou on September 09, 2012:

Oh I bet this is really good!

Elsie Hagley from New Zealand on September 08, 2012:

Must try this pumpkin soup, I enjoy a nice soup. Thanks for sharing.

laughingapple on September 07, 2012:

Sounds good. I like pumpkin pie and bread and cookies but never made a sweet pumpkin soup. Will definitely. Try this.

gatornic15 on September 07, 2012:

I have never had pumpkin soup of any kind. Sounds interesting...just might have to try it.