Simply Baked Pumpkin

I generally try to make my own gluten-free baking materials, whenever possible.

I love the smell of applesauce being cooked in the kitchen, as the sweet scent wafts through the house.

If I had realised how easy it is to bake a pumpkin to use in recipes, I would have started doing this years ago! Really. It is so easy.

Since pumpkin season is in full swing, and I’m using it daily in baking, this is what a gorgeous oven-baked pumpkin looks like:


Baked Pumpkin

(free of everything! Well, not pumpkin, of course!)


  • One pumpkin or butternut


  1.  Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Wash the pumpkin
  3. Carefully slice off the top
  4. Place into a deep ovenproof dish (I used a baking tray)
  5. Pour water into the pan to about halfway up the pan
  6. Place into the oven
  7. Bake for 40-60 minutes, until cooked
  8. Carefully remove from the oven, and cool
  9. Once cool enough to handle, take a large knife, and carefully cut in half
  10. Scoop out the seeds
  11. Using a spoon, gently scrape out all the pumpkin flesh

Now, how easy is that!?


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