Found this recipe from Giada De Laurentiis and the Food Network and knew it had to happen.
To prepare the pie pumpkin, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Using a large chef's knife, split the pumpkin in half. Using a sturdy spoon, scrape out the fibers and seeds. Don't throw the seeds away! They are great toasted later.
Place the halves of the pumpkin cut side down on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 45-50 minutes until a knife inserts smoothly. After the pumpkin has cooled, scoop out the pulp and place in a food processor. Pulse until smooth. Then put that stuff to good use.
Ingredients1 cup flour
2/3 cup old fashioned oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
3/4 raw sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 heaping tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce
1 tablespoon purple maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350. Mix flour, oats, cinnamon, soda, salt, and allspice. Whisk to combine. In a separate bowl, mix pumpkin, sugar, oil, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla extract and raisins. One cup at a time, add the dry to the wet ingredients, stirring to completely combine.
Using a mini cookie scoop, scoop onto a prepared cookie sheet (either lined with parchment or using a silicon mat). Sprinkle with a bit of sugar before baking. Bake 20 minutes. Allow to cool and enjoy!