There are loads of healthy pumpkin recipes that will let you enjoy fall and eat something you don't eat during the rest of the year. Pumpkins are packed with vitamins and minerals, including fiber, antioxidants and beta-carotene. It has a pleasant earthy flavor that works well with many other foods and you're going to love it. Here are the best healthy pumpkin recipes for you this autumn. Enjoy!
1. Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte
This delicious pumpkin spice latte is a healthy (and cheaper) alternative to the delicious real deal Starbucks drink. Feel free to substitute almond milk with coconut milk, soy milk, or your favorite type of milk. This is one of my favorite healthy pumpkin recipes!
2. Scrumptious Pumpkin Donuts
These gluten free pumpkin cake donuts are sure to satisfy you with their moist texture and rich pumpkin flavor. They taste so sinfully good that you would never know that they are baked and not fried!
3. Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Ready in just ten minutes, this nourishing pumpkin oatmeal will leave you feeling like you had pie for breakfast! Waking up to this rich cinnamon and maple syrupy delight is the way to go!
4. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Packed full of magnesium, potassium, and fiber, this refreshing pumpkin pie smoothie will give you the energy boost you need during your midday slump. Tip? Try adding in some vanilla protein powder for some added energy!
5. Healthy Pumpkin Granola
This festive fall granola can be enjoyed with milk, yogurt, or just by the handful! Chock full of heart healthy oats, this pumpkin-cinnamon spiced granola is sweetened with applesauce and a dash of maple syrup. Yum.
6. Pumpkin Snack Cake
Though this delicious, moist, pumpkin cake sounds like and tastes like dessert, you can eat it as a snack! The pumpkin keeps the cake soft and moist, and the pumpkin pie spice adds some comforting autumn flavor. Tips: Easily make this snack cake gluten free (using spelt flour), and add in some chocolate chips if you’re feeling festive!
7. 4 Ingredient Pumpkin Fudge
This pumpkin pie “fudge” is made up of four ingredients: nut (or seed) butter, pumpkin puree, coconut oil, and maple syrup! If you make this fudge once, I have a feeling you’ll be making it again…It’s pretty addicting. But, you get your healthy fats and your protein in – so it’s a win win! Tip: Sunflower seed butter is a great alternative to cashew butter.
8. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Blondies
These gluten-free, vegan pumpkin blondies are sure to be a fall hit. These chewy, pumpkiny blondies actually have a secret ingredient: chickpeas! The pumpkin, maple syrup, nut butter, and spices hide the bean flavor, but you’ll still get the protein and fiber benefits!
9. Clean Eating Pumpkin Ice Cream
This perfect pumpkin dessert tastes like ice cream, but is actually banana and pumpkin based! This is great for vegans and those who are dairy free! The frozen bananas help sweeten this delicious concoction, and the pumpkin spice creates a frosty spicy wonderland in your mouth! Tip: if you want thicker, creamier ice cream, try adding in 2 tablespoons of nut or seed butter. You won’t be disappointed.
10. Flourless Pumpkin Muffins
Gluten and dairy free, these blender muffins are simple to make and are a delightfully healthy treat! With pumpkin puree, almond butter, and almond or coconut milk, these muffins are a rich, creamy delicacy that you are sure to love.