The Best Healthy Pumpkin Desserts
Love pumpkin pie but hate the calories? Or maybe pie just isn't your thing. Whatever the reason, life doesn't seem right without enjoying pumpkin treats. From muffins to cookies, frozen treats to flan, we have a healthy pumpkin recipe to satisfy any sweet tooth. (Don't worry — there is even a pie!)
Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
At only 90 calories per serving, these vegan pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are a treat without the guilt.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Protein Bars
If you are craving a sweet treat at the end of the night, these protein-packed chocolate chip pumpkin protein bars will satisfy any craving.
Pancakes don't have to be a breakfast-only meal, especially when it's a stack of these pumpkin pancakes. The maple yogurt topping helps give the dish a sweetness that makes it feel like dessert.
Oatmeal Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins
As a breakfast on the go, these oatmeal dark chocolate chip muffins do not disappoint — they'll leave you satisfied and full of fiber!
Pumpkin Oat Carob Chip Cookies
Give yourself a healthy treat by whipping up a batch of these pumpkin oat carob chip cookies. Top with a little of the pumpkin protein spread for a more indulgent — but healthy — dessert!
Chocolate Chip Paleo Pumpkin Bread
Whether you're gluten-free, following a Paleo diet, or just cutting down on grains, you'll appreciate this recipe for chocolate chip pumpkin bread. It's made from coconut flour, and its sweetness comes from a little maple syrup and dried dates.
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
If you crave the taste of pumpkin but are watching your grain intake, try this pumpkin spice smoothie. This healthy frozen treat is the perfect mix of milkshake, ice cream, and frozen yogurt with an extra helping of protein.
Paleo Pumpkin Pie Muffins
These Paleo pumpkin pie muffins are not only gluten- and dairy-free, but they're also light, fluffy, and delicious.
Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars
A treat worthy of those intense workouts you put yourself through, a batch of pumpkin spice protein bars would also be the perfect end to your next dinner party.
Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie
This pumpkin pie is raw, vegan, and gluten-free — a win for everyone at the table! With oven space at a premium, you'll love that you don't need to turn yours on for this one.
Oatmeal Pumpkin Waffles
Finally, pumpkin pie for breakfast! Well, sort of. These oatmeal pumpkin waffles put pie cravings to rest and keep your first meal of the day filled with protein, fiber, and essential nutrients — no syrup needed!
Vegan Pumpkin Quinoa Muffins
If all those pumpkin muffins are too hard to resist during the holidays, bake up a batch of these vegan pumpkin quinoa muffins immediately!
Pumpkin Raisin Flax Muffins
If pumpkin pie is too sweet for you, try one of these pumpkin raisin flax muffins. Full of fiber, they also contain B vitamins and omega-3s, which means they can double as a healthy and filling breakfast!
Pumpkin Loaf Bread
If the texture of pumpkin pie freaks you out or if you're trying to cut back on refined sugars, make a batch of pumpkin loaf bread. This recipe is made with low-fat buttermilk for moisture and dried fruit and honey for sweetness and uses the nutrient goodness of whole wheat flour.
Pumpkin Pie Brownie Cupcakes
Oh She Glow's pumpkin pie brownie cupcake is three desserts rolled into one! The bottom layer of the pumpkin brownie is topped off with a layer of pumpkin pie filling, and it all gets baked in a cupcake pan.
Skinny Pumpkin-Banana Bars
No one will ever guess that the recipe for skinny pumpkin-banana bars are light and low cal — they're that good. They can also be made vegan with a few simple swaps.
Pumpkin-Carrot Bars With Cream Cheese Frosting
These pumpkin-carrot bars are a low-cal alternative to pumpkin pie. Besides, who doesn't love a little cream cheese frosting?
Vegan Pumpkin Custard
A lot of the calories from pumpkin pie are contained in the buttery, flaky crust. Skip the flour and go for this vegan pumpkin custard instead. A cross between crème brulée and traditional pumpkin pie filling, but with a slightly creamier texture, it's so heavenly that you won't miss the crust!
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
This vegan bread pudding recipe couldn't be easier to make. All you have to do is throw the ingredients is a bowl and bake! What you're left with is a tasty pumpkin bread pudding that is forgiving in calories.
Oatmeal Pumpkin Spice Bread
Stock up on your favorite pumpkin puree, and then make a batch of this oatmeal pumpkin spice bread. The oats increase fiber and also add a chewy texture to the bread, resulting in a much denser loaf.
Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Two ingredients and you've got yourself a batch of pumpkin spice cookies. These bite-sized treats are just enough to satisfy a sweet craving.
Lightened-Up Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse
Packed with pumpkin and fiber and low in sugar, this pumpkin cheesecake mousse will not disappoint. You may find that you want to make it all year-round!
Vegan, Grain-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft, chewy, and only 86 calories per serving, these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are vegan and grain-free. Bonus: since they contain no eggs, you can lick the bowl clean!