These Healthy Pumpkin Recipes Make the Most of the Sweet and Savory Squash
As far as we're concerned, every season is pumpkin season. Perhaps it's because there's no end to what you can make with the sweet and savory squash. Pumpkin muffins, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin pie — if it has pumpkin in it, you can be sure the dish will be good. And the best part is, these recipes range from keto and paleo to gluten-free and low calorie! From breakfast to dessert — and everything in between! — these healthy recipes will have you running to the kitchen. Read ahead for the best pumpkin recipes you can make, and get ready to dig in!
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes
Wake up right when you bite into these sweet pancakes for breakfast. They're fluffy, rich, and made without refined sugar, flour, or oil. Just add syrup and a dollop of whipped cream to complete the dish.
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Whole30 Pumpkin Muffins
With wholesome ingredients, these tasty pumpkin muffins offer the perfect balance between spicy (thanks to the pumpkin-pie spice) and sweet. They're moist, tender, and easy to nosh on!
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Vegetarian Pumpkin and Three-Bean Chili
Looking for a healthy (and equally delicious!) chili? This recipe was made for you. Toss together beans, veggies, and spices to make this hearty dish in no time.
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Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake
Looking for a low-carb sugar-free dessert? We've got just the thing for you! This pumpkin cheesecake is rich, creamy, and oh-so good.
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Vegan Sourdough Pumpkin Bread
Made with pumpkin puree, light olive oil, and spices, this vegan bread is seriously good. Enjoy it for breakfast with a cup of coffee, for lunch with a spread of butter, or after dinner with a warm cup of cider.
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Chickpea Pumpkin Blondies
Made with only eight ingredients, these chewy blondies are a treat for your taste buds. Pair them with semisweet chocolate chips and enjoy!
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Instant Pot Pumpkin Walnut Chili
This vegan chili is a quintessential fall dinner. It's made with red lentils, fire-roasted tomatoes, walnuts, black beans, pumpkin, chipotles, and all the best toppings. Yum!
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Vegan Chia Pumpkin and Oat Snacking Loaf
This delightful loaf is made with vegan ingredients and is naturally sweetened by applesauce and banana. You'll love how moist and flavorful it is, too!
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Thai Pumpkin Soup
If you're hungry, whip up this easy Thai soup. It takes less than 30 minutes to make, and is vegan and gluten-free. Top it off with your favorite seeds and a dash of cilantro.
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Healthy Pumpkin Muffins
These easy-to-make muffins are comprised of honey, oatmeal, yogurt, and tasty fall spices. Enjoy them with a cup of warm apple cider for best results.
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Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats
Wake up to the seasonal flavors of pumpkin pie with this exceptionally creamy and perfectly spiced overnight oats recipe. The best part is that you'll enjoy this breakfast for a week because this recipe makes five jars at once, saving you time and ensuring you have a healthy breakfast waiting for you every morning.
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Keto Pumpkin Bread
Just because it's the holidays doesn't mean you have to stray from your eating plan. Now you can have your pumpkin bread and eat it, too.
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Vegan Chocolate-Marbled Pumpkin Protein Bread
Made with whole-wheat flour, plant-based protein powder, and pumpkin puree, this treat offers almost five grams of filling fiber and almost nine grams of protein. Each slice also has just 5.6 grams of sugar, but tastes super sweet.
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Vegan Pumpkin Pie
This no-bake pumpkin pie is free of gluten and refined sugars, meaning you can dig in without worrying about artificial ingredients. Top it off with warm nuts and a pinch of sugar.
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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
There's nothing better than noshing on crispy, crunchy, and flavorful pumpkin seeds. These satisfying seeds are high in both protein and fiber, and they contain healthy nutrients such as manganese, iron, and zinc. Bake them until they're golden brown, and enjoy them all season long.
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No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies
Not super into baking but craving cookies? These no-bake pumpkin goodies will cure all your cravings and more. Not only are they easy to make, but they're naturally sweetened with maple syrup meaning you won't feel weighed down from too much sugar.
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Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
Dig in to a decadent dessert with this vegan pumpkin cheesecake! It's creamy, moist, and oh so good.
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Pumpkin Coconut Bisque
This pumpkin coconut bisque tastes so creamy and rich, it's hard to believe that it doesn't contain an ounce of dairy. This is a recipe both vegans and those following the Paleo diet can enjoy!
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Pumpkin Banana Smoothie
Start your day off with a burst of pumpkin flavor and whip up this pumpkin banana smoothie that will help keep you satisfied all morning long.
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Paleo Pumpkin Pie Muffins
These paleo pumpkin pie muffins are not only gluten- and dairy-free, but they're also light, fluffy, and delicious.
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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.
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Pumpkin Oatmeal Coconut Bars
If supersweet desserts aren't your thing, look no further than these pumpkin oatmeal coconut bars. Made with whole wheat flour and sweetened with applesauce, they'll satisfy your craving for something cakey minus the sugar bomb.
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Baked Pumpkin Ravioli
Enjoy pumpkin for dinner by whipping up a batch of these baked pumpkin ravioli — one serving brings in a whopping 10 grams of protein. Before the idea of homemade pasta scares you off, rest assured this recipe can easily be made with ready-made wonton wraps.
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