The best healthy pumpkin recipes! From sweet and savory, breakfast to dessert, you’ll be sure to find some you love for Fall!
It’s fall and that means all things pumpkin!! Everywhere you look, you are bound to see something pumpkin spice-flavored.
While I am 100% a summer girl, I enjoy this time of year when the weather cools down and you crave more warming and comforting foods. And with that comes pumpkin! I absolutely love adding it to meals not only for its flavor but for its health benefits.
To help you get your pumpkin fix, we are rounding up our favorite healthy pumpkin recipes. Broken down by breakfast, savory, snacks, desserts, and drinks, you will surely find some you love to add to your rotation!
Why we love these healthy pumpkin recipes
- they are packed with pumpkin flavor!
- pick from sweet or savory, depending on what you are feeling.
- a range of breakfast, dinners, snacks, desserts, and drinks for any occasion! We even included a pumpkin dog treat for your pups!
Is pumpkin healthy?
Pumpkin is a nutritious winter squash that comes in many different varieties. It is full of vitamins and minerals including, vitamin A, vitamin K, copper, potassium, and magnesium. It is also low in calories and high in fiber and antioxidants. Bonus, their seeds are good for you too! Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and zinc, along with a good source of healthy fats.
Is pumpkin puree healthy?
Canned pumpkin is a great alternative to fresh pumpkin as it is still packed with the same vitamins and minerals. Plus, you can get it all year round! When buying it, look for 100% pumpkin puree rather than pumpkin pie filling which can have a lot of added sugar.
Healthy pumpkin breakfast recipes
Pumpkin overnight oats take just 5 minutes to make and taste like pumpkin pie! Made with oats, pumpkin puree, chia seeds, greek yogurt, vanilla, and spices, and absolutely delicious! A healthy breakfast or snack.
Crustless vegetable & pumpkin quiche is loaded with veggies, protein, and healthy fats and made with fresh pumpkin. It makes an easy paleo, Whole30, and vegetarian breakfast, brunch, or meal prep meal.
Pumpkin baked oatmeal with cranberries, almond butter, and warming spices makes the perfect healthy fall breakfast recipe. Made with only a handful of ingredients and in one bowl, it is great for meal prep or a healthy snack throughout the week. Gluten-free and dairy-free.
Pumpkin pancakes with pumpkin, eggs, flour, pumpkin pie spice, and collagen. They make an easy and healthy protein-packed breakfast or are the perfect post-workout meal for fall!
Healthy pumpkin bread that uses an entire can of pumpkin puree! This cozy, healthy pumpkin bread recipe is full of pumpkin spices and naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup. It’s perfectly moist and topped with the most addictive maple glaze
Pumpkin muffins made with whole wheat flour, oats, and naturally sweetened! These pumpkin muffins are as light, fluffy, and such as delicious as their coffee shop counterparts.
Savory pumpkin recipes
Pumpkin chili with ground turkey, peppers, sweet potatoes, and a warm blend of spices. An easy, cozy, and healthy recipe with rich flavor!
Black bean chicken pumpkin enchiladas with a sweet and spicy pumpkin enchilada sauce. These savory pumpkin enchiladas are full of protein and make the best weeknight dinner.
Pumpkin soup comes together with just 8 simple ingredients and is made completely from scratch! Healthy, satisfying, and perfect for chillier weather.
Pumpkin snack recipes
Pumpkin chia pudding takes the flavors of your favorite holiday dessert and turns it into a healthy chia pudding recipe. Made with pumpkin puree, pecans, milk, spices, and slightly sweetened, it makes a delicious breakfast, snack, or dessert with 8 grams of fiber per serving!
Pumpkin protein bars with just 4 simple ingredients and packed with 18 grams of plant-based protein. And they taste just like a pumpkin perfect bar!
Pumpkin pie butter is perfect for spreading, dipping, and topping and tastes like pumpkin pie in creamy butter form! Made with fresh roasted pumpkin, walnuts, and warming spices like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Paleo, vegan, gluten-free, and Whole30!
Pumpkin chocolate chip protein muffins come together in the blender with oats, pumpkin, Greek yogurt, protein powder, pumpkin spice, and chocolate chips! High protein, low carb, and only 122 calories with 7 grams of protein per muffin!
Protein pumpkin energy balls with dates, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, protein powder, nut butter, and chocolate chips! Ready in 5 minutes and no baking is needed for a quick and healthy snack or dessert.
Healthy pumpkin dessert recipes
Pumpkin chocolate chip bars are fluffy and moist and taste like pumpkin cake studded with chocolate chips. Made with simple ingredients and easy to make, they are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Gluten-free and dairy-free friendly.
Healthy pumpkin pie from scratch that is naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup. This easy-to-make pumpkin pie recipe will knock your socks off! Serve with dairy-free or regular ice cream, or a little whipped cream for a treat.
Pumpkin oatmeal cookies are the perfect dessert to make for fall! Made from white whole wheat flour, and oats, and lower in added sugar than most cookie recipes, these healthy cookies have a chewy texture and are full of warm fall flavors.
Pumpkin protein cake pops are easy to make and packed with protein. Made with just pumpkin, peanut butter, protein powder, and chocolate. Ready in 30 minutes for a quick and healthy snack or dessert.
Pumpkin drink recipes
Healthy pumpkin spice latte with only 5 simple ingredients, ready in 5 minutes, and so delicious. Dairy-free, paleo, vegan and delicious!
Pumpkin pie milkshake with just 6 ingredients and satisfies your craving for pumpkin pie, without all the baking! Made with vanilla ice cream, pumpkin puree, coconut milk, and spices, it comes together in 5 minutes and tastes just like pumpkin pie! Vegan and dairy-free!
Pumpkin dog treat recipe
Frozen pumpkin peanut butter dog treats made with only 3 ingredients that your dog will absolutely love! Pumpkin, peanut butter, and coconut oil are combined and then frozen for easy and healthy homemade dog treats.
And if you love quick and easy meals and want to learn how to build a balanced plate, check out our FREE How to Build a Balanced Plate Guide!