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40 Healthy Pumpkin Desserts

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Enjoy this list of super easy and healthy pumpkin desserts to make during the fall and winter season! Cozy up with warm quick breads, pies, muffins, pumpkin bars, and no-bake desserts. The whole family will love the spiced aroma and delicious pumpkin flavors! This list includes vegan, vegetarian, and even gluten-free options, with lightened up versions of classic recipes that bring comfort to the colder months.

Collage of easy healthy pumpkin desserts on a white background.

Every fall, I end up craving all things pumpkin. From savory dishes to sweet treats, pumpkin is a versatile ingredient that we can include in almost everything! Let these healthy pumpkin dessert recipes give you all the inspiration to dive into full fall mode. And I am in full support of switching into that fall energy any time of year!

Now, I like to have my “cake” and eat it too, so I’m always on the lookout for the best healthy pumpkin recipes for dessert. Let’s face it, the typical pumpkin treats are absolutely scrumptious, but they don’t always leave us feeling our best.

These healthy recipes are guaranteed to satisfy your pumpkin cravings! Find most of these ingredients and cozy spices at your local grocery store to make these amazing recipes.

There is something for everyone on this list of our favorite comforting and spiced recipes. This list features options for gluten-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and much more! Read on to find healthier versions of your favorite fall recipes — everything from pumpkin gelato, to pumpkin spice cookies, to pumpkin rolls, to the best healthy pumpkin pie ever!

Both kids and adults will have options to choose from as this list features 40 of the best healthy recipes with pumpkin!

40 Healthy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread (Coffee Cake)

Calories: 229 — Fiber: 1.6 grams — Protein: 2.3 grams

Why You’ll Love It: This healthy pumpkin bread is bursting with pumpkin flavor and can be made vegan!

Incredibly moist with fall flavors that are out of this world, this warm bread comes with a delectable streusel topping that you will adore. Pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, gluten-free flour and bananas make up this gluten free healthy pumpkin dessert. Check out the recipe: Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Bars

Why You’ll Love It: Not only are these no bake pumpkin bars healthy, they are also absolutely delicious and high in protein.

Gluten-free, refined sugar-free, no-bake, and vegan, these healthy pumpkin oatmeal bars are creamy and full of fluffy and nutty textures! Made with crunchy pecans and Tejari Organic Pumpkin protein powder, you can create dairy-free pumpkin pie bars that are not only delicious but filled with protein and fiber, too! Get the recipe for these pumpkin pie oatmeal bars here.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Calories: 174 — Fiber: 2 grams — Protein: 3 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Made with nutrient-rich ingredients like oat flour, oatmeal, pumpkin puree, coconut sugar, and coconut oil

These healthy pumpkin cookies are perfectly chewy and come with plenty of rich chocolate chips! Gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free, these indulgent treats are the perfect selections for anyone craving delicious cookies! Get the recipe for these pumpkin oatmeal cookies here.

Fluffy Chia Pumpkin Mousse

Calories: 189 — Fiber: 8 grams — Protein: 5 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Loaded with more protein and fiber than most traditional pumpkin dessert recipes

This healthy pumpkin mousse is fluffy, creamy, and can easily be vegan and gluten-free! This recipe is made with healthy ingredients like greek yogurt and chia seeds for extra protein and fiber. The best part?! It has graham crackers on top! Get the recipe for this easy pumpkin chia mousse here.

Healthy Pumpkin Scones

Calories: 191 — Fiber: 2.5 grams — Protein: 3.3 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Ready in 30 minutes, vegan, and easily made gluten-free too!

Totally plant-based and dairy-free, these crumbly and sweet scones are rich with pumpkin flavors and the tasty spices that come with it! These healthy scones are coated in a sweet maple glaze and are perfect for whenever you need a quick breakfast, snack, or dessert. Get the recipe for these healthy pumpkin scones here.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cups

Calories: 185 — Fiber: 5 grams — Protein: 5 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Perfect for a healthy snack and extra fiber thanks to rolled oats

These tender and sweet baked pumpkin oatmeal cups are full of protein and healthy ingredients! Refined sugar-free and a great way to feel good about the dessert you’re eating. These muffins are great for lunchboxes! Get the recipe for these pumpkin oatmeal cups here.

Protein Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups with Pumpkin

Why You’ll Love It: A fun twist on healthy pumpkin desserts with lots of peanut butter flavor

Rich flavors of dark chocolate are mixed with creamy peanut butter and pumpkin protein powder for your very own healthy Reese’s Cups–but with a twist! This recipe calls for just five simple ingredients so it’s super easy to make! Serve these perfectly crunchy and creamy protein peanut butter cups for an indulgent fall dessert that is gluten-free and dairy-free! Get the recipe for these pumpkin peanut butter cups here.

Eggless Pumpkin Pie

Calories: 258 — Fiber: 2 grams — Protein: 4 grams

Why You’ll Love It: A healthier take on traditional pumpkin pie

If you’re looking for an eggless version of your favorite pumpkin pie, then this is one of the best recipes we have found! The pumpkin pie filling is creamy, sweet, and filled with spiced flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, and sugar, and the crust is nice and flaky. This is the perfect healthy dessert for your holiday table! You can make it into a healthy vegan pumpkin pie with a few changes. Get the recipe for this eggless pumpkin pie here.

Vegan Pumpkin Cake

Calories: 466 — Fiber: 2 grams — Protein: 3 grams

Why You’ll Love It: One of the tastiest healthy pumpkin cake recipes ever!

Extra soft, moist, sweet, and made with the best vegan buttercream frosting and caramel sauce, this Fall pumpkin cake is going to quickly become your favorite recipe! Serve this healthy pumpkin cake whenever you are in the mood for a cake filled with rich flavors! Get the recipe for this vegan pumpkin cake here.

Vegan Frozen Pumpkin Gelato

Why You’ll Love It: A thick and creamy dessert with simple ingredients. Better than ice cream!

Creamy, refined sugar-free, and a healthy frozen pumpkin treat for anyone looking for vegan gelato–this recipe is full of flavor! So easy to make and great for kids to enjoy with crushed gluten-free graham crackers or cookies. Get the recipe for this vegan frozen pumpkin gelato here.

Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

Calories: 170 — Fiber: 1 gram — Protein: 2 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Made with dark chocolate chips for a bold chocolate taste. Super fun for pumpkin season!

Rich with moist and dark chocolate flavors, this gluten-free, healthy pumpkin bread is refined sugar-free and a great option for whenever you have a sweet tooth! Pumpkin and chocolate are incredible together, and this lightened-up bread is the way to go! Get the recipe for this healthy chocolate pumpkin bread here.

Vegan Pumpkin Banana Bread

Vegan pumpkin banana bread, sliced on a wooden cutting board.

Calories: 191 — Fiber: 2 grams — Protein: 3 grams

Why You’ll Love It: The perfect healthy dessert with tons of pumpkin flavor

If you’re looking for a healthy pumpkin bread recipe, then you’ve come to the right spot! If you’re just getting into healthy baking, this is a great recipe to start with because it’s super easy and smells divine as it bakes. Aromas of sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon are intertwined and baked into a yummy bread. Get the recipe for this vegan pumpkin banana bread here.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Roll

Calories: 295 — Fiber: 4 grams — Protein: 7 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Freezer-friendly and includes low carb and keto sweetener options

This gluten-free and refined sugar-free recipe is made with dairy-free cream cheese frosting and contains the best pumpkin spice flavors! Incredibly moist and perfect for whenever you are wanting something indulgent and jam-packed with spices. Get the recipe for this gluten free pumpkin roll here.

No-Bake Pumpkin Energy Balls Recipe

Why You’ll Love It: Loaded with protein, healthy fats, vegan-friendly ingredients

Sweet and protein-rich with no added sugar, these no-bake pumpkin energy balls are great for whenever you need a quick breakfast or snack! They are made with almond butter, pumpkin puree, honey, and other ingredients mixed together in a large bowl for a quick easy pumpkin dessert. This recipe is a delicious way to enjoy nostalgic fall flavors. Get the recipe for these pumpkin energy balls here.

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Calories: 160 — Fiber: 3 grams — Protein: 4 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Made with 7 simple ingredients and is super easy to make

Vegan pumpkin spice granola is sweetened with maple syrup and rich in pumpkin seeds, pecans, oats, and coconut oil. This spicy and sweet crunchy goodness is great for healthy ice cream recipes, yogurt, or just by itself! Get the recipe for this pumpkin spice granola here.

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

Calories: 431 — Fiber: 5 grams — Protein: 7 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Perfect breakfast or dessert to fit with your healthy lifestyle

This healthy pumpkin dessert is a favorite! Made with bits of dark chocolate chips with a little indulgence, this pumpkin-baked oatmeal is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan-friendly! Baked oatmeal is not only great as a dessert but for breakfast, too! Feel free to cut it into smaller rectangles to create healthy pumpkin bars for an on-the-go snack! For another variation, try this vegan baked oatmeal with berries! Get the recipe for this pumpkin baked oatmeal here.

Pumpkin Parfaits with Spiced Granola

Calories: 198 — Fiber: 4 grams — Protein: 15 grams

Why You’ll Love It: The easiest vegan pumpkin dessert that doubles as a nourishing breakfast or healthy pumpkin snack

Creamy and fluffy, this rich pumpkin treat is great for whenever you are craving something sweet, but wanting to keep things protein-rich. These parfaits are great for serving in individual cups for the kids! Get the recipe for this pumpkin greek yogurt parfait recipe here.

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Calories: 218 — Fiber: 1 gram — Protein: 2 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Made with healthy ingredients like pumpkin puree, almond milk, and coconut oil for a wholesome donut

Fluffy and sweet vegan pumpkin donuts are the perfect options for breakfast or dessert! Made with healthier ingredients and gluten-free flour, you can’t go wrong with these donuts! Get the recipe for these vegan pumpkin spice donuts here.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Bars

Why You’ll Love It: Healthy pumpkin bars with wholesome ingredients that will keep you feeling good

You’re going to swoon over these nutty, soft, and sweet gluten-free pumpkin pie bars. Made with an almond flour crust mixed with walnuts and oats, these healthy dessert bars are incredible! Make a batch of this healthy snack to enjoy during the week. Kid-friendly and family friendly too! You only need a few tools to make these healthy pumpkin pie bars, like parchment paper and a food processor. Get the recipe for these pumpkin spice bars here.

Healthy No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies

Calories: 55 — Fiber: 1 gram — Protein: 1 gram

Why You’ll Love It: A delicious way to enjoy the pumpkin season without compromising your healthy diet

Healthy no bake pumpkin desserts like these pumpkin cookies are great for whenever you’re in need of a quick and filling treat! Made with oats, pumpkin purée, peanut butter, and maple syrup for healthier flavors you will love! Get the recipe for these no bake pumpkin cookies here.

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

Calories: 216 — Fiber: 5 grams — Protein: 4 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Full of pumpkin flavor and fall spice

Wanting to try a hand at your very own vegan, healthy pumpkin muffins? We like this recipe because it is easy and produces muffins that have the best pumpkin flavors that are mixed with applesauce, maple syrup, and coconut sugar. They’re the perfect amount of pumpkin-y goodness and sweetness! Get the recipe for these vegan pumpkin muffins here.

Gluten-Free Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Calories: 162 — Fiber: 1.5 grams — Protein: 4.5 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Made with dark brown sugar and cozy spices for the most delicious pumpkin pie filling

One of my absolute favorite fall recipes, this low calorie pumpkin pie is great when you are wanting traditional pumpkin pie without all the extra heavy flavors. This simple, easy pumpkin pie recipe is a lightened up version of the original recipe, and a great option when you’re looking to enjoy the most delicious pumpkin pie without any of the guilt! Make it a low sugar pumpkin pie by reducing the brown sugar or removing it completely. Check out the recipe: Healthy Pumpkin Pie.

Keto Pumpkin Cookies

Calories: 110 — Fiber: 1 gram — Protein: 3 grams

Why You’ll Love It: One of the easiest sugar free pumpkin desserts with so much flavor!

These sugar-free, low-carb, healthy pumpkin cookies are filled with the right textures and flavors and are everything you could ever want in a cookie recipe! Gluten-free and made with almond flour for crumbly, delicious cookies. Get the recipe for these keto pumpkin cookies here.

Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Calories: 277 — Fiber: 4 grams — Protein: 5 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Soft, fluffy and the perfect weekend breakfast, brunch or dessert for fall

These sweet and super soft vegan cinnamon rolls are topped with a tasty cream cheese frosting. Great for the holidays and for the cooler temperatures, who could say, “No,” to this recipe? This recipe for cinnamon rolls is gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free–mmm! Tastes great warm or at room temperature! Get the recipe for these vegan pumpkin cinnamon rolls here.

Chocolate Pumpkin BonBons

Why You’ll Love It: A healthy indulgence for Halloween and fall time

These treats are made with sweetened medjool dates and enhanced with rich flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg for the perfect combination of chocolate and pumpkin. This no-bake vegan recipe is gluten-free and one of the best ways to use protein powder! Get the recipe for these chocolate pumpkin bonbons here.

Easy Pumpkin Chia Pudding

Calories: 380 — Fiber: 8 grams — Protein: 6 grams

Why You’ll Love It: A healthier way to enjoy pumpkin pie flavors

This protein-rich chia pudding is creamy and sweet with maple syrup! Indulge in a vegan pudding that is rich in omega-3s and made with wholesome foods. Serve this healthy pumpkin pudding with homemade vegan whipped cream or oat crackers! Get the recipe for this pumpkin chia pudding here.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

Calories: 358 — Fiber: 1 gram — Protein: 6 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Will quickly become a favorite of yours for desserts with canned pumpkin

This healthy pumpkin cheesecake is great for whenever you are craving your favorite cheesecake recipes, but in bar form! Make these refined sugar-free and gluten-free friendly bars whenever you are in need of comfort. Get the recipe for these pumpkin cheesecake bars here.

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

Calories: 260 — Fiber: 1 gram — Protein: 2 grams

Why You’ll Love It: A healthy pumpkin dessert that is super easy to make!

This creamy and dairy-free pumpkin dessert is a great alternative to traditional cheesecake! Lighten things up this year with this relatively low calorie pumpkin cheesecake with fluffy whipped coconut cream. Get the recipe for this vegan pumpkin cheesecake here.

Healthy Layered Pumpkin Brownies

Calories: 140 — Fiber: 2.9 grams — Protein: 2.1 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Fudgy, chocolatey, and decadent. Easy healthy pumpkin desserts don’t get much better than this!

These healthy pumpkin brownies are made with whole wheat flour and flax meal for extra fiber and nutrients. Make these brownies either vegan or gluten-free for a healthier twist! This recipe contains the perfect amount of chocolate and pumpkin. Drizzle with these brownies with creamy almond butter for extra protein! Get the recipe for these healthy pumpkin brownies here.

Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie

Healthy pumpkin smoothie served in a tall glass with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice on top.

Calories: 172 — Fiber: 5 grams — Protein: 5 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Packed with protein, real pumpkin puree, and cozy warm spices – and tastes just like a pumpkin pie

This low fat pumpkin pie smoothie will easily become one of your new favorite healthy pumpkin recipes. Reminiscent of classic pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes, and favorite fall flavors, this easy recipe is a must-try for all pumpkin lovers! Add some extra powder to turn this into a pumpkin pie protein shake mixed with plant-based milk too! Get the recipe for this healthy pumpkin smoothie here.

Pumpkin Seed Butter

Healthy homemade pumpkin seed butter spread on toast with fresh apple slices on top.

Calories: 72 — Fiber: 1 gram — Protein: 4 grams

Why You’ll Love It: It’s a delicious, creamy spread that tastes good on anything!

Fragrant, roasted pumpkin seeds are blended in a food processor until they form a smooth, nutty paste. Dip crisp apple slices into it or slather it on toast for a healthy recipe even the kids will love! Sweeten it up with honey, maple syrup, or even add cocoa powder for a chocolate pumpkin seed butter. Add on top of other low calorie pumpkin desserts for the ultimate treat. Get the recipe for this pumpkin seed butter here.

Healthy Pumpkin Pudding

Calories: 122 — Fiber: 4 grams — Protein: 2 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Super easy and creamy for a healthy dessert you will love, low calorie pumpkin pudding

If you’re looking for healthy no-bake pumpkin desserts that are not overly filling, this homemade pumpkin pudding recipe will be the answer to your prayers! Made entirely from scratch with only a few ingredients, this easy pumpkin pudding is ready in 5 minutes. It is the perfect low calorie pumpkin dessert. Get the healthy pumpkin pudding recipe here.

Pumpkin Pie Nice Cream

Why You’ll Love It: Tasty vegan ice cream that is so much fun to make and eat

This vegan healthy pumpkin dessert is amazing! Loaded with pumpkin flavor, pumpkin pie nice cream is a fun fall treat – equally tasty and refreshing for summer! It is one of those light pumpkin desserts you will want to make again and again. Get the recipe for this pumpkin pie nice cream here.

Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake

Calories: 222 — Fiber: 4 grams — Protein: 5 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Fluffy, sweet, and full of pumpkin flavor. One of the best healthy pumpkin desserts!

If you are on the hunt for healthy pumpkin spice recipes, we got you covered! This healthy pumpkin mug cake is a game-changer! It is the perfect way to use up that can of pumpkin puree before it goes to waste. The recipe calls for clean ingredients like whole wheat flour, date sugar, and pumpkin pie spice. If you love quick and easy pumpkin desserts, this is the one for you! Get the recipe for this pumpkin mug cake here.

Chocolate Fondant Cake

Calories: 256 — Fiber: 2 grams — Protein: 3 grams

Why You’ll Love It: A perfect autumn, winter or holiday season dessert! 

This chocolate fondant cake can be made with butternut squash or pumpkin puree! This delicious chocolate cake has a fudgy, melt-in-your-mouth kind of texture and only calls for 5 ingredients. You will love this healthy pumpkin chocolate cake! Get the recipe for this chocolate fondant cake here.

No Bake Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Calories: 577 — Fiber: 7 grams — Protein: 15 grams

Why You’ll Love It: A simple recipe with no baking required

If you’re looking for a seasonal treat with a healthier twist, try out these healthy no bake pumpkin cheesecake bars! With no refined sugars and an almond crust, it’s a healthier take on a classic but with all the same great fall flavors. These could be modified into low fat pumpkin bars with a few tweaks. Get the recipe for these pumpkin cheesecake bars here.

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Calories: 647 — Fiber: 1 gram — Protein: 6 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Easy to make with the perfect balance of spices

This healthy pumpkin spice cake is perfectly tender, spiced, and delicious with a cream cheese frosting. If you are looking for homemade pumpkin desserts that will impress a crowd, this is the one! It could be made vegan or gluten free, too. Next time you crave pumpkin spice desserts, give this a try. Get the recipe for this pumpkin spice cake here.

Sugar Free Pumpkin Muffins

Calories: 228 — Fiber: 3 grams — Protein: 8 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Low carb, sugar free, keto-friendly

These pumpkin muffins are not just low sugar pumpkin desserts, but no sugar desserts! With each bite, you’ll savor the warm embrace of pumpkin without worrying about added sugars. Easy to make and utterly satisfying, these muffins are a must-try for anyone seeking a delicious, health-conscious option. If you love quick pumpkin desserts, give these a try. Get the recipe for these sugar free pumpkin muffins here.

Keto Healthy Pumpkin Bars

Calories: 139 — Fiber: 1 gram — Protein: 3 grams

Why You’ll Love It: Amazing spiced pumpkin and tangy cream cheese flavor

You will love these healthy pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting. They use natural ingredients, no added sugar, and taste bakery-fresh. This is one of those low calorie pumpkin dessert recipes everyone will love. Get the recipe for these keto healthy pumpkin bars here.

Sugar Free Pumpkin Mousse

Calories: 214 — Fiber: 2 grams — Protein: 4 grams

Why You’ll Love It: A tasty pumpkin low calorie dessert that is creamy and smooth with no refined sugar

For a lighter take on a healthy pumpkin custard, give this pumpkin mousse a try. It’s the perfect creamy texture and pumpkin spice-flavored dessert! It can be modified into a healthy vegan pumpkin dessert with a couple swaps. Get the recipe for this pumpkin mousse here.

🍂 Dietary Adaptations For Making Healthy Fall Desserts

  • Make It Gluten-Free: Most, if not all, of these healthy pumpkin treats can be substituted with 1:1 gluten-free all purpose flour or a blend of almond flour and coconut flour. Some are already gluten free and most will give further options when you click the link!
  • Make It Dairy-Free: For dairy-free substitutions in your healthy pumpkin baked goods, use vegan butter or coconut oil, vegan cream cheese, vegan sugar, cream, dairy-free milk / coconut milk, etc.
  • Lower The Fat: You can easily cut the amount of fat and calories to make low fat pumpkin desserts by using low fat milk instead of regular, low fat cream cheese instead of regular, etc. You can also replace half of the butter or oil with applesauce, which doesn’t change the texture of the sweet treat but cuts the fat by half!
  • Make It Vegan: Avoid any honey or animal products and substitute with your favorite liquid sweetener like maple syrup. Make sure to use vegan chocolate chips.
  • Go Refined Sugar-Free / Low Sugar: When you’re remaking desserts in healthier ways, try substituting any added sugar with pure maple syrup, date sugar, monk fruit sweetener, coconut sugar, or agave nectar. You can even blend up medjool dates in some of these recipes. For a low carb option, you can also use granulated or powdered erythritol.
  • Add Protein: You’d be surprised at how well most protein powders will mix into these delicious pumpkin recipes! You can also add Greek yogurt, nut butters

🍮 Ideas For Serving Healthy Pumpkin Desserts!

Pair these pumpkin desserts with healthy fall dinners such as a seasonal roasted pumpkin salad or pumpkin soups like this pumpkin and sweet potato soup. You can also enjoy them on their own with coffee, tea, milk or even hot chocolate. Lastly, I love adding a variety of toppings to these desserts like: fresh whipped cream, fresh fruit or fruit compote, chopped nuts and seeds, a dusting of cinnamon or powdered sugar, or a drizzle of honey or maple syrup!


What is the healthiest way to eat pumpkin?

There are all types of ways to enjoy pumpkin – and all of them are healthy as long as they are made with a small amount of oil and no added sugar (or high fat ingredients like cheese, cream, etc!) Eat freshly roasted or canned pumpkin for a boost of Vitamin A and fiber. Dice up some cooked pumpkin and add to soups, stews or stir fries. Enjoy pumpkin purée for a healthy spin in smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, bread, muffins, and more! You can make so many easy desserts with pumpkin puree!

Is canned pumpkin still healthy?

Absolutely! Canned pumpkin is still jam-packed with nutrients and benefits that are great to use in recipes. In fact, pumpkin is canned when it’s freshest, so canned pumpkin is going to be more nutrient rich than fresh pumpkin when it’s not pumpkin season! If you want to make healthy canned pumpkin recipes, rest assured you are getting all the benefits you would with fresh pumpkin.

I like any organic canned pumpkin with a lining that is BPA free. The farmer’s market brand makes a great option, and Trader Joe’s has a healthy canned pumpkin as well. Libby’s canned pumpkin purée is high on the list of popular canned pumpkin brands, because it’s not organic, we like the Farmer’s Market brand better!

Is pumpkin good for weight loss?

Yes, pumpkin is great for weight loss because it is fiber-rich and low in calories and carbs. 1 cup of cooked pumpkin has only 49 calories, 3 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, and happens to be a great source of vitamins and minerals like Vitamins A, C, E, Potassium and Iron!

Is pumpkin healthier raw or cooked?

Pumpkin is actually healthy in both preparations, but there are different things to consider for each! Raw pumpkin may be harder to incorporate into recipes, and tougher to chew, but is absolutely healthy on its own. Cooked pumpkin allows for better absorption of antioxidants, and is easier to incorporate into a variety of recipes! The key with preparing cooked pumpkin is to use a minimal amount of added oil and no added sugar, to keep the recipe from becoming too high in calories or sugar.

Is it okay to eat pumpkin every day?

Yes, it is okay to eat pumpkin every day. There are so many different ways to enjoy it! A serving of pumpkin contains healthy vitamins and plant benefits and is low in calories! There are tons of healthy recipes using pumpkin puree, you might very well find yourself eating a little pumpkin every day this season.

Is your mouth watering yet? These healthy pumpkin recipes are a delicious way to enjoy your favorite treats without any of the guilt, and they are also great for managing different dietary needs! You definitely need to make some of these easy pumpkin desserts for the best time of the year! Happy pumpkin season everyone!

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20 responses to “40 Healthy Pumpkin Desserts”

  1. I love pumpkin and could barely scroll through this post without drooling all over my keyboard! Thanks for this collection! Wow!5 stars

  2. Just made the peanut butter pumpkin cups and they were so delicious! Thank you – I’ll definitely be making them again.5 stars

  3. What a great list, and I appreciate that these are healthy recipes at a time when I tend to overindulge. It’s nice to have some balance. Can’t wait to make my way through the list.5 stars

  4. This is fantastic. I am always looking for gluten and dairy free recipes (especially desserts) and it’s the end of pumpkin season down under. I have a pumpkin in my pantry right now. Time to figure out which of these recipes to make first.5 stars

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