The BEST Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

Is there anything better than a tasty pumpkin recipe?! Nope! Fall is here and it’s time to enjoy all things pumpkin.

Fall is in the air! Don’t get me wrong, I loooove summer, but there is something about fall #amiright? I love the cool mornings, the crisp air and all things pumpkin. Yup, I’m that girl. I honestly love pumpkin year round, but I am definitely drawn to it more in the fall. Bring on the big sweaters and pumpkin recipes!

If you’ve never used pumpkin for cooking or baking, I’ll give you the 4-1-1.

I typically buy canned pumpkin, which you can find in the baking aisle year round (pro tip). When it’s in season, I feel like they have it on every end cap of every grocery store. When buying, be sure to look at the ingredient list and make sure it’s just pureed pumpkin (no other additives).

Of course, if you’re feeling ambitious, you can also use a pie pumpkin to make your own pumpkin puree!

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a part of the squash family and is packed with great nutrition benefits. It’s low in calories, saturated fat and cholesterol. It is considered “nutrient-dense” because it has a ton of great vitamins and minerals but not a lot of calories. It’s super high in vitamin K which helps your blood clot and is great for bone health. It’s also high in beta-carotene, which is a powerful antioxidant and important for eye and immune health.

What Can You Make with Pumpkin?

So many things! I love making everything from desserts and smoothies to soups and burgers (yes burgers!) with pumpkin. It’s such a diverse vegetable as it can be made sweet or savory. Let’s jump into some recipes!

Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes

Protein Pumpkin Oatmeal

4.11 from 29 votes
This protein pumpkin oatmeal with egg whites is loaded with pumpkin flavor and protein. The secret is whipping egg whites into the oats while they cook!
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Protein egg white pumpkin oatmeal topped with peanut butter, granola, and pecans.

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

4.16 from 262 votes
The best cozy fall breakfast, this pumpkin baked oatmeal is made with oats, pumpkin, maple syrup, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. It’s vegan and gluten-free.
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A spatula is lifting a slice of pumpkin baked oatmeal out of a baking dish.

Healthy Pumpkin Bread

4.55 from 110 votes
Sweetened only with maple syrup, this delicious healthy pumpkin bread is low in sugar, vegan and made with fiber-rich whole wheat flour!
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Overhead shot of four slices of pumpkin bread, resting on parchment paper on a cutting board.

Pumpkin Spice Superfood Cereal Squares

5 from 1 vote
These pumpkin spice cereal squares are a fall spin on my original recipe for superfood cereal squares. They’re loaded with healthy ingredients and full of pumpkin spice flavor. Gluten-free and dairy-free!
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Stacked pumpkin spice cereal squares.

Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes

4.55 from 37 votes
Healthy pumpkin pancakes made with oats and cottage cheese. Full of pumpkin spice flavor and packed with protein and fiber, these pancakes are the perfect way to fuel a fall morning!
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Stack of pumpkin pancakes, drizzled with peanut butter and maple syrup, with a bite taken out of the stack.

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

3.72 from 202 votes
Have pumpkin pie for breakfast with this healthy pumpkin pie overnight oats recipe. It's fast, easy, vegan, gluten-free and delicious! 
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Jar of pumpkin pie overnight oats topped with pecans, whipped cream and cinnamon.

Pumpkin Chia Pudding

4.03 from 86 votes
This pumpkin chia pudding combines pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, chia seeds and almond butter for a creamy and delicious fall breakfast or snack. 
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Pumpkin chia pudding in a tulip weck jar, topped with coconut whipped cream, granola and a cinnamon stick.

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Cups

3.92 from 35 votes
These baked pumpkin oatmeal cups are the perfect solution for busy mornings. Make a batch during your weekly meal prep and eat them throughout the week!
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Four baked pumpkin oatmeal cups on a plate and one on the table next to the plate. Oatmeal cups are topped with chocolate chips and walnuts.

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

4.41 from 22 votes
Full of pumpkin flavor and fall spice, these healthy vegan pumpkin muffins are naturally sweetened and made with simple pantry staple ingredients. They're perfectly moist and fluffy!
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Two muffins stacked on top of each other.

Healthy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

4.36 from 106 votes
Skip Starbucks and make this healthy homemade pumpkin spice latte made with almond milk at home. It's easy to make, vegan and delicious!
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Photo of pumpkin spice latte in a glass mug topped with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice.

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

3.86 from 42 votes
These healthy pumpkin muffins are naturally sweetened and made with whole wheat pastry flour, rolled oats, yogurt and fall spices. They're perfectly moist and fluffy and come together quickly.
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Two pumpkin muffins stacked on top of each other. They are balancing on top of a baking tin.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

4.22 from 19 votes
These ooey gooey vegan pumpkin cinnamon rolls are a delicious treat to make for breakfast or brunch. They’re made with bread flour, which gives them the perfect fluffy texture.
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Round baking dish with pumpkin cinnamon rolls drizzled with icing.

Pumpkin Oatmeal

3.81 from 41 votes
This healthy and cozy pumpkin oatmeal makes the perfect breakfast for a chilly fall morning. It has a ton of pumpkin flavor with a little spice and a touch of sweetness.
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Overhead shot of two bowls of pumpkin oatmeal topped with pecans.

Pumpkin Granola

4.59 from 31 votes
This pumpkin granola is super crunchy, easy to make and perfect for fall. It's made with real pumpkin and studded with nutty pecans and chocolate chips for the perfect hint of chocolatey goodness. Vegan + gluten-free.
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A bowl of pumpkin granola served in a bowl with milk. A silver spoon rests aside the bowl.

Pumpkin Pie Yogurt

4.11 from 29 votes
This pumpkin pie yogurt bowl is made with protein-packed yogurt, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup and all your favorite toppings for the perfect nutritious fall breakfast!
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Bowl filled with yogurt and pumpkin and topped with seeds, granola and almond butter. Spoon and pumpkin off to the side.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

4.14 from 88 votes
Have pumpkin pie for breakfast with this healthy slow cooker pumpkin pie oatmeal recipe featuring steel-cut oats cooked overnight with pumpkin puree and spices. Hello fall!
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Overhead shot of Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal in a white bowl with milk and pecans in the bowl.

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

4.41 from 25 votes
This creamy healthy pumpkin pie smoothie requires only six ingredients and tastes like liquid pumpkin pie. It’s vegan, gluten-free and surprisingly healthy!
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Two pumpkin pie smoothies on a wood cutting board surrounded by spices and a kitchen towlel.

Flourless Pumpkin Muffins

4 from 185 votes
Healthy, paleo pumpkin muffins made with almond butter and pumpkin. No flour, no oil and no dairy. 9 grams of protein in each muffin!
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Two healthy pumpkin muffins stacked with a bite taken out of the top muffin.

Pumpkin Gingerbread Smoothie

4.80 from 20 votes
This pumpkin gingerbread smoothie tastes like your favorite holiday dessert, but is loaded with health-boosting ingredients like fresh ginger, blackstrap molasses, and chia seeds. Vegan and gluten-free.
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Two pumpkin gingerbread smoothies on a wood board topped with whipped cream.

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

4.46 from 91 votes
Make a Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew at home with this simple recipe! It combines cold brew coffee with a delicious pumpkin spice foam that's made with oat milk and pumpkin puree.
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Quinoa Flour Pumpkin Bread

3.84 from 6 votes
Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice this moist and tender quinoa flour pumpkin bread is everything a pumpkin quick bread should be but a tad healthier. Gluten-free + vegan.
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Sliced loaf of pumpkin quinoa bread.

Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

5 from 2 votes
A fall inspired smoothie bowl made with frozen banana, pumpkin, cashew butter and vanilla protein powder. This pumpkin smoothie bowl is thick, creamy and tastes like liquid pumpkin pie.
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A pumpkin smoothie bowl topped with pumpkin seeds, granola and banana slices.

Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl

5 from 2 votes
A fall inspired smoothie bowl made with frozen banana, pumpkin, cashew butter and vanilla protein powder. This pumpkin smoothie bowl is thick, creamy and tastes like liquid pumpkin pie.
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A pumpkin smoothie bowl topped with pumpkin seeds, granola and banana slices.

Savory Pumpkin Recipes

Maple Balsamic Tempeh Bowls

4.50 from 36 votes
A comforting fall meal with maple balsamic tempeh, pumpkin coconut rice and steamed broccoli.
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Bowl of yellow rice with tempeh and broccoli.

Pumpkin Spice Salmon

4.86 from 7 votes
Add a hint of fall flavor to your next salmon dish with this baked pumpkin spice salmon! You'll love the unique combo of sweet and savoy with a hint of spice.
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A filet of pumpkin spice salmon on a white plate next to a kale salad with pomegranate arils.

Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins

4.54 from 15 votes
These pumpkin cornbread muffins are slightly sweet and moist from the pumpkin! They're the perfect side to a big bowl of cozy soup or chili. Dairy-free, egg-free, refined sugar free and made with whole grains. 
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Healthy pumpkin cornbread muffin sliced and laying on a muffin liner and spread with ghee.

Black Bean Pumpkin Burgers

4.10 from 11 votes
These black bean pumpkin burgers are made with quinoa, black beans, pureed pumpkin and pepitas. They're loaded with plant-based protein and full of flavor. Vegan and gluten-free.
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A vertical photo of a black bean pumpkin burger on a bun with lettuce, tomato and onion. The burger is on a plate with two small ramekins of mustard and ketchup.

Vegan Curried Pumpkin Soup

4.54 from 15 votes
Comforting and filling vegan curried pumpkin soup made with coconut milk and cannellini beans. The beans give this pumpkin soup a nice, thick texture and add a little protein!
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Bowl of healthy vegan curried pumpkin soup topped with pumpkin seeds and spices.

Tofu Pumpkin Curry

4.88 from 8 votes
This cozy Thai-inspired pumpkin curry comes together quickly, but the robust flavor makes it taste like it’s been cooking all day. It’s vegan, loaded with protein and perfect as a weeknight meal.
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Bowls of tofu pumpkin curry topped with cashews and served with rice.

Dessert Pumpkin Recipes

Healthy Pumpkin Bars

4.81 from 21 votes
These healthy pumpkin bars are made with whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt, applesauce and studded with chocolate chips. They have less oil than traditional pumpkin bars and can easily be made vegan.
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Squares of pumpkin bars on a cooling rack with a measuring cup full of chocolate chips.

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

4.35 from 47 votes
These soft pumpkin cookies are like pillowy clouds that melt in your mouth. They’re loaded with pumpkin flavor, grain-free and made without any oil! Top with frosting for a delicious treat.
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Close up photo of a pumpkin cookie frosted with white icing.

Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes

3.72 from 7 votes
These no bake healthy pumpkin spice donut holes are packed full of pumpkin spice flavor and covered in a coconut maple glaze. Plus, they're vegan, gluten-free and absolutely delicious!
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Bowl of pumpkin spice donut holes.

No Bake Pumpkin Pie Bars

3.84 from 25 votes
These decadent no bake pumpkin pie bars pair a crunchy granola crust with a creamy, thick pumpkin filling with coconut oil and cashew butter. Vegan & gluten-free.
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Pumpkin pie bar with a bite taken out of it on a white plate.

Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

4.44 from 74 votes
These delicious oatmeal pumpkin cookies with chocolate chips are healthy, vegan and can easily be made gluten-free. Perfect for satisfying your pumpkin cravings!
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A white bowl filled with pumpkin oatmeal cookies.

Vegan Tofu Pumpkin Pie

4.35 from 40 votes
For this delicious vegan pumpkin pie, silken tofu replaces the eggs and dairy and the filling is put into a flavorful and nutty oatmeal pecan crust.
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Slice of vegan pumpkin pie topped with whipped cream.

Snack and Misc Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin Protein Bars (Vegan + Gluten Free)

4.13 from 148 votes
These pumpkin protein bars are vegan, gluten-free and oil-free. They make for a perfect pre or post-workout snack or grab-and-go breakfast. Each bar has less than 80 calories, 7 grams of protein and only 4 grams of sugar!
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A stack of pumpkin protein bars on a white plate with chocolate chips sprinkled around.

Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

4.50 from 12 votes
Healthy pumpkin energy balls made with only 5 ingredients – dates, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin pie spice and salt. They’re perfect for on-the-go snacking!
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Close up shot of pumpkin pie energy balls in a white bowl.

Pumpkin Spice Pepitas

3.34 from 6 votes
Homemade pumpkin spice pepitas sweetened with maple syrup and a little sea salt for the ultimate sweet and savory treat.
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Pumpkin Spiced Roasted Pepitas in a small dish.

10 Minute Pumpkin Butter

4.67 from 15 votes
A quick pumpkin butter recipe made in the microwave or on the stove top. Only 8 ingredients and a perfect spread for fall! Vegan + Gluten-Free.
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Pumpkin butter in a glass cup with a pumpkin behind it.

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treats

4.45 from 121 votes
Use leftover canned pumpkin to make these 5-ingredient homemade peanut butter and pumpkin dog treats! They’re super easy to make and the perfect fall treat for your furry friend. 
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A pile of peanut butter pumpkin bone shaped dog treats on a wood surface, sitting in front of an open jar of the treats.

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The BEST Healthy Pumpkin Recipes + Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe

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Is there anything better than a pumpkin recipe?! Fall is here and it's time to enjoy all things pumpkin. I'm obsessed with these healthy pumpkin recipes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a high powered blender. Process until smooth. Pour into a glass and top with whipped cream and cinnamon, if using. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1 Calories: 301kcal Carbohydrates: 50g Protein: 5g Fat: 7g Fiber: 8g Sugar: 36g
Course: Smoothie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin pie smoothie

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    7 comments
    1. Punam Paul
      October 15, 2018 AT 7:41 am

      Very Good collection of pumpkin recipe. Liked your collection and bookmarking it. Will surely try some.

    2. Geri
      October 12, 2018 AT 12:03 pm

      I made the pumpkin smoothie. I altered the recipe slightly by adding 2 more incredients; 1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup, and 4 pecan halves. I love anything pumpkin, and enjoyed this smoothy! Thank you. Great recipes!!

    3. Joyce
      September 27, 2018 AT 2:47 pm

      Thank you very much for all the pumpkin recipes. I have been collecting pumpkin recipes for a long time but they were not the healthy kind. I am soo glad to have healthy pumpkin recipes. Thank you again.

    4. Marla Joy
      September 24, 2018 AT 8:49 pm

      Thank you so so much for these amazing pumpkin recipes! I am discovering you for the first time and I am very excited to explore your page. I am sensitive to eggs and almonds and so many of these recipes will work for me and my Type 1 diabetic and celiacs twins!

    5. Jessica Kaplan
      September 23, 2018 AT 4:08 pm

      Omg these are all amazing! Can’t wait to try them as I get ready for Fall! Thanks for all your hard work!

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