It’s no secret that as soon as the temperature drops and the leaves start changing colours, the pumpkin craze begins. From pumpkin spiced lattes to muffins, pies, and everything in between, it seems that come autumn, everyone is obsessed with all things pumpkin.
It doesn’t hurt that pumpkins are high in antioxidants, vitamin C, and gut-friendly fiber, which makes this an obsession we can easily get behind. Here are ten of our favourite recipes to help you prepare for fall and satisfy all your pumpkin cravings.
These no-fuss bars would make the perfect dessert to bring along to a holiday gathering. They’re much easier to make than a traditional pumpkin pie and are equally satisfying! Made with a gluten free crust and a rich and silky pumpkin filling, they’ll seriously impress you and your guests.
These deliciously moist pumpkin muffins will be a huge hit with whoever you choose to share them with. They’re light, fluffy, perfectly spiced, and pair well with breakfast or an afternoon snack. In case you need another reason to make them, your whole house will smell amazing as these bake away in your oven!
This smoothie tastes like pumpkin pie—but without all the calories, refined sugar, and fat. It’s perfectly sweet, super creamy, and thanks to the Greek yogurt, it packs 12 grams of protein per serving. Want to keep it dairy free? Swap the yogurt for your favourite protein powder or 3 tablespoons of hemp seeds.
If you find yourself reaching for a snack around the 3pm slump, make these DIY energy bites so you have a healthy option on hand. Made with pumpkin, spices, coffee, and a big hit of protein, they’ll give you a much healthier boost you need to get through the day.
Move over Starbucks PSL, this healthy pumpkin spice latte is what fall dreams are made of. Why settle for a cup filled with sugar when you can make a healthy and delicious latte at home instead? This way, you’re getting all the good stuff (real pumpkin, delicious spices) sans all the added sugar. It’s also made with gut soothing coconut milk —but feel free to sub for almond or oat milk instead.
What’s better than soft, chewy, chocolate filled cookies on a cool fall day? For bonus points, you can swap the sugar for coconut sugar and use whole wheat flour. Pour yourself a glass of cold almond milk and enjoy what’s sure to become your new favourite fall cookie!
Satisfy all of your pumpkin cravings with this hearty, healthy and delicious pumpkin bread recipe. It’s made with a mix of pumpkin and spices, plus honey (or maple syrup), whole wheat flour and apple sauce. If you’re a fan of banana bread but want to try something new, you’re going to love this recipe. Pumpkin bread for everyone!
Why settle for a boring breakfast when you can whip up a bowl of cozy, comforting pumpkin spiced oats? It features a handful of nutrient-dense ingredients you likely have on hand, takes minutes to prepare, and packs a healthy dose of fibre to keep you full all morning long.
The only thing better than the flavor of this pumpkin pie parfait is the wholesome ingredients it features like coconut milk, non-dairy yogurt, and of course, pumpkin. These beautiful individual treats make a delicious and healthier version of pumpkin pie you’re sure to enjoy.
Who doesn’t want a healthy yet treat-like breakfast? Meet these fluffy, flavour-packed pancakes. Made with oats, eggs, pumpkin, and a few other ingredients, they couldn’t be easier to make! Throw everything in the blender and you’ve got a cozy breakfast ready in minutes for any day of the week.
Danica is a holistic nutritionist, wellness expert and health coach on a mission to help women around the world find their optimal well-being. She is the founder of Nakd Health, where she coaches clients to prioritize wellness in their busy lives with delicious recipes, nutrition advice, fitness and lifestyle changes.