Now that we’re well into PUMPKIN season, I wanted to share some of my favorite healthy pumpkin recipes you’ll love! These are great to add into your routine for something festive or great to bring with you to events.  Even if cooking isn’t your forte, these recipes will be easy to make, so you can impress your friends or indulge yourself!  Enjoy these healthier versions of your favorite pumpkin treats!

Healthy Pumpkin Recipe #1: Paleo Pumpkin Bread

Love pumpkin bread? Me too! Which is why I wanted to share my FAVORITE paleo pumpkin bread recipe that has only 195 cals per slice and is free of gluten and refined sugar!

healthy pumpkin recipe

What you need:

Serving size 8 pieces total⁠

  • 1 ½ cups blanched almond flour⁠
  • ¾ tsp baking soda ⁠
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon ⁠
  • ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice ⁠
  • 4 eggs ⁠
  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin ⁠
  • ¼ cup maple syrup⁠
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)⁠
  • 1 ½ – 2 tsp monk fruit or stevia (optional if you want it sweeter)⁠

Instructions: 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F⁠
  • Whisk the eggs together⁠
  • Add pumpkin puree & maple syrup then mix well.⁠
  • Add in the almond flour and stir with wet mixture.⁠
  • Add the baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, & vanilla extract.⁠
  • Optional: add monk fruit or stevia.⁠
  • Spray a 8in x 4in loaf pan with coconut oil. Tip: add 2 thick parchment strips to the loaf pan to make it easy to remove loaf when done. Add in the bread batter. Smooth out with spoon or spatula.⁠
  • Bake for 45 minutes at 350F⁠
  • Let cool and dig in!⁠

Healthy Pumpkin Recipe #2: Homemade PSL 

If you’re craving the seasonal favorite the PSL or pumpkin spice lattes, try swapping your morning smoothie with this tasty Fall-inspired smoothie!

This healthier version can be enjoyed on a more regular basis from the comfort of your own home. This healthier version has only 86 calories and 1g of sugar. 

What you’ll need: 

  • 8-16oz vanilla almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin purée
  • 1 instant coffee packet or espresso shot
  • Dash of pumpkin pie spice
  • Stevia to taste

What to do:

  • Heat the almond milk on the stove. (Or enjoy cold over ice!)
  • Combine hot almond milk and all other ingredients into a blender
  • Blend & enjoy!

Healthy Pumpkin Recipe #3: Paleo Pumpkin Soup

Cold Weather? Warm up with one of my favorite recipes for a hearty, yet delicious Paleo Pumpkin Soup!  Enjoy the festive Fall feels without derailing your health & fitness goals!

healthy paleo pumpkin soup

What you’ll need for the soup:⁠

  • (makes about 6, 1 cup servings) ⁠
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree ⁠
  • 2 carrots, cut into chunks ⁠
  • 1/2 medium onion, cut into chunks ⁠
  • 1 tbsp ghee or avocado oil ⁠
  • 3 cups chicken broth (or veggie broth) ⁠
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk ⁠
  • 2 tsp minced garlic⁠
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger⁠
  • salt + pepper to taste⁠

What to do:⁠

  • Hit the sauté button on the instant pot and add ghee. ⁠
  • Add the carrots, onion, ginger, sea salt & garlic. Sauté for a few minutes.⁠
  • Add the can of pumpkin puree and the 3 cups chicken broth and stir.⁠
  • Turn off the sauté feature on the instant pot, secure the lid and set to 8 minutes manual on high pressure.⁠
  • Once the instant pot has depressurized naturally, blend the soup with an immersion blender or in a regular blender.⁠
  • Stir in the 1 cup coconut milk and add salt & pepper to taste.⁠
  • Optional: top with arugula and pistachios, then enjoy!⁠

132 calories per serving | 9.5g fat, 10g carbs 3g fiber, 1.5g protein⁠

Healthy Pumpkin Recipe #4: Paleo Pumpkin Fudge 

Last, but certainly not least, my signature four ingredient Paleo Fudge.

paleo pumpkin fudge, healthy pumpkin recipe

What you need for pumpkin fudge:

(Makes about 10 small pieces)

  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

What to do:

  • Pour all ingredients into a small stovetop pan.
  • Heat on medium heat and stir together.
  • Once completely mixed, pour into a glass dish with parchment paper OR into a silicone ice cube holder.
  • Freeze for at least 2 hours and enjoy! Place in the fridge if you prefer it to be softer.

195 calories per square | 3g protein | 9g carbs | 18g fat

I hope these fall inspired recipes make you as happy as they make me! Which one would you go for first?

Amanda

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