10 September 2018

53 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

Get fall cooking inspiration with this list of 53 healthy pumpkin recipes.  

There are approximately 5,325 ways to use pumpkin to make a healthy food.  I wanted to feature some healthy pumpkin recipes this fall, but I just couldn't decided which recipes to feature.

While I love baking, especially with pumpkin, I unfortunately do not have the time to make one of everything to share.  So I did the next best thing and created this huge roundup of 53 pumpkin recipes.



I sorted them by category, so it's easier to navigate for you.  There are even some pumpkin treats for your favorite pooch.  My dogs really love pumpkin, so I make them pumpkin treats all year.  

When I was making this list, I considered recipes with no white flour or white sugar to be healthy.  A few recipes looked really good, but they had white sugar.  I would swap out coconut sugar, so I made a note of that.  

You can also use maple sugar or liquid stevia, but I do not know the conversions for those sweeteners.  You can also use an artificial sweetener if you want.  Check with the brand you're using to see how to substitute it.  

53 HEALTHY PUMPKIN RECIPES

Pumpkins may be a popular fall decoration, but they are also a very healthy food.  Pumpkin is low in calories, but it's packed with nutrition.  They are high in antioxidants for heart health.
Pumpkins are orange thanks to beta-carotene.  Your body converts it to vitamin A, which is important for your eye health.

Pumpkins are also high in fiber for your digestive health.

Pumpkin pairs well with honey or maple syrup as a sweetener.  I usually use coconut sugar as a sugar alternative because it tastes the most like sugar, but it has a lower glycemic index.  

MAIN DISHES 




DESSERTS



DRINKS




SNACKS AND APPETIZERS


Spiced Pumpkin Butter (Swap the sugar for coconut sugar or liquid stevia)

BREADS AND MUFFINS


Healthier Starbuck's Copycat Pumpkin Bread (replace the remaining sugar with coconut sugar)
Pumpkin Banana Bread (replace the sugar with coconut sugar)


DOG TREATS

Pumpkin Crunchy Dog Treats

I hope you enjoy several of these 53 healthy pumpkin recipes!





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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.