10 Best-Ever Pumpkin Desserts

Forget “over the river and through the woods.” You can treat yourself, your family, and your guests to the delicious taste of fall in your own home with these 10 best-ever pumpkin desserts.

While we all enjoy pumpkin as a quintessential fall flavor, there’s more to this fruit than yumminess. Pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A, which supports healthy vision, especially in dim light situations. This lovely superfood also contains beta-carotene, an antioxidant that may destroy free radicals (bad cells) that trigger cancer. You’ll benefit from vitamin C in pumpkin recipes as well, an essential nutrient that helps boost the immune system.

With natural sweeteners, whole grains, and nutrient-rich ingredients, these best-ever pumpkin desserts can be part of a healthy lifestyle. Always check the serving sizes listed with each recipe. When it’s time to serve yourself, don’t eyeball the portion; instead measure it out. This makes sure you get the decadent indulgence you want without consuming too many extra calories.

Try one of these pumpkin dessert favorites this week, and let us know what you think in our comments section. Do you have a favorite pumpkin treat you’d like to enjoy in a healthier version? You can let us know that in the comments section, too.

1. Clean Eating Pumpkin Pie

Clean Eating Pumpkin Pie

Natural sweeteners, coconut milk, and whole wheat flour make this a better-for-you alternative to traditional pie recipes.

2. Pumpkin Raisin Muffins

Pumpkin Raisin Muffins

This moist dessert recipe hits the spot when you want to add fall sweetness to your menu.

3. Pumpkin Raisin Oatmeal Baked Apple

pumpkin-raisin-oatmeal-baked-apple

This looks like a dish grandma might have made. It offers big flavor using only natural sweeteners like agave nectar.

4. Pumpkin Cheesecake Shooters

Pumpkin Cheesecake Shots

Whether you’re hosting your BFF or the entire gang, this dessert is a delight made with light cream cheese and coconut sugar.

5. Caramel Pumpkin Spice Corn

Caramel Pumpkin Spice Popcorn

This simple recipe starts with popped corn and ends in a mixture of tasty goodness for a treat the whole family will enjoy.

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