Enjoy the flavors of Fall with a healthy spin!
At certain times of the year, there are particular foods and flavors that we simply must indulge in. These foods become a way to celebrate the season, and oftentimes, become attached to memories that we hold dear. When the cold, Autumn air blows in and the leaves start to fall, one of the most popular ingredients to include in our meals and treats is pumpkin! For this reason, we’ve assembled a list of some of our best pumpkin recipes to help you celebrate the season and upcoming holidays!
We have pumpkin-rich recipes for every meal of the day, and plenty of desserts too! Our delicious dishes and delectable treats are made with healthy ingredients that will allow you to enjoy your favorite flavors in a more nutritious way!
The Best Pumpkin Recipes for the Holiday Season
The recipes below will add a warm and comforting touch to your day or night, whether you’re celebrating the season at home, or joining your friends and family for a holiday get-together.
You know it’s officially Fall when coffee shops across the country begin to offer the beloved pumpkin spice latte! Unfortunately, this tasty coffee shop beverage is typically laden with sugar and calories. Our skinny pumpkin spice latte on the other hand, slashes calories but offers the same warm and nutty flavors you love. Plus, making it at home is budget-friendly!
Oatmeal is an excellent and nutritious breakfast any time of the year, but it’s particularly good when it’s cold outside. This sweet and creamy oatmeal is not only filled with nutrients, but each serving is just over 150 calories! A warm and comforting breakfast that’s healthy too? Yes, please!
This yummy, naturally-sweetened pumpkin butter makes a fantastic addition to any breakfast! It’s incredibly simple to make and tastes wonderful on biscuits, pancakes, French toast, and more! Pumpkin butter allows you to indulge in the seasonal goodness, in a low calorie way.
Creamy pumpkin, gooey cheese, tender chicken, and a wonderful blend of spices make for one incredible dish. These enchiladas are unlike any other. The slightly-spicy, slightly-smoky flavor mixed with the mild sweetness of pumpkin and sweet potatoes create a flavor combination that is out of this world. And, at only 308 calories and 24 grams of protein per serving, they’re healthier than most enchilada recipes too!
Everyone needs a chili recipe for colder weather, and this is one that you absolutely must try. Pumpkin chili may sound a bit odd at first, but it’s actually incredibly delicious! The chili powder gives that classic kick, while the pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice add subtle notes of nutty coziness.
Our pumpkin streusel bars will pair perfectly with your morning coffee. If you’re not a fan of early-morning sweets, they will taste just as good as an after dinner dessert! The bar itself is rich with moist, pumpkin flavor while the streusel crumble on top contributes a wonderfully crunchy texture!
Your favorite Fall beverage can now be enjoyed in cake form! The gorgeous dessert is almost too pretty to eat. You’re definitely going to want to dive right into this one! The notes of nutmeg and cinnamon in the pumpkin pie spice complement the light sweetness of the pumpkin and vanilla. Trust us, it’s way too tasty to pass up.
Moist, decadent pumpkin bread is delicious on it’s own. Throw in some rich, chocolate chips, and you’ve got yourself one scrumptious dessert. This recipe is great for breakfast, brunch, dessert, or even a special snack! It makes a great homemade hostess gift, too!
If there are two desserts we adore more than anything it’s sweet pumpkin pie and rich, creamy cheesecake. So, to say that we love this recipe is still an understatement. It’s so full of flavor and incredible texture that we decided to refer to it as the Best Ever Pumpkin Cheesecake – because it is!
Speaking of pumpkin cheesecake, these adorable little pre-portioned shooters are the perfect way to end an evening full of delicious food. There’s so much creamy sweetness in one bite, that it doesn’t take much to satisfy your sweet tooth. Fudge and Pumpkin Cheesecake Shooters are the gifts my neighbors most often request for the holidays.
This fun little twist on classic pumpkin pie made our list for several excellent reasons. One, the flavors are magnificent. The blend of spices, creamy coconut milk, and pumpkin puree are a flavor trio made in heaven. Two, the way the chia seeds soak up the flavor creates a mouthwateringly smooth pudding. And finally, the nutritious ingredients and individual serving sizes make it a healthy dessert option as well!
What did you think of these pumpkin recipes? Have you tried any of them before? Which one are you looking forward to trying most? We want to hear about it! Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below!