If you’re craving all things cozy, grain free, and optionally vegan, you’re going to love these delicious, healthy pumpkin desserts to make in the fall season! From healthy pumpkin cheesecake to healthy pumpkin pudding, these nutritious pumpkin desserts are the perfect way to use canned puree to make incredible baked goods and seasonally sweet breakfasts. Vegan, dairy free, gluten free, grain free and refined sugar free recipes included!
For all you comfort bakers out there that don’t want the spike and crash of sugary pumpkin desserts, you know I had to round up the best healthy pumpkin desserts that will keep your blood sugar stable through the season. As a general rule, these healthy recipes call for canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. But if you’ve never made your own pumpkin pie spice before, check out this post to see how to make your own DIY pumpkin spice!
These healthy pumpkin recipes range from the perfect Halloween desserts to the coziest fall breakfast meal prep. As I fore-mentioned, each recipe below is full of healthy fats, fiber, and plant based protein to help keep your blood sugar stable (and if you’re like “why should I care about my blood sugar?” Definitely check out this episode of the Healthier Together Podcast). In short, balancing your blood sugar is proven to help boost energy levels, keep hormones balanced, assist with weight loss, and so much more. Inside each recipe, you’ll find out even more about what makes that recipe so healthy.
And I should mention that these pumpkin desserts are some of my most requested recipes of all time. Everything on this list is gluten free, grain free and refined sugar free, and I’ve noted which ones are dairy free and vegan! Enjoy, and if you share them on Insta, tag me on (@lizmoody) so I can see your creations!
1. Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl Cookies with Chocolate Chunks (GF, V)
2. Healthy Starbucks Pumpkin Loaf (GF, DF)
3. Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding (GF, V)
4. Pumpkin Pie Coffee Cake (GF, DF)
5. Pumpkin Spice Rice Pudding (GF, DF, Vegan option)
6. Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake (GF)
7. Cardamom Pumpkin Waffles with Chai Spiced Maple Pecans (GF, DF)
8. Pumpkin Pie Cookie Sandwiches with Chocolate Cinnamon Filling (GF, V)
More seasonal treats to make:
Grain Free Gingerbread Cookie Skillet
The Best Healthy Monster Cookies