Healthy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

It’s pumpkin season and that means it’s time to sip pumpkin spice lattes and pin healthy pumpkin dessert recipes by the thousands!

Pumpkin season is no joke in this country. While Labor Day marks the end of summer, more importantly, it marks the beginning of pumpkin season. Supermarkets stock their shelves with pumpkin coffee, pumpkin-spice creamers, pumpkin pasta sauce and pumpkin spice cereal. I even saw pumpkin salsa today – not lying.


Our nation is pumpkin OBSESSED. And I love it ALL. Especially the creative healthy pumpkin dessert recipes that surface this time of year!

Healthy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

Have you stocked up on cans of pumpkin puree in preparation for the season yet? Well what the heck are you waiting for? One tragic year, the shelves of canned pumpkin puree at ALL of my neighborhood grocery stores went bare mid-season. People were freaking out you guys <– not exaggerating. Just goes to show you how SERIOUS people really are about cooking pumpkin into everything this time of year.

Fall baking season has officially begun – it’s time to get festive and join the crazies!


Healthy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

  • Pumpkin Pie Peanut Butter Cups by Chocolate Covered Kate: These no-bake, Halloween-themed candy cups combine the festive flavors of chocolate, peanut butter and pumpkin all in one bite!
  • Vegan Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream by Tasty Yummies: This dairy-free treat is made with a blend of coconut and almond milk mixed with seasonal cinnamon, clove and nutmeg spices.
  • Pumpkin Bread Pudding by Love & Lemons: Sweet potato bread is drenched with a maple-pumpkin batter in this guilt-free treat which is made without all of the butter used in traditional bread pudding recipes.
  • Vegan Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls by Minimalist Baker: These simple 10-ingredient cinnamon rolls are warm, gooey, perfectly flavored with pumpkin and drizzled with a sticky dairy-free glaze. I recently made these using gluten-free, all-purpose flour and while the rolling process gets a bit tricky due to the lack of stickiness in the dough, the end product was just as delicious!
  • Paleo Pumpkin Bars by My Natural Family: These Paleo-friendly bars are made with a pecan crust, a pumpkin puree mousse filling and a dollop of coconut milk whipped cream.
  • Pecan Pumpkin Glazed Donuts by Purely Twins: There are so many pumpkin donut recipes online it was hard to pick just one! What I love about this recipe is the unique use of gluten-free, vegan ingredients including brown rice flour, potato starch, sorghum flour and homemade coconut milk “buttermilk”.
  • No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites by EatGood4Life via Layered with an almond flour and date crust and a creamy cashew pumpkin topping, these healthy bites make the perfect seasonal snack!
  • Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars by Fork Knifes Swoon: I love me some pumpkin granola in the fall, but these bars take things to whole new level. These nutrient-dense bars are made with oats, coconut flakes and pumpkin seeds, and topped with a sweet while chocolate drizzle.
  • Pumpkin and Gingerbread Ice Cream Sandwiches by Cannelle et Vanille: Creamy pumpkin spice ice cream is sandwiched between two chewy gingerbread sugar cookies in this seasonal frozen dessert. Treat yourself to this decadent recipe as is or make a few healthy substitutions as needed.

Healthy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

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Healthy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes
Healthy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

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