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8 Healthy Pumpkin Desserts to Make Right at Home

September 10, 2023
Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

If you’re a fan of pumpkin desserts, you might think that you have to sacrifice health for taste. However, that’s not always the case! Pumpkin desserts can be both delicious and healthy. In fact, pumpkin itself is a nutrient-dense food that is packed with health benefits. It’s high in fiber, which can help keep you feeling full and satisfied. Pumpkin is also a good source of vitamin A, which is important for healthy eyesight, and it contains antioxidants that can help protect your cells from damage. Plus, it makes for the perfect healthy ingredient in these healthy pumpkin desserts that we have a feeling you’ll obsess over this season!

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1. Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Courtesy of Ambitious Kitchen

These cookies from Ambitious Kitchen are a healthier take on a classic dessert. They’re made with oat flour and coconut oil, and they’re sweetened with just a little bit of maple syrup. Plus, the pumpkin adds moisture and flavor, while the chocolate chips give them a little extra sweetness.

Try this recipe from Ambitious Kitchen.

2. Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups

Courtesy of Cookie & Kate

These cheesecake cups from Cookie and Kate are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without overindulging. They’re made with Greek yogurt and cream cheese, so they’re high in protein and lower in fat than traditional cheesecake. Plus, the pumpkin adds a seasonal twist.

Try this recipe from Cookie and Kate.

3. Pumpkin Spice Cake Bites

Pumpkin Spice Cake Bites

Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

These cake bites from Minimalist Baker are a no-bake option that’s perfect for when you’re short on time. They’re made with nuts, dates, and pumpkin puree, so they’re naturally sweet and packed with healthy fats. Plus, the pumpkin spice flavor is perfect for fall.

Try this recipe from Minimalist Baker.

4. Amaretti Pumpkin Pie

Amaretti Pumpkin Pie

Courtesy of Love and Olive Oil

This pumpkin pie from Love and Olive Oil is a twist on a classic dessert. It’s made with amaretti cookies instead of a traditional crust, which gives it a nutty and slightly sweet flavor. Plus, the pumpkin filling is lower in sugar than most recipes.

Try this recipe from Love and Olive Oil.

5. Creamy Pumpkin Pie Bars

Creamy Pumpkin Pie Bars

Courtesy of Minimalist Baker

These pumpkin pie bars from Minimalist Baker are a vegan and gluten-free option that’s perfect for anyone with dietary restrictions. They’re made with a cashew-based filling that’s creamy and delicious, and the almond flour crust adds a nice crunch.

Try this recipe from Minimalist Baker.

6. Vegan Pumpkin Pie Parfait

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Parfait

Courtesy of Rachel Hartley Nutrition

This parfait from Rachael Hartley Nutrition is a healthier take on traditional pumpkin pie. It’s made with a cashew-based filling that’s high in healthy fats, and the pumpkin adds plenty of fiber and nutrients. Plus, the vanilla coconut cream adds a touch of sweetness.

Try this recipe from Rachael Hartley Nutrition.

7. Spiced Pumpkin Chia Pudding

Spiced Pumpkin Chia Pudding

Courtesy of Chelsea Dishes

This chia pudding from Chelsea Dishes is a great option for breakfast or a snack. It’s made with chia seeds, pumpkin puree, and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Plus, the chia seeds add fiber and healthy fats.

Try this recipe from Chelsea Dishes.

8. Keto Pumpkin Bread

Keto Pumpkin Bread

Courtesy of Chocolate Covered Katie

If you’re following a keto diet, this pumpkin bread from Chocolate Covered Katie is a great option. It’s made with almond flour, coconut flour, and pumpkin puree, and it’s sweetened with stevia instead of sugar. Plus, it’s high in healthy fats and low in carbs.

Try this recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie.

Read next: The Amazing Benefits of Eating Canned Pumpkin, Says Dietitian

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