10 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

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‘Tis the season for pumpkin!

In case you’re like me, and have an abundance of pumpkin sitting around in your kitchen, I thought I’d share a collection of my favorite healthy pumpkin recipes. I hope you’ll enjoy them throughout the holiday season!

1. Grain-Free Pumpkin Bars

grain-free pumpkin bars with maple glaze and pecan pieces on top

This is one of my all-time favorite recipes, holidays or not! This version is made with almond butter, but if you need a nut-free bar, be sure to try my Coconut Flour Pumpkin Bars instead!

2. Creamy Pumpkin & Sage Pasta

creamy pumpkin and sage pasta on a plate

Pumpkin is often associated with sweet recipes, but when paired with fresh herbs, it’s delicious in this savory pasta, too!

3. No-Bake Pumpkin Tarts

no-bake pumpkin tartsDon’t want to turn on the oven? These mini pumpkin pie tarts are for you!

4. Vegan Pumpkin Bread

vegan pumpkin breadThis moist, dense bread is egg-free and gluten-free (technically grain-free, since buckwheat is a seed!) and is easy to whip up for a Sunday brunch or quick breakfast on the go.

5. Pumpkin Pie Green Smoothie

pumpkin pie green smoothie

A truly healthy way to get your pumpkin spice fix!

6. Grain-Free Pumpkin Pancakes

stack of grain-free pumpkin pancakes with maple glaze and pecans on top

Making these pancakes couldn’t be easier– they’re baked, instead of pan-fried!

7. Pumpkin Spice Donuts

stack of pumpkin spice donuts

These grain-free donuts are made with coconut flour, and are extra decadent when topped with coconut sugar.

8. Pumpkin Pie Cookies

pumpkin pie cookies on a cooling rack

These cookies are grain-free and vegan, and have a soft pumpkin-pie like texture.

9. Grain-free Pumpkin Spice Muffins

grain-free pumpkin spice muffins

It’s amazing how light and fluffy these muffins are, especially since they’re flourless!

10. Pumpkin Spice Latte

pumpkin spice latte

Skip the over-priced and over-sugared coffee shop drinks, and make your own at home!

If that doesn’t help you use up all of your extra pumpkin, I don’t know what will!

Reader Feedback: What’s your favorite way to use pumpkin?

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Love this roundup.
Pretty sure pumpkin is my favourite thing to use during the colder months!

Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate

Wow, all of these look so delicious! I am deciding between the grain-free pumpkin spice muffins and grain free pumpkin bars to make this weekend!


drooling!! we have been baking up a lot of pumpkin recipes 🙂 love this time of year

Diana @sosmallsostrong

Those Pumpkin pie cookies look DREAMY! Pumpkin is my favorite so thank you for this list!

Christina @ The Beautiful Balance

I have to try the pumpkin pie green smoothie! Tomorrow morning 🙂


Thanks for the pumpkin recipe round-up.
I have two questions:

Eggs + Pumpkin is not a proper combination, correct?

(Unrelated…but still: What do artichokes combine with? Are they used just like, say, leafy greens, which can be combined with starches AND proteins?)



    Yes, that is correct. I rarely worry about combining when it comes to special treats, especially when using high quality ingredients.

    Artichokes can be considered neutral, as they are a non-starchy vegetable.

Melané Fahner

Lately I bake the pumpkin in the oven with a shallot and garlic and a drizzle of olive oil. Whizz it up with vegetable stock and then make it divine with mascarpone cream cheese. If you want a vegan version cream some cashews. When serving put a dollop in the middle of the plate. Mmmmm…


I love using pumpkin to add a slight sweetness to my fall baking! Homemade pumpkin spice lattes are a close second.


I’m obsessing over this post! I can’t decide what to try first, they all look to die for. I doesn’t help I’m in love with anything pumpkin!!

Cookies n' Creme

Great pumpkin recipes! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your coconut flour pumpkin bars!! They are even better with a cashew cream “cheese” on top!
I had a question, though. What do you think about peanuts? The fact that so many people are allergic makes me think that something must be wrong with them, but what about organic peanuts? So you know if there’s something in the peanuts that makes them harmful, or is it just the pesticides that they spray on the non-organic peanuts?

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