Healthy Pumpkin Spice Recipe Roundup

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Recipe Roundup

Oct 20 2021

Nothing says fall like orange crunchy leaves, crisp air, spooky Halloween decorations and last, but certainly not least, pumpkin spice.

From the popular Pumpkin Spice Latte, to treats like pumpkin spice popcorn (yes popcorn), there is no shortage of pumpkin flavored things during the Michigan fall season. Can’t get enough of fall’s signature flavor? We are hooking you up with healthy recipes to savor all season long.

Breakfast of Champions

Pumpkin spice latteThis drink is long awaited every year, but with copious amounts of sugar and coming in around $5 a cup, you can easily create your own and make it just how you like. No barista will spell your name wrong and you save time and money by skipping the drive through. This pumpkin spice latte is made of seven whole and clean ingredients. You’ll be sippin’ all season long without breaking the bank.

Pumpkin pancakes Have a crisp fall Sunday with no plans? Bring out the griddle and blender and make some fluffy fall pancakes to sink your teeth in to. With six ingredients and an entire pantry to customize the toppings, everyone will love dressing up their pancakes to their liking. Some of our favorite toppings? Bananas, cinnamon, nuts, and maple syrup of course!

Pumpkin bread Skip the banana bread and bust out the pumpkins. This delicious pumpkin bread is the perfect “thank you”, housewarming, or “just because” gift for friends and family. In one hour you will have a fluffy and healthy loaf of bread that is the perfect fall pick me up and will have you dreaming about the next time you can eat it. The secret? Sweeten it with honey.

Pumpkin pie protein overnight oatsThis protein packed breakfast will taste like dessert! Say goodbye to unflavored and soggy oatmeal – Overnight oats are here to save the day. Make this 5-ingredient recipe before going to bed and you will wake up to a quick, easy and delicious meal that is packed with protein (21g from the Greek yogurt alone!) that not only tastes – but smells –  amazing.

Sneaky pumpkin spiced snacks

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins Made with whole wheat flour and oats and sweetened with maple syrup or honey, these pumpkin muffins will be the perfect grab-and-go breakfast or snack on the way to school or early morning sports games. Don’t forget to spice up your muffins with nuts, dried berries or some extra cinnamon on top.

Pumpkin pie energy bitesThese high protein, pop-able, pumpkin spice balls will keep you energized all season long. Not only are they vegan, but they have high fiber and are gluten free! Everyone can benefit from these little bite-sized snacks. With 6g of protein, only 2g of sugar and 60% of your vitamin A intake for the day, you will want to bring these with you everywhere this fall.

Decadent Autumn dinners

Creamy roasted pumpkin soupWarm up with this roasted pumpkin soup or pair it with your favorite sandwich for a nice side of fall flavor on a cool day. Because it is dairy free, this pumpkin soup is great to bring to a Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving celebration. We’ve even heard the leftovers taste better the next day – so make sure to plan for extra.

Pumpkin, beef and black bean chili – Pumpkin spice is surely a fall favorite, but so is some chili. Entering a chili contest and need a new spin on a classic? Try out this pumpkin, beef, and black bean chili. Not only does this chili pack in the protein, but it adds lots of fall vegetables and spices into the dish. Perfect to warm up during a football tailgate or hunker down for a cozy night with a scary movie.

Vegetable and pumpkin stir fry – Did someone say stir fry? Although we are used to pumpkins being in sweet or hearty meals, you can also add it to a vegetable stir fry with tons of other root veggies to make a stir fry that fits right into fall. Bonus – it’s ready in 30 minutes and adds a rainbow of veggies into your diet.

These recipes are sure to introduce new favorites and flavors into your fall drinks, breakfast bites and dinner plans. When in doubt – add some pumpkin. Happy fall!

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