Spice up your life by trying these healthy pumpkin recipes (included dessert, breakfast, and snack ideas!). These are made using high quality, whole ingredients to maximize flavor but also provide many nutritional benefits!

These unique pumpkin spice inspired recipes are a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving day routine, but can also be enjoyed any time of year. (And psst no one will know they are packed with secret antioxidants and good-for-you ingredients)!

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:50 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr 5 mins
  • Servings:12
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs or 3 chia eggs for a vegan option
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2- 3/4 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips definitely NOT optional!
Mackenzie Lukas
  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350° and spray a 12 cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray or line with silicon baking liners. (my favorite is the Chosen Foods avocado oil spray!)

  • Step 2

    In a medium sized mixing bowl, add almond flour, brown sugar, baking powder. salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix until well combined.

  • Step 3

    Next, add the eggs, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, apple sauce, and vanilla. Beat the eggs with a fork or a hand mixer and then finish combining everything together with a large spoon! It's okay if it's a little lumpy.

  • Step 4

    Lastly, gently fold in the 1/2- 3/4 cup of chocolate chips (but no one is judging if you add more).

  • Step 5

    Take a large spoon and fill all 12 muffin tins with a relatively even amount of batter in each and place in the preheated oven. Bake for approximately 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the muffins cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before taste testing and devouring.

    Mackenzie Lukas

#Spoontip Warm up one muffin (or more) in the toaster oven or microwave and top with vanilla ice cream or your favorite whipped topping for a warm and cozy fall themed dessert!

No- Bake Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Energy Balls

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:10 mins
  • Servings:15
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter or any other nut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mackenzie Lukas
  • Step 1

    In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine oats, PB, maple syrup, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin, and chia seeds until well mixed. Then carefully fold in chocolate chips.

    Mackenzie Lukas
  • Step 2

    Place the dough into the fridge for roughly 30 minutes or until the mixture is firm enough to roll into individual balls.

    Mackenzie Lukas
  • Step 3

    Using a tablespoon or regular spoon, scoop the dough and roll into balls that are approximately the same size. Store energy balls in the fridge or freezer until they are ready to be served!

    *For short term storage, about a week or so (if they last that long), keep in the fridge but for long term storage, store them in the freezer.

    Mackenzie Lukas

Note: These will go FAST, I recommend hiding a few for yourself so you're roommates don't devour them in 0.2 seconds.

Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:0
  • Total Time:5 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/2 a banana mashed
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder optional
  • 1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or your choice milk
  • a splash vanilla extract
Mackenzie Lukas
  • Step 1

    Mash banana in a mason jar or other container of your choice. Then add the rest of the ingredients into the jar and mix until well combined. Place the jar into the fridge for at least 2 hours. For best results, store overnight so the oats can soak and create a thick consistency!

    Mackenzie Lukas
  • Step 2

    In the morning, take oats out of the fridge and enjoy as is or pour into a bowl and add your favorite toppings like fresh fruit, granola, coconut flakes, seeds, etc.

    * You can also enjoy it hot by warming it up in the microwave first!

    Mackenzie Lukas