21 Pumpkin Recipes for Fall (That are Natural and Healthy)


Fall must be the best season of the year, right? Cozy sweaters, fires, soups, teas, Halloween AND Thanksgiving!

So many fun things.

Unfortunately, I am alone this Thanksgiving. Adam is off at a training camp and Norwegians, of course, don’t celebrate a Thanksgiving.  So this year it will be me, myself and I. (Don’t feel bad tho – I’ll treat myself with some chick-flicks and bake up a storm, maybe.)

But since Canadian Thanksgiving is THIS weekend and American Thanksgiving is just around the corner. You’re all busy (rightly so). And I thought, hey. I have allll this time by myself. Why don’t I put together a list of the best pumpkin recipes, ever?!

And so that’s what I’ve done. I’ve also tried to find pumpkin recipes that are pretty healthy. So you don’t have to worry about additives or flavorings that are completely unnecessary and detract from such a great ingredient.

Here are the 21 pumpkin recipes for fall – that are natural and healthy. (This also includes an awesome pumpkin spice latte recipe) :

  1. Pumpkin Puree.

    Image via backtoherroots
    Image via Back to Her Roots

    Most good pumpkin recipes require canned pumpkin puree. Instead of buying canned, whip up a homemade version instead. You’ll be skipping the preservatives and unnecessary flavoring, plus it’s pretty easier. See it here. (I’d recommend using this homemade puree recipe for all the others below.)

  2. Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

    Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies
    Image via Leelalicious

    Healthy pumpkin cookies for breakfast? Need I say more. Get this recipe, NOW.

  3. Pumpkin Spice Latte

    Pumpkin Spice Latte
    Image via LiveSimply.Me

    Real ingredients, easy to make & maple syrup. Cuz nothing tastes bad with maple syrup. It’s a no-brainer. Recipe, here.

  4. Pumpkin Seeds

    Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
    Image via The Girl Who Ate Everything

    When I carve a pumpkin I don’t really care about how it turns out, to be honest. I just want to clean and wash all the pumpkin seeds to roast them. And eat them. This recipe is an easy and flavorful. You won’t be disappointed.

  5. Pumpkin Banana Bread

    Pumpkin Banana Bread
    Image via SugarDishMe

    1/2 cup of unsweetened apple sauce sets this recipe apart.

  6. Pumpkin Protein Shake

    Pumpkin Protein Shake
    Image via Love Grows Wild

    Who said protein and pumpkin don’t go together? Recipe, here.

  7. Pumpkin Chili

    Pumpkin Chili
    Image via Julia’s Album

    BRB. Going to get ALL these chili recipe ingredients.

  8. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

    Pumpkin Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
    Image via Will Cook for Friends

    Ok this one isn’t for you, but you gotta keep your best friend happy! Doggy recipe here.

  9. Pumpkin Soup

    Pumpkin Soup
    Image via RecipeTin Eats

    This is an easy, yummy pumpkin soup recipe. Is there anything more satisfying than a delicious soup during fall??

  10. Pumpkin Hummus

    Pumpkin Hummus
    Image via Food Faith Fitness

    Pumpkin hummus with cinnamon. sugar. tortilla chips. What a great appetizer or snack to enjoy while you dominate your family at Cards of Humanity or Settlers of Catan.

  11. Pumpkin Pasta Bake

    Pumpkin Pasta Bake
    Image via The Kitchen Paper

    The pumpkin puree gives this recipe such a nice, vibrant look. Plus, there’s a cup of kale in there.

  12. Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Sorbet

    Pumpkin Ice Cream
    Image via In Sonnet’s Kitchen

    You gotta have dessert. Recipe, here.

  13. Pumpkin Granola

    Pumpkin Granola
    Image via Leelalicious

    Not only is this homemade recipe full of pumpkin flavor. But the added nuts and seeds makes it a super healthy and guilt-free granola to enjoy.

  14. Roasted Pumpkin Salad

    Roast Pumpkin Salad
    Image via Closet Cooking

    You can still get your greens. See how, here.

  15. Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette

    Image via The Cafe Sucre Farine

    Add this vinaigrette recipe to all your salads this fall. Just a thought.

  16. Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

    Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
    Image via Amy in the Kitchen

    Put the ingredients in the slow cooker for this homemade oatmeal recipe, walk away and come back to enjoy. How easy is that!?

  17. Roasted Pumpkin Bruschetta with Sage

    Pumpkin Bruschetta
    Image via Authentic Suburban Gourmet

    Sage and pumpkin go wonderfully together in this homemade bruschetta recipe.

  18. Pumpkin and Cauliflower Mash

    Pumpkin Mash
    Image via Taste of Home

    Sub this health cauliflower and pumpkin mash recipe for your traditional mashed potato side this Thanksgiving.

  19. Pumpkin Pancakes

    Pumpkin Pancakes
    Image via The Big Mans World

    Try this gluten-free (coconut flour) pancakes. The recipe is pretty bomb.

  20. Pumpkin Spinach Quinoa

    Pumpkin Spinach Quinoa
    Image via I Food Real

    Quinoa with everything. It does no wrong. Especially in this recipe.

  21. Apple and Pumpkin Cocktail

    Pumpkin Beer Cocktail
    Image via Cooking and Beer

    And a yummy cocktail to finish it off. (can also be made non-alcoholic). Recipe here.


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