While we all love a little pumpkin spice flavor in our morning coffee, if you’re a die-hard fan of pumpkin, that cup-o-joe might not cut it. Luckily for you, we’ve put together a full day’s worth of pumpkin recipes.
Before diving into a pumpkin-filled day, a cup of coffee is a necessity.
But don’t reach for the pumpkin spice creamer just yet — This healthy PSL recipe from the Detoxinista is dairy-free, vegan, and a great treat for the morning — or a tasty kick off for anyone preparing a holiday gathering.
Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte
Recipe by Megan Gilmore of DetoxInista.com
Prep Time: 5 min
Total Time: 5 min
- 1 cup homemade almond milk
- 1 cup hot brewed coffee
- 2 Tbsp. pumpkin puree
- 2 Tbsp. maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
- ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
Visit DetoxInista.com for full recipe instructions.
Once you’ve sipped on some coffee, it’s time to get your bake on with these Maple Pumpkin Scones from Amy’s Healthy Baking. Free of refined sugar or processed ingredients, these baked goods are the perfect sweet treat for a crisp fall morning.
Maple Pumpkin Scones
Recipe by Amy Atherton of Amy’s Healthy Baking
Prep Time: 30 min
Total Time: 45 min
Calories: 132 per scone
Ingredients for Scones
- 1 ½ cups (180 g) whole wheat or gluten free flour (measure using spoon and level method—not scooping—to avoid drying out scones)
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, chilled
- ½ cup pumpkin purée
- 8 1/8 tsp maple syrup
- 10 ½ tsp nonfat milk, divided
Ingredients for Glaze
- 1 Tbsp. plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 ½ tsp maple syrup
Visit Amy’s Healthy Baking for full recipe instructions.
With all of the responsibilities packed into our days, a quick lunch can be a lifesaver. This salad from Australian Good Taste is a great option if you need to prepare lunch in advance and pack it for work.
Pumpkin and Spinach Salad
Recipe by Sarah Hobbs of Australian Good Taste
Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 40 min
- 600g butternut pumpkin, deseeded, peeled, cut into wedges
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 tsp honey
- 2 tsp sesame seeds
- 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp. honey, extra
- 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tsp whole grain mustard
- 150g baby spinach leaves
- 75g toasted pine nuts
- Salt, to season
Visit Australian Good Taste for full recipe instructions.
Now it’s time for a hearty, warming meal to end your day. This Turkey Pumpkin Chili recipe from Whole Foods takes very little time to prep and throw together, and you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the delicious smells wafting from the pot as it simmers away.
Turkey Pumpkin Chili
Recipe by Whole Foods Market
Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 55 min
Calories: 280 per serving
- 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 1 pound ground white or dark meat turkey
- 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin purée
- 1 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- ½ tsp fine sea salt
- Ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
Visit Whole Foods Market for full recipe instructions.
And of course, what would a day of pumpkin recipes be without a delicious dessert to finish it off? Why not try something unique, like pumpkin rice pudding? Ellie Krieger’s healthy recipe is a dessert for the daring. While the pudding doesn’t actually require much active cooking time, be sure to leave plenty of time for your concoction to morph into the correct pudding-like state.
Pumpkin Rice Pudding
Recipe by Ellie Krieger of Food Network
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 1 hr 10 min
Total Time: 9 hr 35 min
Calories: 240 per serving
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup Arborio rice
- 3 cups reduced-fat (2%) milk
- 1 cup solid-pack pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
- ¾ cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¾ tsp ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
Visit The Food Network for full recipe instructions.
After a day of pumpkin recipes, you may feel you’ve had your fill, but don’t forget to pick up an actual pumpkin! When dessert settles, you can carve it, toss the seeds in the oven, and set out your jack-o-lantern for the neighborhood to enjoy.