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Tasty Pumpkin Dessert Recipes You Need to Make This Season

  • Nutrition Starring YOU

    Crustless Mini Pumpkin Pies

    These adorable mini pumpkin pies, from Lauren Harris-Pincus at Nutrition Starring YOU, are perfect for your fall-themed brunch or dinner party.

    Get the recipe: Crustless Mini Pumpkin Pies

  • The Lean Green Bean

    Pumpkin Skillet Cake

    You don't even need to bust out a mixing bowl to make this pumpkin skillet cake. RD blogger Lindsay Livingston from the Lean Green Bean especially loves that it's ready in just 20 minutes.

    Get the recipe: Pumpkin Skillet Cake

  • Meal Makeover Moms

    Pumpkin Chia Pudding

    This make-ahead pumpkin chia pudding from Meal Makeover Moms Liz Weiss and Janice Newell Bissex can do double-duty as breakfast.

    Get the recipe: Pumpkin Chia Pudding

  • HÄLSA Nutrition

    Olive Oil Pumpkin Bread

    This olive oil bread from Maria Westberg Adams of HÄLSA Nutrition is family-friendly and easy to dress up for dessert with a simple glaze.

    Get the recipe: Olive Oil Pumpkin Bread

  • Smart Nutrition

    Pumpkin Spice Pecan Muffins

    Pecan and pumpkin are a natural pairing. These pumpkin spice pecan muffins from dietitian Jessica Penner of Smart Nutrition are gluten-free and packed with fiber.

    Get the recipe: Pumpkin Spice Pecan Muffins

  • The Foodie Dietitian

    Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

    Looking for a vegan, gluten-free dessert recipe for Thanksgiving? Look no further than this pumpkin pie. RD Kara Lydon uses silken tofu to give it that creamy, rich texture even skeptics will love.

    Get the recipe: Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

  • The Nutritionist Reviews

    Pumpkin Gingerbread Dip

    Tired of hummus and baby carrots at your holiday parties? This recipe for pumpkin gingerbread dip made with protein-rich Greek yogurt is sure to be a hit at your next soirée.

    Get the recipe: Pumpkin Gingerbread Dip

  • Kelly's Knack for Cooking

    Pumpkin Muffins with Vanilla Frosting

    Dietitian Kelly Sloan's pumpkin muffins use maple syrup as a sweetener for a rich flavor that won't send you into a sugar coma.

    Get the recipe: Pumpkin Muffins with Vanilla Frosting

  • The Lean Green Bean

    Gluten-Free Pumpkin Yogurt Bars

    These yogurt bars are perfect for lunch boxes and even make a convenient on-the-go breakfast.

    Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Pumpkin Yogurt Bars

  • Nourished Simply

    Pumpkin Praline Frozen Yogurt

    Yes, you can use your ice cream maker once summer is over. Dietitian Jennifer Lynn-Pullman shows you how with this frozen yogurt. For a richly satisfying texture, use strained yogurt like Greek or Icelandic.

    Get the recipe: Pumpkin Praline Frozen Yogurt

  • Snacking in Sneakers

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

    Allergy suffers shouldn't have to feel left out at dessert. These whole-grain pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are dairy-free, soy-free, and egg-free—perfect if you're cooking for someone with dietary restrictions.

    Get the recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Amy Gorin Nutrition

    Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

    This pumpkin pie smoothie from dietitian Amy Gorin tastes like dessert in a glass.

    Get the recipe: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

  • Smart Nutrition

    Pumpkin Maple Pecan Granola

    This pumpkin maple pecan granola is delicious enjoyed on its own, eaten with milk, or as a garnish for yogurt.

    Get the recipe: Pumpkin Maple Pecan Granola

  • Homemade Nutrition

    5-Ingredient Pumpkin Pudding

    Five-ingredient desserts, like this pumpkin pudding created by dietitian and blogger Amber Ketchum, make healthy recipes a snap. This one only takes 10 minutes to whip up.

    Get the recipe: 5-Ingredient Pumpkin Pudding

  • Food Science Nerd

    Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

    Bring these secretly healthy pumpkin muffins to your next work meeting and watch them disappear.

    Get the recipe: Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

  • Snacking in Sneakers

    Skinny Pumpkin Frappuccino

    Skip the super-sweet blended coffee drink from your local Starbucks and whip one up at home. You'll save lots of dollars—and calories. This recipe from RD Chrissy Carroll offers that pumpkin spice frappuccino taste but with way less sugar. It also happens to be vegan.

    Get the recipe: Skinny Pumpkin Frappuccino

  • Nutrition Starring YOU

    Pumpkin Bread Pudding Cups

    These individually portioned pumpkin bread pudding cups by Lauren Harris-Pincus, owner of Nutrition Starring YOU, put a healthy, nutrient-rich twist on a dessert classic.

    Get the recipe: Pumpkin Bread Pudding Cups

  • Food, Pleasure, and Health

    Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Cups

    These chocolate-covered pumpkin treats from Dixya Bhattarai of Food, Pleasure, and Health are the perfect dessert and just so happen to be gluten-free and vegan-friendly. Yum!

    Get the recipe: Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Cups

  • Lone Star Nutrition

    Pumpkin Protein Smoothie Bowl

    Try an autumnal take on the super-popular smoothie bowl that makes an equally delicious breakfast as it does a filling, nutrient-packed snack.

    Get the recipe: Pumpkin Protein Smoothie Bowl


Jessica Cording, MS, RD, CDN

Jessica Cording is a registered dietitian and wellness writer with a passion for helping others experience a happier, calmer life through drama-free healthy eating.  More →

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