30 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

Looking for healthy pumpkin recipes? Here are 30 recipes to try! Everything from baked pumpkin recipes and pumpkin recipes for breakfast to savory pumpkin recipes.

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Prior to the holidays I shared 20+ Pumpkin Dessert Recipes That Are Not Pumpkin Pie to help with your menu planning. But we are huge pumpkin fans around here. In fact, two of my three kids still eat pumpkin straight from the can as their favorite vegetable. So I didn’t want to stop there. I wanted to collect even more pumpkin recipes for you to explore since it’s such a versatile veggie. 

Savory Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin is often thought of for desserts and baked goods, but you can easily use it in both sweet and savory recipes- everything from breakfast to dessert! It has a mild flavor and is an easy way to add nutrients to everything from muffins to soups. 

So I gathered up some canned pumpkin recipes for you guys to try! If you find a new favorite, be sure to let me know!

Recipes Using Canned Pumpkin

Pumpkin is great for baking. It adds a delicious flavor while also adding vitamins, fiber and other nutrients to baked goods. Stock up on canned pumpkin when it’s in season so you can enjoy baking with pumpkin all year long.

Easy Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips

An easy pumpkin bread recipe with canned pumpkin that requires just one bowl and a few simple ingredients. It will quickly become your go-to fall recipe.

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Yogurt Bars

This recipe for Gluten-Free Pumpkin Yogurt Bars makes a quick, healthy breakfast or snack. It’s a healthy canned pumpkin recipe that’s kid-friendly and easy to customize.

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bean Bread

A gluten-free pumpkin bread recipe with canned pumpkin and beans. Packed with fiber and protein and kid-friendly too. The whole family will love it!

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Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins

These Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins are packed with ginger flavor and full of the nutritional benefits of pumpkin and white whole wheat flour.

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Pumpkin Apple Lentil Muffins

These Pumpkin Apple Lentil Muffins are perfect for Fall. They’re lightly sweetened and full of fiber, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Plus they’re kid-friendly and nut-free, making them perfect for breakfast, snack or school lunch!

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Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Cinnamon Glaze

Make these Pumpkin Mini Donuts for a weekend breakfast treat or a fun dessert Enjoy them plain or with an easy cinnamon glaze.

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Pumpkin Recipes Savory

Canned pumpkin is super versatile and can be used in both sweet and savory recipes. It also makes a great shortcut for adding fiber and nutrients to recipes in a hurry, no prep time needed.

Easy Pumpkin Soup

Need a pumpkin soup recipe using canned pumpkin? This one is packed with lentils for added nutrients and made using canned pumpkin as a shortcut.

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Pumpkin Bean Dip

We love recipes using canned pumpkin like this that are full of fiber and nutrients. Serve this dip with veggies, chips or crackers.

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Save money and make your favorite Fall latte at home. Make with coffee, espresso or try a caffeine-free version for kids.

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Vegan Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

If you need easy canned pumpkin recipes, start with this one! Made with just 10 ingredients, this creamy pumpkin pasta is perfect for Fall

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Pumpkin Yogurt Dip

This Pumpkin Yogurt Dip is made with just a few simple ingredients and is the perfect afternoon snack! Try it paired with cinnamon and sugar tortilla chips or graham crackers. One of my kids favorite recipes using canned pumpkin.

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Pumpkin Energy Balls

These Pumpkin Energy Balls are packed with fiber, protein and healthy fats for energy. The perfect addition to a quick lunch or to serve for an afternoon snack.

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Recipes Using Canned Pumpkin For Breakfast

These healthy canned pumpkin recipes are the perfect way to start the day with a nutrient-packed breakfast? Pumpkin adds fiber to help keep you full, along with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Pancakes that are full of protein and great flavors. The oatmeal and cottage cheese make for a great texture. One of those healthy recipes for canned pumpkin that you need to try!

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Pumpkin French Toast Bake

Having people over for brunch? Make this Pumpkin French Toast Bake! Bursting with pumpkin flavor and perfectly spiced, this overnight casserole is sure to be a hit!

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Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

This chia pudding makes a great snack. No cooking required and ready in minutes! You can also file this under easy pumpkin dessert recipes!

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Pumpkin Paleo Oatmeal

When it comes to canned pumpkin, easy recipes like this are the real MVP. Made with pumpkin, egg whites and almond milk, this oatmeal will keep you full all morning long!

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl

With pumpkin, almond butter, dates and spices, this tastes like dessert in a bowl, but it’s healthy enough for breakfast!

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Steel cut oats cooked while you sleep and flavored with pumpkin and spices. The perfect breakfast for when you wake up!

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Breakfast Pumpkin Recipes Gluten-free

There are tons of great pumpkin recipes out there that are gluten-free. Don’t miss out on the Fall flavor of pumpkin just because you can’t have gluten. Here are recipes for everything from bars to muffins to cookies.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

These vegan, gluten-free bars are made with oat flour. Healthy enough for breakfast and also perfect for snack time or dessert!

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Gluten-free Pumpkin Waffles

These waffles and light and fluffy and perfect to make a big batch ahead of time and stick them in the freezer for busy mornings.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Easy recipes using canned pumpkin that are perfect for lunch boxes and after-school snacks are always a winner.

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Gluten-free Pumpkin Muffins

Everyone needs a classic pumpkin muffin recipe to enjoy all year long. Add chocolate chips to make them treat-worthy.

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Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

Made with just 7 ingredients, this oatmeal can be made ahead of time and enjoyed for breakfast all week long!

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Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

Perfect for a grab and go breakfast on the run. Grab a couple of these nutrient-dense cookies to power you through the morning.

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Savory Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin isn’t just for dessert! These savory pumpkin dishes will prove it to you! Everything from main dishes to sides to appetizers can benefit from the addition of pumpkin!

Creamy Cauliflower Pumpkin Mash

When it comes to pumpkin recipes savory is worth trying! This one combines two nutritious veggies mashed and mixed with cheese and topped with granola!

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Chicken Pumpkin Quinoa Chowder

Looking for new pumpkin soup recipe with canned pumpkin? This is a hearty creamy soup that’s perfect for those cool Fall nights.

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Pumpkin Sausage Baked Gnocchi

A great way to use pumpkin in a savory dish. You’ll love this creamy pumpkin pasta bake.

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Butter Chicken Pumpkin Curry

Replace the heavy cream in classic butter chicken with pumpkin for a fun Fall twist.

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Pumpkin Turkey Meatballs

Pumpkin meatballs in a savory, creamy sauce recipe using canned pumpkin. Gluten-free & dairy-free.

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Pumpkin Chipotle Queso

Add this savory pumpkin dip recipe to your menu! Classic queso with a twist. Serve with chips!

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So there you have it! 30 ways to use canned pumpkin. I hope you got some great ideas!



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