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3 Healthy Pumpkin Desserts to Satisfy Your Fall Cravings

If you’re dedicated to eating a little healthier this Thanksgiving, don’t worry; you don’t have to scrap the dessert table quite yet! With these three healthy pumpkin treats, you can enjoy your holiday without any guilt.



  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen banana
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree 
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice,
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in your blender, then blend until smooth.



  • 1 cup oats (could be gluten-free oats)
  • 3/4 cup flour (could substitute almond flour if gluten-free)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger 
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1-4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin purée 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup 
  • 2 tbsp Enjoy Life chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Whisk together your choice of flour, oats, spices, and baking powder in a bowl. Mix the pumpkin puree, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla in a separate bowl. Combine the dry mixture, stirring until fully incorporated. Finish it off by folding in the chocolate chips.

Scoop the dough into round balls on a greased baking sheet and flatten to your size of choice. Bake for 10-15 minutes and cool for an additional 10 minutes when done.



  • 1 ⅓ cups almond butter
  • ⅔ cup pumpkin puree 
  • 4 eggs 
  • 4 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons pumpkin pie spice 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 375°F. In a bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except the chocolate chips. After everything is fully incorporated, fold in the chocolate chips. Spoon your mix onto a greased muffin tray, about 3/4 of the way full. 

Bake for about 20 minutes. Let muffins rest for 5-10 minutes, then remove from the tin and let cool completely on a wire rack. 

Rilee Lucas

Fordham '24

Hey everyone, I'm Rilee! I'm a journalism major currently in my junior year at Fordham University. When I'm not writing, you can find me listening to old-school R&B and watching Basketball <3