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My Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

Here’s a post to spotlight my My Favorite Pumpkin Recipes, and many of these pumpkin treats are low in carbs! And these twelve pumpkin treats are definitely healthier than most pumpkin recipe ideas you’ll find around the web, enjoy! 

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My Favorite Pumpkin Recipes collage of featured recipes

It’s pumpkin season, so today I’m updating this collection of My Favorite Pumpkin Recipes. For pumpkin lovers who want a treat, many of my favorite pumpkin recipes are low in carbs, and all are going to be healthier than the usual pumpkin treats that show up everywhere at this time of year! And I have a few savory pumpkin favorites that I’m sharing as well.

For years I wasn’t much of a pumpkin fan, but I admit it has been growing on me. Now I’ve gotten on the pumpkin bandwagon a bit more, and I have a pretty good collection of healthier recipes using pumpkin. But I’m still not the biggest pumpkin fan in the food blogging world, and since I love all of these pumpkin recipes, you know they have to be good. Just click or tap any recipe title to see the complete recipe on my site!

Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup shown in two serving bowls

Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup is a new recipe this year, and this was absolutely a WOW for Kara and I when we tested the recipe! And the soup has a generous amount of sausage, green bell pepper, cauliflower rice, chicken broth, and cream, so it’s quite low in carbs for a soup with pumpkin.

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Pudding finished individual pudding ready to serve

This Sugar-Free Pumpkin Pudding that only has five ingredients and is ridiculously easy to make has been a hit on the blog, and this has been getting good reviews!

Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins finished muffins on baking sheet

These Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins are a newer pumpkin recipe on the blog, and this is a moist muffin with lots of pumpkin flavor, and it’s sugar-free, gluten-free, low-carb, and Keto.

Sugar-free pumpkin muffins shown on plate

If you prefer a traditional pumpkin muffin made with flour, check out the Sugar-Free Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins shown above. These are tasty and easy to make and come in at 15 net carbs per muffin.

Sugar-Free Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake finished cheesecake on serving plate

This Sugar-Free Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake is something I first made years ago, and I’ve made at least once every year since then. And if you’re following Kalyn’s Kitchen on Facebook, you might have seen the video for this favorite recipe!

Sugar-free Whole Wheat and Oats Pumpkin Mini-Loaves close-up photo of baked mini-loaves

Sugar-free Whole Wheat and Oats Pumpkin Mini-Loaves are a pumpkin treat that’s not too sweet, which gets points from me.

Pumpkin Chili with Ground Beef in bowl with toppings on the side

I’m a savory girl more than a sweets eater, so this Pumpkin Chili with Ground Beef is my kind of food. This would be a great recipe to put in the crockpot on a cold day and have ready for dinner that night! And the recipe has been updated for the Instant Pot as well!

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie shown on serving plate with pie in background

This year I had the idea of baking one of my favorite Thanksgiving desserts in a springform pan, which turned it into Sugar-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie. (f you prefer the previous version baked in a graham cracker crust, here is the printer-friendly version for Low-Sugar Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie.)

Low-Sugar Pumpkin and Apple Crumble finished dish on serving plate

In some parts of the world all types of winter squash are called pumpkin, and you can use either butternut squash or pumpkin to make this Low-Sugar Pumpkin Apple Crumble. This doesn’t have added sugar, but there’s some sugar in the apples. This is a great Thanksgiving dessert for people who don’t like pie.

I think these tasty Sugar-Free Pumpkin Bars would make be a fun idea for breakfast on Halloween morning, or serve them as a less-sweet dessert.

Sugar-Free Spiced Pumpkin Mini Cheesecakes found on KalynsKitchen.com

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes are sugar-free and can also be gluten-free if you eliminate the optional tablespoon of flour, and these are tasty and very low in carbs!

Paleo Pumpkin Chili with Beef, Peppers, and Olives found on KalynsKitchen.com

And finally, this Pumpkin Chili with Beef, Peppers, and Olives is really delicious for a chili without beans.

More Pumpkin Recipes for Pumpkin Fans:

Pumpkin Bread ~ Simply Recipes
Low-Carb Pumpkin Scones ~ All Day I Dream About Food
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie with Praline and Coconut-Pecan Crust ~ Gluten Free Goddess
Pumpkin and Sage Flatbread (plus 5 Savory Pumpkin Recipes) ~ Foodie Crush
Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread from Pinch My Salt
Pumpkin Ice Cream from David Lebovitz
Pumpkin Stuffed French Toast with Toasted Pecans from Cookin’ Canuck

Are you a pumpkin fan, or someone like me who has to have a really good pumpkin recipe to get excited about it?  

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    22 Comments on “My Favorite Pumpkin Recipes”

  1. I’m not a huge pumpkin fan, but that chili looks really tempting!

    • Thanks Lydia, it was really good. There isn’t really a pumpkin flavor, just a little more sweetness from the pumpkin.

  2. Do you think in your pumpking bars you could use all almond flour instead of adding whole wheat? Thanks

    • There might be a way to adapt the recipe for only almond flour but since I haven't tried it that way I wouldn't be able to guess how you'd need to change the recipe. You could try searching for a similar recipe on google.

  3. Katie, hope you enjoy it!

  4. Never thought of adding it to chili…. I think that's a good choice for this weekend.

  5. great recipe. thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Thanks Cara, hope you like it.

  7. oooh, I really really want to try that pumpkin and apple crumble. What a way to jazz up apple crisp!

  8. TW, sounds like you're more of a pumpkin fan than I am!

  9. I just baked two pumpkin breads this morning, and made a pumpkin black bean chili which I've never tried before. I love the way the pureed pumpkin makes a very rich sauce. Tis the season!

  10. Pam looks like you have a lot of good low-carb desserts!

  11. I have a great recipe for pumpkin-cranberry muffins and pumpkin pie. I would love for you to check out my blog! www.lowcarbanddelicious.blogspot.com
    Thanks, Pam.

  12. Thanks Sarah. I think pumpkin cream sauce sounds interesting!

  13. I love everything pumpkin. And although the filling of pumpkin pie is my favorite, I have been experimenting with pumpkin cream sauce — which is a totally different and delicious take too. Those muffins look amazing.

  14. Kelly, I guess we are together in our pumpkin apathy this year!

    Barbara, I don't like pumpkin pie much at all, even though it's traditional here. Will have to take a look at the pumpkin fruit cake. Sounds interesting.

  15. I'm not a big fan of pumpkin pie. IT isn't something we grow up with down here. Bryan dislikes pumpkin so it isn't something I cook often. He will it pumpkin soup if I make it Thai style with ginger and coconut milk….and also my pumpkin fruit cake, which I love also. It doesn't keep well so if it isn't eaten the day of baking I cut it into serving size squares and freeze.

  16. Great to know I'm in such good company. Outside of purchasing two cute baby pumpkins to sit in my kitchen window sill, I haven't budged about baking with it. The chili sounds great, and nobody has to twist my arm to enjoy a slice of cheesecake ever. Nice list of possibilities 🙂

  17. Hate when comments are slow to come so it looks like I'm replying to the wrong person. Oh well, you have to laugh, right? Jacki, thanks for sharing!

  18. Liz, that sounds like something I'd really like. (Pumpkins and cilantro; how can that be bad?)

  19. I love the pumpkin recipes (and pumpkin..it's fav!)! I'll def make some of these, if I can figure out how to vegan-ize them. 😉

    I put together my fav pumpkin posts on my blog, including how to cook a pumpkin to make puree for your freezer! plus, a couple of recipes. Not as healthy as yours tho!


  20. My favorite pumpkin recipe is from 101Cookbooks: Roasted Pumpkin Salad. http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/roasted-pumpkin-salad-recipe.html