8 Healthy Pumpkin Dessert Makeovers for Fall

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With fall here, there’s nothing like a sweet pumpkin dessert to get you in the fall spirit! I personally love to find dessert recipes that lighten up a recipe without compromising taste. Here are 8 healthy pumpkin desserts you must-try this fall (and all of which are perfect to add Cal-EZ to for an added calcium and vitamin D boost!).

1.Pumpkin Bread Pudding by Love & Lemons

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This dessert is dairy free, using coconut and almond milk as a replacement. With fluffy challah bread, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg, all this warm pumpkin bread pudding needs is a scoop of ice cream to top it off!

2. Reeses Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups by Chocolate Covered Katie

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Image Credit: ChocolateCoveredKatie.com

I have been crushing on Chocolate Covered Katie’s blog ever since my cousin introduced me to her delicious desserts. And since my daughter’s name is Reese (and I love peanut butter) I had to add this one to the list!

3. Coffee Roasted Pumpkin Seed Snack Clusters Dipped in Chocolate by Half Baked Harvest

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Image Credit: HalfBakedHarvest.com

Looking for something different to do with all those pumpkin seeds you have from carving pumpkins? This recipe will put a nice pep in your step while both satisfying your sweet tooth and your savory craving.

4. Pumpkin Spiced Baked Donuts with Caramel Sauce by Eat Good 4 Life

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I mean a homemade warm pumpkin donut…need I say more?

5.  Dairy Free Pumpkin Spice Milkshake by Sarah Bakes Gluten Free

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Image Credit: SarahBakesGfree.com

This milkshake is heavenly, you won’t even notice it’s dairy free. And who needs the dairy when you can add an extra healthy boost of calcium and vitamin D simply by mixing your tasteless Cal-EZ powder in!

6. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting by Skinnytaste

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Image Credit: Skinnytaste.com

Skinnytaste is by far one of my favorite food blogs. Her meals are not only healthy but typically pretty easy as well. I made these cupcakes for my family a couple years ago and they couldn’t believe they weren’t full loaded. This is also a fun treat to make with your kiddos!

7. The Ultimate Healthy Pumpkin Pie by Amy’s Healthy Baking

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Image Credit: AmysHealthyBaking.com

Fall doesn’t exist without pumpkin pie in my opinion. I absolutely love pumpkin pie (covered in light whip cream of course, can you tell I have a sweet tooth?). This is a great alternative to lighten up your pumpkin pie recipe so you don’t feel guilty about that added whip cream.

8. Pumpkin Pistachio Energy Balls by Danielle Omar

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Image Credit: FoodConfidence.com

This delicious snack is healthy and will give you the energy you need to take your kids to every pumpkin patch in town without crashing! Cal-EZ’s registered dietitian Danielle Omar never ceases to amaze us with her raw, clean eating recipes full of flavor. If you want a tasty energy boost – these pumpkin pistachio energy balls are your answer!

What’s your favorite pumpkin dessert recipe to add Cal-EZ too? Share with us in the comments!