Did you know that pumpkins are high in fiber? Not only that, but they’re also rich in potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C.
What’s more, is that they’re super versatile. For example, you can turn them into a pie. If anything, it’s one of the best fall desserts that you can eat!
Interested? Want to make your own healthy fall treats? If so, you’re at the right place.
We’ll be going over some easy fall recipes below. Find out what they are by reading the rest of the post!
1. Easy Pumpkin Cookies
Preheat the oven to 350F. In a large bowl, combine 2-1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
In a separate bowl, cream together 1/2 cup of butter and 3/4 cup of white sugar. Add 1 cup of canned pumpkin puree, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and beat until smooth and creamy.
Mix in the dry ingredients. Drop by large spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
2. Pumpkin Muffins
Preheat the oven to 375F. Prepare a large muffin baking pan with paper liners.
Mix 1-3/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup of white sugar, 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a medium bowl. Whisk together and set aside.
Whisk together 2 eggs, 1 can of pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract in a separate bowl.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until everything is incorporated into the batter. Don’t over mix.
Distribute the batter into each well on the baking pan and bake for about 20 minutes.
Tip: You can make fruit sweetened pumpkin muffins by substituting fruit for sugar.
3. Grandma’s Apple Crisp
Preheat the oven to 350F. Peel, core, and slice 6 tart apples. Place them in a large baking dish and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup of melted butter, 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup of white sugar, 1 cup of quick-cooking oats, and 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon. Sprinkle the crumbly mixture over the apples.
Add 1/4 cup of melted butter on top and sprinkle another 1 tablespoon of cinnamon over the apples.
Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes, until the apples are tender and the top is lightly browned.
4. Cranberry Carrot Cake
Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a large, round cake pan.
In a large bowl, mix together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoons of ground ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Set aside.
Cream together 1/2 cup of white sugar, 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 3 eggs, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract with an electric mixer. Stir in the flour mixture and fold in 2 cups of grated carrots, 1 can of crushed pineapple, 1/2 cup of chopped pecans, and 3/4 cup of dried cranberries.
Pour the batter onto the prepared cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. Allow it to cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before serving.
5. Sweet Potato Pie
Preheat the oven to 350F. In a large bowl, mix together 2 cups of mashed sweet potatoes (cooked), 2 tablespoons of softened butter, and 2 eggs.
In a separate bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup of white sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Add to the sweet potato mixture and mix well.
Combine 1/2 cup of buttermilk with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. Add to the sweet potato mixture and mix in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Pour the filling into an unbaked pastry shell and bake for 60-70 minutes, until it’s set in the center.
6. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of canned pumpkin, 1 egg, 3/4 cup of white sugar, and 1/2 cup of vegetable oil.
Stir together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Dissolve 1 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of milk and stir it into the flour mixture.
Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix well. Add 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract, 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips, and 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts.
Drop by the spoonful onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 10 minutes.
7. Moist Apple Crisp
Preheat the oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup of rolled oats, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, and 1/2 cup of melted butter. Mix until crumbly.
Press half of the oat mixture into a large baking dish. Cover with sliced apples.
In a large saucepan, combine 1/2 cup of white sugar, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, 1/2 cup of water, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Cook for about 10 minutes, until it’s thick and clear.
Pour the wet mixture over the apples. Cover the top with the remaining crumbly mixture.
Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes, until bubbly and golden.
8. Two Ingredient Pumpkin Cake
Preheat the oven to 350F. In a medium bowl, mix 1 package of spice cake mix with 1 can of pumpkin. Mix until well blended.
Spread evenly into a greased baking pan.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes before serving, or store in the refrigerator.
Making Healthy Fall Treats
And there you have it—8 healthy fall treats that you can make at home! Not only are they easy to make, but they’re super yummy as well. Why not give them a try and see for yourself?
Looking for more recipes to try? Then check out the rest of our food and drink section!