5 Decadent Pumpkin-Inspired Recipes for a Guilt-Free Fall (Vegan and Gluten-Free Options)

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It’s fall y’all! And for many of us, that means pumpkin spice everything! If it can be pumpkin-flavored, you better believe it’s out there.

Most of us immediately think of the famed pumpkin spice latte, which has become a mainstay of fall weather.

According to the Starbucks website, their pumpkin spice latte is an espresso and milk flavored with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, and topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

The drink clocks in at 380 calories, is packed with 40% of the saturated fat you should get in a whole day, 52 grams of carbs, and a whopping 50 grams of sugar. WHOA.

If it can be pumpkin-flavored, you better believe it’s out there.

While we all love a good pumpkin spice latte (or, let’s be real, a pumpkin spice anything), we don’t have to sacrifice our health or wallets.

Instead, check out these five deliciously decadent pumpkin spice recipes all made with simple vegan and gluten-free ingredients for everyone to enjoy. You can whip them up at home and feel zero guilt when you indulge.

Here Are 5 Healthy Pumpkin Spice Recipes to Enjoy This Fall:


1. One-Bowl Pumpkin Bread

This pumpkin spice bread is the perfect baked good to keep around all season long and enjoy as a treat for breakfast or an anytime snack. The ingredients are wholesome, basic, and likely ones you already have on hand. The recipe is gluten-free, so no worries if you have sensitivities.


Photo: minimalistbaker.com

Serve with coffee and slather with cream cheese for an extra decadent treat, but it’s sweet enough on its own too. We won’t judge you if you eat it straight from the pan. In fact, you may want to go ahead and double the recipe . . . it’s that good.

View the recipe at minimalistbaker.com



2. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

If you’re looking for the ideal autumn breakfast treat, you can’t beat these rich, ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls that come together in an hour and are totally vegan, with a gluten-free adaptation too.


Photo: veganricha.com

You could whip up a batch for Thanksgiving, but we won’t tell if you want to enjoy them on any random weekday morning.

View the recipe at veganricha.com
Looking for more healthy pumpkin treats? Fall Into Pumpkin Bliss With These Pumpkin Pie Coconut Truffles (Gluten-Free, Vegan Recipe)

3. Pumpkin Spice Mousse

This sinful-looking recipe actually only contains three ingredients – all easy to grab at any grocery store. The mousse has a coconut cream base so its extra silky and rich, but sans any icky ingredients or artificial flavor.


Photo: thehealthyfamilyandhome.com

If you want to add some extra wow-factor, you could dish these into hollowed-out mini pumpkins as bowls and serve as the perfect Thanksgiving dessert.

View the recipe at thehealthyfamilyandhome.com

4. Turmeric Pumpkin Spice Latte

For when you want to sip your pumpkin spice, consider this turmeric pumpkin spice latte the perfectly healthy alternative to a classic Starbucks drink.


Photo: veganricha.com

It’s loaded with inflammation-reducing turmeric, pumpkin spice, and your choice of non-dairy milk. Bundle up in your favorite scarf, curl up with a good spook book, and cheers to delicious basic-ness.

View the recipe at veganricha.com



5. Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Getting you pumpkin spice fix doesn’t have to be all sugary sweet. Spoon into this savory pumpkin soup that makes the perfect cozy lunch or dinner.


Photo: cookieandkate.com

The base of this soup is one small pie pumpkin, which you can grab at most grocery stores. You’ll get your pumpkin spice fix with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, and creaminess from coconut milk, or heavy cream if you’re not dairy-free.

View the recipe at cookieandkate.com

Want another pumpkin soup recipe? Try this Hearty Pumpkin Ginger Soup That’ll Warm You Right Up (Gluten-Free, Vegan Recipe)

Enjoy Your Healthy and Delicious Pumpkin Spice Recipes!

Armed with these recipes, you can enjoy all the pumpkin spice goodness your heart desires for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or in latte form. Are you drooling yet?!

Skip the lines, the artificial ingredients, and save money to boot, while getting your dose of the “in” flavor of the season. Which decadent pumpkin spice recipe will be your favorite??

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Emmy is a passionate vegan foodie with a wanderlust spirit. When she’s not coaching her vegan clients or writing about intersectional veganism, she's probably spending time with her two calico cats, lifting weights, listening to a true crime podcast, or daydreaming (double Pisces here!).


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