Alright, folks! I have a list of Paleo pumpkin dessert recipes! Did you know that pumpkins are really healthy for you? Pumpkins are rich in antioxidants and vitamins and very low in calories. Pumpkins have a lot of vitamin A and lutein, xanthin and carotenes which are really good for your eyes. These vitamins and antioxidants can help prevent macular degeneration.
I planted one pumpkin plant in my garden this spring and now I have 7 of the most beautiful pumpkins. I’m saving them for Halloween decorations. I like to draw on my pumpkins rather than carve them, which is a lot less messy. After Halloween, I can preserve them to make pumpkin pies and use them in other pumpkin recipes.
I hate store bought canned pumpkin, it’s so – cooked too much. I like to cook mine up and then freeze it. Then I can just take it out of the freezer and use it quickly and easily in all of my pumpkin recipes.
Want to know a secret? My mother never uses pumpkin in her pumpkin recipes, she always uses squash. Several kinds of squash will work but my Mom’s favorites are Hubbard, acorn, banana, and butternut.
No one ever knows the difference. Pumpkin has a different texture and is a little more watery and my Mom likes the flavor of squash better. She freezes squash in a Ziploc bag the same way she does pumpkin.
These Paleo Pumpkin recipes are great for everyone. I dare you to look at our list and not want to try at least one of them. I know I want to try several of these Paleo pumpkin dessert Recipes.
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Best Paleo Pumpkin Dessert Recipes
1. Paleo Pumpkin Muffins with Almond Flour – My Natural Family
These Paleo muffins have a texture that is more like a traditional muffin in my opinion. I think you’ll really love them. I used pumpkin puree in place of using oil which makes these babies pretty healthy. I used three different flours to get that nice texture which is the only way that will ever happen. I love the topping which gives it kind of a cinnamon sugar flavor. I think the topping really finishes them off with the sweetness it adds and the crunchy texture. You could easily add some nuts such as pecans or walnuts to the topping to make it even crunchier.
2. Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – My Natural Family
I like these Paleo pumpkin chocolate chip cookies because they are full of pumpkin flavor, they are not too sweet and they have kind of a cakey texture. That’s what I expect from a pumpkin cookie. These are really good, I don’t want to brag but they are a lot better than the ones you buy from the store. Even those made in a bakery. They are actually pretty healthy too because they only have 1 tablespoon of oil in the whole batch and only 2 tablespoons of honey. I sweetened them up with a little applesauce too. Healthy Healthy Healthy
3. No-Bake Paleo Pumpkin Bars – My Natural Family
The crust of these pumpkin bars is made with dates and pecans. The filling is made by pureeing dates, coconut oil, pumpkin etc. which makes a texture that is almost like a mousse or chiffon filling. The texture is very luxurious. I use coconut cream off the top of a can of coconut milk to make the “whipped cream” topping. They are sweetened lightly with honey. They are best when they are served cold because the coconut oil needs to be solid. The coconut oil is what binds them together.
4. Paleo Pumpkin Pie – My Natural Family
The part I like best about this is the crust. The almond flour in the crust goes really well with the pumpkin filling. I don’t like runny pumpkin pie filling, that why I like this filling. It’s nice and firm, but not too firm. The crust is super easy to make and it only has a few ingredients. The topping is made with a slightly honey sweetened coconut cream. Look at how pretty that coconut cream is!
5. No-Bake Paleo Pumpkin Fudge with Only 5 Ingredients – My Natural Family
5 ingredient paleo fudge is just about the easiest thing to make in the world. All you do is mix the ingredients together, put them in a pan of some sort and put the pan in the freezer. Yes, it has to be frozen and eaten when it’s still cold or it will be extremely soft. It’s nice to be able to just keep it in the freezer and have it on hand when you need a treat, it’ll keep for months if you want it to.
6. Paleo Carrot Cake with Maple Syrup – My Natural Family
I absolutely adore carrot cake so when I was forced to eat a
Paleo diet I was so sad. Then I decided to do something about it. I realized I could make the cake with alternative flour and a substitute cream cheese frosting. That’s when I developed this recipe made with coconut flour and frosting made with cashews. It turned out both beautiful and delicious. You need to give it a try.
7. Pumpkin Bread – What Molly Made
I love pumpkin bread and pumpkin cookies. They are the two things I really love that are made with pumpkin. I’m not into pumpkin pie and bars it’s the texture I don’t like. If I’m going to eat pumpkin puree, this is the way I’m going to eat it. You can have the pie. The pumpkin in bread just helps make it moist and delicious. It doesn’t hurt that there are chocolate chips in it too. The chocolate chips in the link above are totally Paleo so there is nothing to worry about there.
8. Pumpkin Coffee Cake – Jay’s Baking Me Crazy
This is just like the coffee cake you’re used to with two exceptions. It is made with pumpkin and it’s Paleo. The crumb topping is just always the best part and there is no exception to that with this coffee cake. If you don’t eat it all the first time just store it in the refrigerator. It’s good cold too or you can just take it out of the frig for a few minutes to let it warm up before you eat it.
9. Caramel Pumpkin Cake – Living Healthy with Chocolate
It’s time to expand your horizons if you haven’t already and try cassava flour. It really helps make baked goods light and fluffy. The coconut oil and applesauce make the cake moist. The dash of cinnamon is the perfect spice to compliment the pumpkin flavor. It is topped with Adriana’s homemade caramel sauce. The ingredients for the caramel sauce are included above.
Which Paleo pumpkin dessert are you going to try first?