Low Calorie Pumpkin Recipes

Monday, October 3, 2011

If fall time encourages you to bake with pumpkin, but you are watching your waistline, these tried and true low calorie pumpkin treats will be just what you are looking for. From smoothies, to pies and muffins, all things pumpkin can be found here.

1. Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Muffins

Low Calorie Pumpkin MuffinsKimberley K. Eggleston

The aroma of these streusel-topped pumpkin muffins is exquisite as they bake. Your entire home will smell of the bounty of fall. While the muffins themselves are not overly sweet, the streusel topping makes up for any sweetness you may be missing!

2. Low Calorie Pumpkin Pie

Low Calorie Pumpkin PieKimberley K. Eggleston

This recipe looks much like any traditional pumpkin pie recipe, with less sugar. The real calorie savings comes from the phyllo dough crust, which is made from a premade product that you can find in the frozen section at the grocery store.

3. Low Calorie Pumpkin Smoothie

Low Calorie Pumpkin SmoothieKimberley K. Eggleston

A cool and refreshing pumpkin smoothie is made with low fat yogurt, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spices. Here's the perfect treat for a fall afternoon.

4. Low Calorie Pumpkin Pancakes

Low Calorie Pumpkin PancakesKimberley K. Eggleston

These pumpkin pancakes are like delving into a Thanksgiving pumpkin pie at breakfast time! They are wonderfully fluffy, and full of flavor. We like to serve ours with a little maple syrup and crushed nuts.

5. Low Calorie Pumpkin Bread

Low Calorie Pumpkin BreadKimberley K. Eggleston

Just a small amount of chocolate chips goes a long way in this low calorie pumpkin bread.

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