Pumpkin is wonderful any time of the day as a healthy and seasonal option. You can
use it for everything from making pumpkin bars for dessert to a pumpkin and squash
soup for dinner. It is also amazing for a healthy breakfast. Try out one of these pumpkin
Pumpkin Energy Bites
If you need a quick boost of energy in the morning, but don’t want a protein shake and
don’t have time to make a big breakfast, why not a little energy bite? This is a small ball
that is easy to make and can use delicious pumpkin for added flavor and nutrients.
Think about how convenient it would be to eat an energy bite instead of choosing
something unhealthy like a bagel or pastry. To make energy bites with pumpkin, start
with your pure canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree. Never use the pumpkin pie filling for
these. Then take peanut butter or any nut butter like almond or cashew, it mix it with
your pumpkin, old-fashioned oats, and some honey or maple syrup. For more nutrients,
you can add in some flax seeds as well.
This might sound like an unhealthy breakfast option, but it isn’t like your typical
pancakes. You are taking a healthy version of 3-ingredients pancakes that use
bananas, cinnamon, and eggs, and going with a pumpkin addition. You can either stick
with the cinnamon to flavor them, or go for a pumpkin pie spice mix instead. This not
only contains cinnamon, but also has some ground nutmeg, cloves, and ginger in it. You
can then sweeten up your pancake mix with a little raw honey or maple syrup, or keep it
Pumpkin Breakfast Bake
This is a great idea when you want to make something the night before and have it
ready to eat the following morning. It is also perfect to have breakfast ready on
Thanksgiving morning or just a weekend when the kids are home from school in the fall.
The breakfast bake has plenty of variations, but it usually starts with your pumpkin
puree or canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and some eggs. You can then add in
some fruit like bananas, apples, and cranberries, along with any other seasonings. You
will need some milk to mix it together before baking, whether you choose regular milk or
a healthy milk like almond or coconut milk.