Last week we shared low-carb fruit pie recipes. We’re staying sweet this week but turning to pumpkin. However, we’re branching away from pie! We love pumpkin pie. But there are so many pumpkin desserts to enjoy.
We hope you’re experiencing some cool fall weather. If not, you can at least enjoy some autumnal flavors! We love the spices of pumpkin pie and think it’s wonderful that it has become a staple of the season. Some people have complained that the world has become over-saturated with pumpkin-spiced products. While we agree that we’re uninterested in pumpkin spice-flavored potato chips, we’ll never be sick of deliciously spiced baked goods! So today, we have four low-carb pumpkin desserts you’ll enjoy.
We have shared baked doughnut recipes on our blog before, so you may have bought a doughnut mold to bake another recipe! If not, this can also be made as a delicious cake in a loaf pan. Doughnuts are just a fun way to do portion control and get a great crust on a cake! You could also make these as cupcakes. Once you let them cool, you decorate them with tasty cinnamon maple icing that makes them a perfect fall treat. A serving has 205 calories, 4.2 grams of carbs and 1.9 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
We love brownies, but we never say no to their blonde siblings! These cakey bars are filled with warm spices, and pumpkin puree keeps them moist and gives them an earthy sweetness we love. These aren’t as sweet as many blondies. That is nice, as blondies can be cloying. This is such a simple recipe that it’s also fun for family baking. If you have kids in your life and want to teach them to bake, this can be a great starter recipe! A serving has 197 calories, four grams of carbs and two grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
You usually think of snickerdoodles and pumpkin flavors as being completely separate. Plus, pumpkin is generally kept in the fall, and snickerdoodles are more of a winter treat. But this recipe mashes the two together for one sweet cookie! But the most topsy-turvy thing about the recipe is that it’s pretty healthy! You won’t have to feel any guilt enjoying them. They’re low in fat and sodium and made with real pumpkin. A serving has 149 calories, 5.4 grams of carbs and 1.7 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
Is a whoopie pie a cake or a cookie? We don’t know. This recipe calls them cookies; we’ve always said they were cake. We would love to hear your thoughts. What we do know is that we love whoopie pies! These ones are delicious, with soft pumpkin cookies/cakes on the outside and a yummy vanilla cream cheese filling inside! The cookies contain pumpkin puree along with spice, so they are moist and have fiber, and you’re sure to enjoy them. A serving has 325 calories, six grams of carbs and two grams of fiber. Get the recipe.
Whether you want to savor fall spices while enjoying cool weather or you want to imagine cooler days ahead, we’re sure these recipes will be perfect for you!