As the fall season approaches, you might be thinking about all the delicious pumpkin recipes that come with it. But if you’re on a keto diet, can still enjoy those pumpkin-flavored treats? The good news is that there are plenty of keto pumpkin recipes that allow you to satisfy your cravings while staying on track with your low-carb lifestyle.
Keto pumpkin recipes often substitute traditional high-carb ingredients with low-carb alternatives, making them perfect for fitting into your keto meal plan. From savory soups to sweet desserts, there are plenty of options that will keep your taste buds happy and help you maintain your ketosis. So go ahead and enjoy some pumpkin goodness this season – your keto diet doesn’t have to hold you back!
Keto Pumpkin Recipe Ideas
Sweet Keto Pumpkin Recipe Ideas
1. Pumpkin Spice Latte
Imagine a classic pumpkin spice latte, but creamier and keto-friendly. With a dash of heavy cream and those familiar fall spices, it’s the perfect drink to cozy up with on a chilly morning. You won’t miss the carbs, I promise!
Recipe: Pour into a small saucepan 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk + 2 tablespoon Pumpkin Puree + 2 tablespoon Heavy Cream + 1 tablespoon Sugar-Free Sweetener + ½ teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice + Heat over medium until warm, stirring occasionally + Brew 1 cup Strong Coffee or Espresso + Add brewed coffee to saucepan + Stir well + Remove from heat and whisk in 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract + If desired, froth using a milk frother or blender until creamy + Pour into your favorite mug + Top with a dollop of Whipped Heavy Cream (optional) + Sprinkle a pinch of Pumpkin Pie Spice on top for garnish [1 serving | 2 net carbs]
2. Pumpkin Spice Bread
Ever craved the flavors of fall in a slice of bread? This keto pumpkin spice bread is just that. Moist, subtly spiced, and with the comforting taste of pumpkin, it’s a treat without the guilt. Perfect for breakfast or a snack, it’s a slice of autumn I always look forward to.
Recipe: In a medium mixing bowl, combine 1 ½ cups Almond Flour + ½ cup Coconut Flour + 2 teaspoon Baking Powder + 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice + ¼ teaspoon Salt + In a separate large bowl, whisk together ¾ cup Pumpkin Puree + 4 Large Eggs + ½ cup Sugar-Free Sweetener + ¼ cup Melted Coconut Oil + 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract + Gradually fold dry ingredients into the wet mixture until well combined + Pour batter into a greased loaf pan + Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean + Allow to cool before slicing [10 servings | 3 net carbs per slice]
3. No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
Craving a creamy pumpkin dessert without the oven fuss? This no-bake pumpkin cheesecake is your answer. With a buttery almond crust and a velvety pumpkin filling, it’s a chilled slice of fall that’s both easy and indulgent. Perfect for those spontaneous dessert moments!
Recipe: In a medium mixing bowl, combine 1 ½ cups Almond Flour + ¼ cup Melted Butter + 2 tablespoon Sugar-Free Sweetener + Press this mixture into the bottom of a greased pie dish to form the crust + Chill in the fridge for 15 minutes + In a large bowl, blend together 8 oz Cream Cheese (softened) + ½ cup Pumpkin Puree + ½ cup Sugar-Free Sweetener + 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice + 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract + Fold in 1 cup Whipped Heavy Cream until smooth + Pour this filling over the chilled crust + Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight, to set + Garnish with a sprinkle of Pumpkin Pie Spice or a dollop of Whipped Cream before serving [8 servings | 4 net carbs per slice]
4. Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes
Imagine waking up to the aroma of pumpkin and spices wafting from the kitchen. These fluffy keto pumpkin pancakes are a dream come true for breakfast lovers. Soft, flavorful, and with just the right hint of pumpkin, they’re the perfect start to a cozy autumn morning. Pair with a hot cup of coffee, and you’re all set!
Recipe: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup Almond Flour + 2 tablespoon Coconut Flour + 1 teaspoon Baking Powder + 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice + Pinch of Salt + In a separate bowl, combine ¼ cup Pumpkin Puree + 2 Large Eggs + 2 tablespoon Sugar-Free Sweetener + 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract + Gradually mix the wet ingredients into the dry until a smooth batter forms + If the batter is too thick, you can thin it with a splash of Unsweetened Almond Milk + Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and lightly grease with butter or coconut oil + Pour ¼ cup portions of the batter onto the skillet + Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and cook until golden brown + Serve with Sugar-Free Maple Syrup or a dollop of Whipped Cream [Makes about 8 pancakes | 2 net carbs per pancake]
5. Pumpkin Muffins
When the craving for a sweet treat hits, these keto pumpkin muffins are my go-to. They’re moist, packed with that classic pumpkin flavor, and just the right amount of sweetness. Whether it’s for breakfast or a midday snack, they’re a bite of fall that never disappoints. Plus, the added crunch from the nuts? Perfection!
Recipe: In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 cups Almond Flour + 1 teaspoon Baking Powder + 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice + ¼ teaspoon Salt + In a separate bowl, whisk together ¾ cup Pumpkin Puree + 3 Large Eggs + ½ cup Sugar-Free Sweetener + 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract + Slowly mix the wet ingredients into the dry until well combined + Fold in ¼ cup Chopped Walnuts or Pecans (optional) for added crunch + Divide the batter evenly into a greased or lined muffin tin + Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean + Allow to cool before serving [Makes 12 muffins | 3 net carbs per muffin]
6. Easy Crustless Pumpkin Pie
Craving pumpkin pie without the fuss of a crust? This crustless keto version is a dream. Silky, rich, and bursting with pumpkin goodness, it’s all the flavors of the classic pie minus the carbs from the crust. Slice it up, add a touch of whipped cream, and enjoy the taste of the holidays any time of the year!
Recipe: In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 can (15 oz) Pumpkin Puree + 3 Large Eggs + 1 cup Heavy Cream + ½ cup Sugar-Free Sweetener + 1 tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice + 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract + Pour the mixture into a greased pie dish or square pan + Bake at 350 degrees F for 45-50 minutes or until the center is set and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean + Allow to cool, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving + Top with a dollop of Whipped Cream if desired [8 servings | 4 net carbs per slice]
7. Pumpkin Chaffle
When the pumpkin craving hits but you’re short on time, these pumpkin chaffles are a lifesaver. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, with that delightful hint of pumpkin spice. They’re a quick and delicious way to enjoy the flavors of fall, and they pair perfectly with your morning coffee. Trust me, one bite and you’ll be hooked!
Recipe: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together 1 Large Egg + ½ cup Grated Mozzarella Cheese + 2 tablespoon Pumpkin Puree + 1 tablespoon Almond Flour + 1 tablespoon Sugar-Free Sweetener + ½ teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice + Mix until well combined + Preheat your waffle maker and lightly grease if needed + Pour half of the batter into the center of the waffle maker + Close the lid and cook until golden brown and crispy, usually about 3-5 minutes + Repeat with the remaining batter + Serve warm with a dollop of Whipped Cream or a drizzle of Sugar-Free Maple Syrup [Makes 2 chaffles | 3 net carbs per chaffle]
8. Pumpkin Roll
This keto pumpkin roll is a delightful twist on a classic dessert. With a soft pumpkin cake wrapped around a creamy filling, it’s a treat that’s both indulgent and keto-friendly. Whether for a special occasion or just because, it’s a dessert that’s sure to impress and satisfy those fall cravings.
For the cake: In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup Almond Flour + 4 tablespoon Coconut Flour + 1 teaspoon Baking Powder + 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum + ¼ teaspoon Salt + ½ cup Sugar-Free Sweetener + 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice + In a separate bowl, whisk together 4 Large Eggs + ⅔ cup Pumpkin Puree + 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract + Gradually mix the wet ingredients into the dry until well combined + Line a 9×13 inch pan with parchment paper and lightly grease + Spread the batter evenly in the pan + Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-13 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean + Allow to cool for 10 minutes + Using the parchment paper, roll the cake tightly and let it cool for an additional 30 minutes.
For the filling: In a medium bowl, beat together 2 tablespoon Unsalted Butter (softened) + 8 oz Cream Cheese (softened) + ¼ cup Powdered Sugar-Free Sweetener + 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract until smooth.
Assembly: Carefully unroll the cooled cake + Spread the cream cheese filling evenly, leaving about a 1-inch border + Using the parchment paper, roll the cake back up tightly + Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight, before slicing [10 servings | 5 net carbs per slice]
Savory Keto Pumpkin Recipe Ideas
9. Pumpkin Soup
This keto pumpkin soup is a comforting bowl of creamy goodness. With a blend of aromatic spices and the natural sweetness of pumpkin, it’s a heartwarming dish perfect for chilly days. Simple to make and packed with flavor, it’s a must-try this fall season.
Recipe: In a large pot, warm 1 tablespoon Olive Oil over medium heat + Add in 15 oz Fresh Pumpkin (deseeded, peeled, and cut into chunks) + Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder + ½ teaspoon Onion Powder + 1 teaspoon Salt + Stir and roast for about 2 minutes until fragrant + Pour in 3 cups Vegetable Broth + Cover and bring to a boil + Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes until pumpkin is tender + Remove from heat and let it cool for 10 minutes + Use an immersion blender to blend until smooth + Stir in ½ cup Almond Milk + ¼ cup Heavy Cream + For added richness, mix in 3 tablespoon Butter until melted + Serve hot [5 servings | 7 net carbs per serving]
10. Pumpkin Chicken Curry
This keto pumpkin chicken curry is a delightful fusion of flavors. Tender chicken pieces are enveloped in a rich, creamy pumpkin sauce with a hint of spice, making it a perfect dish for those cozy evenings. It’s a comforting meal that’s both hearty and low-carb, ensuring you can indulge without the guilt. Pair with cauliflower rice for a complete keto meal!
Recipe: In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoon Coconut Oil over medium heat + Add in ½ medium Onion (finely chopped) + 2 Garlic Cloves (minced) + 1 tablespoon Ginger (grated) + Sauté until onions are translucent + Add in 1.5 lbs Chicken Thighs (cut into bite-sized pieces) + Brown the chicken on all sides + Stir in 7 oz. Pumpkin Puree + ½ cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk + 1 Jalapeño Pepper (seeded and finely chopped) + 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed Lime Juice + Season with Salt, Pepper, and additional Pumpkin Pie Spice if desired + Let it simmer for 20-25 minutes until chicken is cooked through and flavors meld together + Garnish with Fresh Cilantro and serve [4 servings | 6 net carbs per serving]
11. Pumpkin Chili
This keto pumpkin chili is a comforting blend of hearty beef, rich pumpkin, and warm spices. It’s a filling dish that’s perfect for those chilly evenings, offering a unique twist on a classic chili. The pumpkin adds a subtle sweetness and creaminess, making each bite a delightful experience. It’s a must-try for anyone looking to spice up their keto meal rotation!
Recipe: In a large pot, heat 1 tablespoon Olive Oil over medium heat + Add in 1 Yellow Onion (chopped) + 1 Red Bell Pepper (chopped) + Sauté until onions are translucent + Add in 2 lbs Ground Beef and brown + Stir in 32 oz Tomato Juice + 28 oz can Diced Tomatoes in Tomato Juice + 15 oz 100% Pumpkin Puree + Season with 1 tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice + 1 tablespoon Chili Powder + 2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper + 2 teaspoon Cumin + Let it simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes + Taste and adjust seasonings if needed + Continue to simmer for another 30 minutes + Serve hot with your choice of keto-friendly toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream, or sliced green onions [8 servings | 6 net carbs per serving]
12. Pumpkin Cauliflower Risotto
Dive into a bowl of this keto pumpkin cauliflower risotto and savor the creamy blend of pumpkin and cauliflower. It’s a comforting, low-carb alternative to traditional risotto, with the warm flavors of pumpkin and sage shining through. Perfect for a cozy dinner, this dish is sure to become a fall favorite.
Recipe: In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoon Coconut Oil over medium heat + Add 1 Small Onion (finely chopped) + Sauté until translucent + Stir in 1 Garlic Clove (minced) + Add 4 cups Cauliflower Rice + Cook for 5-7 minutes until it starts to soften + Mix in 1 cup Pumpkin Puree + 1 teaspoon Fresh Sage (chopped) + Pour in 1 cup Vegetable Broth + Let it simmer for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally + As the mixture thickens, stir in ½ cup Heavy Cream + Season with Salt, Black Pepper, and a pinch of Nutmeg + Cook for another 5 minutes until creamy + Finish with ¼ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, stirring until melted + Garnish with Fresh Parsley [4 servings | 5 net carbs per serving]
13. Pumpkin Alfredo Zoodles
Have a plate of these keto Pumpkin Alfredo Zoodles for a comforting and creamy experience! The rich pumpkin sauce, combined with the al dente zoodles, offers a delightful low-carb twist on a classic pasta dish. It’s a perfect blend of savory and slightly sweet, making it a must-try for any pumpkin lover.
For the zoodles: Using a spiralizer, create zoodles from 4 medium Zucchinis + Set aside.
For the sauce: In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoon Butter over medium heat + Add 2 minced Garlic Cloves + Sauté until fragrant + Stir in 1 cup Pumpkin Puree + Gradually pour in 1 cup Heavy Cream + Season with Salt, Black Pepper, and a pinch of Nutmeg + Let it simmer for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally + Once the sauce thickens, stir in ½ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese until melted and well combined.
Assembly: In the same skillet, add the zoodles + Toss to coat them in the pumpkin alfredo sauce + Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the zoodles are tender but still have a slight crunch + Serve hot, garnished with Fresh Parsley or Sage [4 servings | 7 net carbs per serving]
14. Pumpkin Casserole
This keto herb-infused pumpkin casserole is a delightful blend of creamy pumpkin and rich ricotta cheese, seasoned with aromatic herbs. It’s a comforting side dish that pairs well with any main course, offering a burst of fall flavors in every bite. The combination of rosemary, sage, and thyme elevates the dish, making it a must-try for any festive occasion.
Recipe: Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) + In a large mixing bowl, whisk together ½ teaspoon Salt + 3 minced Garlic Cloves + 2 Large Eggs + ½ cup Heavy Cream + Blend in 15 oz Pumpkin Puree until smooth + Transfer the mixture into a greased 7×11 inch casserole dish + Dollop 6 tablespoon Ricotta Cheese evenly over the pumpkin mixture + Sprinkle with 2 tablespoon Grated Parmesan Cheese + Season with ½ teaspoon Dried Rosemary + ½ teaspoon Dried Sage + ½ teaspoon Dried Thyme + Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until set and slightly golden on top + Optionally, sprinkle additional Parmesan and salt on each serving [8 servings | 6 net carbs per serving]
Snacks, Quick Bite, and Spices Recipe Ideas
15. Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
There’s a certain magic in crafting your own spice blends, and this pumpkin pie spice is no exception. With a harmonious blend of warm and aromatic spices, it’s the heart of many autumnal dishes. Every time I use it, my kitchen is filled with the nostalgic scents of the season. It’s a little jar of cozy comfort.
Recipe: Add to a small bowl ⅓ cup Cinnamon + 1 tablespoon Nutmeg + 1 tablespoon Ground Ginger + 1 teaspoon Ground Cloves + 1 teaspoon Ground Allspice + Using a mini whisk, mix all spices together thoroughly + Store in an airtight jar for freshness [Makes ½ cup | Less than 1 net carb per tsp]
Experience the essence of autumn with this blend of pumpkin puree, aromatic pie spice, smooth vanilla protein, and a hint of sugar-free sweetness. A delightful sip at just 7 net carbs.
Recipe: Add to blender 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk + ¼ cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk + ¼ cup Pumpkin Puree + ½ teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice + ¼ cup Vanilla Protein Powder + 1 teaspoon Sugar-Free Sweetener + Blend well [1 serving | 7 net carbs]
17. Pumpkin Pudding
When it comes to cozy fall desserts, this pumpkin pudding is a game-changer. Blending the creamy richness of pumpkin with a hint of vanilla, it’s a low-carb treat that feels indulgent. The smooth texture paired with the warmth of pumpkin spice makes it a must-have for those chilly evenings. Such a delightful way to enjoy the flavors of the season.
For the pudding base: In a medium saucepan, whisk together ¼ cup Sugar-Free Sweetener + 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum + 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice + A pinch of Salt until well combined + Mix in ½ cup Pumpkin Puree + 2 Large Egg Yolks + 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract until smooth + Slowly pour in 1 ½ cups Heavy Whipping Cream, whisking continuously + Place the saucepan over medium heat + Cook the mixture, whisking constantly, until it thickens (about 5-7 minutes) + Once thickened, remove from heat and transfer to a bowl + Place in the fridge, stirring occasionally until cooled to room temperature.
For the whipped cream mixture: In a separate bowl, beat 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream until stiff peaks form + Add 3 tablespoon Sugar-Free Sweetener + 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract and mix until combined.
Assembly: Gently fold the whipped cream mixture into the cooled pumpkin base until well combined + Divide the pudding into individual serving dishes + Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving [6 servings | 4 net carbs per serving]
18. Pumpkin Fudge
This Keto Pumpkin Fudge is a delightful blend of creamy white chocolate and rich pumpkin, with the added twist of Pumpkin Caramel Keto Chow. It’s a perfect treat for those who crave a touch of autumn sweetness without the carbs. You can even swap in pumpkin pie spice for the Keto Chow, since I know not everyone has this on hand, but Keto Chow does make it more nutritious. A must-try for any keto dessert lover!
Recipe: Prepare an 8×8 square baking dish with Parchment Paper, ensuring it drapes over the sides + In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine 9 oz Sugar-Free White Chocolate Chips + 1 oz Grass-Fed Butter + Microwave in 15-second intervals until melted, roughly 60 seconds in total + Stir in ½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream + ½ cup Pumpkin Puree + 1 serving Pumpkin Caramel Keto Chow (or substitute with pumpkin pie spice if preferred) + Add ⅛ teaspoon Vanilla Extract + Mix until smooth + Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking dish, spreading evenly with a spatula + Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until set + Once set, lift the fudge using the parchment paper sides + Cut into squares [16 squares | 2 net carbs per square]
19. 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies
These 3 Ingredient Keto Pumpkin Cookies are a breeze to make and a delight to savor. With the subtle sweetness of sugar-free sweetener and the rich flavor of pumpkin, they’re a perfect low-carb treat for the fall season. Simple, delicious, and just 1 net carb per cookie – they’re a must-try for anyone on a keto journey.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine 1.5 cups Superfine Blanched Almond Flour + ¼ cup Sugar-Free Sweetener + Mix until well incorporated + Stir in ⅓ cup Pumpkin Purée using a spatula until a dough forms + Using a cookie scoop, form dough balls and place them on a cookie sheet + Flatten each dough ball + Bake at 350°F for 15-17 minutes [Makes 12 cookies | 1 net carb per cookie]
20. Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip
Pumpkin and cheesecake are two flavors that were meant to be together. This dip is the perfect blend of both, offering a creamy, dreamy treat that’s hard to resist. It’s a no-bake wonder that’s perfect for fall gatherings or just a cozy night in. Every time I make it, I’m reminded of why I adore pumpkin season so much!
Recipe: Add to a large mixing bowl 1 cup Pumpkin Puree + 8 ounces Cream Cheese (room temperature) Using an electric mixer, blend well + Add 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream + 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice + 1 teaspoon Liquid Sugar-Free Sweetener + Blend on high until whipped + Refrigerate until ready to serve [16 servings | 2 net carbs each]
These fat bombs are the epitome of fall flavors in a bite-sized treat. Creamy and rich with a hint of pumpkin and spice, they’re not only delicious but also keto-friendly. Every time I have one, it’s like a little taste of autumn, making them a perfect snack or dessert during the pumpkin season.
Recipe: Add to a medium mixing bowl 8 ounces Cream Cheese + ⅓ cup Nut Butter + ¼ cup granulated sugar-free sweetener + 2 tablespoons Pumpkin Purée + 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Spice + Mix all ingredients until well combined + Using a small cookie scoop, form individual mounds + Coat each mound with a mix of Pumpkin Spice and sugar-free sweetener + Store in the refrigerator.
22. Pumpkin Mousse
This Keto Pumpkin Mousse is the essence of fall in a creamy, dreamy dessert. The blend of pumpkin and spices creates a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate. It’s a delightful treat that’s not only rich in taste but also keto-friendly. Every spoonful is a reminder of cozy autumn evenings.
Recipe: Add to a large mixing bowl 12 ounces softened Cream Cheese + 1-15 ounce can Pumpkin Puree + Blend together until smooth and creamy + Mix in ½ cup confectioners erythritol + 2 teaspoons pure Vanilla Extract + 2 tablespoons Pumpkin Pie Spice + Incorporate ¾ cup Heavy Cream + Mix until all ingredients are well combined + Refrigerate for an hour before serving [10 servings | 3 net carbs per serving]
Transform your morning coffee ritual with this Keto Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer. It’s a harmonious blend of nourishing fats and autumnal spices. Every coffee becomes a celebration, making mornings something to look forward to. It’s not just a creamer; it’s a daily indulgence.
Recipe: In a large mixing bowl or blender, combine 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream + ¼ cup MCT Oil + 2 tablespoons Pumpkin Pie Spice + 2 tablespoons Ground Nutmeg + 2 tablespoons Ground Cinnamon + ¼ cup Sugar-Free Sweetener + Blend or whisk until smooth and creamy + Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and shake or stir well before each use [28 tablespoons | 1 net carb per tablespoon]
24. Pumpkin Chai Latte
This Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte is a delightful fusion of aromatic chai and the warmth of pumpkin spices. It’s a comforting beverage that captures the essence of fall in every sip. Whether you prefer it hot or iced, it’s a treat that’s both soothing and invigorating, making it perfect for those crisp autumn mornings or cozy evenings.
Recipe: In a medium pot over low heat, combine 1 ½ cup unsweetened Almond or Coconut Milk + 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Puree + 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice + 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar-Free Sweetener + Stir and heat for 2-3 minutes + Turn up the heat and add 2 Chai Tea Bags, bringing the mixture close to boiling + Once near boiling, remove from heat and let stand for 3-4 minutes + Remove the tea bags + Stir in 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract + Strain through a sieve if desired + Serve either hot or iced [3 net carbs]
25. Pumpkin Truffles
These Pumpkin Truffles are a delightful treat that perfectly captures the essence of fall. Creamy pumpkin filling coated in rich dark chocolate, with a hint of sea salt or spice on top, makes for a delectable bite-sized dessert. They’re not only delicious but also keto-friendly, making them a guilt-free indulgence for those cozy autumn evenings.
Pumpkin Truffles: In an electric mixer, blend 3 ounces softened Cream Cheese + ⅓ cup Pumpkin + ⅓ cup Powdered Sugar-Free Sweetener + ¼ cup Coconut Flour + 1 teaspoon Vanilla + ½ teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice until well combined + Scoop out heaping tablespoons and roll into balls, placing them on wax paper + Set these in the freezer + In a double boiler or microwave-safe bowl, heat 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil + Add ⅓ cup Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate Chips, stirring until melted and smooth + Using two forks, dip in melted chocolate + Place back on the wax paper + Optionally, sprinkle with Sea Salt or more Pumpkin Pie Spice + Return to the freezer for 10 minutes [12 servings | 2 net carbs per serving]
Understanding Keto Pumpkin Recipes
What Makes a Recipe Keto
When you explore keto pumpkin recipes, it’s important to know what makes a recipe keto-friendly. The ketogenic diet, or keto diet, is a low-carb, high-fat diet that aims to put your body into a state of ketosis. In this state, your body burns fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates.
To achieve ketosis, you need to consume meals with minimal net carbs, moderate protein, and a higher fat content. For a recipe to be keto-friendly, it should prioritize these macro ratios while using low-carb ingredients, such as pumpkin. Pumpkin is a nutritious, healthy, low-carb ingredient that can easily be incorporated into various dishes to keep you satisfied on your keto diet journey.
Why Pumpkin for Keto Recipes
Pumpkin is a versatile ingredient with a naturally low carb content, making it a great option for keto recipes. In addition to being low in net carbs, pumpkin is also packed with nutrients like fiber, vitamins A and C, and potassium. Incorporating pumpkin into your keto diet can help you enjoy diverse meals without feeling deprived or hinder your progress toward ketosis.
Keto pumpkin recipes come in various forms, including sweet treats and savory dishes. Some examples are keto pumpkin soup, pumpkin cheesecake cupcakes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pancakes, and even pumpkin spice lattes. By exploring these keto-friendly recipes, you can enjoy the flavors of pumpkin while sticking to your ketogenic diet goals.
Types of Keto Pumpkin Recipes
Keto Pumpkin Sweet Treats
If you’re a fan of sweet treats and follow the ketogenic diet, you’ll be glad to know there is a variety of keto pumpkin recipes available. Fall is the perfect time to indulge in pumpkin-flavored desserts. Start your day with fluffy keto pumpkin pancakes for a guilt-free breakfast, or bake a batch of keto pumpkin muffins for a delicious on-the-go snack.
For special occasions or just to satisfy your sweet tooth, a keto pumpkin pie recipe might be more fitting. If you prefer rich and creamy desserts, a keto pumpkin cheesecake will hit the spot. Looking for something a bit different? Try whipping up a satisfying keto pumpkin pudding as a delightful dessert option.
Keto Pumpkin Savory Dishes
Now, if you’re looking for something savory, you’re in luck. Keto pumpkin recipes also offer a wide range of savory dishes to satisfy your cravings. For a warm, comforting meal, prepare a creamy keto pumpkin soup. This recipe requires minimal ingredients like pumpkin puree, chicken broth, spices, and heavy cream, making it a simple yet flavorful dish.
For a hearty and satisfying main course, try making a keto pumpkin chaffle which can be wholesome and versatile, acting as the perfect base for sandwiches or side dish for dinner. Don’t forget the pumpkin seeds, which can be roasted and seasoned to perfection, offering a healthy and satisfying snack all on their own.
So whether you prefer sweet or savory keto pumpkin recipes, you’ll find plenty of ways to incorporate this nutritious and tasty ingredient into your ketogenic diet.
Ingredients Often Used in Keto Pumpkin Recipes
For many keto pumpkin recipes, you’ll typically need ingredients like pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice or pumpkin pie spice, and various sweeteners. It’s common to use almond flour or coconut flour as a base in baked goods, like muffins and cookies, because they have low carbohydrate content while providing a good texture. To add flavor and richness, recipes may also include butter, eggs and vanilla extract.
Pumpkin dishes often also rely on spices like cinnamon to bring out the autumnal flavors. Many keto pumpkin recipes, such as keto pumpkin spice lattes, will also have sugar-free syrups and heavy cream to maintain the low-carb and sugar-free theme.
Substitutions and Additions
In the keto world, there are plenty of creative substitutions and additions to make your pumpkin recipes both tasty and diet-friendly. For instance, you can use sugar-free chocolate chips in your pumpkin creations for some added indulgence.
When it comes to sweeteners, you have options such as erythritol, allulose, and stevia. While making your keto pumpkin spice latte, swapping the regular syrup with sugar-free syrup ensures you’re keeping it keto-friendly.
For more nutrient-dense recipes, you can also incorporate pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil into your dishes, as they provide protein, fiber, and healthy fats.
When baking keto pumpkin desserts, a popular addition is cream cheese frosting made from a combination of cream cheese, sweetener, vanilla, and heavy cream.
By using these basic ingredients and substitutions, you can enjoy delicious keto pumpkin recipes that align with your low-carb diet while still satisfying your taste buds.
Cooking Instructions and Techniques
How to Ensure Optimal Flavor
To bring out the best flavors in your keto pumpkin recipes, remember to select high-quality ingredients, such as organic pumpkin puree and fresh herbs. Make use of spice blends like cinnamon, cloves, ginger, or simply opt for pre-made pumpkin seasoning mix to enhance the taste. Roasting your pumpkin before using it in soups or casseroles adds a deeper flavor and makes your dishes warm and comforting, which is perfect for fall.
When cooking keto-friendly, gluten-free, or paleo pumpkin recipes, be aware of the varying textures and flavors of alternative flours like almond and coconut. Combining these flours can result in a balanced texture, such as in this keto pumpkin bread, which uses both coconut and almond flours, along with pumpkin puree, to get that just-right consistency.
How to Keep Your Recipes Low-Carb
Keeping your keto pumpkin recipes low-carb can be a challenge, but it’s essential to maintain the effectiveness of your diet. Limit the use of high-carb ingredients like regular flour or sugar, and instead opt for low-carb options such as almond flour, coconut flour, and natural sugar substitutes like erythritol or stevia.
To make sure your final product is low-carb, try recipes like these low carb pumpkin bars that have already been tested and proven keto-friendly. While creating new recipes or adapting old favorites, keep an eye out for hidden carbs and high-carb ingredients that could hinder your progress.
Remember, there’s a wide range of keto-friendly desserts and dishes you can make, from warm roasted pumpkin and creamy soups to more decadent creations like pumpkin pie. Don’t be afraid to get creative and explore options catering to specific dietary restrictions, such as vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free recipes. This way, you can not only satisfy your pumpkin cravings but also maintain your low-carb lifestyle.
More Keto Pumpkin Recipes
As you embrace the joy of pumpkin season, it’s the perfect time to explore a variety of keto pumpkin recipes. These low-carb dishes will satisfy your cravings while keeping you on track with your keto lifestyle. From sweet to savory dishes, there are endless options for you to enjoy during the fall season and holidays.
When you think of fall, pumpkin spice often comes to mind. This flavor can be incorporated into many keto-friendly recipes like Keto Pumpkin Fudge or Sugar-Free Pumpkin Muffins. These mouthwatering treats offer the familiar warmth of pumpkin spice while staying within your keto guidelines.
As the cooler weather sets in, you might find yourself craving warm, comforting dishes. Keto pumpkin recipes such as Pumpkin Soup or Keto Pumpkin Pancakes could easily become your go-to meals for satisfying those desires. They not only celebrate the flavors of pumpkin season but also provide you with a nutritionally sound option for those chilly days.
Don’t limit yourself to only sweet dishes this pumpkin season. There are plenty of savory keto options to tantalize your taste buds, like Keto Pumpkin Bars. These recipes showcase the versatility of pumpkin and allow you to enjoy the flavors of the season in unique ways.
Remember to have fun and get creative in your kitchen with keto pumpkin recipes this fall and during the holidays. With such a wide variety of choices, you’ll soon discover how easy and enjoyable it can be to maintain your keto lifestyle during pumpkin season.
More easy keto pumpkin recipes from the blog:
- Keto Pumpkin Pie
- Easy Keto Spice Cake
- 11 Quick & Easy Keto Smoothie Recipes
- Quick & Easy 5 Ingredient Keto Recipes
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