3 Healthy Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Ideas

To keep energy levels high this season, try these 3 healthy pumpkin spice breakfast ideas!

I know, I know… pumpkin spice just isn’t cool anymore. But as a basic millennial, it’s in my DNA to crave PSL whenever it’s hot. drops below 80’F (I live in Florida, don’t make fun of me!)

Buuuuuuuut most of the pumpkin spice-themed items at the store are full of added sugar, low in fiber, and don’t contain a lot of protein.

Pumpkin spice cereal, granola and energy bars don’t stop there. Sure, it’s delicious but a bowl of pumpkin spice cereal with almond milk is going to fill me up for, I don’t know, 27 minutes?

Then I rummaged through my pantry for more sugar.

Instead, try one of these 3 healthy pumpkin spice breakfast recipes from home for less sugar, more protein, and extra nutrients!

Chocolate Pumpkin Overnight Oats (Vegan, Gluten Free)

It tastes like cake!

In a mason jar or sealed container, mix 1 scoop 1st Phorm Chocolate Vegan Power Pro Protein Powder with 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup old fashioned oats, 3/4-1 cup milk of choice, 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice

Refrigerate overnight and sprinkle with 1-2 tablespoons of grated unsweetened coconut and/or toasted pecans. Eat warm or cold.

Optional: stir in 1 tsp instant coffee for a pumpkin spice oat latte.

Tip: I recommend stocking up on a scoop of Thorne collagen powder to support healthy skin and hair.

Pumpkin Parafait (Vegetarian)

Serve in a wine glass for #fancy

In the bottom of a clear glass, add 1/4 cup whole or 2% vanilla Greek yogurt (I recommend Chobani Zero or Chobani Complete). Coat the yogurt with a light layer of Pumpkin applesauce. I find them seasonally at Sprouts, thought there were lots of easy recipes online like this one. Be sure to use unsweetened applesauce if making it from scratch!

Then, add a layer of pumpkin spice granola (the recipe is here). You can also buy granola- I like Purely Elizabeth but for a sugar free option try Ezekiel cereal.

Add another layer of yogurt followed by another layer of pumpkin applesauce. Finish with a sprinkle of chopped toasted hazelnuts and/or more low-sugar granola.

Tip: Make this recipe gluten free with granola or vegan gluten free with coconut yogurt.

Pumpkin Cottage Cheese on Toast (Vegetarian)

I know I may be missing some of you on this, but it turned out to be so delicious and so satisfying!

Mix 1 cup of Good Culture 2% cottage cheese with 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree and 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon. Spread Trader Joe’s Cranberry Harvest Sprouted Grain toast and sprinkle with crushed walnuts.

Tip: No Trader Joes near you? Any sprouted grain bread will work, or try your pumpkin cottage cheese spread on a Kodiak Cake Power waffle.

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Kait Richardson is a registered dietitian nutritionist in Orlando, FL. She is a partner in private practice, Nutrition Awareness, where she helps frustrated yo-yo dieters achieve their health goals using 1:1 nutrition coaching. She is the co-host of Nutrition Awareness

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