Healthy Pumpkin Recipes For a Guilt-Free Fall

Your favorite trainers & instructors share how they celebrate Fall in the kitchen... without the guilt!

1.) Comforting Pumpkin Quinoa

Morgana loves stocking up on her Fall recipe picks from her sister-in-law's food blog, Fannetastic Food!  This savory dish serves up all the pumpkin goodness. It's the perfect post-class meal. 

2.) Healthy Pumpkin Banana Loaf

Healthy Pumpkin Banana Loaf

Got brown bananas?  Instructor Kayley marries a classic banana bread with the flavor of the season for a quick grab & go breakfast bread.  

INGREDIENTS;

  • 1½ cups (150 g) all-purpose flour *note: you can sub grain-free flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 medium-size ripe banana, mashed (100 g or 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup (120 g) pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup (115 g) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (50 g) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF (176ºC), and lightly grease a 9 x 5 (23 x 13 cm) bread pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt. Stir until well combined and set aside.
  3. Lightly beat the eggs in a medium sized mixing bowl. Add mashed bananas, pumpkin, Greek yogurt, maple syrup, brown sugar, and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir gently. Do not over mix. Fold in any add-ins you wish to include.
  5. Pour the batter into the loaf pan, spreading it out evenly, and bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. After 45 minutes, you may wish to cover with a sheet of tin foil to prevent the top from getting too brown.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.

3.) Pumpkin Protein-Packed Pancakes

Owner & Trainer Nedra found a way to hit her macros, incorporate pumpkin & enjoy a short stack of pancakes - triple score! Here's her quick recipe for a Fall breakfast of champions. 

  • Flapjack protein pancake mix (buy here!)
  • Water
  • Organic canned pumpkin
  • Cinnamon
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Top with Oikos Vanilla or Caramel Greek yogurt, nuts or warm maple syrup!

4.) Paleo Pumpkin Spice Nice Cream (Vegan + Dairy Free)

Paleo Pumpkin Spice Nice Cream - The P.E. Club

Instructor Katy enjoys "nice" cream year round with a seasonal twist on a paleo classic. Check out her additions to a simple recipe turned festive. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Frozen Banana
  • 2 tbsp of Pumpkin Puree
  • Splash of Coconut Milk
  • Dollop of Almond Butter
  • Dash of Cinnamon & Pumpkin Spice

Combine all ingredients in the food processor, blend & enjoy! Add dark chocolate chips to the mix for an even sweeter treat. 

5.) All-Pumpkin-Everything Smoothie Bowl

Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl - DailyDoseoFitness - The P.E. Club

If you follow trainer/instructor Miriam (@DailyDoseoFitness) on Instagram, you know she is the queen of tastefully beautiful kitchen creations.  This season, she enjoys all her pumpkin favorites, all in one bowl!  

Need some smoothie bowl #inspo? Here are some of Mir's faves for the perfect bowl:

  • True Nutrition Cinnamon Roll Protein Powder
  • Devotion Nutrition Pumpkin Spice Flex Packets
  • Archer Farms Pumpkin Spice Granola
  • LIFE Pumpkin Cereal
  • P28 Foods Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter
  • Fit Crunch Bar Birthday Cake pieces
  • Walden Farms International Caramel Syrup