Usually, our body uses carbohydrates for energy, so the fat accumulates. A keto diet works when we force our body to use fat instead of carbs. To do so, we eat fewer carbs and more fat.
This diet started as a therapy for several conditions, such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s. Once people realized it was a way to shed a few pounds, it quickly became a trend.
If you’re committing to a keto diet for personal or medical reasons, there are ways to turn your beloved pumpkin dishes into keto-friendly treats. Find your favorite low-carb pumpkin recipes in this post.
1. Keto Pumpkin Bars
We’ll start our list of keto recipes with something sweet and creamy delicious. These low-carb pumpkin bars make a tasty and simple dessert you can make with just nine ingredients.
This keto pumpkin bars recipe needs pumpkin puree, avocado oil, sugar-free sweetener, eggs, gluten-free vanilla, almond flour, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking soda. You can use almond meals instead of flour. For more sweetness and flavor, add some keto-friendly chocolate chips.
If you want, top your pumpkin bars with keto cream cheese frosting. You’ll need cream cheese, powdered sweetener, and vanilla extract to make the topping.
2. Keto Pumpkin Bread
You’ll quickly fall in love with this keto pumpkin bread recipe. It produces irresistibly moist, sweet, and soft treats. You can make it better with chocolate chips on the inside or cream cheese on top.
To make this sugar-free pumpkin bread, you’ll need almond flour, granulated sweetener (sugar-free), baking powder, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin puree, and eggs. You can substitute pumpkin spice for cinnamon and flax eggs for the eggs.
The keto-friendly mini chocolate chips and cream cheese frosting are optional. Combine everything in a loaf pan, bake for an hour, and cool before slicing (or it will crumble).
3. Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake
You can have a delicious and effortless keto pumpkin cheesecake in just twenty minutes of prep and cooking time. This no-bake, delicious recipe incorporates the bold flavors of fall, perfect for autumn and pumpkin season.
You’ll need a keto graham cracker crust, heavy cream, dairy-free cream cheese, pumpkin puree, sugar-free powdered sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. For a healthier alternative, use yogurt and low-fat cream cheese.
Replace the heavy cream with plant-based double cream to make the dish vegan. You can also turn this whole cheesecake into adorable bars or remove the crust altogether for a crustless version.
4. Keto Pumpkin Roll
This keto pumpkin recipe makes a gluten-free roll cake stuffed with rich pumpkin flavors, spices, and cream cheese. While it looks like the usual heavy cake, every serving yields 3.2g net carbs only.
This recipe has two components: cake and filling. For the cake, you’ll need blanched almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, sea salt, monk fruit allulose blend, pumpkin pie spice, eggs, pumpkin puree, and vanilla.
Meanwhile, the cream cheese filling needs unsalted butter, cream cheese, monk fruit allulose blend, and vanilla extract. Assemble just like any roll cake and tada! Sugar-free (but sweet) dessert.
5. Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Muffins AND cheesecake in one but minus the guilt? These keto pumpkin cream cheese muffins combine many of our favorite things, leading to a burst of flavors on your tongue.
This recipe has two elements: the muffins and the cream cheese filling. For the former, you’ll need butter, Swerve Granular, eggs, pumpkin puree, vanilla, almond flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt. Replace the pumpkin pie spice with a mix of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
As for the filling, you’ll need cream cheese, powdered erythritol, and vanilla. For variations, add chocolate chips and nuts to the muffins.
6. Keto Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake
One of the best keto pumpkin recipes is from I Breathe I’m Hungry. It’s a simple pumpkin spice sheet cake without frills, sugar, or gluten.
To make that possible, you’ll need keto-friendly ingredients like blanched almond flour, granulated erythritol sweetener, and xanthan gum. You’ll also need butter, eggs, vanilla, pumpkin puree, coconut flour, kosher salt, baking powder, and ground spices.
If you have a favorite keto cream cheese frosting recipe, you’ll also have to pull that up for this cake. There are also optional toppings (pecans or walnuts) to provide more texture and look.
7. Keto Pumpkin Cookies
These keto pumpkin cookies make the perfect autumn snack. They’re soft and chewy, full of pumpkin, vanilla, and cinnamon flavors — all those without the excessive carbs, sugar, gluten, and guilt.
You’ll need unsalted butter, powdered monk fruit allulose blend, pumpkin puree, egg, vanilla, blanched almond flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and sea salt. If you want your cookies extra chewy, add xanthan gum to the list.
You can glaze or frost your pumpkin cookies for more flavor and sweetness. To make the glaze or frosting, you’ll need powdered monk fruit allulose blend, heavy cream, and vanilla.
8. Keto Pumpkin Cream Pie
This low-carb pumpkin cream pie recipe means you won’t have to miss out on one of the best desserts! It’s creamy, delicious, and sweet but still cuts down on the carbs.
Moreover, it’s not like others that feel more like a cheesecake than a cream pie. This one is light and airy, almost mousse-like. Thus, you get all the richness without that cheesecake denseness.
For convenience, use canned pumpkin puree for this cream pie. Other ingredients are almond flour pie crust, cream cheese, Swerve Brown, pumpkin pie spice, water, grass-fed gelatin, heavy whipping cream, powdered Swerve sweetener, and vanilla extract.
9. Keto Pumpkin Pie
Everyone loves a good pumpkin pie. But we often feel left out when someone takes out the pie and gives everyone a slice but us. Well, not anymore.
This keto pumpkin pie is one of the best healthy recipes that give all the classic pumpkin flavors but minus risks. It’s creamy, smooth, and delicious, just like how any pumpkin pie should be. Thus, you can share it with anyone.
Plus, you can make it with homemade pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and almond flour crust. So if you want to go all out, this is the recipe you need.
10. Keto Pumpkin Scones
Make your autumn morning full of interesting, rich flavors by making these tasty but simple keto pumpkin scones. It’s the best way to enjoy pumpkin without going for the usual recipes, like pie or cake.
So how do you make these fantastic breakfast treats? You’ll need almond flour, Swerve sweetener, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, pumpkin puree, eggs, butter, and pumpkin spice extract. If there’s no extract, use pumpkin pie spice instead.
For more texture, add chopped pecans. Once baked, top your scones with a glaze made with powdered Swerve sweetener, heavy cream, and cinnamon.
11. Keto Pumpkin Brownies
Transforming your canned pumpkin into gooey and chocolatey brownies may not be the first idea on your mind. But yes, you can, and you can even do it healthily!
Plus, this is a great way to make your kids eat healthy! The recipe makes classic-looking brownies that don’t look like they have pumpkin at all. For sure, your kids would gobble it up.
So what do you need? Ingredients include pumpkin puree, almond flour, eggs, granulated sweetener, cacao powder, coconut oil, pumpkin spice, and baking powder. There’s also a chocolate drizzle recipe in the post.
12. Keto Pumpkin Ice Cream
Another unassuming, delicious treat you can trick your kids with is this keto pumpkin ice cream. It’s the perfect ice cream for the autumn season – as chilly as the weather.
Also, you don’t need an ice cream maker to follow this recipe. There are two procedures in the post. You use a Ninja Creami or just a good old blender, Tupperware, and freezer. Either way, you’d have a creamy, cold dessert.
The ingredients list is pretty simple, too. You only need coconut cream, pumpkin puree, cream cheese, powdered erythritol, pumpkin pie spice, and heavy whipping cream (optional).
13. Keto Pumpkin Soup
So far, most of our recipes create sweet desserts. Thus, we’re ending our post with more savory recipes, like this keto pumpkin soup from Joy Filled Eats.
Pumpkin soup is a classic dish to complete a fall or Thanksgiving menu. There’s a way to enjoy this hot, steamy delight without packing in more carbs than you need.
You’ll need pumpkin puree, chicken broth, salt, pepper, garlic powder, fresh thyme, and heavy cream. Check out the post for directions on making homemade pumpkin puree. Serve your soup with sour cream, chopped parsley, and pepitas (roasted and salted).
14. Keto Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta
I wanted a keto pumpkin pasta dish in this post, and one of the best ones I found was this alfredo recipe. Unlike the recipes above that are either dessert or side dish, this can serve as a quick and easy meal.
Pasta is rich in carbs. However, there’s a way to enjoy them while keeping the sugar and carbs low. This recipe specifically uses Palmini linguini noodles.
Palmini is a brand of low-carb pasta substitutes for those on a keto diet. Besides the noodles, you’ll need butter, heavy whipping cream, pumpkin puree, parmesan cheese, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
14 Delicious Keto Pumpkin Recipes
Enjoy your favorite pumpkin dishes the keto way!
Keto Pumpkin Bars
Keto Pumpkin Bread
Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake
Keto Pumpkin Rolls
Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Keto Pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake
Keto Pumpkin Cookies
Keto Pumpkin Cream Pie
Keto Pumpkin Pie
Keto Pumpkin Scones
Keto Pumpkin Brownies
Keto Pumpkin Ice Cream
Keto Pumpkin Soup
Keto Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo Pasta
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