healthy pumpkin pie alternatives

When you think of pumpkin, you probably start daydreaming of delicious, gooey muffins, pies, and other desserts.

While no one can deny the sinful sweetness of a pumpkin baked good, some are full of calories, fat, and sugar that can contribute to the dreaded holiday weight gain.

Luckily, you can still enjoy the irresistible flavor of pumpkin without the extra helping of regret. These delectable pumpkin pie alternatives help you get your pumpkin fix in a healthy way.

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

If pumpkin pie is what you really want, then ditch the crust!

The buttery crust, while tempting, adds a lot of unnecessary calories. Mix up your pumpkin pie filling and bake it in ramekins or small baking dishes for a lighter treat. Missing the texture that the crust brings? Top your baked filling with a bit of granola or chopped nuts.