All Pumpkin Everything! 3 Pumpkin Recipes That Are Actually Good For You

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Scrolling through my Twitter feed last Friday morning while taking a bite out of my pumpkin muffin, I could tell that fall season was officially among us.

While most of the pumpkin treats you’ll see this year are fattening and loaded with sugar, these pumpkin recipes are actually quite healthy. Enjoy and happy fall!

1. Pumpkin Butter
Makes 30 servings; serving size: 2 tbsp

What you’ll need:

  • 3 1/2 cups pumpkin puree, or 1 (29 ounce) can (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2-3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1-2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (to taste)

What you need to do:

“Combine pureed pumpkin, vanilla, apple juice, spices, cinnamon sticks and sugar in a large saucepan; stir well. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 30 – 40 minutes or until thickened. Stir frequently. Adjust spices to your taste. Makes 3 3/4 cups.”

[Recipe originally appeared on Gina’s Skinny Recipes].