Keto dieters can THRIVE during pumpkin season.
High-Fat Low-Carb Pumpkin Recipes
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Pumpkin might be higher in carbs than in fat, but it's totally keto-friendly. (Which is good because who wants to live their life avoiding the best part of fall?) The key is to use it in moderation and to add in fat and cut carbs with other ingredients. Take full advantage with these ketogenic breakfasts, dinners, and desserts for every pumpkin craving.
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Keto Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Savory Bacon Pumpkin Mock Soufflé
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This faux soufflé contains three of the best parts of being keto: bacon, egg yolks, and heavy whipping cream. Don't be intimidated—since it doesn't contain flour, it's not as fussy as the real deal.
Get the recipe: Savory Bacon Pumpkin Mock Soufflé
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Keto Pumpkin Mousse
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When the oven is packed on Thanksgiving, you can claim out a spot elsewhere and whip up this no-cook pumpkin mousse. With mascarpone, pumpkin, and cream, it'll win over the non-keto in your fam, too.
Get the recipe: Keto Pumpkin Mousse
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1-Minute Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Mug Brownie
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You could make a basic mug cake, or you could make this melty mug brownie. The superior choice just takes one minute in the microwave, and results in a gorgeous marriage of chocolate and pumpkin.
Get the recipe: 1-Minute Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Mug Brownie
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Creamy Low-Carb Pumpkin Rosemary Sauce with Turkey
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This pumpkin rosemary sauce with turkey will turn your favorite keto pasta alternative into an absolute treat. (Related: Why This Dietitian Is Completely Against the Keto Diet)
Get the recipe: Creamy Low-Carb Pumpkin Rosemary Sauce with Turkey
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Pumpkin Spice Fat Bombs
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Arguably the best part of going keto, fat bombs are always a low-effort dessert option. Here they get the fall treatment with pumpkin and pecans. (Related: "Fat Bombs" Are the New Keto Snack People Are Obsessed With)
Get the recipe: Pumpkin Spice Fat Bombs
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Paleo & Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte
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If you're at all serious about staying in ketosis, then the PSL is a hard pass (hi, 50 grams of sugar). But this dupe of the Starbucks classic might fill the red cup–shaped hole in your heart.
Get the recipe: Paleo & Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte
Easy Keto Low-Carb Pumpkin Pie
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The most classic pumpkin recipe definitely doesn't lose anything when it gets a keto makeover. By tweaking your sweetener and crust and swapping out condensed milk for cream, you get a fattier slice with the same pumpkin spice taste.
Get the recipe: Easy Keto Low-Carb Pumpkin Pie
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Pumpkin Broccoli Zucchini Creamy Soup
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Keto Pumpkin Spice Monkey Bread Muffins
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Monkey bread is always a good idea. But with its buttery, pull-apart nature, it's not the best for taking on-the-go. This muffin version is more portable. It uses a traditional fathead dough (a mozzarella-based mixture) and a blend of almond and coconut flours.
Get the recipe: Keto Pumpkin Spice Monkey Bread Muffins
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Low-Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
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These bars are made up of three dreamy layers. Plain cheesecake is sandwiched between a crust and a pumpkin cheesecake layer. (Here are more keto dessert recipes that definitely don't taste low-carb.)
Get the recipe: Low-Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
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Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake
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When it comes to milkshakes, the fattier the better, so you might as well make a keto-friendly version no matter your diet plan. This one contains cream cheese, so you know it's sufficiently thick.
Get the recipe: Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake
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Pumpkin Spice & White Chocolate Swirl Peanut Butter
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Fall calls for making pumpkin and white chocolate peanut butter and eating it by the spoonful. Fair warning: The food porn accompanying this recipe will stoke your appetite.
Get the recipe: Pumpkin Spice & White Chocolate Swirl Peanut Butter
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Keto Pumpkin Chia Pudding
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Tuscan Pumpkin and Chicken Marinara
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If you're in the pumpkin stew kinda mood, try this one-pot, saucy chicken dish. The combo of tomato sauce, coconut milk, and pumpkin will soothe your soul.
Get the recipe: Tuscan Pumpkin and Chicken Marinara
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Pumpkin Roll with Coffee Cream
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No one likes cutting into a pumpkin roll and finding that it's mostly cake. Not a problem here. A generous filling-to-cake ratio means plenty of cream in every bite.
Get the recipe: Pumpkin Roll with Coffee Cream
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Low-Carb Pumpkin Bagels
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For an easy breakfast option, make a batch of these pumpkin-flavored bagels. Add a little pumpkin spice to your cream cheese if you're feeling wild.
Get the recipe: Low-Carb Pumpkin Bagels
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Browned Butter Scallops On Cauli-CousCous & Pumpkin Purée
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When you want a dish that has pumpkin a supporting role, try these seared scallops with pumpkin purée and cauliflower couscous.
Get the recipe: Browned Butter Scallops On Cauli-CousCous & Pumpkin Purée
Gluten-Free, Paleo & Keto Pumpkin Bread
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This keto pumpkin bread is topped with a fresh ginger glaze, so you'll get some gingerbread vibes along with your pumpkin-y goodness. (Looking to make a white bread sub? Try this low-carb bread recipe you can eat on the keto diet.)
Get the recipe: Gluten-Free, Paleo & Keto Pumpkin Bread
Low-Carb Pumpkin Donuts with Brown Sugar Walnut Crumble
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Keto doughnuts? Yes, your dreams have come true. These pumpkin doughnuts have a brown sugar-walnut crumble baked into the top.
Get the Recipe: Low-Carb Pumpkin Donuts with Brown Sugar Walnut Crumble
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