When we think of fall food, we think of pumpkin, apples and cinnamon. We rounded up some of our favorite fall-themed treats that we’re sure you’d love. The fact that they’re healthy, as well, is just the cherry on top the pumpkin pie!
Cinnamon Roasted Almonds
Almonds have good monounsaturated fat, 12 vitamins and minerals, and 6 grams of protein, which makes them the perfect snack for anyone watching their waistline. Try seasoning them with cinnamon and roasting them. They are insanely delicious and make your entire house smell like cinnamon!
1 cup raw whole almonds
½ tablespoon agave
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon salt
Cooking spray or drizzle of Canola oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place almonds in a mixing bowl. Drizzle agave or honey over the almonds. Use a spatula to stir and coat the almonds with agave.
Mix in cinnamon and salt and stir with a spatula. Try to make sure the almonds are evenly coated.
Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray, or drizzle with canola oil (spread oil over pan with paper towel). Spread almonds evenly on the pan.
Bake for 10 minutes.
While still warm, taste the almonds and add a sprinkle of cinnamon if desired. Let cool, and enjoy!
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
This Pumpkin Pie Smoothie will satisfy all your pumpkin cravings without having you opting for a dessert. It tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass, and combines pumpkin purée with almond butter, milk, delicious spices, and just a little bit of honey. It’s an excellent source of filling protein and fiber whilst providing you with beta-carotene, which is good for your eyesight.
1 cup low-fat milk
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 Tbsp almond butter
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp honey
4 ice cubes
Blend ingredients together, and enjoy!
Caramel Almond Pumpkin Spice Bar
Combines almonds, cashews, and peanuts with pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl and drizzle caramel on them for a protein and fiber filled snack. Can’t make homemade caramel? We’ve got you covered.
1 packed cup brown sugar
1/2 cup half-and-half
4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Mix the brown sugar, half-and-half, butter and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes, until it gets thicker. Add the vanilla and cook another minute to thicken further. Turn off the heat, cool slightly and pour the sauce into a jar. Refrigerate until cold.
Turkey Roll-Ups with Smokey Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
Combine apples, turkey ad goat cheese for the perfect quick and easy snack. The fiber from the apples and the protein in the turkey are sure to keep you full for hours. If you love sweet and savory together, this is a must try! Don’t forget the honey mustard dipping sauce! It’s very easy to make.
1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
1⁄4 cup mustard
1⁄4 cup honey
1 dash salt
Pumpkin Bread Muffins
These delicious muffins have all the flavors of fall, without having to go overboard with the calories!
¾ cups almond flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 Tbsp + ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin)
1/4 cup honey
1 Tbsp coconut oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray.
In large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients together (almond flour, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice).
In separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients by measuring out 1 cup of pumpkin puree (do not use the whole can of pumpkin!) then add the eggs, honey, and coconut oil (melted). Mix together using a large spoon. Combine wet with dry ingredients and whisk together.
Pour into muffin tins and sprinkle a few crushed walnuts on top. Bake for about 20 minutes. Let cool 5-10 minutes on wire rack. Feel free to add any other toppings you wish…chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit!