Fall Treats Especially for Mamas

Fall Treats Especially for Mamas

October 18, 2023

Fall is in the air and there is no better time to whip up some cozy and delicious, seasonal treats! Oftentimes Mamas are so preoccupied with caring for their families, that serving up special treats just for themselves happens few and far between. Today we are sharing a few quick and healthy recipes however to bring Fall right on into your kitchen, with foods that are made with Mama in mind!

 Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

1. Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Incorporating pumpkin into meals and snacks is a great way to switch up your go-to recipes! While protein smoothies are always a good choice for busy Mamas, we think this specific one is also a good choice for celebrating the Fall season. This smoothie tastes like a slice of pumpkin pie…with an extra side of protein!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup of ice
  • 1 cup of plain protein yogurt or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup coconut milk (substitute with your favorite milk if desired)
  • 1/3 cup crushed pecans (if you prefer a scoop of protein powder, you can substitute that here)
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


To Make:
Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!

Healthy and sweet pumpkin recipes
2. No Bake Pumpkin Bites

This next recipe is easy to toss together, with no cooking time needed! Just gather the ingredients and go. The best part is that these little bites pack a whole lot of energy with them! Serve them up with your breakfast or grab them as a healthy snack option throughout the day.

Ingredients: 

  • 2 cups uncooked oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (substitute with nut butter or almond butter if desired)
  • 1/3 cup organic, local honey
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice (add both if you’d like!)
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (optional if you’d like some added sweetness)

To make:
Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix well until combined. The mixture will be thick! Once the ingredients are well mixed, use a tablespoon to measure out enough dough to roll into a ball. Place each ball on a large plate or into a storage container & refrigerate. You can even portion some out to store in the freezer to use at a later time. 

 Pumpkin Muffins

3. Pumpkin Muffins

This last recipe is a staple one to keep in your kitchen for all of Fall. While it does take just a little longer to prepare than the last two recipes, we think it is totally worth the extra effort! Whether you are attending a playdate and looking for a fun treat to bring along, or just looking for a yummy treat to have on hand, these muffins are a must-have as they are both healthy and sweet. They are great for serving up for little taste pallets, too!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup organic pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup organic, local honey
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 6 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tsp sugar or coconut sugar

To make:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees
  2. Prep your muffin pan with liners or lightly grease throughout
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, mix all wet ingredients. Once mixed, fold in the pecans. You can leave some aside if you’d like to use it as a topping.
  5. Pour mixture into the muffin pan & top with the remaining pecans 
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until done
  7. Enjoy! Store on your counter or in the refrigerator.  


What are some of your favorite snacks and meals to enjoy this time of year? Let us know in the comments below!

Fall Foods for Kids

Interested in more Fall themed topics?! Be sure to check out these related posts below:
Fall Foods For Baby's Taste Palate
Fall Fun With Little Ones - Family Bucket List

Lastly, here are a couple of posts all about healthy recipes to enjoy on your journey through pregnancy and motherhood:
Nutrition Ideas during Pregnancy and Postpartum
What to Eat While Breastfeeding



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