I love pumpkin season but I can’t believe I started seeing pumpkin flavors popping up in August! The problem with the majority of these pumpkin-flavored treats is that they are LOADED with sugar. I was shocked to learn that everyone’s favorite flavored latte is filled with over 38 grams of sugar! Enjoy the flavors of fall without the added sugar by stocking up on canned pumpkin (check the label for additives and make sure it’s not pumpkin pie filling) and pumpkin pie spice.
Here are my favorite tricks:
PUMPKIN SPICE OATMEAL | Add 4 Tbsp. of canned pumpkin and a dash or two of pumpkin pie spice to your plain oatmeal.
PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE | Add a dash or two of pumpkin pie spice to your latte or coffee each morning at home.
PUMPKIN YOGURT | Add 3 Tbsp. of canned pumpkin and a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to your full-fat single-serve portion of Greek yogurt. And if it’s not sweet enough for you, add a quick squeeze of honey!
Also, don’t forget about Pumpkin Butter. It does contain sugar but use it in small amounts to get your pumpkin fix. Spread it on apples or bananas for a delicious fall dessert. Kids love it too!
Here are a couple of easy recipes that I love for portion-controlled pumpkin treats: