Who is ready for fall Autumn? I know it is certainly one of my favorite times of the year– especially when it comes to all the delicious seasonal dishes I look forward to all year. Pumpkin Pie is one of those dishes, but so often it’s loaded with lots of junk that takes me away from my heath and fitness goals. These pumpkin “pie” bites are an amazing substitute, and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

It may still feel like summer around here but let’s be honest, it’s never too early to start indulging those pumpkin cravings!

Enjoy!

What You Need:

Pumpkin Bites
1 can pumpkin or 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
2 very ripe bananas
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan or sea salt

Whipped Topping
1 can coconut milk- full fat
2 Tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla or vanilla beans

(Makes approx 12 standard muffin sized bites)

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What You Do:

1. Combine all the pumpkin bite ingredients in a food processor, and blend until smooth. (You may need to scrape down the sides a few times.)
2. Spoon the mixture into lined muffin pans. *Option to use silicone liners to lessen chance of bites sticking to paper.
3. Preheat oven to 350. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
4.Let these cool completely before removing from the muffin liners. Since they are soft like pumpkin pie, I highly recommend putting these in the fridge after baking so they can firm up a bit.
5. (For the whipped onhealthy blood pressure topping) Opencan of coconut milk that has been in the fridge overnight. Scoop the fatty white part off and place in a mixing bowl with the vanilla and maple syrup. Use the whipping attachment and whip the coconut into a cream.
6.Scoop a little on top of each muffin and option to garnish with pumpkin pie spice!

* MUST keep these stored in the fridge.
* I highly recommend making the whip topping right before eating for optimal results in taste and texture.

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Hey Everyone– I know a lot of you are looking for the container equivalent (my color coded portion control system from 21 Day Fix), well not everything fits so nicely into a little box.

This recipe is for sure healthier, it does not container refined sugar, white flour, or gluten. It is also vegan. That being said it is still dessert, it still has calories, it still has fat and it is still meant to be enjoyed on occasion not all the time.

Not every recipe I share on here fits perfectly into the container system! I try to offer healthier versions of treats as an option for people to enjoy, especially during the holiday season where it can be hard to be surrounded by sweet temptations. If you want to use the recipe as an inspiration for a #21DayFixApproved recipe and share the containers, I know many other fixers would appreciate!
 
 
Your partner in health,
 
 
Autumn Calabrese

44 Comments

  • Sharon

    I know these don’t “fit into a container” but I do throw canned “pure pumpkin” from a can into my shakeology. There’s only one ingredient: pumpkin. Is this considered a green like squash? Or is it more of a purple/fruit??

  • Carra Henderson

    Can I use mini muffin tins? Will the time to bake still be the same? I would rather a little bite than a whole muffin at a time 😉

    • Autumn

      Sure Carra, I would probably cut the baking time in half if using min tins!

  • Julie

    Can you use full fat refrigerated coconut milk for the topping or does it need to be canned? Thank you!

    • Autumn

      Hey Julie- It has to be canned to get the full effect of the coconut whipped topping. The creamier “fatty” part of the milk separates from the thin more watery portion and you use this when making the whipped topping.

  • Robin Streeter

    Ya I really like the sugar cookies to roll out for the Holliday

  • Robin Streetet

    I became a beachbody coach today

  • Robin Streetet

    Do you know of a healthy sugar cookie recipes I love to make cut outs for every holiday

    • Autumn

      I will be on the lookout Robin– maybe a good idea for a future blog!

  • Robin Streetet

    I’m also think about becoming a coach for beachbody that might be so much fun

  • Robin Streetet

    I have really enjoyed your workouts an your cookbook can’t wait tie get your next work out video

  • Troy Anna

    If you do not have a mixing bowl, but instead a hand mixer, will it still whip up?

    • Autumn

      Yes it should be fine with a hand mixer Troy!

  • Deann Hilgenbrinck

    Autumn, can they be stored in the freezer once they’re firmed up in the fridge?
    Thanks 🙂

    • Autumn

      Hey Deann, I would think that they would be just fine stored in the freezer. Might work best to hold off on adding whipped topping if youre going to freeze. Just add the topping at the time of serving for best results!

  • Nicole Ebenhack

    I just made these and baked them an extra 10 min on top of the 25 bc they were too runny. I am having a hard time seeing how putting them in the fridge to cool is going to give them the appearance that yours have of having some type of flour and a solid state to them, but Candice’s comment gives me hope! In the mean time, I put a warm muffin in a bowl, mixed it up with the topping, so it was like melted ice cream, and it tasted wonderful! Thanks, Autumn!

    • Autumn

      Hey Nicole- It’s hard to wait but I promise they do firm up. Even when they firm up, they are still soft, and do soften the longer they are out of the fridge. But if your house is anything like mine, they will disappear before the have a chance to “melt”! No flour needed!

  • Jessica

    I made these and baked them for 25 minutes and they didn’t bake through. They are like liquid. Did I do something wrong? Thanks!

    • Autumn

      Hey Jessica, they go in the fridge after you bake for them to firm up.

  • Heather

    I love pumpkin but it does not appear on the 21 day list. Should I count as veggie, fruit, or carb?

  • Tammy Dubinsky

    Autumn, You are so creative. Living in upstate New York, I love this time of year including pumpkin and apple recipes. Thank you again. I am a fan of 21 Day Fix, Shakeology and you of course. ?

    .

  • Candice

    I made them. These are an excellent treat! The hardest part is letting them cool off/firm up. Thanks, Autumn!

  • Jena

    I know this recipe doesn’t fit into the container system as you mentioned, but you can you settle the debate I am having with my friends about which container pure pumpkin falls into? Thank you!

  • Leslie sullivan

    Thank you for posting this! Now I can fit my pumpkin fix into my 21 day fix! 4 weeks in, 16 pound down, I’m not going to stray now!! Excited to make these for this weekend’s treat!!

  • Autumn

    Hey Everyone– I know a lot of you are looking for the container equivalent (my color coded portion control system from 21 Day Fix), well not everything fits so nicely into a little box.

    This recipe is for sure healthier, it does not container refined sugar, white flour, or gluten. It is also vegan. That being said it is still dessert, it still has calories, it still has fat and it is still meant to be enjoyed on occasion not all the time.

    Not every recipe I share on here fits perfectly into the container system! I try to offer healthier versions of treats as an option for people to enjoy, especially during the holiday season where it can be hard to be surrounded by sweet temptations. If you want to use the recipe as an inspiration for a #21DayFixApproved recipe and share the containers, I know many other Fix’ers would appreciate!

    • selena

      so this would be like a treat cheat meal?? because there is no way of counting them

  • Robin Streetet

    Are you planning on wrighting another cookbook I really like the fixate one it has some great food in it

    • Autumn

      You never know what the future holds Robin!

  • Robin Streetet

    These look so good will have to try them.

  • Jenna

    Thank you! What is the serving size & how do they count for color containers for 21df?

    • Autumn

      Hey Jenna, they yield about 12 standard muffin sized bites– check out update to post for 21 Day Fix question!

  • Joanie Tammariello

    Can I omit the maple syrup?

    • Autumn

      Sure Joanie!

  • Bre

    What if you are allergic to bananas? or very much dislike the taste? can you substitute anything for them? Unsweetened applesauce? or is there another suggestion?

    • Autumn

      Hey Bre- I cant speak from experience as I have not tried it with anything but bananas… but applesauce sounds like a good place to start with experimenting!

  • Rosemarie DeRosa

    How are we counting these?

  • Gina J

    I love, love, LOVE this recipe!! Would each bite count as a yellow/purple, or how would that equal out in regards to the container break down?

    P.S. 21DFX has changed my life!!! <3 xo to Autumn for being an amazing role model and an even more amazing trainer! I cannot wait until her and Sagi's release in December #Hammer&Chisel!!!

  • Angie

    Directions say scrape off the fatty white part and place in mixing bowl??? Am I using the coconut milk?? Or the fatty white stuff???

  • Heather

    so happy these are vegan! thanks for the share i can’t wait to make em 🙂

  • Pam Wilbanks

    How can I get one if your cookbooks. It’s out of stock on Amazon.

    • Autumn

      Hey Pam- You can get a direct link on the header of my homepage– or go to the products page on the site as well!

  • Michelle

    Look amazing!!
    Large muffin tin or mini tins? How many muffins does it make? What is the 21 Day Fix nutrition count?

    • Autumn

      Hey Michelle- They are standard size muffin/cupcake tins… and depending on how you pour them it should make 12!

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