Halloween, the most colourful and fun celebration of the year, is celebrated with various events and costume parties worldwide!
We’ve put together delicious recipes slightly lower in sugar but higher in fibre than regular Halloween candy. We are sure that you and your children will enjoy the cooking process with these wonderful recipes. Here’s a list of healthy Halloween recipes that bring on the creativity—and will totally steal the show at your next costume party. We’ve got some savoury and sweet options, but they’re all healthier than regular Halloween candy.
1. Pumpkin Muffins
Easy, one-bowl, healthier pumpkin muffins made with whole wheat grains and naturally sweetened! These pumpkin muffins are as light, fluffy and delicious as their coffee shop counterparts. Recipe yields 12 muffins.
- ⅓ cup melted coconut oil
- ½ cup maple syrup or honey
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup pumpkin purée
- ¼ cup milk of choice
- 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Spice Blend
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¾ cups whole wheat flour
- ⅓ cup old-fashioned oats, plus more for sprinkling on top
Optional: 2 teaspoons turbinado (raw) sugar for a sweet crunch
Pumpkin Spice Blend:
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground allspice or cloves
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (165 degrees Celsius). If necessary, grease all 12 cups of your muffin tin with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, beat the oil and maple syrup or honey together with a whisk.
Add the eggs, and beat well.
Add the pumpkin purée, milk, pumpkin spice blend, baking soda, vanilla extract and salt.
Add the flour and oats to the bowl and mix with a large spoon just until combined. If you’d like to add any additional mix-ins, like nuts, chocolate or dried fruit, fold them in now.
Divide the batter evenly between the muffin cups. Sprinkle the tops of the muffins with about a tablespoon of oats, followed by a light sprinkle of raw sugar and/or pumpkin spice blend if you’d like.
Bake muffins for 22 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.
Place the muffin tin on a cooling rack to cool.
These muffins taste even better after they have rested for a couple of hours! They’ll keep at room temperature for up to 2 days or in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
2. Silly Apple Bites
These adorable apple monster faces are super simple to make and perfect for the whole family – especially if you like peanut butter and apples!
- 3 green apples
- 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 2-3 strawberry
- 2 tablespoons of pumpkin or sunflower seeds
- 1 package of candy eyes or milk chocolate chips (you’ll use around 20 pieces)
Quarter the green apples and slice off the core and seeds. Carefully cut out a v-shape into the centre of the apple quarter to create the mouth of the monster. Repeat with all the apple pieces.
Spread a thin layer of peanut butter into the monster’s mouth.
Repeat with all apple slices. Press several pumpkin or sunflower seeds onto the top of the mouth along the edge to form teeth. Repeat with all apple slices. Place 1 sliced strawberry into each monster mouth for the tongue. Using the remaining peanut butter, spread a small amount onto the back of the candy eyes and place them on top of the apple slices.
3. Strawberry Ghosts
Juicy and sweet strawberry ghosts are spooky and delicious!! Here is a simple and quick tutorial on how to make these Boo-tiful treats.
- 1-pint strawberries rinsed and dried
- 8 oz melting chocolate white
- 1 oz melting chocolate (for face)
- parchment paper
Begin by rinsing your strawberries. Place them on a paper towel to dry. Line a baking sheet or pan with parchment paper. Place Strawberries right next to your pan. Also, place a hot pad next to the pan for when the chocolate is melted. Melt your white Candy Coating. When the candy coating is completely smooth, remove it from heat. Hold your pot of chocolate at an angle. Grab strawberries by the stem, dip both sides in the chocolate, and place down on the parchment paper. Continue doing this for all strawberries.
Let Strawberries set on your counter until hard. Melt milk chocolate and place it in a Ziploc bag with a small cut in the corner. Pipe on eyes and mouth and let it set. Place in the fridge to set more quickly.
TIP: Dipping strawberries into yoghurt is a fun activity to do together, and it’s a healthy Halloween treat to share.
4. Banana Mummy Pops
Looking for a fun, spooky treat?
These adorably spooky banana mummies will be the hit of any Halloween party treat table.
- 4 bananas
- 1 lb. white chocolate
- 16 mini m&m’s
- 4 oz. milk chocolate chips
- 8 Lollipop sticks
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Skewer each banana half with a lollipop stick and freeze until firm, at least 2 hours. In a large microwave-safe measuring cup, melt 1 pound of white chocolate.
One at a time, dip the bananas into the chocolate to coat, shaking off any excess. Return to the baking sheet and immediately place two M&M candies near the top for eyes.
Melt the remaining white chocolate and fill a small piping bag fitted with a small, round nozzle tip. Pipe zigzags over the banana to form bandages. Repeat this step with the milk chocolate if using. Chill or freeze until ready to serve.
Gluten-Free Halloween Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake
- 1 cup hazelnuts and almonds
- 1 tbsp Coconut oil or butter
- 1 egg
- Cinnamon to sweeten
- 2 tbsp of honey
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 3 eggs
- 2 packages cream cheese (kept at room temperature)
- 2 tbsp Coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 5 dates, pitted (soak in hot water for 1 hour to soften)
- 2 tbsp of honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
You can visit this article for a healthy, easy-to-make Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe with the appetising smell of pumpkin and cinnamon, which is rich in fibre, low in calories, and a powerful antioxidant!
Bon appetit to those who want to spice up their table with this delicious dessert for Halloween!