From fresh dips to filling meals, you can make just about anything with pumpkin spice.
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In this article:
- Breakfast Recipes with Pumpkin Spice
- Pumpkin Spiced Drinks
- Quick Pumpkin Spiced Snacks
- Pumpkin Spice Dessert Recipes
- Sides Dishes and Dips
17 Easy Pumpkin Spice Recipes for Your Thyroid
1. Homemade Pumpkin Spice
Artificial pumpkin spice contains synthetic ingredients that offer few benefits for your thyroid. But, if it’s made up of the purest form of spices, pumpkin spice may be a good thyroid regulator:
- Cinnamon helps suppress autoimmunity. It also helps regulate glucose and cholesterol levels.
- Ginger is rich in magnesium, potassium, and zinc which are necessary nutrients for the thyroid. It also helps manage diabetes.
- Allspice has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, which are necessary for people with autoimmune conditions and those prone to infections.
- Cloves help regulate the thyroid and thyroid hormones.
Directions: Mix ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, ground allspice, and ground cloves in a small bowl. Then, store your homemade pumpkin spice in a spice container or small glass jar.
Breakfast Recipes with Pumpkin Spice
2. Pumpkin Pie Spice Waffles
This pumpkin spice waffle recipe uses pumpkin puree as the base which is high in fiber and promotes good bacteria for healthy digestion. It also contains iron and vitamin A.
In a bowl, mix the pumpkin puree, milk, sugar, coconut oil, and egg yolks together. Add some vanilla extract and pumpkin spice.
In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt and then, add the mixture to the first bowl. Using an electric mixer, mix the egg whites until they’re fluffy.
Fold them into the batter. Bake the mixture in a waffle iron for 3 minutes.
Top it off with some homemade whipped cream and pumpkin spice.
3. Overnight Pumpkin Oats
Instead of heading to the coffee shop for a pumpkin spice latte, make your own and serve it as a healthy and creamy breakfast.
In a bowl, mix brewed coffee, almond milk, greek yogurt, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, vanilla, honey, and chia seeds. Then, add oats and stir until moistened.
Leave it in the fridge overnight. Sprinkle more spice or chocolate chips as toppings before serving.
4. Spiced Pumpkin Parfait
Enjoy your mornings with this easy to prepare spiced pumpkin parfait. You can make this parfait recipe in 10 minutes or less and reach your daily recommended intake of vitamin A from the pumpkin puree.
Add your favorite granola or oats to enjoy a serving of complex carbohydrates that’ll help you feel full for longer. The Greek yogurt’s smooth texture complements the crunchiness of the granola and gives your digestive system some good bacteria.
In a bowl, mix pumpkin puree, agave nectar, and pumpkin spice. Then, scoop some into a glass and layer it with the Greek yogurt, granola, and agave nectar.
Keep adding the same four layers until you’ve filled your glass.
Pumpkin Spiced Drinks
5. Pumpkin Spice Thyroid Smoothie
Make a pumpkin smoothie that will help boost your thyroid function, fight insomnia, prevent weight gain, and increase your energy levels. The frozen mango will take care of the sweetness in this spice-filled drink.
Directions: Blend pumpkin chunks, frozen mango, pumpkin seeds, vanilla extract, almond milk, and pumpkin spice for a few minutes until smooth. You can turn this into a green smoothie by adding some baby spinach.
6. Spiced Banana Butter Smoothie
This delicious breakfast smoothie will suit your low-thyroid diet and weight management plan. Bananas and chia seeds are great sources of fiber while peanut butter is rich in good fats.
Adding some pumpkin spice to this smoothie helps balance out the sweetness and give your thyroid an extra boost.
Directions: In a blender, mix the spice, banana, chia seeds, blueberries, peanut butter, yogurt, and oats until everything is smooth.
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7. Pumpkin Spice Hot Cocoa
Warm up the cold nights with some homemade hot cocoa. Flavonoids in chocolate are good for your immune system and blood pressure.
In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir milk, cream, and cocoa powder. Then, add the pumpkin puree and spice.
Mix. Enjoy with some whipped cream and cinnamon or spice on top.
8. Pumpkin Spiced Cider
Enjoying a hot pumpkin spiced cider is a great way to spend cold winter nights. The sweetness and spices of the pumpkin syrup complement the tangy flavor of the apple cider vinegar (ACV).
What is apple cider vinegar? A probiotic food which helps improve digestion, boost the metabolism, increase energy levels, and manage thyroid levels.
Make the pumpkin syrup by mixing the pumpkin puree, spice, sugar, and water. Pour into a container and leave in the fridge overnight.
Heat up the ACV. Pour into a large mug and then, mix in 3 tablespoons of hot pumpkin syrup. Top off with some whipped cream and more syrup.
Quick Pumpkin Spiced Snacks
9. Pull-Apart Pumpkin Cinnamon Bread
The cinnamon in this pull-apart pumpkin cinnamon bread will help reduce T3 levels.
Use a large bowl to mix together the pumpkin puree, spice, butter, salt, egg, flour, and yeast. Then, add the milk and stir until the dough becomes cohesive.
Knead for 5 minutes until it’s elastic and smooth. Set aside for 10 minutes before rolling out.
Make the filling by mixing pumpkin spice, butter, and brown sugar. Spread it over the dough.
Cut the dough into your desired pieces. Stack them before baking for 30 minutes.
10. Pumpkin Spiced Popcorn
Try making a pumpkin spice popcorn flavor without the added cholesterol and fats from butter.
Directions: After cooking your popcorn, sprinkle some spice on top and shake it until everything is covered. You can also bake it for less than a minute to let the spice stick to the popcorn.
11. Granola Pumpkin Spice
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If you’re looking to stock up on some thyroid-friendly and filling snacks, make these granolas with pumpkin spice. Add pecans and pumpkin seeds into the mix for extra fiber and an added boost for your thyroid.
In a bowl, mix the pumpkin puree, spice, vanilla, coconut oil, and salt. Then, stir it in a bowl with oats, pumpkin seeds, and pecans until well-mixed.
Spread the mix on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until golden. Let it cool before eating.
Pumpkin Spice Dessert Recipes
12. Pumpkin Mousse
Looking for a smooth dessert after all that granola crunch? Try making this pumpkin mousse. You can substitute the vanilla pudding with some chia seeds to lessen the sweetness.
Mix together the pumpkin puree, spice, pudding mix, vanilla, milk, and salt until smooth. Whip the heavy cream for 3-4 minutes.
Then, fold it into the pumpkin mix. Scoop it into glasses and serve with whipped cream. Sprinkle some more spice on top, or if you want some crunch, add crushed graham crackers.
13. Pumpkin Spiced Chia Pudding
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Start your day with a healthy serving of pumpkin spiced chia pudding. Chia seeds are powerhouse seeds rich in calcium, protein, antioxidants, fiber, and omega 3 fatty acids.
They absorb liquids 12 times their size, which makes them great for making pudding.
Blend pumpkin butter, coconut milk, and pumpkin spice until smooth. Then, pour it over a small bowl of chia seeds and leave in the fridge overnight.
Enjoy with a little nutmeg on top.
14. Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
You can have that Starbucks pumpkin spice latte without the coffee with this pumpkin spice ice cream recipe.
Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer the milk and cream simmer.
Add vanilla bean before covering. Remove from heat and set aside for an hour. In a separate bowl, mix the pumpkin puree, spices, egg yolks, and sugar.
Pour the mix into the beans and cook again. Once it has a custard form, transfer to a container and chill overnight.
Sides Dishes and Dips
15. Pumpkin Spiced Kale
Add pumpkin spiced kale to your thyroid diet recipes as a quick side dish. Kale is a nutritional green filled with calcium, vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants, and iron.
In a glass jar, put in pumpkin spice, ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and olive oil. Then, cook the kale over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until tender.
Toss the kale and the spice dressing until everything is well-coated.
16. Pumpkin Spiced Almond Butter
Well, I guess Starbucks informed us that it's pumpkin season so here you go! Pumpkin spiced almond butter to eat with toast, muffins, or with a spoon! This fan favorite recipe is one of my personal favs too! 😍https://t.co/gbIvnodYMx pic.twitter.com/gkQx7inqda
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Making your own nut butter means you can add whatever flavor or ingredient you want in it. Almonds are rich in selenium and magnesium, which are good for thyroid function.
Adding homemade pumpkin puree gives it a sweet flavor and a smoother texture.
Directions: Toast the almonds for 30 minutes and then, put in a food processor. Add some salt, oil, maple syrup, and spice, and process until everything turns into a creamy texture.
17. Pumpkin Hummus
Did you ever think that pumpkin can be a great addition to your homemade hummus? It adds a mild natural sweetness to this wonderful dip.
This pumpkin pie spice recipe is so easy to make, you can enjoy fresh pumpkin hummus whenever you want.
Directions: In a food processor, put in the pumpkin puree, spice, chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt. Process until everything is smooth.
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Pumpkin spice can turn any dish into a thyroid-friendly meal. If you have any concerns over adding it to your thyroid diet, consult your doctor.
What other pumpkin spice recipes do you enjoy for your thyroid health? Share them with us in the comments section below!