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Honey Sweetened Pumpkin Butter Three Ways

Honey Sweetened Pumpkin Butter. Perfect sweet spread that is good for you!

Now that fall is here it’s time for pumpkin everything! Use this nutrient packed vegetable to create three variations on pumpkin butter. It is so easy and delicious. Your kids will love it.

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Coming up with healthy snacks can be a challenge. Kids want sweet and tasty. You want quick and nutritious.

Honey sweetened pumpkin butter is the perfect solution!

Pumpkin is not a vegetable most people eat very often. But it really is packed with nutrients. Pumpkin contains vitamin A (a lot of it!), vitamin C, potassium, copper and iron in addition to lots of phyto-nutrients. So it makes the perfect component to a healthy snack like pumpkin butter.

There are three variations of pumpkin butter – original, chocolate and sunflower. They each have a unique flavor that your kids are sure to love. And with only three or four ingredients they are all easy to make.

Honey Sweetened Pumpkin Butter. Perfect sweet spread that is good for you! www.superhealthykids.com

As you can see pumpkin is really nutritious. But the good stuff doesn’t stop there. Two of the variations also contain coconut oil. This healthy fat will keep your kids full and give them the energy they need.

The third variety uses sun butter as the fat component. By using sun butter instead of nut butter the spread is much more allergen friendly and safe to bring to school. All of the pumpkin butter is naturally free of dairy, eggs, nuts, soy, corn and gluten.

Then they are simply sweetened with a bit of honey for a naturally sweet treat.

It only takes about ten minutes to make all three pumpkin butters! It is that easy. After a few minutes in the refrigerator they are ready to eat. I like to prepare them in advance. Then snack time is easy. The pumpkin butter will last up to a week in the refrigerator.

Honey Sweetened Pumpkin Butter. Perfect sweet spread that is good for you! www.superhealthykids.com

So what can you do with pumpkin butter? A lot!

One of our favorite ways to use it is spread on homemade pumpkin spice graham crackers. You get even more pumpkin. Plus it tastes like pumpkin pie!

You can use pumpkin butter as an apple dip. This is especially great for packing in school lunches.

It also works as a breakfast component. Stir your favorite pumpkin butter into oatmeal for a unique twist. Or spread it on a muffin. If you use the chocolate pumpkin butter it will taste like frosting!

My kids devoured their pumpkin butter goodies. When I asked what their favorite flavor was they said all three! They couldn’t pick a favorite.

Are you looking for an easy and nutritious breakfast, lunch or snack this fall? Try honey sweetened pumpkin butter in three flavors! Scoop it, spread it or dip it. Any way you serve it your kids (and you!) will love this simple pumpkin butter.

Honey Sweetened Pumpkin Butter. Perfect sweet spread that is good for you! www.superhealthykids.com
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Honey Sweetened Pumpkin Butter Three Ways

Your family will love this nutritious pumpkin butter in all three varieties!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 269kcal


Original Pumpkin Butter

Chocolate Pumpkin Butter

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin, canned
  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 3 tablespoon honey

Sunflower Pumpkin Butter

  • 1/4 cup pumpkin, canned
  • 3 tablespoon sunflower butter
  • 2 tablespoon honey


  • In a small saucepan combine the ingredients for the pumpkin butter of choice.
  • Heat over low – medium heat, stirring constantly, until well combined (about 2 minutes).
  • Pour the mixture into a container. Cover. Refrigerate. Allow at least 10 minutes to chill.
  • Serve on toast, graham crackers or muffins, as a fruit dip or mixed in oatmeal.
  • The cocoa powder can be replaced with carob or cacao.
  • This will last in the refrigerator for a week.


Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g
Keyword : dairy free, gluten-free, pumpkin, pumpkin butter, vegetarian


Mary is a Christian, a wife, a mother and a lover of real food. She works hard every day to nourish her growing family in spite of struggles with infertility and a host of both environmental and food allergies.  She blogs about her journey and life with three kids at Homemade Dutch Apple Pie.

Natalie Monson

I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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Hi! I made the first recipe today and doubled the recipe but other than that I followed everything completely. For some reason the pumpkin and liquid never combined all the way and I was left with a glob of pumpkin with oil and honey floating around it. 🙁