This magic ingredient is as common in the fall as bright colorful leaves and brisk temperatures, and we think it's about time runners get in on the action. Not only are these recipes chock-full of delightful fall flavor, but they all have a healthy spin, making them perfect for nutrition-conscious runners.
Let's add some seasonal flavor to your fall miles!
No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Latte Bites1 of 17
Take a store-bought latte and reduce it down to healthier, bite-sized versions—that's the idea behind these little guys. Not only are they paleo, vegan and gluten-free, but you can make them on Sunday, store them in your fridge and reach for them all week long.
Apple Pumpkin Spice Fruit Leathers2 of 17
With only five ingredients, these leather strips come together in no time at all and once spread into the pan, simply leave them in the oven to bake and dry out. Thanks to their natural sugars, they also make the perfect pre-run snack if you need an extra burst of energy.
Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer3 of 17
Runners love their morning cup of Joe, and it just got even better with this healthy pumpkin spice creamer. You won't find any additives or preservatives here, just wholesome ingredients like pumpkin puree, pure maple syrup and coconut milk.
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Waffles4 of 17
If you're looking to cut back on white or wheat flour, then you'll love these waffles. Their magic ingredient is oat flour, which is naturally gluten-free and available at most grocery stores. We think they're the perfect breakfast to celebrate a Saturday long run.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Overnight Oats5 of 17
Overnight oats are a runner's best friend when you need quick, healthy food to start your morning off right. Combine rolled oats with canned pumpkin, almond milk and pumpkin pie spice to get this fall-themed version.
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie6 of 17
Our favorite part about this smoothie? Its ingredient list. Not only is it super simple, but it consists of items you likely already have in your pantry. Expect to whip it up in five minutes flat.
Pumpkin Spice Roasted Chickpeas7 of 17
What can't pumpkin spice tackle? These delicious fall chickpeas are all you'll be reaching for this season, and since they're a super nutritious, plant-based source of protein, your body will thank you.
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte8 of 17
Of course, we had to include the drink that started it all! But you won't find a hefty price tag with this version. Aside from being affordable, this homemade latte is also much healthier than the store-bought alternative, skipping the added sugars and simple syrups completely.
Pecan Pumpkin Spice Keto Mug Cake9 of 17
There's nothing like curling up on the couch with a mug cake for one. This pecan pumpkin spice version is keto-approved, grain-free and sweetened only with natural sugars. Microwave for a minute and a half and your new favorite fall snack is served!
Slow Cooker Paleo Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix10 of 17
Trail mix for your next trail run? We think yes. This homemade version skips the high sodium content typically found in pre-packaged versions, and because you make it in the slow cooker, you can throw in the ingredients and forget about it until it's ready.
Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding11 of 17
Recipes don't get much easier than this! Simply mix all ingredients together and let sit in the fridge for a few hours. Chia seeds are an easy way to increase your daily fiber intake and omega-3 fatty acids.
Pumpkin Spice Protein Balls12 of 17
We've all had to squeeze a run into a jam-packed day. Make these balls ahead of time and have them as your quick post-run fuel while you head to the next thing. Packed with protein and simple ingredients, they get the job done and travel well.
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Parfaits13 of 17
Parfaits are always a healthy, tasty treat, but if dairy upsets your stomach, you may think they're off-limits. This version not only delivers on all things pumpkin spice but also uses coconut-based products, so you shouldn't experience any GI distress.
Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal14 of 17
Switch up your overnight oats routine with this baked oatmeal. It still has the same make-ahead convenience you love, but this recipe includes a homemade brown sugar-cinnamon pecan topping if you want to go all out.
Pumpkin Spice Granola15 of 17
When it comes to granola, homemade is always best since it's difficult to find a store-bought brand that doesn't list sugar as one of its primary ingredients. We love this pumpkin spice version because it only uses a small serving of maple syrup as its sweetener.
Pumpkin Spice Protein Muffins16 of 17
Fall mornings are much better with the smell of fresh muffins wafting through the house. Wholesome ingredients like almond flour, Greek yogurt, pumpkin puree and whey protein powder make these muffins a healthy addition to your mornings.