Our Favorite Gut-Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin Spice season is well in swing and we’re here to help you celebrate right with a sensational assortment of pumpkin spice recipes that will make you smile, nourish your gut, and support your microbiome on multiple levels. They also taste great, too! We’ve included a round-up of some of our favorite pumpkin spice recipes that you can try from morning to night. No matter what your taste buds crave, there’s a little something for everyone.

Pumpkin and Lifeway Kefir: A Great Combination for Gut Health:

Pumpkin is rich in many vitamins and minerals, and it’s a wonderful source of soluble fiber that acts as a prebiotic in the gut. Prebiotics feed beneficial bacteria in our microbiome to help keep all those good bacteria thriving! This encourages healthy digestion and regularity, along with many more benefits you will experience if prebiotics are consumed regularly. Pumpkin is also a rich source of beta-carotene which converts to vitamin A in the body. This nutrient is important for our skin health and immune system. Plus, let’s be honest, pumpkin is also delicious! Whether you prefer a pure pumpkin purée from the can or a fresh pumpkin, this fall staple is one of nature’s best gifts for pleasure and health.

Lifeway Kefir’s probiotics help support your gut even further thanks to our kefir’s unique set of probiotics we use to prepare Lifeway Kefir. Containing 25-30 billion units of probiotics per serving, it’s an excellent option to support gut health and the health of our microbiome. Learn more about our kefir here. So give your body the best of both worlds with these recipes featuring Lifeway kefir and pumpkin. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

We would love to see you make these creations with us, so tag us on social media if you make one! Be sure to follow us for more pumpkin recipes and more gut-nourishing goodness. Enjoy!

1. Seeded Fall Pumpkin Bread

Seeded Fall Pumpkin Bread made with Lifeway kefir


Our Seeded Fall Pumpkin Bread is packed with goodness! It has everything you want in bread: a satisfying texture with just the right amount of moistness and a crumbly texture with a hardy crust perfect for spreads. Try this bread with our kefir butter that’s also easy to make at home!

2. Roasted Pumpkin Bowl with Kefir Sauce

Pumpkin Bowl


Make this Roasted Pumpkin Bowl With Kefir Sauce for dinner and it’s sure to be a showstopper! Rich in plant-based nutrients, this bowl combines a roasted mini pumpkin with a stuffing made from autumn produce and includes a flavored sauce made with our Low-Fat Plain Kefir. It’s a great way to introduce yourself to a combination of new flavors while enjoying a hearty meal that’s good for your gut.

3.  Pumpkin Blended OatsPumpkin Blended oats


If you fancy pumpkin for your first meal of the day, then our Pumpkin Blended Oats recipe is for you! Featuring an easy-to-prepare base made with Lifeway Kefir, this one is great for meal prep for those cool autumn days before the chill of winter sets in.

4. Kefir Pumpkin Cold Foam

Kefir Pumpkin Cold Foam


This recipe is for all the coffee lovers out there, Our Kefir Pumpkin Cold Foam is silky smooth and full of autumn-inspired pumpkin spice flavors. You can always make this with our Low-Fat Plain Kefir and Organic Whole Milk Kefir, or any of our vanilla flavors. For something special, try our seasonal must-have: Lifeway Pumpkin Spice Kefir.  It’s a seasonal treat that doesn’t last all year!

5. Pumpkin Farmer Cheese Stuffed Ravioli

Pumpkin Farmer Cheese Stuffed Ravioli


If you really want to up your game this fall, try making your own pumpkin-stuffed ravioli. Our artisan Farmer Cheese is the perfect pairing here for taste and gut health benefits. Lifeway Farmer Cheese has a naturally creamier, softer texture compared to cottage cheese, plus it contains no added salt making it a healthier low-sodium choice. It’s also packed with protein and live probiotics to provide your body with more health benefits. Learn more about our Farmer Cheese here and get the recipe for Pumpkin Farmer Cheese Stuffed Ravioli here.

6. Streusel Pumpkin Muffins with Oat Maple Glaze


For a muffin that contains all the flavors of fall, these Streusel Pumpkin Muffins with Oat Maple Glaze fit the bill. They are the perfect breakfast treat and brunch option, and can even serve as dessert with a little whipped cream, nut butter, or a buttery spread. Put on your baking mitts and give these a try!

7. Pumpkin Spice Kefir Overnight Oats

Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats


Make breakfast tonight in just 5 minutes and wake up to these Pumpkin Spice Kefir Overnight Oats tomorrow morning. This recipe is a great way to combine our Low-Fat Pumpkin Spice kefir and our Organic Whole Milk kefir for the optimal fall flavor with a rich creamy texture unique to our whole milk kefir.

Lifeway Pumpkin Spice Kefir: A Must-Have Seasonal Favorite

Gut Healthy Pumpkin Recipes to Make This Fall


Be sure to check your local stores for our Pumpkin Spice kefir while you can. Made with fall spices and low-fat Lifeawy Kefir, this probiotic and protein pairing is a wonderful way to welcome in fall and also love your gut at the same time. It’s one of our most beloved flavors, so stock up while you can!