7 Easy Kids Recipes Pumpkin and Halloween Fun

7 Easy Kids Recipes Pumpkin and Halloween Fun

There are so many kid’s recipes for pumpkin and Halloween snacks.  I have come up with some of my favorite healthy fall snacks for kids and a few unhealthy. They are simple kid-friendly pumpkin recipes with fall flavors and fun!

I don’t always follow the directions, I use what I have, I avoid migraine trigger ingredients and I go from there.  It has become part of my family’s lives. My children love to measure, get out ingredients, mix, taste, and see the results of their hard work. And I love all the math, science,  reading, social, fine motor, and even cultural lessons it provides. Although cooking deliciousness is my goal, the process sometimes seems like so much!  It’s a commitment to shop, prep, cook, and clean up.  Often times it takes way longer than I’d like and uses way more spoons than I have which is frustrating.

Pumpkin Recipes for Kids

It isn’t always possible to cook every day without having a migraine attack and living a busy life.  I thought I’d start out simple. I’m explaining 7 simple kid-friendly pumpkin and Halloween snacks for you to share and make.  So whether I post on Monday or Friday, you can make it when it fits your schedule.  It’s meant to inspire, if you have an OK day, try it!  If you don’t, try again another day. 

Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Recipes

If you like the recipe, please make it and share it with me.  I’d love to see your results and adaptions. Post on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and comment on the post to inspire others. Check out my Pinterest board for Halloween and other pumpkin ideas.

I do not follow a strict diet.  I avoid trigger foods but have not cut groups out of my life (I am not gluten-free but Gf pumpkin muffins are a bonus!).  When finding recipes, I look for clean, real ingredients, that are anti-inflammatory and nutrient-dense.  I am not a nutritionist and fully admit I eat way too much sugar.  Sharing recipes that make me feel better and taste good feels good.  If you have one you’d like me to try, please email me at mymigrainelife@gmail.com. To be honest, I’m more about being fun and kid-friendly than anything else.

Pumpkin Protein Muffins

This month I’m focusing on the pumpkin.  Everyone loves pumpkin in the Fall and the benefits of it are great!

Here’s the recipe I followed to make Gluten-free Pumpkin Muffins

Making Tyme for Health

We ate these for breakfast, in lunches, and as an after-school snack.  Easy and great for grab and go.

Pumpkin Protein Shake

Today was a quick and easy pumpkin protein shake!  I have to say….it was great but I’m not a pumpkin everything type girl.  A festive drink or snack is enough for me.  The shake I ended up making turned out pretty thick.  It was satisfying, healthy and a great afternoon to pick me up.  It tasted like pumpkin pie and was really filling. Pumpkin recipes for kids are my favorite.

I don’t have the measurements for this one since I just made it up from what I had.  I am usually a throw dash-of-this-and-that type cook, so feel free to experiment with what you have.

pumpkin recipes for kids

Pumpkin puree

Vanilla protein

Almond milk

Pumpkin spice

Cinnamon, allspice, ginger, nutmeg (any of your favorite fall spices)



Blend until smooth.  I added a little extra water once I blended it because it was too thick

Kids Halloween Themed Snacks

As a mom and preschool teacher, I have been engrossed in Halloween-themed snacks and Halloween fun!  With all this fun came pumpkin recipes for kids, snacks, candy, and lots of food! With all the candy around, I found a few ways to fit in Halloween-themed snacks that were healthy and slightly unhealthy but fun.

Halloween themed snacks
  • A broomstick with pencil stick and pretzel sweeper

This one is a cute Halloween treat that I use in class goodie bags. It’s simple and gives a small snack without being sweet and sugary.

  •  Rice cake jack-o-lantern with cream cheese, raisins, and pretzel rod

I love this snack because it gives the challenge of spreading the cream cheese.

Spreading is a great motor skills activity and they are so proud of their creation before they eat it!

  • Mummy hot dog in a crescent roll with mustard eyes

This one is not so healthy but is always a kid’s favorite. It’s quick and easy.

  • Spider pb&j with 8 pretzel legs

This one can be altered in so many ways. Butters and jellies can be mixed and matched along with bread to best suit diets and tastes.

  • Veggie tray jack-o-lantern

This is a cute way to transform the everyday carrots and dip them into a fun Halloween-themed snack.

  • Orange pumpkins

A little piece of fruit and a boost of vitamin C is always helpful in the fall!

Tip: kids recipes with pumpkin doesn’t always have to be pumpkin flavored 🙂

  • Apple, peanut butter, and marshmallow Dracula teeth

The fun part is trying to get it into your mouth! This themed snack is so cute and really messy. Sometimes it’s fun to play with your food.


What are your favorite pumpkin recipes for kids?

What are your favorite kid-friendly pumpkin recipes that you can’t get enough of?

Are you a pumpkin or Halloween everything person?

Comment below……

Follow me on Pinterest. I pin lots of crafts, snacks, fall, and Halloween fun!

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Sarah Rathsack

I tell stories of My Migraine Life. Living life through Migraine consists of advocacy, treatment, prevention, and searching for health and happiness in a positive honest way. My kids, husband, dog, family and friends motivate me to make a difference in the Migraine World.

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  1. Chante Studin on October 12, 2016 at 6:39 am

    These look amazing!! I’m so sorry you have to endure migraines 🙁 They are just horrible. My grandma, mum and myself all experience migraines (however mine aren’t quite as bad/frequent as what they used to be throughout my childhood luckily), so I will have to look around your site for tips on dealing with them!

  2. Balle Millner on October 12, 2016 at 11:25 am

    They look delicious. I’ll have to try them.

  3. mymigrainelife on October 12, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Thank you for reading. I hope you find it helpful. I’d love your continued feedback. Thank you!

  4. asouthernceliac on October 22, 2016 at 11:12 am

    I love pumpkin everything in the fall! These look like tasty little muffins.

  5. mymigrainelife on October 22, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Me too! They are! I’m doing pumpkin all month since it’s so good!

  6. Oona on October 24, 2017 at 10:11 am

    I’m enjoying exploring your site, a great new resource for me in all things migraine. The best thing about this recipe for me is the variations described in the instructions. Migraines are so weirdly individual: I love pumpkin, but cinnamon and chocolate are huge triggers for me, as are almonds. Not the best sensitivities to have this time of year! So I was about to give up on the recipe when I started reading and saw the author’s ideas about substitutions and why she uses certain things. Now I’m realizing that I can use coconut oil, raisins, regular milk… It won’t be the same recipe, but it will give me pumpkin, which I do love. Thanks!

  7. mymigrainelife on October 24, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Great! I’m glad you are enjoying:) I do substitutions all the time too. I love coconut oil!

  8. pg on September 28, 2021 at 12:50 am


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