30+ Healthy Fall Snack Ideas (Dietitian-Approved!)

Need some healthy fall snack ideas for your next scary movie night or party? I’ve got you covered with over 30 delicious recipes developed by registered dietitians! Scroll on for fall-inspired dips, drinks, bites, and baked goods.

Call me basic, but isn’t fall THE best time of the year? Cooler weather, cozy sweaters, football, Halloween, Thanksgiving, fresh apples, and pumpkins galore… It’s a dream.

Whether you’re curling up on the couch to watch a scary movie or the big game, you’re probably going to want a snack. Your usual fare (chips, popcorn, etc.) is fine, but there are other options too!

I’ve gathered up my favorite healthy fall snack recipes that feature seasonal and nutritious ingredients. These filling snack options will keep you satisfied and energized all fall!

Fall Dip Recipes

bowl of pumpkin hummus with pipits on top
Pumpkin Sage Hummus with Roasted Pepitas from Christie Gagnon, RD, LD at Hoorah to Health
Pumpkin Sage Hummus with Roasted Pepitas | Christie Gagnon, RD, LD at Hoorah to Health
This savory pumpkin sage hummus is smooth, creamy, and delicious! Topped with roasted pepitas, it is the perfect healthy fall snack.
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bowl of pumpkin hummus topped with pepitas
Pumpkin Yogurt Dip | Caryn Fasko MPH, RDN of Delicious and Nutritious Eating
Made with canned pumpkin, yogurt, cream cheese, and spices, this healthy and easy pumpkin yogurt dip is the epitome of fall flavors.
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yogurt dip in bowl on tray with cookies and apple slices
Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Apple Dip | The Foodie Dietitian
With peanut butter, Greek yogurt, and salted caramel, this delish peanut butter apple dip takes only a few minutes to whip up!
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apple slice dipping into cup with caramel dip
Harissa-Roasted Carrot and Bean Dip | Liz’s Healthy Table
A snack board piled high with veggies and dip, chips and guacamole, dried fruit and nuts, cheeses and crackers, grilled or roasted vegetables, and sliced prepared meats is my favorite fast, weeknight dinner hack.
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bean dip in a white bowl with herbs and yellow bell pepper on top

Baked Goods with Fall Flavor

Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies from Shaw Simple Swaps
Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies | Shaw Simple Swaps
These healthy, low sugar Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies are the perfect grab and go breakfast to enjoy really anytime of day!
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stack of pumpkin breakfast cookies with glass of milk in background
Whole Wheat Apple Pumpkin Muffins | Brittany Poulson, MDA, RDN, CDCES of Your Choice Nutrition
Combine fruits + vegetables into one yummy treat with these whole wheat Apple Pumpkin Muffins! Two classic fall flavors unite for the win!
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muffin tin filled with baked apple pumpkin muffins
One Bowl Pumpkin Pancake Bread | Mariana Serback MS, RD, CDN of Pretty Balanced RD
Nothing says Fall like good ’ole pumpkin. Pumpkin is full of antioxidants, fiber, and B-vitamins, and minerals – not to mention it smells AMAZING when in the oven. This simple One Bowl Pumpkin Pancake Bread is super easy, requires minimal dishes, and is, of course, #prettybalanced.
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sliced loaf of chocolate chip pumpkin bread
Amazing Spiced Carrot Raisin Muffins | Melissa Altman-Traub MS, RDN, LDN
Perfect muffins with carrots, raisins, and spices: sweet and tasty yet low in added sugar and fat plus vegan!
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basket filled with carrot raisin muffins
Homemade Pumpkin Pies | Desi~licious RD, Shahzadi Devje CDE MSc
Homemade pumpkin pies at their best. No gluten, no dairy and no bake! A creamy pumpkin-cashew filling with a rich nutty-date crust, these are the perfect dessert choice this Fall.
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three mini pumpkin pies topped with pecans
Chai Spiced Apple Muffins | Shannon A. Garcia, MDS, RD with KISS in the Kitchen
These gluten-free apple muffins are bursting with warm chai spices, fresh apples, and are sure to become your new favorite apple muffin!
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apple chai spiced muffins on cooling rack
Easy Pumpkin Protein Muffins | Colleen Christensen RD, founder of the brand No Food Rules
These soft and fluffy pumpkin protein muffins are easy to make and packed with protein to keep you full and satisfied!
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pumpkin muffins with a bite missing
Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe | Whitney Reist, RD at Sweet Cayenne
This healthy carrot cake recipe is made with apples, whole grain flour, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup and a honey cream cheese frosting.
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sheet of healthy carrot cake
Sugar Free Pumpkin Muffins | Muscle and Manna
Easy and healthy these sugar free pumpkin muffins are perfect for babies, but delicious enough for you. Sweetened only with dates these are a must try!
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sliced and buttered pumpkin muffin with bowl of muffins in background

Fall Drink and Smoothie Recipes

pouring pumpkin pie smoothie
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (from yours truly!)
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Chelsea Jackle, RDN
This protein-packed smoothie is a delicious and healthy meal for anyone who loves pumpkin pie. Perfect for using up leftover canned pumpkin too!
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pouring pumpkin pie smoothie
Protein-Rich Pumpkin Spice Smoothie | Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
Looking for a tasty pumpkin pie smoothie? This pumpkin spice protein shake is so tasty and filling. Blend up the pumpkin spice smoothie today!
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margarita glass with pumpkin smoothie
Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe | Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
Craving pumpkin spice coffee drinks? Enter this easy-to-make skinny pumpkin spice latte, aka your fave PSL recipe. The pumpkin latte recipe will be the tastiest pumpkin coffee drink you’ve ever had.
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white tray with gold spoon and latte with whipped topping
Chocolate And Pumpkin Breakfast Smoothie | Desi~licious RD, Shahzadi Devje CDE MSc
This dairy-free Chocolate and Pumpkin Breakfast Smoothie is perfect if you’ve got a sweet tooth and after an easy and healthy nourishing breakfast recipe. It’s rich, creamy and decadent. Plus, with zero added sugar and bursting with good-for-you ingredients, it’ll surely power you through till lunch…
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two chocolate smoothie bowls topped with chopped nuts, pomegranate arils, and raspberries
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Recipe | Jenna Braddock RD of Make Healthy Easy
Enjoy the flavors of this pumpkin spice smoothie recipe while reaping the benefits of pumpkin, fresh ginger, cauliflower, and cinnamon!
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glass with pumpkin smoothie and pumpkin, cinnamon, and ginger root in background
Pumpkin Protein Smoothie | Champagne Nutrition
You need a healthy smoothie to whip up that fuels your body but also celebrates the season’s flavors. Enjoy this Pumpkin Protein Smoothie!
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glass with pumpkin smoothie topped with pomegranate arils and banana slices

Fall-Inspired Bites and Finger Foods

hand reaching into bowl of halloween trail mix
Caramel Apple Halloween Trail Mix (from yours truly!)
Caramel Apple Halloween Trail Mix
Chelsea Jackle, RDN
The perfect healthy (and fun) snack to munch on while waiting for those trick-or-treaters!
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clear bowl with popcorn, pecans, dried apples, and cereal against a white background with fall leaves
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites | Brittany Poulson, MDA, RDN, CDCES of Your Choice Nutrition
These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Energy Bites are the perfect fall snack to get you through that afternoon slump or to refuel you post exercise!
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fingers holding pumpkin chocolate chip energy bite with tray of energy bites in background
Apple Cinnamon Granola Clusters | Chef Lindsey Schoenfel, RDN – To Taste
With oats, apple, & cinnamon, these easy Apple Cinnamon Granola Clusters bring familiar fall smells to your kitchen. They are an excellent year round snack!
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Apple Cinnamon Granola Clusters on parchment paper
Pumpkin Cookie Dough Bites | Chef Julie Andrews, MS, RDN, founder of The Gourmet RD
Pumpkin Cookie Dough Bites made with oats, flax, peanut butter, pumpkin puree, honey, vanilla and dark chocolate chips. A healthy comfort food snack!
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plate with stack of pumpkin cookie dough bites
Fall Inspired Fruit Nachos | Ashley Munro RD, CDCES
Finding all the focus is around pumpkins this time of year? Well here’s a dish that makes apples the star! This is a great snack that the kids can even help make.
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apple nachos on plate
Maple Tahini Oatmeal Balls | Leanne Ray (recipe & lifestyle blogger at LeanneRay.com)
Simple, sweet and salty! These maple tahini snack balls satisfy all of your cravings and provide a delicious, portable source of energy.
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rectangular glass container with Maple Tahini Oatmeal Balls
Apple Nachos | LiveBest
Apple Nachos are a deconstructed caramel apple. No dipping required — it’s just slice and drizzle.
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apple slice topped with nuts, chocolate, and pomegranate arils
Everything Bagel Pumpkin Seeds | Laurel Deininger, MS, RD, CDE
The PERFECT roasted pumpkin seeds with everything bagel seasoning. Yes, fall just got even better.
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bowl of pumpkin seeds with everything bagel seasoning
Cheddar Apple Toast | Rachael Hartley, RD, LD owner of Rachael Hartley Nutrition
This sweet and savory combination makes for a perfect fall-inspired toast. The crisp and sweet flavor from the apple pairs great with the savory, melted cheddar cheese. Try this apple cheddar toast as a fun twist to your regular toast for a perfect afternoon snack!
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slices of toast topped with apple slices and melted cheddar cheese
Salted Honey Sesame Almonds | LiveBest
These quick-to-fix nuts are great as a nibble, travel snack or when company’s coming.
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bowl of almonds coated with sesame seeds
Customizable Pumpkin Energy Bites | Cheerful Choices
These seasonal pumpkin energy bites are a perfect snack to make for a busy week or holiday party. They are customizable and take 5 minutes or less to make!
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plate with pumpkin energy bites and pumpkin in background

Other Fall Goodies

layered pumpkin chia pudding
Spiced Pumpkin Chia Pudding (from yours truly!)
Spiced Pumpkin Chia Pudding
Chelsea Jackle, RDN
This effortlessly simple vegan recipe is full of fall flavors. Perfect for a healthy dessert, make-ahead breakfast, or simple snack!
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pumpkin chia pudding with pumpkins
Pumpkin Granola for Athletes | Emma Falconer MA RD LDN
Easy pumpkin granola recipe from a sports dietitian that isn’t too sweet.
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hand holding bowl with yogurt, pumpkin puree, and granola
Spooky Frozen Yogurt Banana Pops | Ashley Munro RD, CDCES
Frozen yogurt banana pops! A fun Halloween treat that is both healthy and tasty for all the kids at the party! Easy to make too!
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three frozen bananas coated in yogurt with a chocolate drizzle
Vegan Pumpkin Chia Pudding | Lizzie Streit, MS, RDN, LD of It’s a Veg World After All
Vegan pumpkin chia pudding made with coconut milk is a healthy and easy breakfast, snack, or dessert recipe.
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small jar filled with pumpkin chia pudding and topped with pecans
Sweet Potato Bites Two Ways
Chelsea Jackle, RDN
Roasted sweet potato rounds topped with yummy toppings make for the easiest appetizer recipe ever!
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easy sweet potato bites two ways
5 Minute Double Chocolate Pumpkin Mug Cake | Melissa Traub
The perfect snack or dessert when you want a healthy and tasty treat of chocolate and spice!
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white cup containing chocolate cake

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