This Low Carb Pumpkin Crisp Recipe is one of my favorite easy desserts. When pumpkin season hits, everyone always shares their favorite recipes, and I love how simple this one is to throw together. It satisfies the cravings for something sweet and pumpkin-flavored.
Low Carb Pumpkin Crisp
My mom is a fantastic cook. She always makes an extravagant Thanksgiving spread, complete with a Sweet Potato Souffle topped with a pecan crunch topping that is amazing. As I have been working on creating several different new recipes for fall, I thought that I might be able to tweak her recipe for Sweet Potato Souffle and transform it into a Keto / Low Carb Pumpkin Crisp.
I never know how a recipe will turn out when I start testing, but this one came together quickly. I had three people who do not follow a Ketogenic lifestyle give it a try, and they all loved it. My hubby is a huge fan of pumpkin, so he was super excited about Low Carb Pumpkin Crisp. If you add a little homemade whipped topping, it is divine!
- Pumpkin puree — Make sure to grab the unsweetened pumpkin puree at the store, not pumpkin pie filling. The filling is loaded with sugar and not Keto-friendly!
- Wholesome Yum Besti Monkfruit Sweetener with Allulose — You can use any granulated Keto sweetener you have on hand. Lakanto Monkfruit Classic and Swerve Granulated both work.
- Heavy whipping cream — The heavy whipping cream adds a richness to this keto pumpkin crisp that is not to be missed!
- Pumpkin pie spice — It’s the perfect blend of those warm pumpkin flavors that you know and love. You can find it at most grocery stores or make homemade pumpkin pie spice.
- Wholesome Yum Keto Brown Sugar MonkfruitSweetener with Allulose — A keto-friendly brown sugar alternative. Lakanto Monkfruit Golden and Swerve Brown can also be substituted.
- Coconut flour — I substituted coconut flour into the topping of this recipe to omit the regular flour. Almond flour would also work, but remember to substitute 4x as much almond flour when swapping for coconut.
- Chopped pecans add a nice crunch and flavor to the top of your keto pumpkin crisp. If you have an allergy in the family, you can omit these.
Steps for Making Keto Pumpkin Crisp:
I’ve included a step-by-step pictorial below for your convenience. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the printable recipe page and nutritional information.
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350. Combine the first 7 ingredients and whisk until thoroughly combined. Pour into an 8 X 8 greased baking dish.
Step 2: Mix the topping ingredients with a fork until crumbly. Spread evenly over pumpkin crisp mixture.
Step 3: Bake until light brown for approximately 40 minutes or until the middle is slightly set.
Are canned pumpkin and pumpkin puree the same?
When shopping for pumpkin for this recipe, you may see both “canned pumpkin” and “pumpkin puree” on labels. These products are the same thing: 100% pumpkin, not the pre-sweetened stuff. The one thing you do not want to use is pumpkin pie filling. This is loaded with sweeteners and is essentially the same as a pre-mixed pumpkin pie, so it is not Keto-friendly. You want pure pumpkin for this recipe!
Can I use real pumpkin in this recipe?
You can steam and mash your pumpkin if you’d like, but it is a hassle to do so. If you choose to go this route, drain excess moisture off of the steamed pumpkin and mash it thoroughly. You may even want to puree it in a food processor or high-speed blender to get a similar consistency. I find that canned pumpkin is far more convenient and widely available during the fall holiday season.
What’s the best way to serve this Keto pumpkin crisp?
Your family is going to love this pumpkin crisp recipe. It has a great pumpkin flavor with that crispy topping and crunch you are looking for in a crisp. The best part is that your non-dieting family and friends will love it as much as you do! This means no separate section on the dessert buffet. Low Carb Pumpkin Crisp fits right in line with everyone else!
For those non-keto family members, you can have some ice cream on hand to top the crisp. Otherwise, you can use a homemade whipped cream for a light topping.
More Keto Dessert Recipes
Check out all of our Keto Recipes in the index for more great low-carb meal and dessert ideas! Below are some of our favorites that feature pumpkin, and stay within your keto macros!
- Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
- Pumpkin Bread
- Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
- Pumpkin Spice Pecans
- Pumpkin Fluff
How to Make Low Carb Pumpkin Crisp
Low Carb Pumpkin Crisp
- Preheat the oven to 350. Combine the first 7 ingredients and whisk until thoroughly combined. Pour into an 8 X 8 greased baking dish.
- Next, Mix the topping ingredients with a fork until crumbly. Spread over pumpkin crisp mixture.
- Bake until light brown for approx 40 minutes or until the middle is slightly set.