Dietetics and Nutritious students from Keiser University’s Lakeland campus came together and crafted healthy, yet delicious Halloween plates. They cooked healthy Halloween-inspired recipes on campus. We have the top three recipes: pumpkin pancakes, jack-o-dillas and pumpkin oat cookies. Try these spooky, tasty treats at home and let us know how you did. Post a photo of your creations and tag us using #Keiserween2020.


A Stack Of Eight Healthy Halloween Inspired Pumpkin Pancakes - Dietetics And Nutrition Students’ Top 3 Halloween Treats - Culinary


Pumpkin Pancakes



1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (may substitute with oat flour)

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1 cup almond milk

cinnamon (as much as you like)

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup monk fruit (or any other sweetener of choice)

½ tbsp ghee (or butter) per pancake

*yields about 8 to 10 pancakes



Step 1

Mix all the ingredients well, until combined, except for ghee.

Step 2

Heat a non-stick skillet with ghee on the stovetop on medium heat.

Step 3

Once pan is hot, pour batter, using about ¼ cup of for each pancake onto pan.

Step 4

Use a spatula to brown on both sides for about 2-3 minutes each or until

edges are done.



Photo of a Jack-O-Dilla, a Halloween inspired quesadilla





avocado oil cooking spray (or any other oil)

2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken

8 medium flour tortillas

¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese

¾ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

½ cup sour cream

½ cup guacamole

½ cup pepita salsa

1 bunch cilantro

1 three-pack of tricolored orange, yellow and red bell peppers

*yields about 4 Jack-O-Dillas



Step 1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

Step 2

Dice bell peppers and set aside.

Step 3

Use a paring knife to cut out a Jack-O-Lantern pattern on 4 tortillas and set aside.

Step 4

Divide evenly and sprinkle chicken, cheeses and bell peppers onto four remaining tortillas. Top with the Jack-O-Lantern tortillas.

Step 5

Place quesadillas on baking sheet and brush with oil.

Step 6

Bake for about 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese melted and tortillas are golden.

Step 7

Top with sour cream, guacamole and salsa. Garnish with cilantro.



Four Halloween inspired oatmeal cookies


Pumpkin Oat Cookies



2 ½ cups rolled or quick oats

1 cup pure pumpkin puree

2-3 tbsp pure maple syrup, agave or coconut sugar

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon (optional)

½ cup dairy free chocolate chips (optional)



Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

Prepare a baking pan with parchment paper or coat pan with cooking spray instead of using parchment paper.

Step 3

Mix all ingredients in a bowl to form a thick dough.

Step 4

Use your hands to ball up 12 cookies and place them on the baking pan.

Step 5

Bake for 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool and enjoy.