There’s an infinite amount of Pumpkin Recipes to be enjoyed during the fall season, but we have compiled a collection of the BEST! Cakes, cookies, breads, muffins, breakfast, and more! There’s something for everyone.
Pumpkin Season is Here!
I don’t know what other one item screams AUTUMN than pumpkins. You find them decorating sweaters, scattered across porches, and most importantly, adorning the table in the form of delicious foods.
Over the years, we’ve made such a wide variety of Pumpkin Recipes, from cakes to cookies, and breads to chilis. If you’re a pumpkin fan, I highly recommend you scroll through this collection. There’s something for everyone to enjoy during the fall season!
But before you do, here are a few tips to keep in mind with pumpkin recipes:
Pretty much all pumpkin recipes require either pumpkin spice (AKA pumpkin pie spice), or pumpkin puree. We have a great recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Spice, and if you want to make your own pumpkin puree, the instructions are listed below!
Be sure that when a recipe calls for pumpkin puree you do not accidentally use a can of pumpkin pie filling.
Making your own Pumpkin Puree:
I like to use canned pumpkin puree from the grocery store. It’s inexpensive and as easy as opening a can. However, if you’re feeling adventurous you can make your own puree. Some recipe pages include directions, but I thought I’d include it here for anyone who wishes to know.
Pick the right kind of pumpkin: use pie pumpkin or sugar pumpkins not the kind that you would carve a Jack O’ Lantern out of.
Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Wash and dry the outside. Slice it in half from top to bottom and scoop out the seeds and strings
Place the halves, with the insides facing down, on the baking pan.
Bake for minutes 35-45 minutes until soft
Allow the pumpkin to cool a bit. Scoop out the pumpkin meat and place in a blender. Puree until smooth.
Drain excess liquid by placing puree in a strainer or cheesecloth.
One 6-8 inch pumpkin should yield about 3 cups of puree. Store puree in a freezer safe container for 4-5 months.
What to do with leftover Pumpkin Puree:
Some recipes may not use an entire can of puree, but that doesn’t mean the rest needs to be tossed. Here are a few suggestions for you:
Store it: Place leftover puree in a airtight container. Store in the fridge for 3-5 days or in the freezer for 4-5 months.
Stir it into Oatmeal, Yogurt, Shakes
Spread over waffles, bagels or ice cream
Add it to soups and casseroles
Breakfast recipes with pumpkin
We love to enjoy delicious, warm breakfast recipes in the fall and winter and especially when they involve pumpkin. From pancakes to coffee cake, the following pumpkin breakfast recipes are sure to be a hit in your family.
Bread, DessertPumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
Soft and Gooey Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls topped with a delicious pumpkin spice glaze. Between the pumpkin flavored bread dough, the pumpkin spice filling, and the pumpkin spice glaze on top, this dessert has all the goods!
With pumpkin puree, seasonal spices, and brown sugar for a hint of caramel, these are the most flavorful and fluffy waffles! Serve your pumpkin waffles with syrup or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious treat.
Bite-sized pumpkin flavored cinnamon rolls, covered in a pumpkin spice and sugar mixture, baked to perfection, and topped with a dreamy cinnamon glaze! These Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll bites have become our new favorite quick and easy pumpkin dessert!
No one can deny a homemade cookie! Fill it with all the fall flavors that everyone loves (like pumpkin), and they definitely can’t resist them. Here are some of our favorite pumpkin cookies you can find here on the site.
DessertIced Pumpkin Cookie Recipe
Iced Pumpkin Cookies - these soft and spicy cookies are a fall favorite! An easy cinnamon glaze makes them simply irresistible.
When you’re feeding quite a few people, our go to is always brownies or bars. We added pumpkin to these favorites and couldn’t believe how delicious they were. Pumpkin bars and brownies are definitely a MUST-MAKE each fall.
Pumpkin Bars Recipe
Fluffy and moist pumpkin bars that are oozing with autumn charm. They're topped with the most delicious cinnamon cream cheese frosting, making them sweet and irresistible!
Delicious Frosted Gooey Butter Pumpkin Bars - a simple but great fall treat! Recipe includes a pumpkin cake box mix, cream cheese, powdered sugar and topped with cream cheese frosting and cinnamon and sugar!
These Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars have so many delicious layers, including a graham cracker crust, cheesecake layer and pumpkin layer. They're full of fall spices and are sure to impress at any holiday gathering.
This two layer Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake is moist, DELICIOUS, and perfect for any fall festivity! The dessert consists of a buttery cake-like bottom layer, plus a creamy layer of pumpkin puree, cream cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, and powdered sugar.
This moist pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting is filled with brown sugar, spices & all your favorite fall flavors. Then topped with cream cheese frosting - it is by far the BEST pumpkin cake recipe! Best of all, it's so easy and comes together in about 45 minutes.
Want to go a little more fancy with the pumpkin recipes? Cheesecakes, pies, custards and more are the way to go. These sweet treats are great for holidays too and make the perfect addition to any fall holiday meal.
DessertNo Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Individual No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecakes are easy and perfect for the holidays!! Crushed gingersnaps fill the bottom of each jar, layered with a mixed pumpkin puree, and topped with Whipped Cream and caramel!
Not only is this pumpkin pie incredibly easy - it's the most moist, flavorful, all around perfect pumpkin pie! Made from canned pumpkin, seasonal spices, and evaporated milk, this pie is a must have dessert during the holidays.
With a buttery pecan crust, a whipped cream cheese layer, light and fluffy pumpkin spice pudding, and more whipped cream topped off with chopped pecans, this pumpkin delight dessert is absolutely irresistible!
Don’t forget all the delicious pumpkin breads and muffins that are great to bake in the fall. Not only do they fill the house and kitchen with the delicious scents of fall, but they make great after school treats, neighbor gifts and more.
Bread, BreakfastPumpkin Banana Bread Recipe
If you're looking for the best pumpkin bread recipe around - then try this Pumpkin Banana Bread. It's moist, tender, filled with bananas and pumpkin spice, & perfect for fall.
This moist Pumpkin Bread has become a favorite fall treat in our family! A delicious pumpkin loaf, topped with irresistible cinnamon sugar, and packed with amazing flavor. Best of all, this easy pumpkin bread recipe doesn't require any yeast!!
Easy Pumpkin Cobbler recipe - all the flavors of Pumpkin Pie in an easy to make baked dessert! Recipe includes yellow cake mix, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and some seasonings, topped with your favorite nut!