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!
Pumpkin Season is Here!
I don’t know what other item screams AUTUMN more 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.
PREP. 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
BAKE. Place the halves, with the insides facing down, on the baking pan. Bake for minutes 35-45 minutes until soft.
BLEND. Allow the pumpkin to cool a bit. Scoop out the pumpkin meat and place in a blender. Puree until smooth.
STRAIN. Drain excess liquid by placing puree in a strainer or cheesecloth.
One 6-8 inch pumpkin should yield about 3 cups of puree.
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. Place leftover puree in a airtight container. Store in the fridge for 3-5 days or in the freezer for 4-5 months.
- Stir into Oatmeal, Yogurt, Shakes.
- Spread over waffles, bagels or ice cream.
- Add into soups and casseroles.
Savory Pumpkin Recipes
Pumpkin isn’t just for desserts. Anything that you might serve a roasted or pureed squash with will pair well with pureed or roasted pumpkin.
It is used in various types of pumpkin soups, it can be used in pasta dishes, a spicy pumpkin puree can top lamb and pork or serve roasted pumpkin along with chicken, turkey or salmon.
The options are as endless as your imagination. One of my favorite savory recipes perfect for weeknight dinners is this Pumpkin Chili.
Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes
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.
Pumpkin French Toast Sticks – These Pumpkin French Toast Sticks are so quick and easy to make, there’s no reason not to try them! Each bite is filled with cinnamon, sugar, & just the right amount of pumpkin!
Pumpkin Waffles – 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 maple syrup or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious treat.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls – 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!
Pumpkin Pancakes – These pumpkin pancakes are the ultimate autumn breakfast!! They’re soft, full of fall flavor, and completely irresistible when topped with homemade cinnamon buttermilk syrup.
Pumpkin French Toast Bake – Gooey Pumpkin French Toast Bake is oozing with butter, cinnamon and brown sugar making it a family favorite fall breakfast!
Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Bites – 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!
pumpkin Cake Recipes (+ Cheesecakes!)
Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes – Spiced Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes are so soft, moist, and flavorful. They pair perfectly with delicious homemade cinnamon cream cheese frosting!
Magic Pumpkin Cake – 3 layer cake made up of creamy pumpkin puree layer, a layer of yellow cake, and lastly a white chocolate pumpkin spice frosting topped with white chocolate shavings!!
Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake – 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.
Pumpkin Crunch Cake – Pumpkin crunch cake is a must-make during the fall season. It entails all of the smooth pumpkin flavors, topped with crunchy pecans and a dollop of whipped cream.
Pumpkin Roll – Libby’s Pumpkin Roll is a classic fall favorite! Nothing beats a pumpkin cake full of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger all rolled up with a delicious cream cheese filling.
Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cake – A buttery, cinnamon cake with cinnamon, brown sugar and pumpkin puree swirls, topped with a sweet pumpkin spice glaze. This Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cake is what pumpkin spice dreams are made of!
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecakes – 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!
Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake – Oreo crust, two layers of cheesecake (one plain and one with pumpkin puree), whipped cream, and chocolate ganache! Everything about this chocolate pumpkin cheesecake is heavenly.
Pumpkin Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting – 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.
Pumpkin Dump Cake – Try this fall dump cake variation – Pumpkin Dump Cake! This delicious pumpkin dump cake recipe is complete with all the fall flavors, pumpkin, pecan, and cinnamon spice.
pumpkin cookie Recipes
No one can deny a homemade cookie! Fill it with fall flavors that everyone loves (like pumpkin), and they are irresistible. Here are some of our favorite pumpkin cookies:
Pumpkin Cake Cookies – These are the easiest, softest, chewiest Pumpkin Cookies!! All it takes is a box of pumpkin cake mix, cream cheese, butter, eggs & powdered sugar.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies – These pumpkin oatmeal cookies are extra soft and chewy, filled with cinnamon and just the right amount of pumpkin flavor.
Iced Pumpkin Cookies – Iced Pumpkin Cookies – these soft and spicy cookies are a fall favorite! An easy cinnamon glaze makes them simply irresistible.
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles – The flavor combination of pumpkin and cinnamon, and the addition of white chocolate chips makes these Pumpkin Snickerdoodles utterly irresistible!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – These Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are SO soft and fluffy, they’re almost like a cake. Filled with pumpkin flavor, and chocolate chips, these cookies have just the right amount of seasonal spices.
More Pumpkin Desserts
Want to go a little more fancy with the pumpkin recipes? 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.
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars – Soft and cake-y pumpkin bars with cream cheese swirls are delicious with a side of ice cream! Top them with chocolate chips for extra flavor.
Pumpkin Delight Dessert – Tasty 4 layer pumpkin delight dessert starts with a crunchy pecan crust topped with creamy pumpkin, cream cheese, and whipped cream layers!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars – 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.
Pumpkin Brownies – The yummiest Pumpkin Brownies you will ever taste! Pumpkin, chocolate, and spices unite to make one pan of deliciousness that will sure to satisfy anyone’s pumpkin addiction.
Pumpkin Bars – 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!
Pumpkin Lasagna – This Pumpkin Lasagna dessert is stacked with the most delicious layers – a Pumpkin Oreo crust, cream cheese layer, pumpkin pudding layer, and topped off with cream and white chocolate curls.
Pumpkin Beignets – Pumpkin beignets are pillowy, sugary New Orleans-style fried Dough with a fall flavor. You can enjoy these soft donuts right at home sprinkled with powder sugar or dipped in sauce.
Mini Pumpkin Pies – Mini pumpkin pies are everything you love about a smooth and creamy homemade pumpkin pie, in a cute & tasty bite sized portion!!
Pumpkin Pudding Parfaits – Pumpkin Pudding Parfaits – a ginger snap base, cream cheese layer, pumpkin pudding layer and topped with whipped cream, crumbs and white chocolate curls!
Homemade Pumpkin Pie – 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.
Pumpkin Custard – This pumpkin custard dessert is a cinch to prepare and will satisfy that pumpkin craving! It’s rich and creamy and full of pumpkin spice with a delicious nutty, crunch topping.
Pumpkin Dip – Delicious and creamy Pumpkin Gingersnap Dip recipe. A rich and smooth dip for cookies! Ingredients include cream cheese, solid-pack pumpkin, cinnamon, and marshmallow fluff.
Pumpkin Cobbler – 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!
Crustless Pumpkin Pie – This crustless pumpkin pie is smooth, creamy and packed with pumpkin flavor. It’s easy to make, perfect for Thanksgiving – and so delicious that you won’t miss the crust!
Pumpkin Milkshake – A copycat version of the delicious Pumpkin Pie Milkshake found at Aunty Gravity’s at Magic Kingdom. This delicious shake will sure bring magic into your home and is a delicious fall treat to make!
pumpkin breads and muffins
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.
Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Muffins – These Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Muffins are so moist and full of cinnamon, sugar, and pumpkin. Top them with cinnamon sugar, or with a delicious cinnamon buttercream spread!
Pumpkin Banana Bread – This pumpkin banana bread is the BEST!! It’s super moist, filled with pumpkin spice and bananas and is a delicious, easy fall recipe.
Pumpkin Bubble Bread – Pumpkin-flavored bread filled with lots of cinnamon, and topped with a delicious cream cheese glaze, ready to be pulled apart and devoured.
Pumpkin Muffin Tops – One of the most delicious muffin top recipes you’ll ever try! These Pumpkin Muffin Tops are full of pumpkin spice goodness, and topped with a delicious oat and pecan brown sugar streusel.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins – You can never have just one of these soft and delicious Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. After trying several recipes, this one is our favorite!
Best Pumpkin Bread – 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!!
Mini Glazed Pumpkin Donut Muffins – A donut muffin filled with pumpkin and cinnamon flavors, topped with a spiced white chocolate glaze. These mini glazed pumpkin donut muffins are totally irresistible!!
Pumpkin Streusel Bread – This soft and delicious Pumpkin streusel Bread is topped with a buttery crumble and filled with the flavors of fall we all know and love!
more pumpkin recipes
We have a few more pumpkin recipes for you. From sweet to savory, don’t forget to check out these other favs!
Pumpkin Chili – Loaded with vegetables, this Pumpkin Chili is healthy and delicious. A perfect fall soup recipe that the whole family will love!
Pumpkin Butter – Pumpkin butter is all of your favorite fall flavors in one spreadable and smooth mixture. Make a batch to spread on bagels or toast! Or, package it up and give it to friends and neighbors.
Pumpkin Snack Mix – Delicious Pumpkin Snack Mix has popcorn, peanuts, cheerios, chex, candy corn, and mallow pumpkins. It’s perfect for fall!
Pumpkin Pie Spice – Blend 4 spices to create your own amazing Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice blend, perfect for bringing all the scents and flavors of the season!
Pumpkin Seeds – Nothing says fall season like roasted pumpkin seeds! This is one of my favorite traditions this time of year. Pumpkin seeds are the best salty little snack ever!
the complete list
Here are the picture cards for ALL of the wonderful Pumpkin Recipes listed above.
This list will be your go-to this season for so many easy and delicious pumpkin recipes! We’d love to know which ones are your favorites!