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30 Easy Pumpkin Recipes from Breakfast to Dessert

Transform your pumpkin into a dish to remember with these 30 perfect pumpkin recipes.

From pancakes to chili, they’re sure to please.

Sliced pumpkin bread.
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Best Pumpkin Recipes that Go Beyond Pie

Fall marks the start of the pumpkin season… which is exactly why it’s my favorite!

I’m obsessed with all things pumpkin. And if you are, too, I have a plethora of fantastic recipes just for you. 

Each one highlights this phenomenal fall fruit (Yup, it’s a fruit, not a vegetable!).

And let me warn you: these will cause serious cravings.

From savory pumpkin recipes to irresistible sweet treats, you’ll want to try them all!

Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes

Pumpkin cinnamon rolls with cream spread on top.
Source: Sallysbakingaddiction.com

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

There’s nothing like waking up on a crisp Sunday morning to the smell of pumpkin cinnamon rolls.

Just picture it: soft, melt-in-your-mouth rolls oozing with a spiced pumpkin cinnamon puree and a sweet maple cream cheese topping.

My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Sliced Starbucks Pumpkin Bread on a wooden cutting board.

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread

How can anyone say no to this autumn treat? The aroma of spiced pumpkin filling up the kitchen is out of this world.  

The combination of sweet pumpkin and warm spice flavor is pure love. And the light, tender texture is everything pumpkin bread should be.

Every bite of this bread is just divine!

A Stack of Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

Starbucks Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese

You can probably tell by now that I can’t get enough of the pumpkin and cream cheese combo. I mean, how can anyone say no to it?

These pumpkin and cream cheese muffins are to die for!

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Just picture yourself enjoying these incredible muffins with a hot cup of coffee on a cold autumn morning. Yes, please!

Pumpkin spice waffles on a sheet pan with maple syrup.
Source: Damndelicious.net

Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Golden waffles flavored with pumpkin spice? I’m down!

Crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and pumpkin-flavored all throughout. I think it’s what every breakfast should be.

Now, all you need is some maple syrup and whipped cream. And there you have it, the ultimate Christmas morning meal.

Pumpkin butter in air tight jar.

Pumpkin Butter

If you haven’t tried pumpkin butter yet, you’re missing out, my friend. It’s like a pumpkin pie filling, but better… so much better. 

It’s all the goodness of pumpkin and warm spices in butter form! And it only takes you seven ingredients to make it. 

Whether you use it on bread, pancakes, waffles, or French toast, you can’t go wrong.

Pumpkin scones topped with sweet maple icing.
Source: Sallysbakingaddiction.com

Pumpkin Scones

These classic pumpkin scones are tender, flaky, and buttery. Topped with sweet maple icing, they’re what fall treats are all about.

If you’ve never made scones before and are afraid to try, this recipe is a must.

It’s so easy to follow, even the most novice bakers won’t have a hard time nailing it!

Glass of pumpkin spice latte with whipped cream and cinnamon powder on top.
Source: Inspiredtaste.net

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin spice lattes can be very costly, especially when you have one daily. So here’s a solution: skip Starbucks and make it at home!

Don’t worry, it has all the flavors of your favorite fall beverage. Coffee, milk, pumpkin puree, warm spices, the works!

It’s so easy to make, too. In less than 10 minutes, you can enjoy this warm and cozy coffee drink.

Two glasses of iced pumpkin chai latte garnished with cinnamon stick and powder.
Source: Baking-ginger.com

Iced Pumpkin Chai Latte

This seasonal iced coffee can give the best Starbucks drinks a run for their money. 

The blend of chai spices, pumpkin puree, espresso, milk, and a kiss of maple syrup is pure bliss. It’s so easy, too. 

So why wait in line? Make it at home instead in just 5 minutes.

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes topped with pecans and banana slices.

Pumpkin Pancakes

These pumpkin pancakes have a soft and fluffy center with crispy edges. The texture is to die for! And the flavor? I don’t even know where to begin!

The taste and aroma of spiced pumpkin makes any cold, gloomy day brighter. It’s perfectly sweet and spicy, and it always hits all the right notes.

It’s definitely a drool-worthy breakfast. Plus, it’s Paleo-friendly so it’s gluten-free too.

Savory Pumpkin Recipes

Creamy Pumpkin Soup in a Bowl with Seeds and Herbs

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Not all pumpkin recipes have to be about pumpkin desserts and baked goods. Some can be savory, too, like this ultra-creamy soup. 

You won’t find any pumpkin spice here. Instead, you get a warming, comforting bowl of autumn flavors perfect for dinner. 

And, it requires less than ten ingredients.

Tortilla scooping pumpkin chili on a bowl.
Source: Oliviascuisine.com

Pumpkin Chili

Heading to a chili cookoff? Bring a batch of this scrumptious showpiece. The other contestants won’t stand a chance.

It’s a meaty mix of ground turkey, chicken sausage, pumpkin puree, beans, and more. And here’s the secret ingredient. . . pumpkin beer!

Serve it in a pumpkin for extra style points.

Bowl of Pumpkin risotto with bacon & parmesan.
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Pumpkin Risotto with Bacon & Parmesan

Need a festive pumpkin dinner idea that will dazzle and delight? Make this creamy risotto.

Pumpkin puree, butter, thyme, bacon, parmesan, and white wine infuse Arborio rice. It’s a little sweet, very savory, and nothing short of impressive. 

From date nights to holidays, this savory pumpkin recipe is great for any special occasion.

Pumpkin pasta served on a plate with parmesan cheese.
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One-Pot Vegan Pumpkin Pasta

Looking for a seasonal dinner idea that’s vegan-friendly? Your wish is my command!

Pumpkin pasta is precisely what you need. It has all the creamy comfort of Alfredo sauce, except there’s zero dairy in it.  

But wait, it gets even better because you make it in one pot. So you don’t have to spend all night cleaning up after dinner.

Roasted beetroot and pumpkin salad in a plate made with roasted pumpkin, beets, spinach, lentils, and feta.
Source: Goodnessavenue.com

Roasted Beetroot & Pumpkin Salad

Don’t make your salad an afterthought. Make it the star with this stunning centerpiece!

Roasted pumpkin, beets, spinach, lentils, and feta get tossed with a bright citrus dressing. Sprinkle pumpkin seeds on top for an extra crunch. 

Serve it cold or as a warm salad. It’s great either way.

Pumpkin lasagna roll ups with crispy sage in a boat shaped-pan.
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Pumpkin Lasagna Roll Ups with Crispy Sage

I know it’s a bold statement, but this just might be the best fall dinner idea. I mean, just look at this mouthwatering dish!

Cozy, creamy, cheesy, savory, and packed with seasonal flavors, it checks all the boxes. You get pumpkin, pasta, buttery fried sage, and everything. 

It’s easy, but classy enough for special occasions. In fact, this is one of my favorite Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners!

Slices of pumpkin cornbread stack on  a plate with vanilla on top.
Source: Krollskorner.com

Pumpkin Cornbread with Whipped Butter

Pumpkin cornbread is the perfect side for all your autumn meals. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, you can eat it any time of day. 

The cake-like texture and big pumpkin flavor are addictive. Especially when you top it with pumpkin pie spice whipped butter. 

You can’t eat just one slice. Don’t believe me? Go ahead and try!

Creamy pumpkin hummus in a bowl with pomegranate arils.

Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

There are tons of hummus flavors out there. But have you ever tried pumpkin? It’s incredible!

It has such a unique taste. Especially when you spruce up the top with pomegranate seeds and pepitas. Seriously, you’ve just got to try it. 

The prep is very easy and it’s ready in 10 minutes. So you can whip it up in a jiff for all your autumn occasions.

Pumpkin Desserts and Sweet Treats

Pumpkin Roll With Cream Cheese Filling

Pumpkin Roll

Soft and moist pumpkin cake and luscious cream cheese filling rolled into one spectacular roll? It’s the stuff of dreams!

This decadent pumpkin roll is not only heavenly but is nostalgic as well.

One bite will make you feel like a kid all over again. It’s true comfort food at its best!

Slice of McCormick Pumpkin Pie with cream on time.

Pumpkin Pie

Even pumpkin haters will love this phenomenal pumpkin pie!

It only calls for six ingredients, which makes it so easy. And the texture is beyond silky smooth.

A crisp crust, luxurious pumpkin custard, and pumpkin pie spice make it a classic pumpkin dessert.

Add homemade whipped cream on top and it’s a crowd-pleaser.

Slice of Cheesecake Factory Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Cheesecake Factory Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin cheesecake on its own is already pretty perfect. But this Cheesecake Factory version will make you weak in the knees. 

The graham cracker crust, the pumpkin cream cheese filling, the spices, the whipped cream, it’s irresistible.

Make it at home and it’ll cost you a fraction of the cost. So go on, help yourself to a second slice.

Pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting with cinnamon powder on top.

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

When you think of cookies, the first thing that comes to mind is probably chocolate chip. But these pumpkin spice cookies deserve the spotlight just as much!

These cookies have the consistency of cake and taste amazing.

They’re not just about the pumpkin spice, either. They have a dash of cinnamon, walnuts, and a cream cheese frosting on top!

Slice of pumpkin cake with brown butter frosting.
Source: Dearcrissy.com

Pumpkin Cake with Brown Butter Frosting

Serve this sheet cake to your friends and family, and their jaws will drop! 

The tender pumpkin cake alone is full of flavor. With the decadent brown butter frosting, other cakes don’t stand a chance.

The best part is, it’s not even difficult to make. You don’t have to tell them that, though. It’s our little secret. 🙂

Spoon scooping pumpkin mousse in a small mug.
Source: Barefeetinthekitchen.com

Pumpkin Mousse

Want the perfect fall dessert but aren’t much of a baker? Then this pumpkin puree recipe is the one for you.

It’s light, fluffy, and oh-so-creamy, and it’s bursting with pumpkin goodness! It’s a super easy, no-bake dessert, so no one can mess it up.

Pumpkin brioche cheesecake doughnuts on a bread basket.
Source: Studiobaked.com

Pumpkin Brioche Cheesecake Doughnuts

Step aside jelly-filled doughnuts, this fall, it’s all about pumpkin! 

The fall-flavored cheesecake filling is such a sweet surprise. Combined with the fluffy brioche dough and pumpkin pie spice coating, it’s heavenly bliss. 

Grab a cup of coffee and treat yourself. Or better yet, make it a pumpkin-spiced latte!

Slice of pumpkin bread pudding with scoop of vanilla ice cream on top.
Source: Livewellbakeoften.com

Pumpkin Bread Pudding  

Bread pudding infused with pumpkin puree: it may be simple, but the flavor and texture are spot on.

Moist, fluffy, sweet, and spicy, this pumpkin bread pudding will make your taste buds tingle!

Whether you eat it by itself or topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and salted caramel, you’ll have a lovely time.

Pumpkin cupcakes with cream frosting on top.
Source: Browneyedbaker.com

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin and cream cheese in a cupcake? Give me three, please!

These cupcakes are a definite must-try. I mean, who can say no to tender cupcakes infused with pumpkin and warm spices?

With a silky cream cheese frosting to top it off, it’s the quintessential fall dessert!

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies on top of parchment paper sprinkled with rock salt.
Source: Cambreabakes.com

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here’s another fantastic autumn cookie for you! It takes everyone’s favorite flavor and dresses it up for the season. 

Chewy, soft, and gooey in the center, the texture is precisely as it should be. 

And the flavor is exactly what you dream. The melty chocolate, the butter, the pumpkin puree, it’s the perfect fall cookie.

Sliced pumpkin bars with cream frostings on top.
Source: Iheartnaptime.net

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin and cream cheese together in one spectacular bar — I’ll have 5, please!

Soft and moist pumpkin sheet cake loaded with cream cheese frosting, these pumpkin bars are over the top!

It’s all the lovely flavors of fall in a square: how charming is that?

Bunch of pumpkin whoopie pies on a cooling rack.
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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Soft pumpkin cookies with a sweet maple frosting: how can you not say “whoopie” to that?

Whoopie pies are already fun and exciting as is, but they’re even better when flavored with pumpkin. They’re everything you want in a fall dessert and more.

Apart from the yummy cookies, there’s a lovely maple frosting in between. We all know how fantastic maple and pumpkin are together!

Pumpkin Fluff Dip with Green Apples and Biscuits.

Pumpkin Fluff Dip

Planning a big holiday feast? You need this easy pumpkin recipe!

It comes together lickety-split and it’s no-bake. So you don’t have to worry about freeing up some precious oven space. 

Creamy, light, and fluffy, it tastes like pumpkin pie. But with zero hassle. Hurray!

30 Easy Pumpkin Recipes

Course: DessertCuisine: American
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

304

kcal

Transform your pumpkin into a dish to remember with these 30 perfect recipes. From pumpkin pancakes to this mouthwatering pumpkin coffee cake, these recipes aim to please.

Ingredients

  • Coffee Cake:
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, tightly packed

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream or Greek yogurt

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • Streusel Topping:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted

  • Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

  • 2 -3 teaspoons milk

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • zest of 1/2 an orange

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine melted butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs, pumpkin puree, sour cream, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring gently until just combined. Avoid over-mixing.
  • Spread the batter evenly into the lined pan. Set aside.
  • Prepare the streusel topping. In a bowl, whisk together flour and sugar. Pour in the melted butter and stir with a fork until crumbles form. Sprinkle the streusel topping evenly over the pumpkin batter.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely before adding the glaze.
  • Meanwhile, make the glaze. Whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Adjust the milk quantity to achieve the desired consistency. Add the orange zest just before drizzling.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cooled pumpkin coffee cake and cut into squares.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • For a nuttier texture and flavor, consider adding chopped walnuts or pecans to the streusel topping.
  • Gently fold in the dry ingredients to keep the cake light and airy; overmixing can lead to a dense texture.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 304kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 78mg
  • Sodium: 315mg
  • Potassium: 103mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 31g
  • Calcium: 39mg
  • Iron: 1mg
Pumpkin Recipes

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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