50 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes by Food Bloggers

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pumpkin collage‘Tis the season where everyone loses their mind over the pumpkin spice latte, but there’s more where that came from — and we’re not just talking about pumpkin pie.

There are plenty of uses for the bright orange vegetable and they’re popping up everywhere from festive appetizers to delicious desserts.

Read on for some of the best ways to cook and bake with pumpkin for every occasion.

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Photo: Chantal Kirkland

1.  Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Marble Cake: This simple egg-free cake is the perfect way to celebrate your love for pumpkin and chocolate, with ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry (via Nerdy Mama).

Photo: Ashley Blom

Photo: Ashley Blom

2. Lightened-Up Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins: Pumpkin, chocolate and only 144 calories. That is, if you can manage not to eat all of them (via Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine).

Photo: Taylor Ellingson

Photo: Taylor Ellingson

3. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Bars: Pumpkin and chocolate chip might sound decadent, but it can be healthy, too. Just add oats for these tasty bars that work for dessert, a snack or, in my book, an illicit breakfast (via Greens & Chocolate).

Photo: Terri Truscello Miller

Photo: Terri Truscello Miller

4. Pumpkin Pancakes with Bourbon Maple Syrup: Looking for an excuse to break out the bourbon before noon? Well, make maple syrup (via Love and Confections).

Photo: Rachel Willis

Photo: Rachel Willis

5. Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding: Pumpkin bread pudding is one of my favorite things. Ever. Make this, and then make it again the next day (via I Love My Disorganized Life).

Photo: Lisa Hoff

Photo: Lisa Hoff

6. Pumpkin Ale Cupcake with Cream Cheese Streusel Frosting: Cream cheese frosting is all that’s right in the world. Paired with these cupcakes? Namaste (via Snappy Gourmet).

Photo: Renee Goerger

Photo: Renee Goerger

7. Homemade Pumpkin Pasta with Sage: Fall isn’t all about cakes, cookies and quick breads. Homemade pumpkin pasta is perfect dressed with just about any sauce and of course, sage. Always sage (via Kudos Kitchen).

Photo: Jessica Knott

Photo: Jessica Knott

8. Glazed Pumpkin Streusel Cookies: Streusel is not just for pumpkin pie or the occasional coffee cake. These cookies are sweetened with pumpkin pie spice and nutmeg (via Swanky Recipes).

Photo: Tiffany Bendayan

Photo: Tiffany Bendayan

9. Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies: The only thing better than chocolate brownies are chocolate brownies laced with pumpkin, rich in Vitamin A and fiber. So yes, you can justify having seconds (via Living Sweet Moments).

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10. Pumpkin Walnut Crostini: Use canned pumpkin to spice up your appetizers for the holidays, or any old Friday night. Add your favorite herbs and a little Parmesan cheese to make your crostini yours.

Photo: Leia Carter Bushman

Photo: Leia Carter Bushman

11. Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake: Yes, you can have your layered pumpkin cheesecake, and eat it, too.  A layer of pumpkin, a layer of cheesecake and a layer of gingersnap crust is really all you need in life (via Eat It and Say Yum).

Photo: Sharon Lachendro

Photo: Sharon Lachendro

11. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread: If you love pumpkin bread, you’ll love pumpkin chocolate chip bread even more. Bring this to work and just see if it even lasts to the 3:00 coffee hour (via What the Fork).

Photo: Rebecca Pytell

Photo: Rebecca Pytell

12. Pumpkin Pie Snack Bites: These gluten-free and vegan snack bites are full of pumpkin seeds, butter, puree and spice, perfect fall flavors with no (via Strength & Sunshine).

Photo: Carrie Robinson

Photo: Carrie Robinson

13. Cinnamon Glazed Pumpkin Buttermilk Donuts: If you’re going to eat one donut this year, make it this one, cinnamon glazed donuts made with buttermilk and the best fall spices (via Frugal Foodie Mama)

Photo: Holly Doerr

Photo: Holly Doerr

14. Spiked Pumpkin Latte: These grown-up versions of the beloved fall latte are the quintessential autumn drink. They have the perfect blend of pumpkin, spices, caramel and yes, Rum Chata (via Three Yummy Tummies).

Photo: Rebecca Hubbell

Photo: Rebecca Hubbell

15. 4 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies: Pumpkin and chocolate chips? Match made in heaven. 4 ingredient cookies? The words are music to my ears (via Sugar and Soul).

Photo: Kimberly Rae Lange

Photo: Kimberly Rae Lange

16. Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake: Sure, you can go to Starbucks and have their pumpkin pound cake. And it’s pretty good. Or you could make it at home, where you can eat it with no pants on. Winning (via The Baking Chocolatess).

Photo: Megan Kohrs

Photo: Megan Kohrs

17. Pumpkin Whipped Cream Cheese Bagels are pretty delicious, but even if they weren’t, pumpkin spice cream cheese would make them worth your time (via With Salt and Wit).

Photo: Tonia Larson

Photo: Tonia Larson

18. Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pecan Bread Pudding: Here are some things that are delicious: Pumpkin. Pecans. Bread Pudding. All of them together? Hel-lo (via The Gunny Sack).

Photo: Brandie Valenzuela

Photo: Brandie Valenzuela

19. Pumpkin Marshmallows: If you have a sweet tooth, look no further. These sweet and fluffy marshmallows taste like pumpkin pie and even better, they’re made with real pumpkin puree (via Home Cooking Memories).

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20. Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie with Gingersnap Crust: A longtime favorite, pumpkin cheesecake is a must after Thanksgiving dinner and has a place at pretty much any holiday dessert table, too.

Photo: Liz Della Croce

Photo: Liz Della Croce

21. Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies: Cookies for breakfast can indeed be healthy. Just check out these protein-packed pumpkin oatmeal breakfast cookies — perfect for busy mornings to eat on-the-go (via The Lemon Bowl).

Photo: Taylor Ellingson

Photo: Taylor Ellingson

22. Pumpkin Cheesecake Crescent Rolls: Everyone loves pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, but these pumpkin cheesecake crescent rolls are quick, easy, and can be eaten pretty much any time of the day (via Greens & Chocolate).

Photo: Marcie Bidou

Photo: Marcie Bidou

23. Miniature Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake: And speaking of pumpkin cheesecake, these miniatures, laced with salted caramel, are good enough to go back for seconds (via Flavor the Moments).

Photo: Emily Loving

Photo: Emily Loving

24. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins with Brown Butter Glaze: Pumpkin and chocolate chip are one of the best things about the fall. Add a brown butter glaze and you’ll never want to see snow on the ground every again (via Layers of Happiness).

Photo: Rebecca Hubbell

Photo: Rebecca Hubbell

25. Pumpkin Kahlúa Cupcakes: I love pumpkin and cream cheese. You love pumpkin and cream cheese. Sometimes it’s nice to switch it up…and add booze. Kahlúa it up (via Sugar and Soul).

Photo: Shelley Fulton

Photo: Shelley Fulton

26. Quick Stovetop Vegetarian Chili with Red Peppers, Corn and White Beans: This quick, incredibly delicious vegetarian chili recipe is ready in less than 30 minutes, and is made almost entirely with pantry staples, including, you guessed it…pumpkin (via Two Healthy Kitchens).

Photo: Megan Kohrs

Photo: Megan Kohrs

27. Pumpkin Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts: Skip the store-bought Pop Tarts and make your own next time you’re craving a delicious pumpkin brown sugar cinnamon pastry (via With Salt & Wit).

Photo: Brandy Olsen-Myers

Photo: Brandy Olsen-Myers

28. Cinnamon & Sugar Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: There are pumpkin seeds, and then there are cinnamon sugar pumpkin seeds. Now, which ones would you choose? (Farmer’s Wife Rambles).

Photo: Terri Truscello Miller

Photo: Terri Truscello Miller

29. Semi-Homemade Pumpkin Butter: Semi-homemade pumpkin butter is sweet, full of warm autumn spices and extremely easy to make (via Love and Confections).

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30. Pumpkin Popovers: Instead of plain old dinner rolls this year, make light, airy and festive pumpkin popovers. They’re easy, they sound elegant and you’ll be tasked with bringing the bread every Thanksgiving.

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Photo: Rachel Willis

31. The Best Pumpkin Bread: If you’re looking for a super simple and insanely delicious pumpkin bread, this version is super moist and full of flavor. Made from scratch, this is perfect for fall, but you’ll want it year-round, too (via I Love My Disorganized Life).

Photo: Megan Kohrs

Photo: Megan Kohrs

32. Pumpkin Cake Mix Cinnamon Roll: The only thing better than cinnamon rolls on a cool fall morning are pumpkin cinnamon rolls on a cool fall morning. These are made with cake mix and drizzled with a brown sugar glaze. Perfection (via With Salt & Wit).

Photo: Leia Carter Bushman

Photo: Leia Carter Bushman

33. Pumpkin Buttermilk Waffles: I’m not a morning person, but even I would wake up an hour early if these delicious waffles were on the menu. A little maple syrup goes a long way over flavor-packed waffles (via Eat It and Say Yum).

Photo: Christin Mahrlig

Photo: Christin Mahrlig

34. Pumpkin Chocolate Icebox Pie: If you’re torn between making a pumpkin pie and a chocolate pie, why not go for both? You can’t go wrong (via Spicy Southern Kitchen).

Photo: Rebecca Pytell

Photo: Rebecca Pytell

35. Savory Pumpkin Hummus: Whether you’re dipping, scooping or mixing, hummus is a great and simple snack. This vegan, gluten-free version is a good one to whip up for guests or next time you need something to take to a party (via Strength & Sunshine).

Photo: Allison Mattina

Photo: Allison Mattina

36. Pumpkin Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting: This seasonal spin on carrot cake just might be my new favorite thing ever. Think: moist, flavorful layer cake filled with carrots, pumpkin, and warm spices finished off with cream cheese frosting (via Celebrating Sweets).

Photo: Roxanna Yawgel

Photo: Roxanna Yawgel

37. Pumpkin Cannoli: Leave the gun, take the…I couldn’t resist. Filled with lightly spiced sweet pumpkin and ricotta filling the classic Italian dessert gets a fall themed makeover here (via Roxana’s Home Baking).

Photo: Julie Evink

Photo: Julie Evink

38. Pumpkin Spice Latte Blondies: Get your pumpkin spice fix on the go with these dense pumpkin blondies covered in a spiced coffee brown sugar glaze (via Julie’s Eats and Treats).

Photo: Emily Loving

Photo: Emily Loving

39. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies: Make your annual pumpkin binge more delicious by adding these soft and chewy cookies to your must bake list (via Layers of Happiness).

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40. Extra Creamy Miniature Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie: Miniature desserts are the perfect way to maintain portion control. Whipped cream is the perfect way to maintain dessert. Discuss.

Photo: Rebecca Hubbell

Photo: Rebecca Hubbell

41. Pumpkin Crumble Cake: This cake is the perfect alternative to pumpkin pie. And you know why? Layers. This dessert’s amazing layers will impress the whole family (via Sugar and Soul).

Photo: Allison Mattina

Photo: Allison Mattina

42. Pumpkin Blondies with White Chocolate and Pecans: Soft and moist pumpkin blondies made with brown butter and warm spices, filled with white chocolate chips and pecans. They’re practically divinity (via Celebrating Sweets).

Photo: Kimberly Rae Lange

Photo: Kimberly Rae Lange

43. Pumpkin Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars: What do you get when you combine pumpkin, cranberries, chocolate chips and oatmeal? You get a the makings of a very, very good day (via The Baking ChocolaTess).

Photo: Paula McTune Jones

Photo: Paula McTune Jones

44. Easiest Pumpkin Scones: I love pumpkin scones and I love anything that is labeled “easiest” anything. You’re welcome (via Call Me PMC).

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45. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares: Now, I’m not one to toot my own horn, but multiple people have told me that these are a household favorite that they look forward to each year. Just sayin’.

Photo: Becca Heflin-Donovan

Photo: Becca Heflin-Donovan

46. Low Fat Turkey Pumpkin Pasta: Pair lean ground turkey with a creamy pumpkin sauce and penne pasta. Perfect comfort food for two (via It’s Yummi).

Photo: Ariana Ziskin-Bailey

Photo: Ariana Ziskin-Bailey

47. Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies: Here’s one for the vegan and gluten-free crowd. If I didn’t love gluten and dairy so damn much, I would make these right now (via Ari’s Menu).

Photo: Joan Hayes

Photo: Joan Hayes

48. Frosted Pumpkin Cake Cookies: Frosting is pretty delicious. Pumpkin is pretty delicious. Cake is pretty delicious. I think you get the point (via Chocolate, Chocolate and More).

Photo: Julie Clark

Photo: Julie Clark

49. Pumpkin Turtle Cookies: Your favorite chocolate candy dressed up into a pumpkin cookie for the holidays. Pumpkin Turtle Cookies are soft and gooey with a nutty pecan crunch. (via Tastes of Lizzy T).

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50. Pumpkin Irish Oatmeal: If you want a hearty, filling breakfast, opt for this super-nutritious pumpkin oatmeal recipe.

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Sharon @ What The Fork
    October 16, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks for including me – there are SO many great recipes here!

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    November 5, 2015 at 4:13 pm

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    Meg @ With Salt and Wit
    November 4, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Isn’t this the perfect group of recipes to indulge my pumpkin cravings with?! Thanks for including a few of my recipes! Much appreciated 🙂

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    Karen @ The Food Charlatan
    November 4, 2015 at 1:50 am

    This is a great round up Maris! I loooove pumpkin, as any good food blogger should 🙂 🙂 I’ve got to try those glazed streusel cookies!!

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    Cynthia | What A Girl Eats
    November 3, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Great collection! There’s no such thing as too much pumpkin!

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    Cate | Chez CateyLou
    October 29, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Pumpkin season is my absolute favorite, and I seriously want to make ALL of these! What a great roundup!

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    Michelle @ Blackberry Babe
    October 28, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    I think this may be THE ultimate pumpkin round up! Love it!

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    Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum
    October 28, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    What an awesome round up! All these pumpkin recipes look amazing. Thanks for including my layered cheesecake and waffles! 🙂

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    Amy Stafford
    October 28, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    The pop tarts, turtles and cinnamon rolls… oh-my! I want them all.

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    Tonia from TheGunnySack
    October 28, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    We wait for pumpkin season all year long! I know you can eat pumpkin desserts any time of the year but the fall just seems like the perfect time. Thank you for including me.

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    Kati @ Around the Plate
    October 28, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    This is like the mother load of all things deliciously pumpkin! So much pumpkin love to go around.

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    Heather Cheney | heatherlikesfood.com
    October 28, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Great round-up! Those pumpkin streusel cookies are calling my name!

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    Kim @ The Baking ChocolaTess
    October 28, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Thanks so much for featuring my Pumpkin Cranberry Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars & “CopyCat” Starbucks Pumpkin Pound Cake! Beautiful round-up and they all look so deliciious! <3

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    Allison - Celebrating Sweets
    October 27, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    What an awesome roundup! Everything looks fabulous! Thanks for featuring my Pumpkin Carrot Cake and Pumpkin Blondies. Hooray for pumpkin season!

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    Rachel @ {i love} my disorganized life
    October 27, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    I want them all. Like, now.

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    taylor @ greens & chocolate
    October 27, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    What an epic roundup of pumpkin recipes! I have my work cut out for me this pumpkin season 🙂

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