The BEST Pumpkin Recipes

Embrace fall with a delicious collection of the BEST pumpkin recipes! This round-up features both healthy and decadent pumpkin recipes that are easy to make...from cakes and bars, to breads and muffins, to oatmeal, drinks, and so much more!

Aerial view of Pumpkin Icebox Cake in dish and on plates.

Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread recipe, sliced with pumpkins in background.
Spoonful of Overnight Slow Cooker Pumpkin Oatmeal.

Each year on September 1st, I allow myself to crack open that first can of pumpkin (or whip up some Homemade Pumpkin Puree) and get to baking all of my favorite pumpkin recipes!

Well, the magical date has passed, and this round-up of scrumptious pumpkin recipes is ready to go! The only problem you'll have is deciding what to make first???

Some of these recipes are wholesome and healthy ways to start your day, while others are more decadent desserts. So whatever you're looking for, I hope you find some pumpkin inspiration for your fall baking (and treat making) below! 🙂

Clear glass bowl of Homemade Pumpkin Puree recipe.

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Who needs a can of pumpkin? Homemade Pumpkin Puree requires just a few easy steps for a healthy and delicious base for all of your favorite pumpkin recipes!

Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe in a labeled glass bottle.

Pumpkin Pie Spice

This Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe is a homemade spice blend that can be made in bulk and tweaked to your liking, perfect for flavoring all of your favorite fall treats!

Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread recipe on a wooden cutting board.

Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread

Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Bread is a sweet, moist pumpkin recipe, swirled and topped with a generous amount of cinnamon sugar for a delicious fall treat!

Pumpkin Icebox Cake on a plate with gingersnaps.

Pumpkin Icebox Cake

Pumpkin Icebox Cake (with gingersnaps!) is an easy, no-bake fall dessert of pumpkin, cream cheese, and fresh whipped cream layered with gingersnap cookies that transforms into soft, creamy cake after chilling in the refrigerator!

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Butter, showing pumpkin recipe in jar.

Homemade Pumpkin Butter

Homemade Pumpkin Butter is a healthy, creamy, easy-to-make spread that's delicious slathered on toast and waffles or stirred into oatmeal and smoothies!

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal recipe on plate.

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal is a warm, filling, wholesome breakfast featuring maple syrup, toasted pecans, cinnamon, and warm spices. This pumpkin recipe can be made dairy-free, it's perfect for making ahead of time, and it's quick to reheat on busy mornings!

Two healthy Pumpkin Breakfast Bars stacked.

Healthy Pumpkin Breakfast Bars

Healthy Pumpkin Breakfast Bars are soft-baked, chewy, and loaded with wholesome ingredients like oats, coconut oil, & honey for a grab and go breakfast or snack!

Bowls of Slow Cooker Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal made overnight.

Overnight Slow Cooker Pumpkin Oatmeal

Wake up to a warm, wholesome, fall breakfast of Overnight Slow Cooker Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal, with a secret trick to prevent the edges from burning!

The BEST Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread or Muffins on napkin.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

This soft, moist Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread is perfectly spiced and studded with chocolate chips. It can also be baked as muffins, and it's so delicious that it will replace any other pumpkin bread recipe you've ever tried!

Healthy Pumpkin Granola cooling in pan.

Pumpkin Granola

Pumpkin Granola is crunchy, golden, and easy to make, loaded with wholesome oats, toasty nuts, real pumpkin puree, coconut oil, maple syrup, and warm fall spices!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars, pumpkin recipes on cooling rack and on a plate.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars are soft, chewy cookie bars loaded with pumpkin, oatmeal, warm spices, and chocolate chips for a yummy fall treat!

Pumpkin Oatmeal in a bowl with pumpkin seeds on top.

Quick & Easy Pumpkin Oatmeal

Quick & Easy Pumpkin Oatmeal is a healthy, yummy fall breakfast recipe sweetened with a touch of maple syrup and topped with roasted pumpkin seeds!

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer recipe in glass jar with cinnamon stick.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer is made with real pumpkin puree and warm spices for all-natural Pumpkin Spice Lattes at home!

Pumpkin Bundt Cake on platter.

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

With flavors of pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, and caramelized cookie butter, this moist, glazed Pumpkin Bundt Cake is the most amazing pumpkin recipe!

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie pumpkin recipe in a glass with a straw.

Pumpkin Smoothie

A thick, creamy Pumpkin Smoothie is a cinnamon-spiced, honey-sweetened fall spin on a healthy oat smoothie!

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles on plate with berries.

Pumpkin Waffles

These Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles are loaded with cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, boasting crispy exteriors with light and airy interiors. You would never guess that they're 100% whole wheat, and as an added bonus, they can easily be made dairy-free!

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew with text overlay.

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew

Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew is a fall spin on iced coffee reminiscent of the popular drink from Starbucks...except this recipe is easy to make at home with natural ingredients including real pumpkin puree!

Warm Pumpkin Spice Drink in mug.

Warm Pumpkin Spice Drink

This Warm Pumpkin Spice Drink tastes like pumpkin pie in a mug! It's caffeine-free, though it can be mixed with coffee to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte.

So which of these fabulous pumpkin recipes are you just itching to make?

I hope you enjoy anything you try! 🙂

Post originally published on August 30, 2015, and updated on August 30, 2017, and on September 23, 2021.



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