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BEST Pumpkin Recipes

This list has all of the BEST pumpkin recipes to make this fall! Whether you’re looking for pumpkin cookies, cakes, bread and more, you’ll find it here! 

Fall is finally here, which means I’m craving ALL the apple desserts, soup recipes and delicious pumpkin recipes. I am obsessed with all of the warm fall flavors and get in the baking mood as soon as the cooler weather hits. I just love this time of year!

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Pumpkin. Yum. There is something so ridiculously delicious and comforting about the taste of pumpkin in the fall and I’ve honestly been waiting not-so-patiently for the moment when I wouldn’t get the crazy look from my husband for starting to use pumpkin in my baking.

Well, ladies and gents, the time has come and to fuel my fall baking, I’ve rounded up this amazing list of my favorite pumpkin recipes that are easy, delicious and full of pumpkin flavor. Most of these are pumpkin desserts, because let’s be honest, aren’t they just the best?! But you can’t forget breakfast and savory pumpkin recipes too!

Cookies + bars

One of my favorite things to bake are cookies, so you better believe I have a bunch of delicious pumpkin cookie recipes in my arsenal. Whether you’re topping them with frosting or adding in lots of chocolate chips, you’re bound to love any from this list.

iced pumpkin cookies with a bite taken
Pumpkin Cookies
Melt in your mouth soft pumpkin cookies topped with rich caramel frosting. Simply the best pumpkin dessert out there and a must-make this fall!
Total Time: 50 minutes
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pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
These are the absolute BEST Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies! Soft, moist and loaded with fresh pumpkin flavor and sweet chocolate chips. This is one of my most requested recipes and gets rave reviews! 
Total Time: 25 minutes
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pumpkin bar with cream cheese frosting and a candy pumpkin on top
Pumpkin Bars
A super soft pumpkin spiced sheet cake topped with a delicious creamy topping. These are the absolute BEST pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting! 
Total Time: 45 minutes
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A close up of pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies with white chocolate chips
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
Soft and chewy pumpkin snickerdoodles loaded with white chocolate chips and cinnamon sugar. All of the best fall flavors in one deliciously baked cookie!
Total Time: 45 minutes
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pumpkin whoopie pies
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Two super soft pumpkin spice cookies sandwiched between a delicious and creamy maple frosting. You'll be making these amazing pumpkin whoopie pies all season long!
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
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Pumpkin Blondies
These pumpkin blondies are everything I love about fall. They are thick, chewy, and soft all at the same time and have the perfect hint of pumpkin spice and chocolate in every bite!
Total Time: 50 minutes
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pumpkin chocolate cake mix cookies with a pumpkin Hershey kiss in the middle
Pumpkin Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
Pumpkin Chocolate Cookies - Made with only 3 ingredients in just 20 minutes! The perfect easy cookie recipe for the "non-baker" to whip up this fall!
Total Time: 20 minutes
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stack of pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are the perfect fall treat. They're simple yet made with real pumpkin, oats, coconut oil, and chocolate chips. They're the perfect easy snack or dessert!
Total Time: 25 minutes
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Bread + muffins

There’s not a fall season that passes where I don’t make some sort of pumpkin bread. I especially love these recipes because you can make one to enjoy now and then freeze another for later. Or make them into muffins for the perfect grab and go breakfast, snack or dessert!

sliced pumpkin bread
Pumpkin Bread
Soft and moist pumpkin bread filled with delicious fall flavors. A classic fall recipe that will become one of your favorites! 
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
Moist and soft pumpkin chocolate chip bread loaded with flavor. A delicious fall recipe that the whole family will love!
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
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sliced pumpkin cream cheese bread
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread
This pumpkin cream cheese bread is a delicious dessert to make this fall! It has the perfect amount of pumpkin spice flavor with an amazing cream cheese filling.
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
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chocolate chip pumpkin muffin in pan
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Easy pumpkin chocolate chip muffins made in just one bowl in 30 minutes. Moist, fluffy and bursting with chocolate chips. These make the perfect breakfast, snack or dessert!
Total Time: 30 minutes
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sliced pumpkin banana bread on cooling rack
Pumpkin Banana Bread
Soft and moist pumpkin banana bread full of amazing pumpkin spice flavor. This is the perfect quick bread to make during the fall season! 
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
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A close up of a pumpkin snickerdoodle muffin
Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Muffins
Soft pumpkin snickerdoodle muffins sprinkled with a delicious cinnamon sugar topping. This recipe is made with cake mix and is so easy and fast. Makes the perfect fall treat!
Total Time: 35 minutes
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crumb muffins on white plate
Pumpkin Crumb Muffins
These moist pumpkin crumb muffins are made with cinnamon, applesauce and pumpkin spice. Bonus points for a mouthwatering (and slightly addictive) crumb topping. They are the perfect grab-n-go snack!
Total Time: 30 minutes
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sliced pumpkin muffin
Pumpkin Muffins
This easy 30-minute pumpkin muffin recipe is the BEST! They're soft, moist, and loaded with delicious cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Good luck stopping at just one!
Total Time: 30 minutes
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Cakes + cupcakes

Nothing beats a warm slice of pumpkin cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and some caramel sauce. And if you’re not in the mood for something warm, any of these recipes taste delicious cold too!

A piece of pumpkin coffee cake on a white plate
Pumpkin Coffee Cake
A moist pumpkin coffee cake topped with a delicious brown sugar streusel and maple glaze. This amazing fall dessert is seriously divine! 
Total Time: 50 minutes
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Pumpkin Bundt Cake
Soft and moist pumpkin bundt cake topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. This easy and delicious cake makes a great fall dessert!
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
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Pumpkin Crunch Cake
This pumpkin pie crunch cake is perfect for pumpkin lovers everywhere! Delicious layers of brown sugar crumb cake and pumpkin pie filling baked together. Top with pecans, vanilla ice cream and salted caramel for the best ever fall treat.
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
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easy pumpkin roll recipe
Pumpkin Roll
Delicious layers of fluffy pumpkin cake and sweet cream cheese filling swirled together to make the ultimate treat! This easy pumpkin roll is perfect to serve during the fall season.
Total Time: 40 minutes
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frosted pumpkin cupcakes on plate
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
Light and tender pumpkin spice cupcakes with a rich and sweet maple cream cheese frosting. Easy to make and full of delicious pumpkin flavor!
Total Time: 40 minutes
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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake
This light, tender, and flavorful pumpkin cheesecake is so simple and easy to make. It's bursting with pumpkin flavor and has a smooth, velvety texture. 
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
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Easy pumpkin recipes

If you know me, you know easy recipes are kind of my thing. So of course I’m going to give you guys some of my favorite easy pumpkin recipes. A few of these are no-bake desserts, which makes them even easier!

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie
This homemade pumpkin pie is super smooth and velvety with the perfect blend of spices. An easy and delicious holiday dessert that will be the star of your Thanksgiving dinner! 
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
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bowl of pumpkin cheesecake dip with caramel drizzled on top
Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip
Creamy pumpkin cheesecake dip that whips up easily in 5 minutes! The perfect no-bake appetizer or dessert for any fall party!
Total Time: 35 minutes
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pumpkin cheesecake lasagna in baking dish
Pumpkin Cheesecake Lasagna
Pumpkin cheesecake lasagna filled with a graham cracker crust, pumpkin cheesecake filling, whipped cream and chopped pecans. The perfect fall dessert that's great for a crowd!
Total Time: 1 hour
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spoonful of pumpkin pie spice
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Homemade pumpkin pie spice made with just 4 simple ingredients. Easy to make, inexpensive and tastes delicious in all your favorite fall treats! 
Total Time: 5 minutes
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pumpkin puree in glass bowl
How to Make Pumpkin Puree
The easiest foolproof method to making the smoothest pumpkin puree using just a small sugar pumpkin and a bit of salt!
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
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spoonful of pumpkin crisp in white dish
Pumpkin Crisp
Pumpkin crisp is made with the classic flavors of a pumpkin pie and the simplicity of a crisp. Topped with a sweet cinnamon streusel topping, this easy dessert is sure to please any crowd at your next holiday party!
Total Time: 45 minutes
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Breakfast

Dig in with any of these delicious recipes on a cool fall morning. Don’t forget to add a drizzle of cinnamon syrup on top of the pancakes and waffles. Seriously, what dreams are made of!

pumpkin spice pancakes with syrup
Pumpkin Pancakes
Soft and fluffy pumpkin pancakes full of pumpkin spice flavor! The perfect breakfast for fall that's ready to go in just 20 minutes! 
Total Time: 20 minutes
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These Pumpkin Waffles are a delicious fall breakfast and are so quick and easy to make. No waffle iron needed. Plus, it is the perfect way to fill up on veggies.
Pumpkin Waffles
These pumpkin waffles are a delicious fall breakfast and are so quick and easy to make! No waffle iron needed. Plus, making this recipe is the perfect way to fill up on veggies!
Total Time: 15 minutes
glazed pumpkin scones stacked on a plate
Pumpkin Scones
Soft pumpkin scones drizzled with a homemade spiced glaze. Everything nice about fall packed into a perfectly baked scone!
Total Time: 55 minutes
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rolled pumpkin crepes with whipped cream
Pumpkin Crepes
Soft, light and airy crepes filled with pumpkin spice flavor in every bite. The perfect sweet breakfast idea to cozy up with on a crisp, fall morning.
Total Time: 30 minutes
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Savory pumpkin recipes

Pumpkin also tastes delicious in savory recipes, too! It adds a hearty texture and pairs well with so many different spices. If you’ve never made a savory recipe with pumpkin before, one of these are a great place to start!

Chili in white bowl on counter
Pumpkin Chili
This easy pumpkin chili is comforting, filling and full of fall flavors. A savory pumpkin dish that you'll want to enjoy all season long! 
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
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roasted pumpkin seeds
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
The perfect way to use up leftover pumpkin seeds after carving your Halloween pumpkin! Roast with your favorite spices and seasonings to create a delicious and flavorful snack. We can't get enough of these roasted pumpkin seeds!
Total Time: 1 hour
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