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!
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!
Pumpkin Puree vs. Pumpkin Pie Filling
As you glance through pumpkin recipes you may see a variety of ways that pumpkin as an ingredient is listed! Here is the difference between raw pumpkin, canned pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie filling.
Raw pumpkin. This is fresh pumpkin squash! Most recipes won’t call for this as it is easier to work with pumpkin puree.
Pumpkin puree. This refers to cooked pumpkin that is cooked and pureed. You can make your own pumpkin puree or buy it canned in the baking aisle. Unflavored pumpkin puree is most often called for in pumpkin recipes.
Pumpkin pie filling. This is sweetened pumpkin puree that also includes pumpkin spices. Read labels when shopping so you don’t accidentally pick up pumpkin pie filling when you need plain pumpkin puree!
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Pumpkin Cookies + Bars
One of my favorite things to bake are cookies, so you better believe I have a bunch of delicious pumpkin recipes that are cookies 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
Melt in your mouth soft pumpkin cookies topped with rich caramel icing. Simply the best pumpkin dessert out there and a must-make this fall!
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 every time!
There’s not a fall season that passes where I don’t make some sort of pumpkin bread. I especially love these pumpkin 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!
Soft and moist pumpkin bread filled with delicious fall flavors. A classic fall recipe that will become one of your favorites!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Add some warmth to your chilly fall mornings with a batch of homemade pumpkin cinnamon rolls. These fluffy rolls swirled with a buttery, cinnamon sugar and pumpkin spice filling topped with a maple glaze can be made ahead and frozen for months!
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!
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!
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!