These pumpkin recipes are a tasty and sweet way to satisfy your craving for all of your favorite fall flavors! This list showcases all of the best recipes that have pumpkin as the star ingredient! Once you start your fall-time baking, you'll want to test out every single one of these recipes!
Best Pumpkin Recipes
Pumpkin is the most notable fall flavor that everyone seems to love! I have gathered my favorite pumpkin recipes in one list, just for you!
These recipes all capture the warm, cozy pumpkin essence that reminds us all that the holidays are coming! If you're a pumpkin lover, you'll want to try all of them!
1. Pumpkin Pie
There is no other pumpkin recipe that is more classic or well-loved than pumpkin pie! There's a reason it has a permanent spot on everyone's holiday dessert table.
This delicious and beautiful pie is incredibly easy to make! Plus, you can use fresh or canned pumpkin puree! In addition to being completely decadent, when this is baking in your oven, your house will smell absolutely heavenly.
2. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
I love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate in baked goods. These cookies are soft, chewy, and filled with deliciously sweet chocolate chips.
Make these cookies in advance or eat them when they're warm and gooey from the oven- they taste phenomenal either way! Go ahead and make a double batch, too, because you won't have any cookies left over!
3. Pumpkin Streusel Bread
This pumpkin streusel bread is loved by both kids and adults alike. It has the iconic fall-inspired pumpkin flavor, that is delicious as is, and is then topped with a perfect streusel topping to take the flavor to a whole other level!
This versatile treat could be eaten as breakfast, a snack, or dessert because it's just that good! It also makes a perfect gift basket addition or baked item to send over to your neighbor's house for the holidays.
4. Pumpkin Zucchini Muffins
I love making muffins that use zucchini because I know I am getting a great dose of some healthy vitamins and minerals! The pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice brings the flavor while the zucchini packs in some fantastic moisture and nutrition!
These muffins are kid-approved, making them a great way to get your kids to eat more vegetables! Plus, they are the best way to have a quick, on-the-go breakfast!
5. Iced Pumpkin Spiced Latte
We all know Starbucks pumpkin spiced latte is a huge hit, so how about make a version at home that tastes even better? My iced pumpkin spiced latte is so easy to make and irresistibly tasty that you'll want to drink it every single day!
It is so decadently creamy and rich that you'll forget all about the Starbucks drink. (Plus, you'll save some money!) Top it off with some whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and you'll have all of your friends impressed!
6. Pumpkin Seed Butter
Pumpkin seed butter is a perfect alternative to any of your other favorite nut-butters! It is creamy, tasty, and extremely nutritious. Plus, it is allergen friendly!
You can use this seed butter as an alternative to peanut butter (or any nut butter) for absolutely anything! It is amazingly versatile and packed with flavor!
7. Pumpkin Pie Spice
Pumpkin pie spice is the heart and soul of so many different pumpkin recipes. Trust me when I say that you don't need the little plastic container from the grocery store- the homemade version is a million times better!
This pumpkin pie spice mix can be used in so many different recipes to bring in the warm, fall-flavors! You could use it in a recipe that calls for it, or just add it in to other baked goods (or drinks) to make them extra special!
I hope this collection of pumpkin recipes has inspired you to make some tasty fall treats! Leave a comment down below and let me know what your favorite pumpkin recipe is!
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Best Pumpkin Recipes: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (+Other Recipe Ideas!)
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (spoon and leveled)
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (see recipe)
- 1 teaspoon orange peel
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup butter (unsalted - melted and cooled)
- ½ cup dark brown sugar (or light brown sugar - packed)
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (or milk chocolate, or dark chocolate chips)
- In a large mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients (all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and orange peel).1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon orange peel, ½ teaspoon baking powder, ¼ teaspoon baking soda, ¼ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- Whisk the dry ingredients together until thoroughly combined, then make a well in the center for the wet ingredients. Set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, add the wet ingredients (melted and cooled butter, pumpkin puree, and vanilla extract with the dark brown or light brown sugar and granulated sugar).½ cup butter, ½ cup dark brown sugar, ¼ cup sugar, ½ cup pumpkin puree, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix the wet ingredients together until thoroughly combined and all of the lumps of brown sugar are dissolved.
- Add the wet ingredients into the well in the center of the dry ingredients.
- Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients using a spatula or spoon, just enough so that the flour is absorbed and you have a cookie dough that feels a little wet.
- Add the chocolate chips (milk chocolate, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate chips).¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Fold the chocolate chips into the pumpkin cookie dough. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat baking mat.
- Portion out the dough in heaping tablespoon amounts and roll into balls that are roughly 1 ¼ inch in size.
- Flatten the dough balls using the back of your spoon, a flat measuring cup, or your fingers. Flatten to about cookie thickness, as the dough will not spread without some help.
- Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies don't look doughy anymore. I removed mine at 8 minutes, after finding the longer cook time makes the cookies rise more. They ended up being a bit more cakey than chewy with the longer bake time.
- Top your baked cookies with more chocolate chips if desired. Allow them to cool on the baking sheet for about 10 minutes before removing the cookies to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Storing & Freezing Pumpkin CookiesBaked pumpkin chocolate chip cookies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for about a week. If stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, your pumpkin cookies will last up to 10 days. 'Do pumpkin chocolate chip cookies freeze well?' This is a commonly asked question! Overall yes, they do freeze very well. I prefer to bake my pumpkin cookies first, then freeze once they are completely cooled. I have frozen the cookie dough but found that I wasn't as happy with the baked cookie post-freezing. To freeze your baked pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, wait until they are completely cooled. Place the cookies into a ziploc freezer storage bag or airtight container and freeze for up to 2 months.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!