Here are some of the BEST pumpkin recipes! Pumpkin is in the air and that always puts me in the mood to bake!  

If cooler air, changing leaves, and pumpkins put you in the mood for baking try these fall recipes.

pumpkin muffins
3 Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

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Let’s Talk Pumpkin

When fall season rolls around so many people start thinking about pumpkin. Personally, I crave sweet pumpkin treats all year round. To me, the flavors of pumpkin pie spices and the smell of pumpkin fill my senses, but most of all reminds me of family gatherings.

Did you know that pumpkin is a superfood? Yes, that is right in addition to being naturally sweet and great tasting pumpkin is loaded with nutrients. I like baking with pumpkin because it is an easy way to introduce beneficial nutrients to my family’s diet. It supports good eye health, known to boost the immune system, and provides a healthy dose of fiber and protein, amongst other benefits.

As a child, I couldn’t wait to get a slice of my grandma’s pumpkin bread. Now I share my favorite pumpkin bread and dessert recipes with my kids. I used my pumpkin bread recipe (below) for muffins and became known as the muffin lady with my son’s friends.

Here are just a few of my latest pumpkin recipe finds and some of my personal recipes for you to try.

Pumpkin Muffins

pumpkin spice muffins placed on a green plate (no frosting)

The delicious Pumpkin Spice Muffins from Pioneer Woman are perfect for breakfast. You can also whip up her cream cheese frosting recipe top the muffins. Viola, you have a sweet dessert.

You will want to try my pumpkins muffins too, especially when you need something easy and quick! Only 3 ingredients! Easy to make and oh so delicious. The topping on the top makes them extra special, but they are good without it too!

streusel topping ingredients

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes with Streusel Cream Cheese Frosting from Snappy Gourmet makes the best dessert. What makes this cupcake is the pumpkin and the pumpkin ale. (Yep, you read that right, there’s beer in this recipe.) Try using fall-colored muffin cups or mini bundt pans to make this cake fancier.

pumpkin ale cupcakes with streusel cream cheese frosting place on a brown wicker surface

Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes is another great recipe from my sister in law. Who would have known that beer and pumpkin was a match made in heaven. She made these for my brother to take to work and they were a HIT!


Pumpkin Cake

Tunnel O’ Fudge Pumpkin Cake from Diana’s Desserts combines pumpkin spice and creamy fudge together making a super moist cake. It’s the pumpkin puree that makes this cake so moist. It’s so delicious. You know me I love to give gifts and this cake makes a great gift for any holiday.

tunnel o' fudge pumpkin cake drizzed with chocolate glaze on a gold plate with raspberries garnishing the plate

This pumpkin roll might look hard but it is easier than you think! Click the link for step by step photos and tips. It is a dessert that can be made ahead and even frozen.

Did you know the pressure cooker can make delicious desserts? This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake is super moist thanks to being cooked in steam! So good!


Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread Recipe is an old fashioned sweet bread you’ve been craving. This recipe can also make great muffins (the ones I mentioned above). Simply prepare a muffin pan and reduce the cooking time for about 10 minutes. A moist and delicious quick bread either way. The picture doesn’t do it justice. Trust me this is the only pumpkin bread recipe you will ever need!

best pumpkin bread recipe

Pumpkin Cookies

These pumpkin cookies hit the mark for pumpkin and chocolate lovers. Oh so moist and delicious. They are perfectly spiced and ready for fall. You won’t be able to wait to sink your teeth into this moist pumpkin and chocolate chip cookie. It’s just so delicious and easy, you will make them again and again.

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting from Cooking Classy serves up all the flavors of pumpkin pie in a moist bar. This recipe is a bit healthier than some as it replaces cooking oil with half apple sauce and melted butter. Doing this makes the bars even more moist. This is another great recipe for big gatherings.

pumpkin bar with fuffy cream cheese frosting decorated with two pecans on top on a sccalop white dessert plate

The pumpkin sheet cake my sister-in-law makes is delicious! You will love how moist and spicy it is. The best part is that it is lower in fat than regular pumpkin cake or bars!


Looking for another variation try these pumpkin bars. Be sure to load them up with the delicious cream cheese frosting.

For another great pumpkin recipe. This pumpkin gooey butter cake is the perfect fall dessert! This has to be the BEST of all pumpkin bars! Just like its name, it is gooey and the crust is AMAZING! I served this for my PEO ladies group and they LOVED them.

pumpkin gooey cake on white plate

No time to bake?

No worries if you still don’t want to turn on your oven or are short on time. This just serve this pumpkin dip with grahmn crackers or vanilla wafers for a yummy pumpkin treat.

This creamy and decadent pumpkin mouse is another no bake option! A little garnish of mini ginger snaps throws it over the top!


More Pumpkin Recipes

If I haven’t shared enough goodness my friends have come through with these amazing pumpkin recipes!

Pumpkin Kiss Cookies and Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Cookies By I Heart Naptime

pumpkin cookies

Pumpkin Nutella Bread and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread   by Two Peas In Their Pod

pumpkin bread

Pumpkin Brownies and Pumpkin Roll Bars by Six Sisters Stuff

pumpkin bars

Pumpkin Cake with Whisky Whipped Cream  by The Pioneer Woman and  Pumpkin Cake with Apple Cider Glaze by The Noble Pig

pumpkin cake

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins by The Girl Who Ate Everything and Pumpkin Streusel Muffins by Gimme Some Oven

pumpkin muffins

Baked Pumpkin Donuts by Can you Stay For Dinner and Baked Donut Holes by Two Peas In Their Pod

Pumpkin Cheesecake by Brown Eyed Baker and Classic Pumpkin Pie by Smitten Kitchen

pumpkin pie

Pumpkin Pancakes by Sweet Peas Kitchen and Baked Pumpkin French Toast By Two Peas in Their Pod

pumpkin pancakes

Love these little pumpkin cream pie bites from Let’s Dish.


I hope you have plenty of ideas of what to make!

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