Fall officially began on September 23rd, and with it comes baking and cooking with a beloved favorite: pumpkin.
It’s this time of year that excites me most from a culinary perspective. Scents of apple, cinnamon, pumpkin, and nutmeg fill my kitchen with autumn splendor. This also means that I’m hungrily in search of new ways to integrate these flavors into my oven and my skillet.
Pumpkin is a very versatile ingredient that incorporates well in a variety of sweet and savory dishes. From breakfast to dessert, there are few meals that pumpkin can’t enhance when included with other flavors and spices. To kick off the season that celebrates pumpkin dishes in all their delectable forms, I wanted to share some exciting recipes both from Flour and Fancy and from other food bloggers that place this delicious ingredient center stage!
Spiced Pumpkin Bread
This soft, warm bread combines pumpkin puree with nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger for the perfect taste of fall. Great for breakfast, with tea or coffee, or as a snack.
Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Red Peppers and Caramelized Onions
Roasted red peppers and caramelized onions combine flavors in this savory roasted pumpkin soup recipe, perfect for warming up on a cool autumn day.
Skinny Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Bars
Pumpkin chocolate chip oat bars make a delicious, healthy snack and are a great way to use leftover pumpkin puree lingering in your refrigerator.
Pumpkin Sriracha Hummus
This savory, spicy hummus makes a perfect, easy to assemble autumn appetizer!
Pumpkin combines with creamy ricotta in a stuffed pastry shell with chocolate accents in this decadent dessert served two ways!
Pumpkin Beer Soft Pretzels
Homemade soft pretzels start out with pumpkin beer as a base! What goes together better than beer and pretzels? Perfect for football season!
Pumpkin Pie Snack Bites
Pumpkin seeds, butter, puree and spice along with whole grain oats, combine to create a healthy allergy-free, gluten-free, and vegan snack bite!
Overnight Pumpkin Oats
Pumpkin makes a great addition to breakfast in this tasty, overnight oat recipe that’s as easy as it is delicious!
Pumpkin Madeleines with Cinnamon Frosting
These pumpkin madeleines are incredibly easy to make! This recipe comes together in under 30 minutes start to finish – with a buttery taste, soft texture, and lots of pumpkin flavor.
Pumpkin Flax Granola
Combine this pumpkin flavored granola with your favorite dairy, soy, or almond milk or yogurt. It makes a great parfait!
Oreo White Chocolate Pumpkin Dip
This Oreo White Chocolate Pumpkin Dip will be a great dessert dip for your Halloween party or Thanksgiving gathering – or as an anytime sweet snack!
Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies
A healthy way to start your morning – like a bowl of oatmeal with lots of added flavors, minus the bowl. Great pumpkin flavor!
Pumpkin S’mores Bundt
Between two layers of spiced pumpkin cake lies a layer of chocolate and load of mini marshmallows with a graham cracker crust then finished with a chocolate drizzle. It is decadent and delicious, but the best part of all is that the cake batter is free of any butter and oil.
Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino
Skinny and vegan pumpkin spice frappuccino with cinnamon. Creamy and delicious!
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles
The perfect way to serve up pumpkin in your weekend breakfast!
Cheese Tortellini in Pumpkin Gorgonzola Sauce with Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Pumpkin and pasta are the perfect pair in this rich dish. Cheesy tortellini topped with creamy pumpkin sauce with rich complex blue cheese, then all topped off with roasted sweet potatoes. A perfect autumn dish!
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Mug Cake
You’re just three minutes away from this decadent, chocolate chip studded, vegan vanilla ice cream topped, single-serving pumpkin mug cake!
Mediterranean Pumpkin Pizza
Lots of fresh, juicy tomatoes, olives, artichoke hearts, pumpkin seed pesto, basil on top of a pumpkin flavored quinoa crust. Pumpkin perfection!
Oatmeal Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Sandwiches
Creamy, homemade pumpkin spiced ice cream is sandwiched between two delicious homemade, soft and chewy oatmeal cookies with pumpkin spice, white chocolate chips and pecans.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Have you looked at the calorie stats on Starbucks’ Pumpkin Latte? A grande has 380 calories! This pumpkin smoothie is the way to go folks. It’s like a good for you pumpkin pie ice cream that you can have for breakfast.
Pumpkin Spice Bark
Creamy and sweet. Crunchy and salty. This Pumpkin Spice Bark is the best of both worlds and is sure to win over any pumpkin lover!
Pumpkin Cream Cheese
This spread, combined with honey roasted pecans, adds a flavorful taste of fall to your favorite bagels and breads!