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We’ve collected 25 of the best pumpkin recipes for Fall! A tidy collection of our favorite chef-tested pumpkin recipes! You’ll find sweet and savory pumpkin recipes using canned pumpkin ranging from savory yeasted breads to the best pumpkin bread.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I substitute fresh pumpkin for canned?

You can substitute roasted fresh pumpkin for canned in any of these pumpkin recipes. I develop my recipes using canned pumpkin because it is more consistent than using fresh. It is also easier! Just be sure to drain freshly roasted pumpkin at least several hours before using.

How is canned pumpkin different than fresh?

The biggest difference between fresh and canned pumpkin is that canned pumpkin puree is not 100% pumpkin. According to the USDA guidelines, pumpkin puree is “the canned product prepared from clean, sound, properly matured, golden fleshed, firm shelled, sweet varieties of either pumpkins or squashes…” It could be any mix of squashes including acorn squash, kabocha, butternut or sweet pumpkins. The second biggest difference is the control of the water content. Canned pumpkin’s water content is controlled and that means your baked goods made with canned pumpkins will be consistent.

How long does pumpkin puree last?

Pumpkin puree will last up to two weeks in a clean, sealed container in the refrigerator. Any contamination of the container or utensil used will make the pumpkin spoil faster! Two weeks is plenty of time to get a bunch of your favorite of these best pumpkin recipes for fall made!

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Our 25 Best Pumpkin Recipes for Fall!

I’ve grouped our best pumpkin recipes for fall into categories to help you find what you want to make! There are ideas for pumpkin breakfasts, pumpkin spiced snacks, pumpkin cakes and some particularly easy pumpkin desserts!

Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix in glass jar

The first step of a well-spiced Fall is certainly to mix up a large batch of my Pumpkin Spice Recipe! Substitute it in any pumpkin recipe instead of measuring all the individual spices. I’ve gathered the very best pumpkin recipes for fall for you here, so you don’t have to look very far.

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Pumpkin Spice Mix Recipe

A professional pastry chef’s pumpkin spice mix recipe. Fine-tuned to work in pumpkin pie as well as it does in biscotti, oatmeal, or cookies!
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Best Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Recipes

Pumpkin Spice Cake Donuts stacked

These perfectly spiced Pumpkin Donuts have the perfect cake donut texture. The detailed tutorial teaches you how to make and fry the perfect donuts.

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Pumpkin Spice Donuts

These Pumpkin Spice Cake Donuts are flavored with real pumpkin puree and warming spices.  I’ll show you how to fry them to perfection so they are tender and moist every time.
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Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal best pumpkin recipes for fall

This pumpkin oatmeal recipe is healthy, flavorful and filling! Don’t miss the easy Fall breakfast that I make at least 3 times a week!

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal best pumpkin recipes for fall
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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal is the breakfast that I have been eating on repeat. It is filling and heartwarming and diet-friendly all at the same time.
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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin interior

Dive into Fall with these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins! The muffin base is light and tender with a delightful amount of pumpkin spice! There is just a dollop of cream cheese filling baked right in the center! These are even better than Starbucks pumpkin muffins!

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

These Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins are soft, moist and perfectly spiced! They have a cream cheese center baked right into the middle! Every bite is pumpkin spice heaven! 
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Pumpkin yogurt parfait layered in a glass

Go for a lighter, healthier breakfast! These Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits have spiced pumpkin yogurt layered with an easy maple pumpkin seed granola! They are filling and flavorful.

These Maple Steel Cut Oats Granola Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits are an easy, delicious breakfast! Protein and fiber packed to keep you full!
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Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits

These Maple Steel Cut Oats Granola Pumpkin Yogurt Parfaits make a filling and flavorful breakfast or afternoon snack! A delicious fiber-packed combination of traditional rolled oats, steel cut oats and 2% Greek yogurt makes these parfaits extra filling without tipping the scale!
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Pumpkin Spice French Toast best pumpkin recipes for fall

Pumpkin spice and maple go together like PB&J, so they’re a shoe-in for the best pumpkin recipes for fall. Use some of that extra pumpkin puree to whip up a quick batch of Pumpkin Spice French Toast for breakfast this weekend! Pour on the maple syrup because it’s Fall and you deserve it!

Pumpkin Spice French Toast | An easy Holiday Breakfast for Two!
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Pumpkin Spice French Toast

An easy Pumpkin Spice French Toast recipe is a great way to use up some of that leftover pumpkin puree! It is perfectly spiced and insanely delicious! Pour on the maple syrup for an easy, indulgent breakfast!
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Pumpkin Crumb Coffee Cake Squares of the 25 best pumpkin recipes for fall

Maybe I’m a crumb cake aficionado, but I believe that this Pumpkin Coffee Cake is type of dish you could have for every single meal. Hello, decadence! The cake is also incredibly moist and tender and it is topped with an outrageous amount of pumpkin spice crumb topping.

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Pumpkin Coffee Cake

This Pumpkin Spice Crumb Coffee Cake is soft, tender and flavored with pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice! There is pumpkin spice in each layer to ensure the perfect flavor. Sour cream, pumpkin puree and milk make this cake incredibly moist.
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Perfect Pumpkin Snack Recipes!

We have collected all the best pumpkin snack recipes in one place! When Fall hits I push the peanut butter energy bites and tropical oat bars aside! I always make a double batch for healthy, on-the-go breakfasts!

Pumpkin Spice Bran Muffins arranged on board

Don’t miss these Healthy Pumpkin Muffins! They are moist, tender and perfectly spiced! I make a large batch and store the leftovers in the freezer for easy snacking or a quick breakfast on the go!

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Pumpkin Spice Bran Muffins

These Pumpkin Muffins are healthy and delicious! Each muffin only has 200 calories and is packed with fiber, protein, and healthy fats. The make the perfect healthy snack or quick breakfast!
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Pumpkin spice bread sliced one best pumpkin recipes for fall

On the more indulgent side of the best pumpkin recipes for fall is this recipe for the Best Pumpkin Bread! It is soft and tender and the perfect pumpkin spice flavor! The oil keeps it incredibly moist. This quick bread makes a great snack or breakfast, but you could also slather on my cream cheese buttercream for an easy dessert!

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The Best Pumpkin Bread

This Pumpkin Spice Bread is moist and full of spices! It is perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack! Think of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice bread, but better!
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Healthier Pumpkin Banana Bread

On the healthier snacking side, I’ve lightened up my pumpkin bread in this Healthier Pumpkin Banana Bread recipe. The maple cream cheese frosting is optional and, of course, it is healthier without it.

Healthier Pumpkin Banana Bread with Maple Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting
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Healthier Pumpkin Banana Bread

This Healthier Pumpkin Banana Bread is generously spiced and is made using applesauce and spelt flour, and then spread with an addicting Maple Caramel Cream Cheese Icing.
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Pumpkin Spice Energy Bars Pumpkin Seeds

These Gluten Free Pumpkin Bars are my favorite healthy snack or easy breakfast. Just throw in your bag and head out the door! They join the ranks of these tropical oat bars and peach ginger oat bars for my favorite bar snacks!

Pumpkin Spice Energy Bars Beautiful Tablescape
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Bars

These vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Bars are a healthy, fast snack that are only 215 calories each. They hold together beautifully for travel, lunchboxes, or just thrown in a gym bag as a pre or post workout snack. The bars are packed with fiber, protein and healthy fats. They are flavored with pumpkin puree and all the pumpkin pie spices for a healthy Fall snack.
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The Best Pumpkin Cakes & Cupcakes

Let’s get to my favorite part of the best pumpkin recipes for fall! The pumpkin spice cakes and cupcakes! We have everything from classic pumpkin rolls to fun flavorful cupcakes!

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake Interior

Steal the show with this Pumpkin Bundt Cake! I baked it in a falling leaves bundt pan from Nordic Ware and then glazed it with a simple maple glaze. Add a drizzle of the best Salted Caramel Sauce and you have yourself the perfect Fall dessert!

Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake Stunning Crumb
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Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

This Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake has a light, tender texture and is deeply flavored with pumpkin pie spice. It is topped with a maple glaze but would also be delightful dusted with spiced confectioner’s sugar.
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Pumpkin Roll slice vintage fork

This is the Pumpkin Roll recipe to beat all others, distinguished even in the very best pumpkin recipes for fall! It is moist, tender and has the perfect ratio of cream cheese buttercream inside! Watch the video tutorial for my professional pastry chef tips and tricks to make the perfect rolled cake!

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Perfect Pumpkin Roll

This spiced Pumpkin Roll is easier to make than you think! It is a soft, moist pumpkin cake rolled up with an easy cream cheese frosting!
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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese buttercream interior texture

The perfect Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes are soft, tender and moist! I’ve topped these easy cupcakes with an easy Maple Cream Cheese Buttercream for the perfect Fall treat!

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese buttercream interior texture
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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

These delicious Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Buttercream are tender and perfectly spiced!
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Mix it up with Pumpkin Pecan Pie Cupcakes! These cupcakes are a delightful combination of the flavors of pumpkin pie and classic pecan pie! The bourbon cream cheese buttercream is a twist on the Best Cream Cheese Buttercream Recipe!

Toasted Pecan Pumpkin Cupcakes Maple Caramel Frosting
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Pumpkin Pecan Pie Cupcakes

A soft, moist pumpkin cake is lightly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, mace and ginger; topped with a brown sugar toasted pecan crumble prior to baking; filled with a pecan pie filling; and frosted with a brown sugar bourbon cream cheese frosting!
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Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake slice bite on fork

The flavorful cake for my Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake is all mixed in one bowl and then layered with an easy cinnamon cream cheese buttercream! If you want a striking presentation with very little effort, then look no further than this delicious cake!

Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake slice on plate.
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Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake

This easy Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting is all made in one bowl! A tender, moist, perfectly spiced pumpkin cake layered with cinnamon cream cheese frosting! 
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Easy Pumpkin Dessert Recipes!

Variety is the spice of life, so I bring you other pumpkin spice dessert options that reach beyond cake! Whether you choose a classic pumpkin recipe or a new, easy dessert, the flavors will be bold and delightful! You can also peruse these 10 Easy Pumpkin Desserts you must make this Fall!

Easy Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding with Maple Bourbon Cream Sauce

I love nothing more than a good bread pudding recipe! There are quite a few here on CLF, but this Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding is sensational! There is pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice in the custard base for maximum flavor! I’ve included a recipe for maple Bourbon cream sauce to drizzle (or pour) on top!

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Easy Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding

A creamy Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding studded with Bourbon-soaked dried cherries and topped with a rich Maple Bourbon Cream Sauce! A decadent, yet incredibly easy dessert to pull together!
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chewy chocolate chip pumpkin cookies with browned butter icing

An easy recipe for Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies! I’ve iced the top of each one with a Browned Butter Icing! The combination of pumpkin, spices and browned butter is truly magical!

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Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Chewy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookie with Browned Butter Icing are soft, chewy and perfectly spiced! The sweet, slightly nutty frosting pairs beautifully with the pumpkin and milk chocolate cookie.
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Maple Pumpkin Trifle side layers with maple syrup

There is no easier dessert than a trifle! This Maple Pumpkin Trifle is no exception. Layers of no-bake pumpkin cheesecake, toasted maple pecans, whipped cream and my Maple Pound Cake. It is an easy, show-stopping dessert for a party or an easy weeknight dinner.

Maple Pumpkin Trifle side layers with maple syrup.
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Easy Maple Pumpkin Trifle

This easy Maple Pumpkin Trifle has layers of no bake pumpkin cheesecake, maple pound cake and pecans! It is the perfect Fall dessert! 
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Foolproof Pumpkin Pie slice on pie server over blue plates

No Best Pumpkin Recipes for Fall list would be complete without my Easy Foolproof Pumpkin Pie! This pie is rich, creamy and generously spiced! She will be the star of any Fall gathering!

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Easy Foolproof Pumpkin Pie

An easy foolproof pumpkin pie recipe that is creamy with just the right amount of spice. A simple American pumpkin pie recipe made with sweetened condensed milk. This is truly the best pumpkin pie recipe baked in an all-butter, flaky pie crust!
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Classic Pumpkin Pie with a Twist | My new favorite pumpkin recipe has lemon zest, spices, vanilla and brown sugar! So amazing!

Mix it up this year with my Classic Pumpkin Pie with a twist! A twist of lemon that is! It is a surprising combination but lemon and pumpkin go together magically. This recipe also uses heavy cream and brown sugar for even more flavor!

Classic Pumpkin Pie with a Twist | My new favorite pumpkin recipe has lemon zest, spices, vanilla and brown sugar! So amazing!
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Classic Pumpkin Pie with a Twist

This Classic Pumpkin Pie with a twist of lemon in the filling. It is a brighter, lighter version of a family staple.
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Yeasted Pumpkin Breads You Can’t Live Without!

I’m no stranger to the call of the dinner roll, as is evidenced by my potato rolls and easy dinner rolls, however adding pumpkin to my lineup has been an absolute game-changer! I recommend you make both of these–maybe one for the family and one for friends, and slather them with some homemade maple butter to make the meal unforgettable.

Pumpkin Spice Dinner Rolls Handheld

Pumpkin spice is not just for dessert! Use my homemade pumpkin spice mix in these savory Pumpkin Spice Dinner Rolls and find yourself with a warm, comforting way complement any autumn meal.

Pumpkin Spice Dinner Rolls Perfect Bun
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Pumpkin Spice Dinner Rolls

These savory Pumpkin Spice Dinner Rolls are the perfect addition to a Fall dinner menu! They have all the pumpkin spice flavors you love but are soft, tender and chewy. An easy, yeasted dinner roll to spice up any occasion.
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Pumpkin Herb Dinner Rolls Blue Baking Dish

Browned butter, woody herbs, and pumpkin puree come together to make the inspirational flavor experience of these Pumpkin Herb Dinner Rolls! I’ve gotten so obsessed with these rolls I’m going to enjoy them all season long, and I recommend you get on the bandwagon!

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Pumpkin Herb Dinner Rolls

These are the perfect savory Pumpkin Herb Dinner Rolls. Rosemary, sage and thyme are bloomed in browned butter for a deep, complex flavor. These yeasted rolls are soft, tender and full of flavor. I’ll give you all the tips and tricks for perfect rolls every single time.
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