Like most people, we find ourselves entirely in the mood for pumpkin everything the very moment fall arrives on our doorstep. Of course, there are plenty of delicious treats, snacks, and meal items we can pick up in stores and our favourite restaurants but, being the DIY enthusiasts we are, we almost always prefer making the things we like most ourselves. That’s why we’ve been on the lookout for fantastic pumpkin recipes we’ve never tried before!
Check out these 15 mouthwatering ideas, flavour combinations, and recipes that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance.
1. Pumpkin gingersnap bark
If you’re a sweet lover and you’ve never tried making different kinds of homemade bark recipes before than we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out! Change that (and put a fall twist on it) by following the steps you’ll find on Lemon Tree Dwelling for making this delicious fall spiced tasting pumpkin gingersnap bark!
2. Pumpkin spice poke cake
If you had to pick any treat in the world to eat for the rest of your life, would you pick a delicious, spongey cake or just about anything else? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll get a real kick out of the way this recipe from Love Bakes Good Cakes guides you step by step through the process of making this delicious pumpkin spice poke cake!
3. Pumpkin sin dip
When we first started looking for pumpkin recipes, we were pretty intent on finding something we’d never seen in a pumpkin flavour before, which is why we were so pleased to come across this fantastic “sin dip” featured on Lamberts Lately! Their recipe teaches you not only how to make a wonderfully creamy, sweet, and slightly spiced dessert dip, but also how to make delicious graham cracker fingers to dip in it.
4. Loaded pumpkin cookies
Perhaps, rather than dips and cakes, you’ve always bee a little more of a cookie person, but you feel like you don’t see pumpkin flavoured cookies around very often? In that case, we think you’re really going to get a kick out of the way Homespun With Love made not only that, but a version that’s completely loaded with a whole range of delicious ingredients alongside the pumpkin!
5. Homemade pumpkin truffles
If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make some kind of delicious pumpkin recipe from scratch, would you rather make something that looks and tastes a little more gourmet, like something you might actually buy in a store or at a cafe? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Simply Designing made these scrumptious homemade pumpkin truffles!
6. Pumpkin spice rocky road brownies
Just in case your favourite dessert texture has always been rich and fudgy rather than spongey like cake, here’s a recipe for the brownie lovers out there! Take the whole concept of a brownie and fall flavours to the next level with these pumpkin spice rocky road brownies outlined in great detail on Kleinworth & Co.
7. Pumpkin cheesecake shortbread bars
Are you the kind of treat lover who is just as obsessed with the idea of combination recipes as we are lately? We can’t get over how much we like the idea of combining the things we love about several different kinds of desserts in one place. That’s why we loved these pumpkin cheesecake shortbread bars featured in detail on Team T Adventures so much!
8. Homemade pumpkin donuts
Just like we said about the bark, you’ve really been missing out on something both delicious and fun if you’ve never tried making homemade donuts before! Get into the idea and make sure there’s a fall element to it by giving these fantastic homemade pumpkin donuts outlined on Simply Designing a try. They even teach you how to make a perfectly sweet and subtle glaze.
9. Pecan pumpkin bread
Have you actually been scrolling through our list thinking about how, even though you do want to make something sweet, you’re usually a fan of slightly less sugary recipes than some of the desserts you’ve seen so far? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this pecan pumpkin bread, especially if you’re also a fan of nutty flavours.
10. Pumpkin creme brulee
Are you actually still thinking about how much you loved the idea of making the kind of slightly fancier dessert you might actually order off a dessert or cafe menu but truffles have never really appealed to you? Then here’s an awesome alternative for your consideration! Take a better look at this recipe from Simply Designing to learn how this pumpkin creme brulee was made.
11. Pumpkin smoothie
Of course, not everything you make with a delicious pumpkin flavour has to be a sweet treat or a dessert. What if you’re interested in something that’s a little sweet but you’ve never been a cakes or chocolates lover? In that case, we have a feeling this next idea from No Diets Allowed might be right up your alley. They show you how this cool pumpkin smoothie was made.
12. Sweet pumpkin pie dessert nachos
Are you still thinking about how much you want to make something that’s not just fall flavoured but also really unique, and you just haven’t quite seen an idea that’s kept your attention yet? In that case, we think you’ll be just as intrigued by this next idea from Shaken Together Life as we were! They show you how to make sweet pumpkin pie nachos that the whole family will get a real kick out of.
13. Pumpkin spice saltine toffee
Did we actually catch your attention pretty well with the idea of making a fall pumpkin flavoured dessert bark but you’re also the kind of person who always prefers a recipe that has a little bit of crunch or salt to it whenever possible? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along a little better with something like this pumpkin spice saltine toffee outlined step by step on Tastes of Lizzy T.
14. Gluten free vegan pumpkin spring rolls
When we started talking about combination recipes, did you actually start wondering whether or not you might combine sweet and savoury dishes rather than just a few different kinds of desserts? Then we think you’ll get a real kick out of the way Mind, Body, and Spirit Wellbeing made these sweet pumpkin spring rolls that are both vegan and gluten free!
15. Easy slow cooker pumpkin chili
Perhaps you’ve actually just been scrolling through our list thinking that you might prefer to make a recipe that’s completely savoury rather than sweet? Then we’re pleased to let you know that your patience has finally paid off! Take a better look at the recipe and tutorial featured on Saving Our Money to learn how they made this heartwarming and easy slow cooker pumpkin chili!
Do you have another favourite pumpkin based recipe that you make every fall and that your family and friends love but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about it or share the recipe with us in the comments section so we can try it out too!