Happy October! Celebrate with 10 Amazing Pumpkin Recipes!

Ahh, October. The month of the pumpkin. Pumpkin carving, pumpkin seed roasting, the pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin-shaped Reese’s cups (what? did I say that?)… seemingly all things pumpkin. Except, of course, for pumpkin pie – that doesn’t show up until Thanksgiving. I’ve gotten the sense that the pumpkin surge has started even earlier this year and appears to already be in full swing. So whether you’ve already been breaking open cans of pumpkin or are still itching to get started, I hope these recipes provide some sweet inspiration. A few are from me and the rest are some seriously amazing recipes from other food bloggers. Enjoy!

10 of the Best Pumpkin Recipes ‘Round the Internet

1. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Maple-Cream Cheese Filling (Brown Eyed Baker)

2. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (Brown Eyed Baker)

3. Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Glaze (Brown Eyed Baker)

4. Pumpkin Nutella Bread (Two Peas and Their Pod)

5. Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Muffins with Pecan Streusel (Ezra Pound Cake)

6. Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies (My Baking Addiction)

7. Pumpkin Cheesecake (Sugarcrafter)

8. Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate (Closet Cooking)

9. Pumpkin Snickerdoodles (Recipe Girl)

10. Pumpkin Ice Cream (David Lebovitz)

Do you have a favorite pumpkin recipe? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below, and if you have a link, feel free to share it!


52 Responses to “Happy October! Celebrate with 10 Amazing Pumpkin Recipes!”

  1. Linda J. on October 1, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Hi Michelle!
    Have to tell you first, I LOVE YOUR BLOG! You have the most delicious recipes, I can’t get enough of them! Okay, I’m done gushing…lol
    Just found an awesome Pumpkin recipe last nite, and made it today. Actually, I made 2 HUGE pans of these Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies, and sold them ALL! I only got to try a tiny sliver, but they were sooooo yummy, I’m making more tomorrow (friday). Here is the link, it is from Anna’s website, COOKIE MADNESS.
    Give them a try, you won’t regret it!


  2. nancy@skinnykitchen.com on October 1, 2010 at 12:36 am

    I love all things pumpkin. You have such as wonderful variety of pumpkin recipes!
    They all sound great…


  3. Pat on October 1, 2010 at 1:41 am

    Thank you for these recipe roundups and for the other yummy recipes you put on your blog.

    This is a GREAT Pumpkin Cookie that we just love; they are soft with different textures of the oats and the pumpkin seeds. I used Salted Pepitas from World Market. The recipe is from Elise of Simply Recipes and made by her friend Garret McCord of Vanilla Garlic.


  4. Lauren at KeepItSweet on October 1, 2010 at 6:30 am

    i love the pumpkin surge, thanks for sharing!


  5. Tabitha (From Single to Married) on October 1, 2010 at 7:06 am

    Ahhh…. my favorite month is FINALLY here! Love the leaves, the cooler weather, and of course – the pumpkins! πŸ™‚


  6. Julie @ Willow Bird Baking on October 1, 2010 at 7:09 am

    <3 pumpkin! Here's one I love (Jack-O'-Lantern Whoopie Pies):


  7. Katrina on October 1, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Thanks for all the pumpkin recipes! ALL of them look soooo good!


  8. notyet100 on October 1, 2010 at 7:15 am

    omg so mny,,,everythin looks so yum,.


  9. kakerbaker on October 1, 2010 at 7:56 am

    I’m not a huge pumpkin treat eater, I like them – but I don’t really go ga-ga for them. The only pumpkin treat that I can’t wait to make every fall is Pumpkin Pie Cake – it has a lot of butter in the topping, so it’s got an awesome salty/sweet thing going on (I am a sucker for salty-sweet). Here’s the closest version to my own recipe that I can find online…


  10. LimeCake on October 1, 2010 at 8:33 am

    pumpkin is showing up everywhere in the food bloggisphere! love the beautiful shade of orange. can’t wait for Thanksgiving!


  11. Lori @ RecipeGirl on October 1, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Delicious round-up! Thanks for the Pumpkin Snickerdoodles include! Another cookie I like is a Pumpkin White Chocolate Chunk Cookie http://www.recipegirl.com/2008/08/10/pumpkin-white-chocolate-chunk-cookies/ It’s good because most pumpkin cookies are rather soft and cakey… but this one is more like a cookie.


  12. Lori @ RecipeGirl.com on October 1, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Sorry, I can’t leave without sharing this one too. Amish Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls w/ Caramel Icing http://www.recipegirl.com/2009/01/02/amish-pumpkin-cinnamon-rolls-with-caramel-icing/


  13. Heather @ The Single Dish on October 1, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Great Pumpkin Cream Sauce over Pasta! Creamy, delicious and tastes like fall!



  14. Maria on October 1, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Thanks for linking to my Pumpkin Nutella Bread. It is sooo tasty! I love pumpkin treats!

    A few other good ones:
    Pumpkin Granola: http://bit.ly/aHfByp
    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread: http://twopeasandtheirpod.com/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-bread/


  15. Michelle on October 1, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Nice selectionof recipes! I can neve have enough Pumpkin Recipes!


  16. Diane Crowther on October 1, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I have two favorites:
    new favorite: http://foodfromtheforest.blogspot.com/2010/09/pumpkin-crisp.html
    old favorite: http://foodfromtheforest.blogspot.com/2010/09/pumpkin-crisp.html

    I plan on trying the pumpkin snickerdoodles and the pumpkin nutella bread. thanks for sharing them all!


  17. Katie on October 1, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    Yum. Those all look wonderfully fallish. I have 4 small sugar pumpkins and 3 cans of pumpkin to put to use! I think your whoopie pies are calling out to me. I just polished off the pumpkin cheesecake today- not at all like the one you linked, mine has much more pumpkin and fresh ricotta- and am ready to move on to my next pumpkin treat!


  18. Jenny Flake on October 1, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    What a great list of Pumpkin goodies! Love this time of year!


  19. Delishhh on October 1, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    These are some great recipes. I am always looking for pumpkin alterntive to pumpkin pie. I just make these amazing pumpkin cup cakes. They were killer. I have to try some of these.


  20. Cindy on October 1, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    I LOVE your blog! What a fun idea to share pumpkin recipes! Who can resist good old fashioned pumpkin pie with whipped cream?


  21. Megan on October 1, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Oh gosh… I have 3!

    I love these mini pumpkin whoopie pies because I made whipped cream and whipped ganache fillings instead of the usual cream cheese.

    These pumpkin cookies with chocolate drizzle are so chewy and wonderful.

    And the pumpkin bundt cake I made last week, well it’s incredible. I decided to pour chocolate doughnut glaze over it.

    Thanks for sharing this list of pumpkin goodies. I am always looking for more pumpkin ideas! Love pumpkin scones!


  22. Tracy on October 1, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Thanks for featuring my pumpkin cheesecake! I’ll be bookmarking the rest of those recipes for later! πŸ™‚


  23. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking on October 1, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    These are great, thanks for sharing! I especially can’t wait to try the Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate, but it’s not quite cold enough in California for that yet!


  24. the blissful baker on October 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    i just love ALL pumpkin desserts!


  25. Tricia on October 1, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    I try to make harvest loaf in the Autumn. It’s a pumpkin bread with chocolate chips and a spiced glaze. It is amazing and I can’t imagine Autumn without it. My mom made it all the time growing up, and now I’ve been out of the house for several years, I hope to keep up the tradition.


  26. Ali on October 1, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    pumpkin is almost its own food group in my family. Love the recipes! thanks for sharing!


  27. Maggie on October 1, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I made the Pumpkin Scones and the Pumpkin Nutella bread today and they are both fantastic! I also made your Marshmallow Crunchie Brownies last week and it was devoured by the end of the day. Thanks for inspiring me to get back in the baking mood again.


    • Michelle on October 1st, 2010 at 9:32 pm

      Oooh Maggie, so happy to hear you enjoyed the whoopie pies, the bread (go Maria!) and the brownies! Everyone I make those brownies for goes crazy over them!


  28. Carol on October 1, 2010 at 9:22 pm
  29. Terri on October 1, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Not a fan of pumpkin except for carving them and making pumpkin seeds. However I still bake lots of pumpkin breads and pumpkin rolls (over 2 dozen most Novembers) for family and friends. People always want my pumpkin roll recipe but it is only the recipe found on the can of Libby Pumpkin! The only thing I change is using peacns instead of walnuts.

    Love the blog and the fact that your from the ‘Burgh!


  30. Paula on October 2, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Happy Month of the Great Pumpkin, Michelle (and it is the month of the anniversary of the Peanuts gang)! Where should I start with these amazing desserts? I think it will be the snickerdoodles; they say Fall to me: cinnamon and pumpkin,double yum. However here in the groceries of New England there continues to be a shortage of canned pumpkin, am not happy….must get on the hunt for supplies to last thru November.


  31. Monica on October 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    This is like the list of my dreams right now! I love how pumpkin is on everyone’s mind, and blog, right now! I’ve made the Pumpkin Oatmeal cookies and the Pumpking White Hot Chocolate and both were delicious.


    • Michelle on October 3rd, 2010 at 10:48 am

      Monica, Awesome to know the pumpkin oatmeal cookies and the hot chocolate are winners! Thank you for sharing!


  32. Christina @ Sweet Peas Kitchen on October 2, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    I have been on a pumpkin kick lately! I love, love, love anything pumpkin! I will have to try some of these. Your pumpkin scones were absolutely amazing…I may have to make them again soon! πŸ™‚


    • Michelle on October 3rd, 2010 at 10:49 am

      So happy to hear you love the pumpkin scones Christina! Enjoy the rest of the recipes!


  33. Sarah R. on October 2, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    My absolute favorite pumpkin recipe EVER is the recipe you gave for pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. They are so amazing. I have made them year round!!!


    • Michelle on October 3rd, 2010 at 10:51 am

      Aw, thanks Sarah! Those are definitely something that are fabulous year-round!


  34. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef on October 3, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I made Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal this week and it was FABULOUS! Here’s the link: http://pajamachef.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/pumpkin-pie-baked-oatmeal/

    I love pumpkin, and need to make some more pumpkin-y things. Thanks for all the inspiration!


    • Michelle on October 3rd, 2010 at 7:53 pm

      Oooh Sarah, that looks fabulous! I was thinking about adding pumpkin to my oatmeal this week, can’t wait to try this!


  35. Cookin' Canuck on October 4, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Oh yes – it is certainly time for fall. I will be putting some of these recipes on my “must-make” list.


  36. Marjorie on October 5, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Made both the pumpkin oatmeal cookies and the pumpkin nutella bread this weekend — both are crowd pleasers! Please keep the pumpkin recipes coming!


    • Michelle on October 5th, 2010 at 11:37 am

      Hi Marjorie, Thanks for stopping back and sharing your feedback on the cookies and bread! So happy that they were hits!


  37. Melanie Toy on October 5, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Pumpkin recipes! Thanks for these recipes. Actually my pumpkin plants have many produce and I got problems on how to cook them all. I can do these recipes and taste all of them.


  38. alexis on October 5, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    As always your posts are fabulous and inspirational! Thank you Michelle! While I love your baking options for pumpkin (and I plan to try several of them!) I also have been amassing several non-baking uses for pumpkin— such as a pumpkin facial! (http://northonharper.com/2010/10/pumpkin-more-than-just-a-pie/) please check it out!


    • Michelle on October 8th, 2010 at 9:55 am

      How creative! Thanks for sharing!


  39. Mollie on October 6, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Pumpkin Chocolate Pie = AMAZING


    • Michelle on October 8th, 2010 at 10:07 am

      Oooh that sounds amazing Mollie! Thank you for sharing!


  40. Jen @ How To: Simplify on October 8, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I’m going to be creating pumpkin recipes all weekend long and I can’t wait! I can’t get enough of pumpkin during the fall!


  41. Mel Piano on October 16, 2010 at 12:28 am

    I should try this one by one. Your entire recipe sounds delicious. I can’t wait to taste it all. Thanks for posting all of these.


  42. Gayle on December 3, 2012 at 2:12 am

    I must say I am disapointed that people talk about pumpkin like it is not something that can be used all year long. I know I am guilty of this sometimes. Pumpkin season starts when Starbucks brings out their pumpkin spice coffee at the beginning of September and ends when I can not find it any longer, usually around mid-March. I keep canned pumpkin in my kitchen and always have at least 3 bags of fresh in the freezer. I live on pumpkin.


  43. Margaret Smith on October 6, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    You have a typo in pecan streusel.


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