Pumpkin cookies on a cooling rack.

Must-Try Pumpkin Recipes

Nothing screams fall like pumpkin-flavored everything! From lattes and cookies to smoothies and coffee creamers, there’s no better time to indulge in pumpkin season!

Pumpkin is not only tasty, but it is also incredibly healthy and extremely versatile. So, get ready to grab the whole family and bake these must-try pumpkin recipes!

Whether you need a little treat or want to take full advantage of everything the fall season has to offer, you won’t be disappointed with these delicious pumpkin recipes!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
How could snickerdoodles taste any better? With a little bit of pumpkin, of course!

What you’ll need:

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose white

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened

  • 1 tbsp honey or agave

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 large egg

  • 3 tbsp sugar

  • 1 tbsp pumpkin spice

Baking instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheets with baking paper and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.

  3. Combine 1 cup sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add the agave, vanilla, and egg; beat well. Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, beating just until combined—cover and chill for 10 minutes.

  4. In a medium bowl, combine 3 tbsp sugar with pumpkin pie spice, stirring with a whisk to combine. With wet hands (you can keep a cup of water close), shape dough into 42 (1-inch) balls. Roll balls in sugar/pumpkin pie spice mixture.

  5. Place balls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets and slightly flatten with a fork.

  6. Bake 375°F for 5-7 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft). Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks. Enjoy!

Recipe posted originally by SkinnyTaste


Pumpkin Pancakes
Pumpkin for breakfast? Absolutely! These easy-to-make pancakes (with only two ingredients!) are the perfect morning pick-me-up.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cupcake pumpkin puree

  • 3 eggs

If you want to spice up your pancakes, try adding these additional ingredients:

  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts (optional)

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)

  • 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (optional)

Cooking instructions:

  • Whisk all ingredients together in a large bowl.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and grease with non-stick spray, oil, or butter.

  • Spoon the batter into the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until browned on both sides.

  • Serve with syrup or honey as desired!


Vegan Pumpkin Spice Almond Latte
‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice! Skip the line at Starbucks and make this healthy pumpkin spice latte recipe at home.

What you’ll need:

  • 8 ounces brewed coffee (or 1–2 shots of espresso)

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk

  • 3 tbsp pumpkin puree

  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

  • 2 tsp maple syrup or honey (or sweetener of choice)

  • Pinch of cinnamon


  • In a saucepan over medium heat, mix almond milk and pumpkin puree until smooth.

  • Remove from heat and add pumpkin spice, vanilla, and sweetener.

  • Pour into a blender and blend for 30 seconds. You can also use a handheld frother.

  • Grab yourself a cup of coffee, then top it off with the almond milk mixture and a pinch of cinnamon!