It’s October! My favorite month of the year. The weather is sheer perfection; the temperature begins to drop and the leaves change colors. It’s refreshing to step outside and realize you need a light jacket to beat the chill in the air. Or perhaps when you take a deep breath and you can smell autumn in the air. It’s a beautiful thing.

And while I hope you’re experiencing that, we’ve said adios to those glorious October days. It’s still 90° in Texas and our long sleeve shirts and long pants are buried in our closets.

Thank goodness I have pumpkin puree and all the fall spices to bake with. If I can’t experience true fall weather, then I will bake until my house smells of everything pumpkin and all the warm autumn spices!

Join me in the kitchen by making some of my favorite pumpkin recipes.

A photo collage of 4 delicious pumpkin recipes: pumpkin cake, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, and pumpkin pancakes.

Here’s a list of 15 of the BEST pumpkin recipes!

Happy fall y’all!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

A stack of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

Possibly my favorite cookie of all time, these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies get raving reviews. Every. Single. Time. I should warn you though, once you make them you’ll crave them non stop!

Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkin scones with a spiced glaze on a cooking rack.

These pumpkin scones are hands down the best pumpkin scones you’ll ever eat! These delicious scones are topped with a double glaze. Here’s my advice to you, double the batch. You’ll be glad you did!

Mini Pumpkin No-Bake Cheesecakes 

No-Bake Mini pumpkin cheesecake in a small glass jar.

All great things come in small packages, this applies to food too! These mini pumpkin no-bake cheesecakes are insanely good! You’ll love the soft graham cracker crust and the fluffy mousse-like texture of the pumpkin cheesecake.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Sliced pumpkin chocolate chip bread.

If you like pumpkin + chocolate, then you’ll love this bread! It’s incredibly moist and it’s studded with just the right amount of chocolate chips. Go ahead, make a loaf… then watch it disappear!

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Pumpkin Pancakes, with Cinnamon Brown Butter Syrup

Stack of pumpkin pancakes and syrup drizzled overtop.

Ohhhh these pancakes are goooooood!! And don’t get me started on the homemade syrup. Yes! It’s a cinnamon brown butter pecan syrup. You’ll be tempted to grab a straw and drink the syrup.

Dead serious.

The pumpkin pancakes and the syrup combo is unreal! We make pumpkin pancakes for breakfast at least twice during the fall months. It’s one of the most highly anticipated breakfasts at our house.

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Pumpkin Cake

A three layered pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting, with a big slice cut out of the cake showcasing the inside layers.

If you’ve been looking for the perfect pumpkin cake, I’ve got your back.

This is it. The crumb texture is spot on. This pumpkin cake is moist and the pumpkin flavor is perfection.

I have no other words; it’s everything you could want in a pumpkin cake. And it’s topped with a cream cheese frosting, so yeah.. .it really is everything you could want in a cake.

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Pumpkin Bars

Slice of pumpkin bar topped with cream cheese frosting.

Can we call these pumpkin bars a lazy persons pumpkin cake? It’s a pumpkin flavor bomb but in a sheet cake, so a bit easier for those of you who aren’t comfortable making round cakes. Either way, these pumpkin bars are great when you’re feeding a handful of people.

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Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats

A bowl of pumpkin steel cut oats.

I love the texture of steel cut oats, do you? If you’re looking for some variation in your breakfast or morning snack switch it up by making pumpkin steel cut oats. Top it with raisins, craisins, or nuts for a medley of delicious flavors and textures.

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Slice of pumpkin coffee cake with a pecan on top.

In order to experience the autumn season one must make a pumpkin coffee cake. Let me rephrase that… In order to experience the autumn season one must make THIS pumpkin coffee cake.

It’s topped with a smooth cinnamon spiced glaze… oh yes, you’ll want seconds.

Pumpkin Cookies

Glaze drizzling over pumpkin cookies.

These pumpkin cookies are like soft pillows, but not cake-like. Drizzled with glaze these cookies will disappear in minutes.

Pumpkin Energy Balls

3 words: bite-size, healthy, delicious.

Eating healthy never tasted so good!

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Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

Pumpkin French Toast Casserole on a plate with a fork nearby.

This pumpkin French toast casserole is the perfect brunch or breakfast item. It’s topped with a delicious pecan streusel that adds the perfect flavor and dimension of textures. Plus it’s pumpkin French toast, so yes, it’s crazy good.


Question for you: What’s your favorite pumpkin recipe to make this time of year? Feel free to share in the comments below!