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Pumpkin Desserts

While putting together my Halloween-round-up post a few weeks ago, I noticed the crazy number of pumpkin desserts was completely overwhelming all of the other recipes! Clearly, the pumpkin desserts needed their own post. So here it is—a blog post entirely devoted to all things pumpkin!

1. Crustless Pumpkin Pie {reader favorite}

pumpkin recipes

Recipe here: Crustless Pumpkin Pie


2. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

pumpkin desserts

Recipe here: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars


3. Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes

Recipe here: Pumpkin Pancakes


4. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pie

pumpkin recipe

Recipe here: Pumpkin Pizookie Pie


5. Healthy Pumpkin Pie

Coconut Pumpkin Pie

Recipe here: Healthy Pumpkin Pie Recipe


6. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Stuffed Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe here: Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls


7. Chocolate Coconut Pumpkin Truffles

Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

Recipe here: Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles


8. Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

Pumpin Macaroni

Recipe here: Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese


9. Reeses Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups

healthy halloween treats

Recipe here: Reeses Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups


10. Chocolate Pumpkin Pie {no bake}

pumpkin pie recipe

Recipe here: Chocolate Pumpkin Pie – No Bake


11. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars

healthy pumpkin recipes

Recipe here: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars


12. Gooey Pumpkin Pudding Cake 

Gooey Pumpkin Pudding Cake

Recipe here: Gooey Pumpkin Pudding Cake


13. Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Frappuccinos

pumpkin frappuccino

Recipe here: Pumpkin Frappuccinos


14. Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

healthy pumpkin dip

Recipe here: Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip


15. No Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

healthy pumpkin cookies

Recipe here: No Bake Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies


16. Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

healthy pumpkin spice latte

Recipe here: Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte


17. Pumpkin French Toast Casserole

pumpkin french toast

Recipe here: Pumpkin French Toast Casserole


Question of the Day:

What do you think of the crazy pumpkin obsession that seems to completely take over our society each year at the first sign of cooler weather?

I feel like this pumpkin obsession is a recent phenomenon. Prior to three or four years ago, did anyone go crazy over pumpkin? Perhaps the blogworld is to thank (or to blame?) for the new trend? All I know is that, as soon as September hits, every food blogger–myself included–begins flooding the internet with pumpkin recipes. If you are one of those people who’s tired of hearing about nothing but pumpkin recipes, you will be happy to know I’m moving away from the pumpkin desserts in favor of other flavors… at least for the rest of this year!

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Published on October 30, 2014

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  1. Sara @ FoodieAnonymous says

    These all look amazing. I totally go pumpkin crazy every September! I spend my summers counting down the days until it is socially acceptable to start whipping up pumpkin baked goods. This year though, maybe I overdid it, because I’m totally ready to move on to peppermint season…but I’m sure by April I’ll be back to counting down to pumpkin season again!

  2. Mia (Mia in Germany) says

    Hmm, pumpkins are healthy, and they are very versatile – as the huge number of stunning recipes here shows. I just crammed my basement pantry with half a dozen pumpkins, so I’ll sure eat my way through your recipes 🙂
    In fact it was my search for a pumpkin muffin recipe which brought me to an American recipe site first in 2006, and that was the start of an exciting virtual journey which gifted me with many wonderful friends. So, I totally don’t mind any pumpkin craze 😉

  3. Renee Allen says

    Thanks for all the recipes in one spot! I’m planning a brunch for my daughter’s bridal shower and she’s loved pumpkin pie since she was little. She wants tons of pumpkin goods at the shower and I’m excited to try some of these recipes!

  4. Sherry says

    You will never hear me complain about pumpkin recipes! Everything in this post is making my mouth water.

    Personally, I LOVE pumpkin, and I love when autumn comes around and everything becomes pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin. The fall colors, the cozy “time for comfort food” weather, and yummy pumpkin recipes… all good to me! 😀

    Question for you, Katie: I just ordered my very first Vitamix (yay! so excited!). What is your favorite pumpkin-related recipe using your Vitamix? (Or non-pumpkin-related as well if you think of something else that’s your favorite.) I’d love to christen my new machine by making something really yummy. Thanks!

  5. Hailey says

    Oh my! As I scrolled down through this post my eyes got bigger and bigger and bigger… I don’t know which one looks the most delicious!!! Thanks for compiling this!

  6. Jules @ WolfItDown says

    Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls had my Scandi heart beating a little faster, SO much pumpkin goodness! I only got to make and post my first pumpkin recipe of the Autumn last night – pumpkin pudding, so good 😀 And here is more inspiration for the rest of my leftover pumpkin – thanks! x

  7. Heather @ Shards of Lavender says

    Katie, what a wonderful resource this post is! It’s great to know that we can eat healthy sweet treats during the fall holidays. I really appreciate all the testing you’ve done to bring us the best healthy recipes! The pumpkin obsession is crazy, isn’t it? It’s exploded so much, but you won’t hear me complaining:)

  8. K says

    So excited to see the pumpkin pie stuffed muffins link! Love it when my favorites sites are in sync ☺️And love these pumpkin recipes

  9. Lisa @bitesforbabies says

    Each one of these look better than the rest!! I’m proud to say that I have a lot of similar recipes in my repertoire (great minds think alike! lol!). I make homemade chocolates all the time (actually, I don’t think I ever buy chocolate). I’ve also made peanut butter cups…SO much better than the “real” thing!! You just reminded me that I have to try those truffles…they look AMAZING! Here are some of my personal faves (do you try out other people’s recipes, by the way?):

  10. Lovlie says

    More pumpkin recipes! Just today, they’ve removed the big lot of pumpkins from the grocery store. I’m pretty sure as soon as we hit November, all stores are going to be filled with the Holiday stuffs now. But I’ve still got pumpkin at home, so I’m gonna make some of these. And yes, I do find that pumpkin has taken a whole lot of dimension during the past years. Have you seen the frankenfruit – frankenstein pumpkin head?
    I love your recipes btw. 🙂 Happy Halloween!

  11. Kim W says

    Just popping in to say how much I love your site. I have made quite a few of your recipes and enjoyed them. The Black bean brownies and the chocolate chip mug cake have become family favorites. Your easy cashew cheesecake recently won the day at a party. Thank your for sharing with us.
    As for pumpkin? Pie. Soup. That is all.
    (Of course now seeing your stuff I May have to expand my repertoire 😉 )

  12. Nikki says

    Nope, I am not sick of pumpkin recipes but I think you have enough. I would love to see more bean dessert recipes from you though.

  13. Allie says

    Just curious if you dressed up for Halloween? You posted photos in previous years but didn’t mention anything this year.

    I made your cookie dough dip for Halloween and it went over really well.

  14. Sam Dragt says

    i add a can of pumpkin to spaghetti sauce it make it extra creamy and adds another vegetable to boost the nutrition. Canned sauce or home made.

  15. michelle tucker says

    Hi Katie! I love love your recipes! I am gf and trying to be a healthy mom:):) I have used a bunch of your recipes for three different new moms as nursing snacks! They hit the spot as far as hormonal cravings as well as being protein packed and healthy! I am making 3 or 4 of your recipes for Thanksgiving meals and am asking for your book for a Christmas gift from my hubby. As a brand new mom who had to give up running due to hip injury I have been able to keep a healthy lifestyle and lose more than the baby weight in 9 months…a lot in relation to the healthy dessert options you gave me! Thanks so much for your creativity, humor, and inspiration!
    Michelle Tucker

  16. melissa says

    Hi Katie! These all look amazing.
    Last year I made your ‘Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Muffins’ – they were pumpkin muffins stuffed with pumpkin pie. But I now cant seem to find the recipe anywhere 🙁 Can you or someone please help? I cant even find it in the combined recipes posts for Pumpkin

  17. Stace says

    I have tried many of Katie’s desserts and soup and everything comes out right, which is saying a lot for me! (Cooking does not come naturally for me, and vegan cooking is even more challenging.) Just follow the directions carefully and you cannot go wrong!

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