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Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin Recipes for All Tastes

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These pumpkin recipes go way beyond just pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie. With these fun and easy pumpkin recipes, I'll show you lots of creative ways to enjoy fall's favorite squash. From pumpkin pancakes to pumpkin whoopie pies, these recipes will delight the pumpkin fans in your house from morning until night. And remember, pumpkin is loaded with vitamins, fiber and minerals, so enjoy - and be sure to rate these recipes!

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1. Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes
Stephanie Gallagher

Could there be a better way to start a fall day than with these pumpkin pancakes? I think not. Light and fluffy, these pancakes make a perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas breakfast dish. I like to serve these pancakes topped with toasted pecans and warm maple syrup.

 

2. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
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For many years, I struggled to create a pumpkin cookie recipe that wasn't too cakey. These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies recipe is the result of several efforts. The secret? Oats and nuts in the batter make these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies nice and chewy.

3. Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Pumpkin Bread
Stephanie Gallagher

Warm and spicy, this pumpkin bread is one of my absolute favorite fall recipes. Slather a slice with a little flavored butter. Cinnamon butter would be especially nice on this pumpkin bread.

4. Pumpkin Smoothies Recipe

Pumpkin Smoothies
Stephanie Gallagher

Like pumpkin pie in a glass, these pumpkin smoothies are like an icy, pumpkin milkshake (but with a lot more vitamins and a lot less fat and calories than a typical milkshake). These smoothies make a fantastic breakfast on Thanksgiving morning.

5. Pumpkin Coffee Cake Recipe

Pumpkin Coffee Cake
Stephanie Gallagher

This coffee cake is one of those recipes that works just as well for breakfast as it does for dessert. I like to serve this coffee cake on Thanksgiving morning while we watch the parades on TV.

 

6. Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Easy Pumpkin Pie
Stephanie Gallagher

Could there be a better finish to Thanksgiving dinner than pumpkin pie? I think not. And this pumpkin pie recipe is so easy, you'll won't want to wait until Thanksgiving to make it. Check out my other pumpkin pie recipes, too.

7. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Stephanie Gallagher
These pumpkin whoopie pies are cakey pumpkin spice cookies with a sweetened cream cheese filling. Kids love making these whoopie pies as much as eating them.

8. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Brownies
Stephanie Gallagher

Looking for pumpkin recipes to complete your Halloween party? These pumpkin cream cheese brownies are just the ticket. The orange-and-black color makes a festive treat for Halloween or Thanksgiving.

 

9. Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie Recipe

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie
Stephanie Gallagher

Ice cream-lovers rejoice! This is one of those pumpkin desserts that's designed especially for you. If you don't like traditional pumpkin pie, try this pumpkin ice cream pie instead. It's cool and frosty and tastes great topped with warm caramel sauce.

10. Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake
Stephanie Gallagher

Pumpkin cheesecake is becoming one of the more popular desserts for Thanksgiving and Christmas. But a lot of people find making cheesecake frustrating, because it can crack and become grainy. Not this pumpkin cheesecake. I bake it in a 200-degree oven for 6-8 hours. Yes, hours. The slow cooking process keeps this pumpkin cheesecake recipe smooth and creamy.

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