15 Pumpkin Recipes (That Aren’t Pumpkin Pie) To Try Right Now

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Fifteen healthy and delicious pumpkin recipes, from toasted seeds to mini cakes.

With pumpkin season in full swing, you’re probably wondering what to do with all the orange squash. Trust us, there’s plenty more to pumpkin recipes than variations on the same old pumpkin pie.

While there are many great kinds of organic canned pumpkin out there, take this list as a challenge to start making your own (it’s easy). And don’t worry, we wouldn’t leave you without a pie recipe – you’ll find a raw and vegan one among the pumpkin recipes below.

1. Homemade Pumpkin Puree

This will be your new go-to recipe for making your own puree at home. Then add to any pumpkin recipes you can think of, from pie to muffins, scones, soups and beyond.

2. Pumpkin Seed Mole Sauce

Yes, pumpkin recipes can be savory too! From tofu to chicken, this versatile sauce can be used on pretty much anything, even for making your own tamales.

3. Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake

Gluten-free and vegan, this is one of those rare pumpkin recipes that won’t require you to turn on your oven.


4. Buckwheat Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Made with hearty buckwheat flour and gluten-free oats, you can almost excuse eating these cookies for breakfast.

5. Quinoa Salad with Dried Cranberries and Pumpkin Seeds

The seeds are pretty much the healthiest part of a pumpkin, and they make an excellent addition to this quinoa salad.

6. Heirloom Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread

No list of pumpkin recipes would be complete without a tasty pumpkin bread.


7. Pumpkin Seed Cakes

These mini cakes are so simple you’ll wonder why you never thought of them yourself: pumpkin seeds and dates, that’s all. Then top them off with a lime yogurt mousse.

8. Pumpkin Bisque

A creamy bisque that’s healthy and savory.

9. Pumpkin Guacamole

Add a bit of pumpkin puree to your avocados and you have a whole new kind of guacamole.


10. Pumpkin Pancakes

Savor a fall morning with these pumpkin pancakes, drizzled in honey-nutmeg butter.

11. Warm Pumpkin and Coconut Muffins

Made with almond, coconut and buckwheat flour, these muffins are 100% gluten-free.

12. Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Breakfast Cookies

These dense cookies are perfect for breakfast, a snack or even fuel for a fall hike.

13. Salted Pumpkin Caramels

Who needs store-bought Halloween candy when you can make these?


14. Pumpkin Chai Smoothie

Put all your favorite flavors into one delicious vegan drink.

15. Ginger-Orange Zest Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

When you’re done pureeing your own pumpkin, don’t let the seeds go to waste. With ginger and orange, these ones get a nice citrusy flavor.

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Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. She is the author of The Culinary Cyclist and Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.