‘Tis the season for pumpkin-everything. I much prefer mine in its whole form as opposed to its pseudo form, and so I give an annual “no thank you” to the kind that’s making appearances in places it shouldn’t be. No thank you “pumpkin” cream cheese. No thank you high fat “pumpkin” lattes. Yes please, pumpkin curry, pumpkin soup, pumpkin dessert, and everything else you’ll find down below.
Pumpkin does have its place, and I can certainly jump on the October pumpkin bandwagon, as long as it’s showing up on the right spoon. Are you with me?
If so, great. Let’s be friends. Let’s also dive into this pumpkin recipe roundup together containing some of my all-time favorite pumpkin creations. Here, you’ll find a little something for everyone (gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan), all meals, and occasions. You’ll also find a few pumpkin-y desserts, which are for sure worth the annual indulgence. That vegan pumpkin custard might be one of my favorite recipes of my repertoire, and it takes just 20 minutes and one pan to make! So come on already, pass over the pumpkin, please.
Breakfast made easy-peasy, creamy and delicious.
Breakfast, lunch, snack-time, dessert…you name it. These half-whole-wheat, part-pumpkin-filled muffins, will make you feel good about the pastry in your hands.
I love flavor variations of hummus. This one speaks of a harvest fall. Throw some toasted pita by its side and you have a wonderful appetizer for any gathering of the season.
Creamy pumpkin meets creamy coconut milk in this heavenly veggie-filled curry.
Slightly sweet and savory, this pumpkin soup is layered with spice for a memorable spoon-to-mouth experience.
Chickpeas in a cookie?! You bet. This one comes from fellow blogger Keepin’ It Kind as is one of the better bean-inclusive desserts I’ve sampled to date.
Possibly my favorite recipe of this roundup, this is surprisingly easy to make. Feel free to add a little brown suga’ on top and flambé it for a pumpkin, vegan version of creme brûlée.
Chewy and chocolaty – everything a good oatmeal cookie should be. Did I mention these are whole wheat, too? Don’t worry, you’d never know it.