This fall, try my roundup of the best pumpkin recipes for kids, toddlers and adults! Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snack recipes (plus a boozy cocktail for the adults too).
The arrival of Fall may mean the end of our beloved Canadian Summer but for us optimists, it also signals the start of a beautiful thing called Pumpkin season. Pumpkins are great for much more than carving out a scary face. They’re packed with nutrients (as I mentioned here), really tasty and surprisingly versatile. It’s time to think outside the beloved drink that is the PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte for those lucky enough to not know the acronym by heart), and experiment with this Autumn gourd. Looking for the best pumpkin recipes? You’ve come to the right place.
I’ve come up with some of my own pumpkin recipes, like my pumpkin pie protein pancakes, spicy pumpkin and black bean quesadillas, and pumpkin chipotle pasta but here are a few of our favourites from our friends around the blogosphere.
Best Healthy Pumpkin Recipes
Even more delicious than the original, there was no way this recipe couldn’t be included in a list of the best pumpkin recipes.
Hearty and full of fall flavours!
This soup puts typical fall spices on the back burner in favour of curry for a different take on pumpkin that will warm you up all season long.
Is there anything better than pancakes on a weekend morning?
Perfect for fall appropriate snacking on the go!
Hemp hearts add a punch of omega 3s and a great texture.
A classic pumpkin bread is always going to be one of the best pumpkin recipes, plus it’s gluten-free friendly too.
A fun and healthy snack for the kids this Halloween.
All the pleasure of baked cheese, all the nutrition of kale and pumpkin.
Crunchy and packed with heart healthy seeds, delicious!
Pumpkin keeps these delicious muffins moist even though they use mostly whole wheat flour!
Packed with fibre, protein and healthy fats.
These will certainly make for an indulgent yet high fibre and high protein breakfast.
Perfect for lazy fall Sundays.
A more savoury take on pumpkin, this recipe is impressive yet simple.
Silky, smooth and comforting for cool fall nights.
The perfect holiday healthy cocktail for entertaining during the fall or winter, and an unexpected way to use pumpkin making it one of the best pumpkin recipes.
Don’t forget to save the seeds when scooping out your pumpkins! Follow this recipe and roast them up to make a crunchy snack or salad topper.
Eggs are the perfect vessel for everything in the fridge, this recipe is great for using up whatever you have and making it delicious.
A delicious gluten free dinner the whole family is sure to love.
Decedent, chocolately and nutty? Count me in.
Whether it’s breakfast in a hurry or as a snack, these muffins will hit your chocolate and pumpkin cravings all at once.
This pumpkin pie smoothie bowl is packed with protein from protein powder, canned pumpkin, apples, pumpkin seeds and more!
Because everybody loves a classic pumpkin bread!
Using naan bread instead of pizza dough is a smart way to keep this dinner super quick.
Skip the store bought doughnuts because these pecan pumpkin pie donuts will be your new BFF this fall.
This recipe is a great example of how adding pumpkin to anything is delicious.
Super moist from the pumpkin puree.
This hearty salad is sure to make your list of favourite pumpkin recipes this season.
The perfect 5 ingredient healthy winter breakfast spread or dip for toast, crackers, yogurt, oats or fruit!
More Blog Posts You Might Like:
If you liked this blog post featuring the best pumpkin recipes, you might also enjoy some more blog posts and recipes for the fall season:
- Vegan Pumpkin Hummus Rice Cakes | Kids Halloween Snacks
- Healthy Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino | Starbucks Copycat
- Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids (Plus Meal & Snack Ideas Too!)
- Halloween Banana Ghosts and Clementine Pumpkins | Vegan, Gluten Free Trick or Treat Recipes
- 3 Best Healthy Halloween Treats- Grilled Cheese, “Eye Ball” Soup & Boo-zy Cocktail
- Sugar Free Halloween Candy? How to Deal with Excess Sugar and Kids
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.