The Pinterest Pumpkin Project: 52+ Top Food Bloggers Share Their Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

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It’s that time of year again…Pinterest is being invaded by everything PUMPKIN FLAVORED! But you know what they say, right?

“If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!”

So this year, we put together a little food blogger community project called The Pinterest Pumpkin Project! We asked dozens of food bloggers to share their FAVORITE pumpkin recipes, and we’ve collected them all in this post so you can check them out, pin them to share, and follow your favorite bloggers on Pinterest!

Without further ado, here are awesome pumpkin recipes from some of the best food bloggers out there…and don’t worry: if we missed your favorite, simply add yours using the link-up below!

Our Favorites

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

This is one of the first recipes we pinter-tested here on The PinterTest Kitchen, so it will always have a special place in our hearts…and in our tummies! Plus, it’s super simple to make!

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Autumn Blossoms with Pumpkin Spice Kisses

Jessica recently pinter-tested this recipe, which is a play on peanut blossoms. They are one of Jessica’s favorites!

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Pumpkin Bread

Perfect Pumpkin Bread

It would not feel like Fall in the Boyer household without Sharon’s yummy pumpkin bread! She’s been making this recipe for decades and it is a family favorite!

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Unprocessed and Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread from Laura at Family Spice

This moist pumpkin bread is not only gluten-free, but is also made with real ingredients, nothing processed. Lightly sweetened with honey and packed with protein, this bread will feed you energy, instead of sucking it away.

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Crumbly Pumpkin Bread from Chung-Ah at Damn Delicious

With lightened-up options of using whole wheat pastry flour, coconut oil and applesauce, this crumbly bread can be eaten guilt-free with your morning cup of coffee!

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Pumpkin Bread with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese from David at Spiced

It’s October.  This means it’s time for Pumpkin Bread!  (and Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting, of course).  This recipe works great in either loaf pans or muffin tins.

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Best Ever Pumpkin Bread from Tiffany at Peanut Blossom

If you and your family love pumpkin bread, this is a recipe you definitely should test out.

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Skinny Banana Pumpkin Bread from Bree at Skinny Mommy

Banana and pumpkin flavors pair in this yummy and guilt-free pumpkin bread recipe.

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Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Bourbon Cream Cheese Frosting from Zainab at Blahnik Baker

A super moist pumpkin cake with a decadent bourbon cream cheese frosting. Perfect for any fall celebration!

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Pumpkin Chai Icebox Cake from Tessa at Style Sweet CA

With layers of Chai-spiced cookies and Pumpkin whipped cream, this sky-high dessert is as easy as it is delicious.  This adaptation of an icebox cake yields a treat similar to a cookie-packed banana pudding, but pumpkin spice- of course.

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Pumpkin Sour Cream Coffeecake from Barbara at Barbara Bakes

A bundt cake with a brown sugar streusel filling and the rich flavors of fall

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Pumpkin Cake Rolls from Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious

A spiral slice of pumpkin cake with vanilla-scented sweet cream cheese makes this Pumpkin Cake Roll an elegant and fun Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert!

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Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from Jackie at Marin Mama Cooks

This pumpkin sheet cake is perfect for any fall festival, party, or over event where you take to share a sweet treat with a crowd of people.

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Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake from Todd and Diane at White on Rice Couple

Celebrate the changing seasons with this delicious pumpkin-flavored coffee cake.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cakes from Sara at Pidge’s Panty

Pumpkin and chocolate were made for each other! Add some fall spices and you have these moist mini cakes, perfect for sharing!  These cakes are refined sugar-free and whole wheat.

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Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Cider Sauce from Tina at Mommy’s Kitchen

This cake has all the flavors you love for Fall – pumpkin, caramel, and cider!

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Pumpkin Toffee Angel Food Cake from Jocelyn from Inside BruCrew Life

The flavors of pumpkin and toffee combine for this unique angel food cake recipe.

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Pumpkin Cakes with Nutella Glaze from Paula at bell’alimento

Nutella and pumpkin together in one delicious treat? It doesn’t get much better than this!

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Cookies from Stephie at Eat Your Heart Out

These soft pumpkin cookies are studded with cinnamon chips, creating pockets of cinnamon goodness midst a perfect fall cookie.

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Soft Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookies from Audra at The Baker Chick

Soft Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookies with a dreamy Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are the perfect, easy fall treat!

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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies from Brenda at A Farmgirl’s Dabbles

These cookies are the perfect sweet nibble for fall, and completely live up to their name. They are melt-in-your-mouth soft and tender, and warm with the flavors of pumpkin and spices.

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Pumpkin Gingersnaps from Rachel at Teacher by Day, Chef by Night

With flavors of both pumpkin and ginger, nothing screams “Fall!” quite like these delicious cookies.

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Pumpkin Spice Smoothie from Cathy at Lemon Tree Dwelling

This Pumpkin Spice Smoothie has all the pumpkin spice flavors you love….in a smoothie! A quick, easy, healthy, and delicious way to start your fall days!!

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Pumpkin Pie Spiced Ice Coffee from Amber at For the Love of the South

I love making this drink in a Mason jar for more than one reason. Yes, it is Southern, but it also has measurements on the side of the jar so I don’t have to dirty any measuring cups or jiggers whenever I want to make this lovely autumnal beverage!

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Spiked Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate from Kate at Diethood

Pumpkin puree mixed into homemade hot white chocolate and a shot of rum.

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Oatmeal Pumpkin Breakfast Smoothie from Jennifer at Peanut Butter & Peppers

A creamy, healthy, gluten free smoothie made with oats, pumpkin and yogurt and tastes just like pumpkin pie.

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Pumpkin Protein Shake from Andrea at Glam Hungry Mom

This is a yummy high-protein shake that’s a great way to start any day.

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Pumpkin Pie from Dina-Marie at Cultured Palate

This pumpkin pie recipe is so easy you will want to make throughout the year and not just at Thanksgiving. Plus, since it is all mixed in the blender, clean-up is a breeze!

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Low-Sugar Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie from Kalyn at Kalyn’s Kitchen

This Low-Sugar Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie is halfway between pumpkin pie and cheesecake.  It might have been a little too good, because when I was testing the recipe I found myself eating it for breakfast!

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Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo from Kate at Cookie and Kate

Fettuccine tossed in a creamy, alfredo-like pumpkin sauce with rosemary.

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Vegan Pumpkin Chili from Mike at The Iron You

A pumpkin recipe so good that you won’t even miss the meat in this chili, even if you aren’t vegan!

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Indian Pumpkin Soup from Stephanie at The Culinary Life

This warm pumpkin dal soup recipe is soothing yet capable of releasing a slow build-up of heat from its base notes of garlic, chili, and ginger. It’s a bowl of soup that both whips and kisses.

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Cheese Fondue in a Roast Pumpkin from Katie at Mom’s Kitchen Handbook

A sugar pie pumpkin is filled with crusty bread and Gruyere cheese and roasted whole into a luscious Fall fondue. A Halloween party show-stopper.

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Other Pumpkin Recipes


Spiced Pumpkin Scones from Joanne and Adam at Inspired Taste

Inspired by Starbucks pumpkin scones, this pumpkin scones recipe is full of pumpkin puree and lots of Fall spices.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Chimichangas from Jen at Juanita’s Cocina

This dessert is easy to prepare, and is essentially a fried pumpkin cheesecake…which means it’s the most delicious thing on the planet!

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Pumpkin Doughnuts w/ Spiced Buttermilk Glaze from Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez at girlichef

A soft, cakey pumpkin doughnut laced with warming spices.  In other words, Autumn exemplified.

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No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes from Martha and Jack at A Family Feast

A simple and delicious dessert that is creamy and full of pumpkin-spice flavor!

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Roasted Pumpkin Pie Chickpeas from Katie at Produce on Parade

If you need a quick pumpkin-flavored snack, these chickpeas are a sweet treat!

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Pumpkin Spice Syrup from Gina at Kleinworth & Co.

Inspired by blueberry syrup, this Pumpkin Spice Syrup will turn your normal batch of pancakes or waffles into a special Fall treat!

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls from Michael at Inspired by Charm

Topped with a maple cream cheese icing, these fall inspired pumpkin cinnamon rolls are “little rolls of pure joy!”

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Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free) from Becky at A Calculated Whisk

Looking for a delicious way to transition into fall?  This vegan, paleo, & gluten-free pumpkin spice ice cream is the perfect treat for those last warm days.

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Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal from Kath at Kath Eats Real Food

This baked oatmeal makes a wonderful hot breakfast and reheats as leftovers perfectly on busy fall mornings.

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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chunk Muffins from Julie at Table for Two

These muffins are delicious for break for dessert…or anywhere in between, especially when they’re warm right out of the oven!

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Pumpkin Donuts with Chocolate Chips & Cinnamon and Sugar from Amy at The Idea Room

Pour yourself a tall glass of milk and enjoy one (or two or three) of these yummy pumpkin donuts.

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White Chocolate Pumpkin Fudge from Arlene at Flour on My Face

Pumpkin and white chocolate bring two of my favorite flavors together. This is a perfect homemade holiday gift for the Fall or Christmas gift giving season.

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Pumpkin Spice Trifle from Katie at The Hill Country Cook

Your favorite pumpkin flavor in layered dessert mode! Comfort food at its finest.

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Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins from Averie at Averie Cooks

These are some of the best pumpkin muffins out there, vegan or not! The pumpkin helps the sweetly spiced muffins stay supremely moist and soft.

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Pumpkin Caramel Blondies from Lyuba at Will Cook for Smiles

This pumpkin caramel dessert is a decadent and delicious way to end any Fall meal.

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