the most wonderful time of the year. (50+ pumpkin recipes!)

No, I’m not in talking about that wonderful time of the year…

I’m talking about PUMPKIN TIME OF THE YEAR!

Like my love of mason jars, my love of pumpkin is a bit much. Like to the brink of embarrassing. For others, not for me.


From September – November, everyone within a five-feet radius of me has to deal with me referring every sort of cooked meal, baked good or store-bought purchase to pumpkin. And thanks to this little blog, my pumpkin influence can stretch across state – and possibly country – lines. Muahahaha.

For these three sweet little autumn months, my life will revolve around pumpkin coffee, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cake, pumpkin soup, pumpkin butter, pumpkin bread, pumpkin granola, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin yogurt, pumpkin bagels, pumpkin beer…and so on and so forth for as long as I can get my hands on every pumpkin product out there.

Including even more canned pumpkin, which is the base behind nearly every pumpkin recipe. See, I sort of suffer from post-traumatic pumpkin shortage disorder (yes that is a real thing)  from the severe pumpkin drought that hit the world in 2009, and I have never fully recovered. Especially because of a random store clerk that told me last August (I was on the pumpkin prowl early and couldn’t believe there was none on the shelves yet) that there “probably was another bad crop.”  Leading me to buy every.single.can. of pumpkin I saw from then on out – until I realized that ginormous displays of Libby’s in every grocery store I walked into probablyyyyy meant there was no shortage.

I’m a bit slow on the uptake sometimes. But least I am fully stocked on pumpkin for the next five-seven years. Okay, maybe ten. Especially since I STILL cannot stop myself from picking up a can or two every time I go grocery shopping. You never know when another shortage will hit!

Plus, I fully plan on making a big dent in my ridiculous stash soon, because I am totally going to make all the following recipes this season. And by this season I mean every day of my life. Because in my head (and cupboards), it is always pumpkin season.


Pumpkin Bagels from Sugar Crafter

Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes from Two Peas and Their Pod

Healthier Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Pumpkin Spice Glaze by Knead to Cook

Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes from The Comfort of Cooking

Pumpkin Scones from Portuguese Girl Cooks

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes from Pepperlynn

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal from Oh She Glows


Roast Banana-Pumpkin Breakfast Bread  from 101 Cookbooks

Pumpkin Bread with Almond Streusel from broma bakery

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins from The Girl who Ate Everything

Pumpkin Garlic Knots by (never)homemaker

Spiced Pumpkin Cornbread from Daily Garnish

Pumpkin Cornbread from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen


Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi by Simply Recipes

Pumpkin and Sweet Onion Quesadillas from A Beautiful Mess

Pumpkin Risotto from A Beautiful Mess

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Parmesan and Sage by Bake your Day

Vegetarian Chunky Pumpkin Chili from The Realistic Nutritionist

Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo from Peas and Crayons

Pumpkin Cheddar Mac & Cheese from Taste and Tell

Garlic Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes with Spinach from Oh She Glows


Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie by Will Cook for Friends

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake with Pie Crust Straws by TidyMom

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate from Baking with Blondie

Grown-up Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes from How Sweet It Is

Pumpkin Gingerbread Smoothie from Oh She Glows

DIY Pumpkin Spice Syrup (for coffee, lattes…eating straight from the jar) from Annie’s Eats


Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls from Diets in Review

Pumpkin Pie Dip from Cooking Classy

Sweet Pumpkin Hummus from Knead to Cook

Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix by Rock UR Party

Pumpkin, Almond and Chocolate Granola Bars from Strands of my Life

Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars from Peas and Thank You

Chocolate Pumpkin Butter from Oh She Glows


Loaded Pumpkin Brownies from Dishing Up Delights

Pumpkin Monkey Bread with Maple Cream Cheese Icing by Barbara Bakes

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie by How Sweet it Is

Pumpkin Latte Cupcakes from Tide and Thyme

Rum Raisin Pumpkin Bread Pudding from Sweet Peas Kitchen

Pumpkin Pie Bars from Some the Wiser

Pumpkin Latte Ice Cream with Salted Whiskey Caramel Swirl from Fields of Cake

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Coffee Cake from Chocolate & Carrots

Chewier! Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies from How Sweet It Is

Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting from Two Peas and Their Pod

Pumpkin Fudge from Brown Eyed Baker

Pumpkin Pie Biscotti from My Baking Addiction

Pumpkin Pie Banana Chunk Oatmeal Cookies from Oh She Glows

Pumpkin Layer Cake with Butterscotch Frosting from Eats Well with Others

Pumpkin Gingersnaps from Peas and Thank You

Pumpkin Roll from Sweet Peas Kitchen


Oh and one more: Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice from Alaska from Stratch

Whew! And to think that I have about 50 more on the back burner, in case I have any canned pumpkin left over. LONG LIVE THE PUMP-KING!

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7 thoughts on “the most wonderful time of the year. (50+ pumpkin recipes!)

  1. I was thinking about you the other day when I heard a Dunkin’ pumpkin k-cup commercial on the radio. I thought “Oh Anne Marie must be in her glory – It’s pumpkin time again!”. I’m a totally pumpkin lover too, but I’ve got nothing on you AM!!! I can’t wait to hear about the recipes you try. I think I’ll try the pumpkin cornbread – two of my favorite things in one!

    • Penny!! So great to hear from you! And yes, I am in my absolute glory…and am on a serious Dunkin Pumpkin streak. I think I’ve had one every day for the past three weeks! The pumpkin cornbread and (possibly pumpkin chili to dunk it) is on my list for this weekend! Nothing could be better on a cool fall day. Wish I could bring some into class. :)

    • Thanks Christina! It was so hard to choose just two recipes from your blog, as I see we are of the same (pump)kin when it comes to that big orange gourd. I plan on making your pumpkin roll for Thanksgiving! And maybe one to you know, “test out” a few weeks before…

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