7 Pumpkin Recipes to Make Right Now

Pumpkin fever is here! I’m picky about my pumpkin flavors. I 100% prefer real pumpkin instead of artificial. These recipes from Louisa look and sound amazing. Perfect things to put on the menu right now.

7 Pumpkin Recipes to Make Right Now

Guest post by Louisa from Living Lou

Do you feel like we’ve hit peak pumpkin? There is a pumpkin version of everything these days, and while I don’t need pumpkin spiced candles in my life, I do still love a good pumpkin dessert or treat. I think you need to bake with pumpkin at least once every fall (and often, you can cross that off your list at Thanksgiving).

Over the years I’ve posted quite a few pumpkin recipes on my blog, and I’ve rounded up my top seven here!

I’ve learned a few things about baking with pumpkin over the years, the first is that if you add it to cookies they will become cakey instead of chewy (no thank you!), and that the pumpkin itself doesn’t actually add much flavour, it comes from the spices and other ingredients you add to it—I love adding molasses to intensify the flavors!

1. Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Chips Bars

These are basically pumpkin brownies, and they are to die for! I’ve been making them nonstop over the past couple of weeks, and despite being 100% whole wheat flour, they are still so light and fluffy.

2. Pumpkin Spiced Granola

I love making granola, especially in the fall! This recipe uses pureed pumpkin and all your favorite aromatic fall spices for the perfect treat. The secret to making granola? Low and slow—it’ll result in those delicious clumps of granola that everyone loves.

3. Pumpkin Pecan Pie

This pie recipe is definitely the recipe that I worked on the hardest for my blog. I think I worked on this for a couple of months? With so many different variations and tests, I finally got it just right. It’s the hybrid between everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving desserts—pumpkin pie and pecan pie.

4. Make Ahead Pumpkin French Toast

This recipe I shared last year, and it was during a time when I was being very conscious about how I spent my time and who I was spending it with. This is a recipe that always reminds me to slow down, savor the moments and spend time with the people who matter.

5. Whole Wheat Pumpkin Quick Bread

This recipe is similar to my pumpkin bars, but it’s a loaf instead! Studded with dried cranberries, this definitely feels a little healthier but still indulgent enough to enjoy with a cup of coffee on a Sunday morning.

6. Mini Pumpkin Donut Muffins

These donut muffins were all the rage back in 2013, and for a good reason! You basically make a super light muffin that has the texture of a cakey donut, and then roll them in butter and sugar. So. Good.

7. Pumpkin Pancakes

My roommate made pumpkin pancakes for breakfast this weekend, and it totally inspired me to write this roundup! I forgot that I had this incredible recipe for pumpkin pancakes that make the perfect weekend brunch.

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Can’t wait to try some of these out! They all sound amazing. My own personal pumpkin favorites are my mom’s glazed pumpkin cookies and my baked pumpkin doughnuts – so good!


I love pumpkin and all of these recipes sound so good! I’ve made her Apple French Toast and it was quite tasty. I can only imagine how the other recipes turn out. Hope you’ve been enjoying your fall!