Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

Posted in Recipes By Ingrid Luke

This week, we turned our calendars from August to September. As summer winds down, I am so excited for my favorite season- fall!

Time to unpack the sweaters, boots and scarves, and pull out my peacoat and mittens from the back of the closet.

I love the crisp and refreshing fall mornings and the bright autumn leaves falling from trees.

I love pumpkin, and enjoy it all year round. Fall has arrived, and you can bet I’m capitalizing on this season.

Here are some of my favorite pumpkin recipes to inspire you this autumn!

Pumpkin Spice Bagels

Spice Angels

My favorite pumpkin recipe of all time- pumpkin spice bagels! Seriously, these bagels are so good, I get requests for them year round.

If you’ve never made bagels before, don’t be intimated. This recipe is quite forgiving, and I’ll walk you through step by step.

Making bagels is much easier than it looks. I’ll be baking up a double batch for my family this weekend.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Yes, no fall recipe round-up would be complete without a pumpkin spice latte. Did you know that most coffee shop pumpkin drinks contain no pumpkin?

This pumpkin spice syrup has enough pumpkin to turn your latte orange, and you can taste the difference!

Embrace the cool weather with a warm pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin chai latte- get the recipe here!

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins


These muffins are moist and decadent.

They’re perfect for breakfast, brunch or a morning snack. Gluten-free or gluten-obsessed, you won’t be able to resist these pumpkin muffins.

Pumpkin and chocolate chips- what’s not to love?

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse

Silky smooth mouse with all the decadent flavor of pumpkin pie and rich cheesecake. If you’re looking to indulge, look no further.

I originally made this for Thanksgiving last year, but I’ll be whipping up a batch of this pumpkin cheesecake mousse early this year- I’ve already gotten some requests!

Pumpkin Curry Soup

Pumpkin Soup

This pumpkin curry soup is a non-traditional fall dish, but perfect for a chilly evening. It’s hearty while still creamy and smooth. Mix things up this fall by trying pumpkin in a new way.

Non-Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin overload? Here are a couple fall-inspired recipes sans my favorite orange squash.

Chai Pot de Crème

Chai Pot

When my best friend asked me to describe chai pot de crème, I responded that it was fall in mousse form. Spicy and aromatic, rich and decadent, this chai pot de crème is perfect for a cool autumn evening and curling up with a good book.

If you like chai, you will love this dessert!

Baked Apples

Baked Apple

This version does not have apple baked in the filling (see recipe note)

These baked apples are a healthy alternative to apple crisp, one of my fall favorites. Following the 21 Day Fix diet? These baked apples are 21 Day Fix approved!

Apple Cinnamon Oat Pancakes

Apple Pancakes

Apple pie in pancake form. Plus, these pancakes are gluten-free and can be mixed in the blender. Easy to make, easy to clean up and so delicious!

Apple Butter

Apple butter is somewhere between apple sauce and jam, sweet, tart, delicious and perfect for fall. I love spreading it on toast, biscuits and pancakes!

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Soup

A fall classic, this butternut squash soup is rich, delicious and perfect for a cool evening.