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10 Pumpkin Baking Recipes We Love, from Breakfast to Dessert

Fall is upon us, a season synonymous with pumpkins. From festive front porches to sweetly spiced candles and hearty baked goods, we can’t get enough of the brightly colored gourds in the fall. Pumpkins have a way of making everything cozy and autumnal, an aesthetic we’re drawn to as temperatures cool and days shorten.

We’ve put together a list of 10 delicious pumpkin baking recipes sure to satisfy cravings for that cozy fall feeling.

Pumpkin bread recipes sure to delight

1. Honey Butter Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Honey Butter Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Picture a fluffy, flaky yeast roll. Infuse it with spiced pumpkin puree, and you get something a bit sweeter, a bit more complex, and oh so comforting. These pumpkin dinner rolls coated with honey butter hold their own as a festive side, or you can use them as the base for a fall-themed sandwich. They’re especially perfect at Thanksgiving.

2. Bread Machine Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Spiced Pumpkin Yeast Bread

This fall-themed loaf embraces the flavors of the season and the convenience of a bread machine. While we all love a homemade loaf of bread, we don’t always have the time to make one. With versions for three different bread machine sizes, you can simply load the machine, add the pecans toward the end of the kneading cycle and pull out a flavorful homemade loaf of spiced pumpkin bread.

3. Pumpkin Challah

Pumpkin Challah

Using more egg and oil than traditional bread recipes, challah stands out for its richness in flavor and soft texture. This seasonal spin on the golden braided loaf uses pumpkin and maple syrup to add a touch of sweetness. Pro tip: Use any leftovers for a seasonal French toast. 

4. Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll Brioche

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll Brioche

Love the flavors and textures of a cinnamon roll but don’t want to go overboard with the sweetness factor? You need to try this brioche loaf. Rich layers of soft, pumpkin-infused dough are swirled together with cinnamon sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Enjoy a slice of toasted bread with melted butter on a crisp fall morning.

Breakfast recipes with a pumpkin twist

5. Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Cinnamon Rolls

Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Cinnamon Rolls

Featuring pumpkin puree, coffee granules, milk and pumpkin pie spice, these cinnamon rolls embrace the flavors of the iconic pumpkin spice latte (PSL) drink. Because the recipe uses real pumpkin, whole wheat flour and a more sparing amount of coconut sugar, you can feel better about enjoying a gooey spiral versus some store-bought versions. Sometimes you can have your cake and eat it too.

6. Giant Pumpkin-Masala Chai Sweet Roll

Giant Pumpkin Masala Chai Sweet Roll

This pumpkin sweet roll is a bit unexpected. To start, it looks like one giant cinnamon roll. But it doesn’t taste like an ordinary cinnamon roll. Its fluffy, pumpkin-infused dough spirals are filled with a masala chai filling that adds a bit of sweet heat. It’s bold. It’s aromatic. It’s a must-try this fall.

7. Pumpkin Yeast Doughnuts

Pumpkin Yeast Doughnuts

This homemade doughnut recipe rivals those filling the cases at a gourmet doughnut shop.  Featuring deep fried pumpkin yeast dough, cinnamon cream cheese filling and a sea salted maple glaze, yum doesn’t do these doughnuts justice! Warning: They will be gobbled up quickly.

8. Gluten Free Pumpkin Yeast Pancakes

Gluten Free Pumpkin Yeast Pancakes

We love pancakes in all their forms, but in the fall there’s something right about throwing a pumpkin one on the griddle. Light and fluffy, it’s tough to believe these pumpkin pancakes are gluten free.

Festive pumpkin dessert recipes

9. Pumpkin Star Bread

Pumpkin Star Bread

This pumpkin star bread is beauty to behold. And rest assured, its style points are matched by its deliciousness. Bring this pumpkin-filled goodie to your next gathering and you’ll have people begging for the recipe.

10. Pumpkin Cheesecake Braid

Pumpkin Cheesecake Braid

Is it a dessert? Is it a pastry? Does it even matter when it looks that scrumptious? This cheesecake braid is pumpkin-y through and through, from dough to the cheesecake filling to the glaze. If you’re looking for a pumpkin-pie alternative, this should be a top contender!

Warm, earthy and sweet, pumpkin is the unofficial flavor of fall. We love how seamlessly pumpkin and pumpkin spice can be used to give desserts, breads and breakfast a fall refresh.

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