13 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes


13 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes

By Foodess

  • Pumpkin Granola – Foodess

    By Foodess

    This hearty, healthy granola features pumpkin puree and all the pie spices that go with it, plus toasty nuts and chewy cranberries.  Pie for breakfast? OK!

  • Pumpkin S’more Doughnut Muffins – Bakers Royale

    By Foodess

    Looks like a muffin, tastes like a (Pumpkin S’more!) doughnut. 

  • Pumpkin Pie Muffins – Foodess

    By Foodess

    These Pumpkin Pie-Spiced Pumpkin Muffins are like dessert for breakfast. Perfectly spiced, and super moist, they’re a real autumn treat.

  • Pumpkin Bundt + Maple Caramel Sauce – Simple Bites

    By Foodess

    I love Aimee’s (very Canadian) addition of maple to the caramel sauce that coats this pumpkin cake! 

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars – Foodess

    By Foodess

    These Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars feature pumpkin pie cheesecake swirled into gingered sour cream cheesecake batter on a buttery, oat-pecan crust.

  • Pumpkin Pie w/Chocolate Crust – Spoon Fork Bacon

    By Foodess

    A chocolatey twist on a classic – I approve!

  • Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls – Foodess

    By Foodess

    Moist pumpkin and the associated warm spices lend themselves beautifully to these ultra-soft, super-gooey cinnamon buns.

  • Pumpkin Soup + Coconut Panna Cotta – Farm on Plate

    By Foodess

    This is pumpkin soup taken to a whole new (fancy schmancy) level – beautiful! 

  • Pumpkin Gnocchi – Foodess

    By Foodess

    This autumnal recipe for Pumpkin Gnocchi features plump little dumplings in browned butter and crispy fried sage.  Incredible comfort food. 

  • Spicy Pumpkin-Black Bean Enchiladas – Foodess

    By Foodess

    These Spicy Black Bean Pumpkin Enchiladas are a hearty, comfort food favourite all autumn. The silky, spicy sauce is pumpkin- rather than tomato-based.

  • Pumpkin-Ricotta Pancakes – iamafoodblog

    By Foodess

    I just wanna dive into this stack of fat, fluffy pumpkin pancakes!

  • Pumpkin Creme Brulee – Foodess

    By Foodess

    This Pumpkin Creme Brulee takes the best part of pumpkin pie – the warmly spiced, creamy pumpkin filling – and makes it better. Best part? It’s SUPER easy.

  • Moist Pumpkin-Zucchini Muffins – Foodess

    By Foodess

    Super-moist muffins loaded with pumpkin and zucchini. 

Happy Halloween! I’ve been traveling this week, hence the radio silence over here. But I’ve created a roundup of some amazing sweet and savoury pumpkin recipes to celebrate jack-o-lantern day, from Foodess and elsewhere. Use the arrows to scroll through, and click anywhere to follow the links. Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Oat-Pecan Crust

Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Oat Pecan Crust

This Sweet Potato Cheesecake is the third recipe in the series I’ve been excitedly working on for Bon Appetit in partnership with Vitamix (the first two are here and here). The Thanksgiving issue (one of my favs each year) is fresh on the stands, so run and grab it! My face is in there! Eep!

As with the previous Bon Appetit x Vitamix recipes I’ve shared, there’s a beautiful Vitamix Professional Series 750 up for grabs. To enter, take a photo of something you make that is inspired by this recipe, post it to instagram with the #VitamixSweepstakes hashtag before 11:59 PM on November 18, 2014 and cross your fingers! Link to full rules at end of post.

How to cook a turkey – an easy roast turkey recipe

How to cook a turkey   an easy roast turkey recipe

Ok, maybe you’re wondering how we dashed from Halloween Cookies straight to Turkey, barely stopping to brush the peanut buttery crumbs off our chin, but you see – I’m getting a jump start on holiday cooking posts, because Canadian Thanksgiving happened a couple of weeks ago. Plus, it’s never too early to start curating your holiday menu on Pinterest.

Cooking a turkey can be intimidating for not just a new cook, but even a seasoned home cook who is simply not used to cooking a massive beast. Happily, it is actually really easy. The two main things to aim for are: 1. don’t overcook it and 2. don’t undercook it. We’re not reaching for the stars, here!

Peanut Butter Halloween Candy Cookies

Peanut Butter Halloween Candy Cookies
Can you believe that Halloween is already just around the bend? I bought little peanut a super cute bumblebee costume – that he is terrified of. (He’s also terrified of play doh and teddy bears. Strange kid.)

I came thisclose to buying him a dog costume. Like, a costume made for dogs, not a kid’s costume OF a dog. The store I was in had so many more options for pets then for human toddlers, and they looked about the same size to me! To his humiliation, I tried to stuff Theo into a Robin Hood costume for Golden Retrievers, but the arm (paw?) holes were awkwardly placed in front instead of the sides where human arms reside. Oh well. He’s stuck with a fluffy bee outfit with sparkly fairy wings that scares the snot out of him. (I’ll probably only make him wear it for one photo.)

Healthy Breakfast Sandwich with Egg & Avocado

Healthy Breakfast Sandwich with Egg & Avocado

How I start my morning sets the tone for my entire day. I’m an early-bird, so I tend to spring out of bed and then take things slowly – I linger over my first coffee of the day, enjoy breakfast sitting down, and spend some quiet moments in a sunny spot watching my little guy play on the floor while reading my favourite blogs or perusing Pinterest for beautiful food photography. It’s a little ritual I look forward to waking up to.