Summer’s not *officially* over until September 22nd but since autumn vibes are already in the air on our FYP (not mad about it), we’re taking that as a sign to start manifesting fall energy, scarves and hot water bottles as long as our bodies.
Brb shopping for a Halloween costume…
Here’s 15 recipes you can make and bake with pumpkin this season!
Jumbo Pumpkin Muffins
Move over pumpkin pie, we’ve only got eyes for these knobbly muffins. Complete with a streusel topping and a dab of cream cheese underneath, these jumbo pumpkin muffins are the pinnacle of comforting autumn bakes.
For the uninitiated, streusel topping is made with a combination of flour, demerara sugar, ground cinnamon, cold butter and hazelnuts. Check the comments for the full recipe and double the quantities to graduate to jumbo size (a must).
Easy October Curry
Warming, cosy and filling, this pumpkin Thai curry is a triple threat. Flavoured with onions, garlic, coconut milk, pumpkin, red curry paste and Thai chilli pepper, it’s an easy recipe to throw together on those chilly evenings when you’re craving something hearty for dinner. Garnish with a handful of coriander and dig in!
Prepare for this autumn loaf to become your entire personality. Banana bread? We don’t know her. If you’re feeling like a villain, add chocolate chips.
Hawaiian Roll Pumpkin French Toast
Category is pumpkin pie meets French toast. Complete with custard for dipping, maple syrup and whipped cream, cosy breakfasts don’t get better than this. You can use buttery brioche if you don’t want to make your own Hawaiian rolls. See the recipe tag for the list of ingredients and instructions.
Pancake lovers, these light and fluffy pumpkin fritters make for a quick and easy sweet treat to whip up on a rainy autumn morning. Breakfast of champs? Completed it. Simply toss them in cinnamon sugar once cooked and tuck in.
Introducing the Wes Anderson of croissants. This recipe is certainly a marathon, not a sprint but it’s worth it for homemade pumpkin croissants. Remember that when you’re prepping pastry in your pjs, a whole night before you can eventually bake, glaze with sugar syrup and inhale.
Can we also appreciate how zen this video is – normalise watching Coraline in September. Thank you PumpkinTok for this exquisite filmmaking experience.
For a tutorial on homemade croissants, check out aspiring pastry chef Hamza’s YouTube.
5 Ingredient Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes
The dream stack and a gourmet meal, made with just 5 ingredients: oats, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, baking powder and milk. Perfect with a cup of coffee on a chilly fall morning and a great way to use up any leftover pumpkin puree.
Pumpkin roulade with a cream cheese filling, now here’s a recipe that’ll sell your house for you (ya know, if there wasn’t a cost of living crisis). Imagine the smell wafting through your home. This is October’s answer to Yule Log.
Mini Pumpkin Pies
It’s like Jenna says, why would you bake a whole pumpkin pie from scratch when you can save time and make these quick and easy mini pies. With a creamy pumpkin cream cheese filling and a golden cinnamon sugar crust, they’re bound to go down a treat with Hocus Pocus 2 – Coming September 30th.
Harry Potter Pumpkin Pasties
Autumn wouldn’t be complete without making the Hogwarts Express delicacy that is pumpkin pasties. Harry, Ron and Hermione were onto something.
Pumpkin Bread 2.0
Because one pumpkin bread recipe is never enough, here’s the autumn ASMR you didn’t know you needed.
Cinnamon Pumpkin Doughnuts
Mentally, we’re in October, eating cinnamon-dusted pumpkin doughnuts for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bake for around 15 minutes at 180 C until a knife/skewer comes out clean. Check the comments for ingredients and quantities. The little cat running past… we cannot.
Pumpkin puree, it’s a genre. Soft, perfectly spiced cookies fresh out the oven and piled high with cinnamon cream cheese frosting – ma’am, you put a spell on us and now we’re gourds.
Easy Pumpkin S’mores Dip
Suddenly, classic S’mores sans pumpkin seems criminal. Hot footing it to HomeSense to hunt down a pumpkin dipping dish as we speak.
Spicy Pumpkin Flatbreads
Justice for savoury pumpkin recipes. We love a sweet bake for sad girl autumn as much as the next person but on those chilly days when you need a warming lunch or dinner that’s quick and easy to make, these spiced pumpkin flatbreads will fill a hole and then some. RIP daily meal deal.