Top 10 Must-Try Pumpkin Recipes on Thriving Home

By Rachel Tiemeyer
September 7, 2021

With 10+ years worth of content, it can be easy to forget about some amazing pumpkin recipes that we have shared over the years. Since fall is in full swing, we thought it would be great to resurface some of these gems and get them back in the spotlight.

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Our Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes

1. Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte

This Homemade Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte is EASY to make and is my go-to drink when entertaining in the fall or winter. Made with REAL ingredients from your pantry. Everyone loves it and is amazed that it’s made in a slow cooker.

Crock Pot Pumpkin Spiced Latte being poured into a white mug

Here’s a peek at how it comes together:

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2. Pumpkin Muffins with Crumble Topping

Over the years, I’ve become sort of a muffin snob. After testing dozens of muffin recipes, I can confidently say that this is one of my all-time favorites. The muffin’s soft, moist texture is perfectly complemented by the crunchy, sweet crumble topping. Plus, with all the autumn-inspired spices, these surprisingly nutritious muffins pack a delightful “pumpkin pie” punch. Tip: Here are 2 Ways to Store or Freeze Muffins to make them last longer.

Stack of Pumpkin Muffins with a Crumble Topping on a white plate

3. Pumpkin Dump Cake

Easy to make, this crowd-pleaser recipe goes a long away (serves 9-12 people). It is a delicious twist on classic pumpkin pie that almost any age will like. It’s also a great make-ahead recipe. Perfect for holiday parties!

Pumpkin Dump Cake on a plate

4. Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes. An easy, nutritious, freezer-friendly breakfast idea that the whole family will devour. Double the batch and freeze cooked pancakes for future busy mornings! We also have Zucchini Pancakes and Sweet Potato Pancakes, if you’re looking for variations.

whole wheat pumpkin pancakes stacked on a plate

5. Blueberry Pumpkin Baked French Toast

Blueberry Pumpkin Baked French Toast is a recipe your family will devour! With the added nutrition from the pumpkin, you can whip up a meal that is healthy and satisfying. If you plan to make this into a freezer meal, simply follow all the instructions up until right before you bake it, and then wrap tightly and freeze.

Blueberry pumpkin baked french toast in a yellow baking dish.

6. Pumpkin Banana Bread

Breakfast, snack, or dessert…this bread, mini bread, muffin, or mini-muffin recipe fits the bill. This bread is moist, nutritious yet has enough good-for-you fat (from coconut oil) and sweetness to taste delicious!

Pumpkin Banana Muffins and bread

7. Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Waffles

These freezer-friendly Pumpkin Chocolate Waffles are made with whole wheat flour and lots of sneaky nutrition. These healthy waffles are an easy breakfast idea that your family will love. Make lots and freeze some for later.

whole wheat pumpkin waffle on a white plate

8. Pumpkin French Toast

A nutritious and hearty way to start your day. Like most of our easy breakfast recipes, we’ve included instructions about how to make french toast an easy make ahead freezer meal. Plus, you are sneaking in extra nutrition to a kid’s favorite breakfast.

9. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

Kids and adults both love this healthy breakfast (or snack). Works great to assemble ahead of time and freeze. We love these freezer containers for recipes like these!

pumpkin baked oatmeal

10. Chocolate Pumpkin Banana Muffins

These Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Muffins are packed full of nutrition and flavor. Feel good about feeding your family these for a quick breakfast!

Whole Wheat Chocolate Pumpkin Banana Muffins

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