Top 10 Must-Try Pumpkin Recipes on Thriving Home


With 8 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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Here are our Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes that you should try ASAP!

Crock Pot Pumpkin-Spiced Latte

This Homemade Crock Pot pumpkin 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 amazed that it is 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:


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, as well as Thriving Home readers’, all-time favorites. The muffins’ 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

Pumpkin Dump Cake

Pumpkin Dump Cake is an easy to make, 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

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

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.

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

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

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are moist, sweet, and delicious…and easily freezable.  We make them every other week and pull them out of the freezer for snacks or breakfast.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal is an easy and healthy breakfast or snack. It is a great family recipe and ideal for large groups. This recipe also works great to assemble ahead of time and freeze. We love these freezer containers for recipes like these!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal in a glass baking dish

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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