Easy Pumpkin Recipes – It’s never too early for delicious pumpkin madness. Luckily, we can enjoy them as early as July. So, here’s a collection of delectable pumpkin recipes, from luscious soup starters to phenomenal desserts and everything in between. These super cozy dishes offer comfort for the soul any time of the day.
Pumpkins are naturally sweet, nutty, and creamy, making them a versatile ingredient. Whether you use them for soups and stews or bread and desserts, these easy pumpkin recipes are guaranteed to give you fantastic dishes perfect for the whole family. So, why wait for autumn when you can enjoy them now? Oh yes!
This versatile vegetable makes great soups, stews, and baked goodies like pie, cake, bread, and cookies. But you can enjoy them boiled, roasted, and baked as a snack or side dish.
Knock gently on the pumpkin. If it sounds hollow, it’s ripe and ready. Another indication is the color of the skin. It should be orange with little to no visible green markings, and the stem should be hard and dry.
Unpeeled and uncut pumpkins with the stalk still intact can last up to 12 weeks if stored in a cool and dry place. On the other hand, peeled and cut pumpkins will keep in the fridge for three days and eight months in the freezer.
Easy Pumpkin Recipe Rundown
1. Pumpkin Spice
Elevate every pumpkin baking recipe with our very own pumpkin spice made from scratch. This spice blend will surely give your baked goodies, such as cookies and cake, warm and comforting flavors from cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves. 😉
Pumpkin Soup Recipes
2. Jamaican Chicken and Pumpkin Soup
Enjoy a hearty soup with nutrient-packed deliciousness from chicken, chayote, plantain, and pumpkin (or butternut squash). Spicy or not, you’ll surely slurp it with delight. Serve it with cornbread to help you wipe your bowl clean. 😉
3. Pumpkin Leaves (Ugu) Soup
Did you know you can eat the pumpkin leaves, too? Well, let this savory and smoky Ugu Soup convince you. The ground peanuts give this soup a whole new level of tastiness. You can pair it with fufu, boiled dumplings, or fried plantains to complete your fantastic Caribbean meal.
Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipes
4. Pumpkin Bread
Believe it or not, our pumpkin bread here is a worthy opponent to our classic favorite banana bread. You’ll love everything about this snack or dessert, especially its moist and soft crumb infused with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice trio. Oh yes!
5. Pumpkin Banana Bread
Combining two of my favorite fruits, pumpkin and bananas, is a dream come true in this yummy quick bread recipe. (And yes, pumpkin is actually a fruit, at least from a botanist’s perspective. 😁) Their nutty and sweet flavor combination is like a beautiful melody in your mouth.
6. Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes
Kickstart your day with a healthier version of our ultimate breakfast favorite, pancakes. Enjoy them with the same delicious taste only made better with pumpkin. Indeed, one of the best pumpkin puree recipes to try this summer and fall. Yum!
Pumpkin Dessert Recipes
7. Pumpkin Cheesecake
Feel the holiday vibes as early as summer with our simple yet elegant-looking pumpkin cheesecake. It’s simply phenomenal because it has enough sweetness to tickle your tastebuds and melt-in-your-mouth goodness with every spoonful of delight. Just wow!
8. Pumpkin Pie
This healthy pumpkin pie recipe will surely remind you of home with its warm and comforting goodness from cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Although it’s made with canned pumpkin puree, rest assured that it’ll still knock your socks off. 👍
9. Pumpkin Cake
This perfectly moist and fluffy cake topped with a caramel cream cheese frosting will win your heart in a heartbeat. Even the kids love them! Luckily, you don’t need to wait for Halloween or fall to enjoy this yummy treat because the canned pumpkin puree will do the trick. 😉
10. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie
Incorporating pumpkin into our cookie dough is a delicious hack to get your kids to eat healthily. They’ll gladly munch on them without complaints. Besides chocolate chips, you can also add your favorite nuts to add more textures and flavors. Yum!
11. Pampoenkoesis (South African Pumpkin Fritters)
Pampo-what?! The name may be hard to pronounce, but the taste is absolutely unforgettable. This African delight can be enjoyed as a snack, side, or dessert, depending on the flavor and spices you add. But my favorite will always be the sweet kind drizzled in caramel sauce. ❤️
12. Pumpkin Spice Latte
But, of course, we need a refreshing beverage to match these amazing desserts. And you can’t go wrong with this pumpkin spice latte here, whether it’s served hot or cold. Its pleasantly bitter taste from coffee balances the sweetness of our favorite desserts. Amazing!
I have to admit, my childhood favorite Ugu Soup is the first recipe I’ve made on this list. Which easy pumpkin recipe do you plan on trying first? Let me know in the comments which one. ❤️