Autumn equals pumpkin season, but so many people limit themselves to pumpkin pie. There are so many other things you can make, and they don't all have to be desserts (though, admittedly, there are a lot of desserts in this list because desserts are my favorite food group)!

So check this list out, but keep in mind that these recipes are for pumpkin puree, not canned pumpkin pie filling, which has added sugar and spices already.


1. Add it to a smoothie for a fall twist!

Change up your liquid breakfast this autumn by combining pumpkin puree, bananas, yogurt, and classic pumpkin pie spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. 

2. Pumpkin pancakes are a great reason to get out of bed on a cold morning.

With autumn comes chilly mornings, and the only thing I hate more than getting out of bed is getting out into a cold room. I'd brave it for these pancakes.


3. Make pumpkin cupcakes for your autumn bake sale.

Stand out from the crowd of vanilla and chocolate. Cream cheese frosting goes particularly well with these cupcakes, but I also like topping them with a fluffy dollop of whipped cream.

4. If pumpkin cupcakes are a bit too much for you, try flavoring the frosting instead.

Stick to your trusty vanilla cupcake recipe and top it with this incredible pumpkin pie frosting.