Must-try vegan pumpkin recipes to make this fall! These desserts are perfect to whip up for plant-based friends and family for all your autumn gatherings.
Whether you follow a plant-based lifestyle or not, you’ll be happy to have these delicious vegan pumpkin recipes up your sleeve this season. It seems like we all have times when we need an easy recipe that we can serve to a big group with a wide range of different dietary needs, so you’ll be pleased to find that these pumpkin desserts can easily be made gluten-free as well by substituting a 1-to-1 gluten-friendly flour blend for any recipes that call for regular all-purpose flour. Consider your contributions to all potlucks, get-togethers, and gatherings officially sorted and planned.
Intriguing Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
The ultimate crowd-pleasing cookie, you can’t go with with a classic chocolate chip. Why not test out this spiced seasonal variation made using canned pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice?
Get the recipe here: Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Fluffy Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
These chewy, cakey pumpkin cookies are a yummy, kid-friendly favorite with their cinnamon sugar coating and soft, fluffy texture. The pureed fresh pumpkin combined with ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves gives them a nostalgic autumn flavor.
Learn how to make them here: Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Recipe
Messy, Indulgent Pumpkin Dump Cake
It doesn’t get much easier than this crock pot recipe for pumpkin cake. Just toss all the ingredients in your slow cooker and prepare yourself for ooey-gooey, messy comfort food perfection. Keep your crock pot set to the “warm” setting to have this treat ready to serve with plant-based vanilla ice cream whenever your guests are ready. A super easy recipe if you feel like you don’t really have time to bake.
Get the recipe here: Pumpkin Junk Pile Cake Recipe
Unbelievable 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Bread
It’s hard to believe that something this hearty and comforting can be whipped up so quickly with so few ingredients. You’ll definitely be getting requests for the recipe for this easy loaf cake when you share it with friends and family. Try adding chopped pecan pieces to the batter to elevate it just a bit.
Learn the simple recipe here: Three Ingredient Pumpkin Bread
Better-Than-Traditional Pumpkin Pie
Not only is this pumpkin pie healthier, you might be surprised to find out that this vegan pumpkin pie is actually more flavorful and richer tasting than the traditional homemade pumpkin pie you’re used to. Consider this recipe your new favorite Thanksgiving hack.
Find your new secret recipe here: Plant-Based Pumpkin Pie
Post-Carving Pumpkin Seeds
Take your pumpkin-seed-roasting tradition one step further and make these amazing candied pumpkin spice pumpkin seeds after you’re finished with your Jack O’ Lantern creations this Halloween. The quick candying process is fun to watch and the combination of cinnamon, ginger, and other warming fall spices makes a perfect autumnal treat.
Learn how to make them here: Candied Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin Seeds
Healthier Pumpkin Fudge
Sweetened with just a hint of maple syrup and no processed sugar, this pumpkin “fudge” is a delicious and satisfying way to enjoy the season healthfully. This guilt-free treat tastes just like you’re eating a little chunk of pumpkin cheesecake with the crust. These pumpkin bars can be chilled or kept in the freezer.
Get the recipe here: Healthy Pumpkin Fudge
The Best Homemade Pumpkin Coffee Creamer
You can’t beat this viral coffee creamer recipe and the fact that it’s completely dairy-free and actually quite good for you is a wonderful bonus. If you like pumpkin pie spice or a pumpkin spice latte, you need to make this and store it in your fridge this fall. Perfect for using up leftover pumpkin from other recipes.
Find the recipe here: Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Creamer for Coffee
Planning for Christmas? 10 Vegan Christmas Cookies to Make This Year
Try these recipes for plant-based Christmas cookies to put together a cookie tray that everyone at your gathering can enjoy together this year! Everyone deserves delightful cookies at Christmas time, no matter what their particular dietary needs are, and if you’re the kind person who brings the cookies that everyone can enjoy, you’ll definitely be very much appreciated. Here are some of my favorite plant-based Christmas cookies that I’ve shared over the years.
Get the Recipes: 10 Easy Plant-Based Christmas Cookies
“I can’t believe that worked!” Kitchen Tricks That Save Time
Learning a new shortcut or productivity hack in the kitchen is so exciting. Here are some reader favorite kitchen tricks that save time and money when you’re preparing and storing food. These are the ones that always seem to get pinned the most on Pinterest, or the ones that I get the most comments on when people are just thrilled that something actually worked for them the way it was supposed to. You know how great that feeling is.
Learn the Tricks: Kitchen Tricks That Save Time and Money
Make Cooking Easier this Year with Slow Cooker Recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas
Try these slow cooker recipes if you’re looking to make Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner preparations a whole lot easier this year! Borrow a few extra Crock Pots and spend the day relaxing instead of over a hot stove! It’s amazing the number of things that you can make in a slow cooker once you start trying things out! You can make snacks to have on hand for when friends stop by unexpectedly, delicious desserts to feed a crowd, or even a whole Christmas dinner if you have access to enough Crock Pots!
Get the Recipes: Slow Cooker Recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.