Mentally, We’re In October: Here’s 15 Things You Can Make With Pumpkin This Season

Since autumn vibes are already in the air on our FYP (not mad about it), we’re taking that as a sign to start manifesting fall energy, scarves and hot water bottles as long as our bodies. 

Summer’s not *officially* over until September 22nd but since autumn vibes are already in the air on our FYP (not mad about it), we’re taking that as a sign to start manifesting fall energy, scarves and hot water bottles as long as our bodies. 

Brb shopping for a Halloween costume…

Here’s 15 recipes you can make and bake with pumpkin this season! 

Jumbo Pumpkin Muffins

Move over pumpkin pie, we’ve only got eyes for these knobbly muffins. Complete with a streusel topping and a dab of cream cheese underneath, these jumbo pumpkin muffins are the pinnacle of comforting autumn bakes. 

For the uninitiated, streusel topping is made with a combination of flour, demerara sugar, ground cinnamon, cold butter and hazelnuts. Check the comments for the full recipe and double the quantities to graduate to jumbo size (a must). 

Easy October Curry

Warming, cosy and filling, this pumpkin Thai curry is a triple threat. Flavoured with onions, garlic, coconut milk, pumpkin, red curry paste and Thai chilli pepper, it’s an easy recipe to throw together on those chilly evenings when you’re craving something hearty for dinner. Garnish with a handful of coriander and dig in! 

Pumpkin Bread

Prepare for this autumn loaf to become your entire personality. Banana bread? We don’t know her. If you’re feeling like a villain, add chocolate chips. 


Pumpkin Bread! – Family Recipe! 🍞🍂 A fall staple you will make over and over! #fallrecipes #pumpkinbread #fallfood #fallbaking

♬ Fall October Halloween horror classic(177261) – rareNote

Hawaiian Roll Pumpkin French Toast

Category is pumpkin pie meets French toast. Complete with custard for dipping, maple syrup and whipped cream, cosy breakfasts don’t get better than this. You can use buttery brioche if you don’t want to make your own Hawaiian rolls. See the recipe tag for the list of ingredients and instructions. 


Pumpkin Pie French Toast Recipe! Coziest breakfast 🧡 #fall #pumpkinspice

♬ Lo-fi hip hop – NAO-K

Pumpkin Fritters

Pancake lovers, these light and fluffy pumpkin fritters make for a quick and easy sweet treat to whip up on a rainy autumn morning. Breakfast of champs? Completed it. Simply toss them in cinnamon sugar once cooked and tuck in. 

Pumpkin Croissants

Introducing the Wes Anderson of croissants. This recipe is certainly a marathon, not a sprint but it’s worth it for homemade pumpkin croissants. Remember that when you’re prepping pastry in your pjs, a whole night before you can eventually bake, glaze with sugar syrup and inhale.

Can we also appreciate how zen this video is – normalise watching Coraline in September. Thank you PumpkinTok for this exquisite filmmaking experience. 

For a tutorial on homemade croissants, check out aspiring pastry chef Hamza’s YouTube.

5 Ingredient Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes

The dream stack and a gourmet meal, made with just 5 ingredients: oats, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, baking powder and milk. Perfect with a cup of coffee on a chilly fall morning and a great way to use up any leftover pumpkin puree. 


I love fall season sm🤩 these pumpkin pancakes were so good! #pumpkinpancakes #pumpkinrecipe #breakfast

♬ Spooky, Scary Skeletons – Andrew Gold

Pumpkin Roulade 

Pumpkin roulade with a cream cheese filling, now here’s a recipe that’ll sell your house for you (ya know, if there wasn’t a cost of living crisis). Imagine the smell wafting through your home. This is October’s answer to Yule Log. 

Mini Pumpkin Pies

It’s like Jenna says, why would you bake a whole pumpkin pie from scratch when you can save time and make these quick and easy mini pies. With a creamy pumpkin cream cheese filling and a golden cinnamon sugar crust, they’re bound to go down a treat with Hocus Pocus 2 – Coming September 30th.


Ditching pumpkin pie this thanksgiving for these pumpkin cuties #pumpkinspice #pumpkinseason

♬ Weekday Morning Routine – Dominant

Harry Potter Pumpkin Pasties 

Autumn wouldn’t be complete without making the Hogwarts Express delicacy that is pumpkin pasties. Harry, Ron and Hermione were onto something. 

Pumpkin Bread 2.0 

Because one pumpkin bread recipe is never enough, here’s the autumn ASMR you didn’t know you needed.  

Cinnamon Pumpkin Doughnuts 

Mentally, we’re in October, eating cinnamon-dusted pumpkin doughnuts for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bake for around 15 minutes at 180 C until a knife/skewer comes out clean. Check the comments for ingredients and quantities. The little cat running past… we cannot. 

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin puree, it’s a genre. Soft, perfectly spiced cookies fresh out the oven and piled high with cinnamon cream cheese frosting – ma’am, you put a spell on us and now we’re gourds. 

Easy Pumpkin S’mores Dip

Suddenly, classic S’mores sans pumpkin seems criminal. Hot footing it to HomeSense to hunt down a pumpkin dipping dish as we speak. 


quick and easy pumpkin s’mores dip 🎃🍫 thought I’d mix up a classic summer and fall dessert since it’s that time of the year where it looks and feels like summer but we’re all ready for fall (or at least I am) 🤭 how to make: – mix a few spoonfuls of canned pumpkin with 1 tbsp of brown sugar, some pumpkin spice seasoning, and 1/2 tsp of vanilla (I accidentally added more lol) – add chocolate chips on top – add marshmallows – sprinkle a little more pumpkin spice pop in the oven at 350F for 12-15 min or until marshmallows are golden brown! the great thing about this recipe is you can add as many chocolate chips and marshmallows as you like, same goes for the pumpkin! make it your own!! – #smoresdip #smores #summerdessert #fallbaking #easydessert #pumpkinspice #pumpkinspiceseason

♬ Halloween Spooky Town – WavebeatsMusic

Spicy Pumpkin Flatbreads

Justice for savoury pumpkin recipes. We love a sweet bake for sad girl autumn as much as the next person but on those chilly days when you need a warming lunch or dinner that’s quick and easy to make, these spiced pumpkin flatbreads will fill a hole and then some. RIP daily meal deal.