Do you want some pumpkin breakfast recipes to freshen up your dull October mornings? Whether sweet or savory recipes, from soup or baked cake, for children or adults, I’ve got a lot of different ways to use up this shining squash.
Pumpkin offers a high amount of essential nutrients and low calories. Mainly, it’s well-known for its enormous source of vitamin A and others. It not only strengthens eye health but also supports the immune system and provides you with energetic days.
Also, the pumpkin is a versatile ingredient. It can go well with many kinds of dishes ranging from breakfast to dinner. And now, no further ado, let’s jump right into it!
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Leaves! Lattes! Ghosts! Halloween! Pumpkin season is coming! Are you ready to make yourself one? Below is the list of pumpkin morning meals that anyone should hoard up for pampering the empty belly.
Total time: 40 minutes.
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The first dish of the day is inspired by one of the most traditional French-style morning meals: pumpkin Souffle. This healthy dish is all you need to rock up this fall.
The process is effortless. You combine all the ingredients into a blender and blend it until it reaches a smooth mixture. Then, bake it for around 30-35 minutes to achieve the golden brown Souffle.
Thanks to the pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice, the Souffle has a deliciously creamy and sweet squash flavor. Each bite of this dessert-like breakfast will melt gently and satisfyingly, owing to the light and airy texture.
Not to mention this pumpkin Souffle is 100% gluten-free and dairy-free, so no worries for people following any strict diets.
Total time: 5 minutes.
Had enough salty and unhealthy breakfast meals for weeks? Your belly needs some healthy and nutritious food to balance the body? I’m pretty sure this pumpkin pie smoothie is one of the perfect morning bowls to nibble on.
The incredibly thick, creamy texture includes naturally sweet pumpkin and lots of toppings such as granola, banana, crispy crushed pecans, and nutty almond butter. You can also add some savory and chewy pumpkin seeds.
This nourishing bowl is a wonderful way to kick off the morning in autumn. You will be surprised because this yummy recipe only takes you 5 minutes! It’s not only vegan but also dairy-free, a toothsome breakfast.
Breakfast is no longer a problem with Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl.
Total time: 7 hours 10 minutes.
Do you always have a busy morning but still want a nutrient-dense breakfast? This prepared in advance morning dish is the perfect recommendation!
Oatmeal is a typical dish and is incredibly flexible with flavors and ingredients. Now with the slow cooker and pumpkin added, I think the whole thing just got an extra tasty level.
This one needs no effort. You just let the slow cooker do its job. Ping! The bowl is full of starchy-sweet pumpkin pie and nutty, earthy, and buttery chopped nuts. Getting bored of this dish is impossible.
In case you have some leftovers, cover them tightly and store them in the refrigerator. For the following meal, you can add some milk and use the microwave to warm it up.
Total time: 16 minutes.
You’ve got a fever and crave something hot, quick yet nutritious? Today is your lucky day because this hot instant pot pumpkin quinoa porridge will mellow your appetite along with your body.
Quinoa is well-known for its high protein and fiber content that helps you dodge the pangs of hunger. Also, the main character of the porridge is pumpkin puree. I think this creamy and fatty squash flavor is more than enough to warm your heart and calm your belly.
The bowl is filled with milk which is kind of similar to what cereal looks like, but this has unsalted, chopped, chewy pepitas with a cinnamon sprinkle for furthering up the overall flavor.
To be clear, this is free of almost.. everything. Ranging from gluten to dairy, and it’s vegan. Way too perfect for a healthy eater!
Total time: 55 minutes.
How about some Italian-style breads in the morning? Pumpkin crostini rocket pesto sounds like a fancy dish in a five-star restaurant, isn’t it?
Look at the slices of soft pumpkin with caramelized edges shining on the top of toasts. Besides, the toasts spread with hummus or vegan ricotta (your choice) emphasize the golden pumpkin color. Well, I don’t think anyone can resist it.
When you sink your teeth into that engaging bread, you will feel the incredible combination between the tangy and savory hummus and the soft and fatty pumpkin.
Also adding a drizzle of rocket pesto to enhance the flavors overall is a must. It brings a slightly bitter taste yet bright, herby, and nutty flavor to your dish.
Total time: 35 minutes.
Do you want some take-away breakfast packed with nutrients and energy? Here I introduce you to the veggies Muffins that contain no processed sugar.
This Muffins recipe is perfectly fit for those who want to minimize the amount of sugar they consume in the morning. Also, they include zucchini which is low in calories and sugar and rich in water and fiber.
But how can I forget the pumpkin spice, the element that helps put everything together nicely and deliciously? The soft and fluffy texture is a delightful base for buttery, fatty pumpkin spice and grassy, earthy zucchini.
By the way, you can replace Greek yogurt with coconut milk yogurt to make these Muffins dairy-free. They are not only fabulous for your breakfast but also yummy for dessert!
Total time: 22 minutes.
Pumpkin cookies are a fantastic morning option for your children. Sooner or later, your kids will ask insistently for more!
The best part is that these cookies are made of nutritious ingredients like nutty oatmeals and creamy, fatty pumpkin puree. You just need to whisk all the ingredients together, form them nicely into each ball, and let them turn brown in the oven for around 17 minutes.
The cookies are crispy, aromatic, and flavorful. By the way, you can replace the pumpkin with bananas or applesauce if you don’t have it at hand. Also, if you want your cookies to have a mild sweetness, honey is a perfect recommendation for you.
Total time: 35 minutes.
If you are a Muffins fan and want some creative recipes to try out, pumpkin banana Muffins will be the wind of change blowing through your kitchen!
These tasty treats are made of whole wheat flour, pumpkin, Greek yogurt, and mashed bananas. They will offer you a nice soft and dense texture with naturally sweet bananas and fatty pumpkin.
Those golden Muffins are not only tasty but also healthy and nutritious. Ranging from adults and children to toddlers, everyone loves Muffins! I think you need to buy double the ingredients because your family will crave another batch in a little while.
You can absolutely freeze those Muffins in the freezer. Whenever you’re in a rush and need something to fill up your belly instantly, reheat them in the microwave within 30 seconds.
Pumpkin Banana Muffins are more than enough to rock up your morning!
Total time: 10 minutes.
This hearty Japanese-style breakfast idea will fill your empty belly with deliciousness.
This Japanese soup is so easy to make yet heavenly tasty! The soup will include dashi stock, diced pumpkin, onion, tofu, wakame seaweed, and miso paste. I swear the broth is so earthy and flavorful, and it keeps me wanting more.
You don’t need to scrape the skins on the Japanese pumpkin because they will get soft afterward. And if your broth is too bold for you, you can add a little water to make it washy.
All the needed steps require you 10 minutes overall. You will find a rich, creamy, yummy, healthy, and nourishing all-in-one bowl.
Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes.
Streusel is a traditional German dish basically made by cutting butter into a combination of sugar and flour. But with this recipe, not only that, the pumpkin will join the show and level up the fancy of the whole dish.
Shiny squash color texture is encompassed by the coffee color making it more appealing and enjoyable. The cake is not only built up by the rich pumpkin flavor, but it also contains the buttery and nutty flavor from the streusel.
Adding pecans into the streusel will make it more crumble and chewy. It provides you with all the best flavors that a cake should have, easy-going and delicious.
You can serve yourself some morning beverages to make it even more fulfilling. In case you can’t eat up the cake, seal it carefully and store it at room temperature.
Why does the Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake taste so good? Let’s find out together!
Total time: 25 minutes.
Deciding what to eat for breakfast is probably the most common issue so let me give you a hand. These gluten-free pumpkin spice waffles will be the changing blow for your boring breakfast menu.
The batter is an excellent combination of oat flour, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, coconut oil, and other components. Because the batter has oat flour and pumpkin puree, these golden waffles are just a whole new level.
You can feel the crispy crusts outside and the fluffy, moist, light, and soft texture inside. I would give a chef kiss for this performance!
The waffles will bring you a sweet taste from maple syrup and natural squash flavor from pumpkin puree. Sounds attractive enough for you to make one?
Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes.
Try this gourmet dish, and it won’t let you down if you are looking for an overnight breakfast to enjoy on the following day.
You can serve some side dishes with this morning casserole to make it more delightful and unique!
To get started on making this recipe, you put bread cubes into the baking pan, followed by the combination of pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, and other ingredients.
And with streusel topping, you add the chopped pecans and brown sugar to make the casserole more crumble and chewy. If you like the streusel to be extra crispy, you only add it to the surface of the casserole directly before baking.
Pumpkin French Toast Casserole will brighten up the whole morning.
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes.
I’m not flattering, but bread is probably the all-time favorite food of humankind when it goes well with almost everything and every flavor. And this pumpkin bread is no exception.
Well, this one is perfect for those who are on a healthy diet. It’s made of whole wheat pastry flour, which provides a lighter texture than a regular one, creamy pumpkin pie spice, and other baking ingredients.
Also, the pumpkin bread contains high antioxidants, low in sugar, and is completely vegan, which stops you from binge-eating in the morning. You can serve it with jam or other morning side dishes, including classic fruit salad.
The ingredient list has little sugar, so maple syrup will be a wonderful element to create a touch of natural sweetness. If you want your bread gluten-free, just pick up the flour without gluten.
Total time: 15 minutes.
Are you always swept away by a busy morning routine? French toast sticks are undoubtedly a suitable option that’s yummy, quick, and easy to make.
Drown the bread into a pumpkin and egg mixture, fry to perfection, and roll them with sweet cinnamon and sugar. These toast sticks will satisfy you to the fullest with their wholesome flavor.
Also, dip them into your favorite syrup (I recommend buttered pecan syrup) to further enhance the sensation. The whole process of making the light and airy texture of those sticks only takes you no more than 15 minutes.
You can prepare the batter beforehand, and it can last 1-2 days in the fridge. When you want to enjoy the toasts, just apply these simple steps, as I said above.
Total time: 30 minutes.
This pumpkin cream cheese Danish is one of the most famous morning recipes that use puff pastry.
Puff Pastry is a flaky, light pastry made by repeatedly layering pastry dough. You will put a spoon of softened cream cheese on top of Puff Pastry rectangles, followed by pumpkin filling. And then, you drizzle powdered sugar glaze as a final step, and your plate is ready.
Besides the crispy crust and the pillow-soft texture at the center, this recipe gives you not only a creamy stinky cream cheese but also the warm taste of pumpkin pie spice.
You can enjoy this mini Danish for your breakfast, brunch, snack times, or even parties. Remember to save you some because those lovely Danish will disappear if you blink your eyes for a second!
I know you will love this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Danish for sure!
16. Pumpkin Crepes
Total time: 15 minutes.
You might know crepes as famous street food. But today, I will introduce you to a recipe that you can enjoy as breakfast on the weekend.
The dish won’t take you longer than 15 minutes to make. The crepe batter contains pumpkin puree, cornstarch, eggs, and other needed ingredients. After cooking the crepes, you then add the cheesecake filling and fold it together.
The chewy and soft texture of golden crepe combined with the sweet, tangy, and creamy cheesecake filling will be more than enough to melt your heart. You can freely sprinkle some pecans and drizzle caramel sauce on top to enhance the overall flavor.
17. Pumpkin Scones
Total time: 45 minutes.
Are you running out of ideas for morning meals? Well, I’m here to recommend you the pumpkin scones!
It’s just so lovely when the cozy fall flavor is wrapped up in those sweet golden scones. To prepare this one, you pour the mixture of pumpkin spice pie, flour, and cinnamon into the wet ingredients, including pumpkin puree and milk.
These are extremely bready, flaky, and light in texture with the creamy mouthfeel and squash flavor will surely be your new privileged recipe. You can drizzle vanilla glaze on top for a sweet and creamy touch.
This Pumpkin Scones will bring you the flavor no different than a five-star restaurant!
Total time: 15 minutes.
A soft pancake has always been a perfect way to start a new day. But have you ever tried the pumpkin pancakes version? It’s not only healthy but also vegan and easy to make.
The pumpkin pancake process is similar to the typical one. You mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, including pumpkin puree, dairy-free milk (I use almond milk), and others. But don’t overmix the mixture if you want your pancakes to present a fluffy texture.
The pancakes are moist and rich owing to pumpkin puree. Every bite is filled with the golden squash flavor, sweetness from maple syrup, and nutty nuts. You can add some other side dressings such as fruits or chocolate chips to make the dish extra appetizing.
Hey pancake lovers! This perfect Vegan Pumpkin Pancake is a wonderful option for you!
Total time: 45 minutes.
Pumpkin pie custard is highly recommended among those morning dishes in the fall. This fancy breakfast will be on top of the menu for its fabulous flavor.
Custard is a thick, creamy, rich, and sweet food. The custard will be creamier, smoother, and healthier when combined with pumpkin puree. With this recipe, you can freely enjoy the custard without worrying about carbs or whether it’s gluten-free.
You can tell if the custard is cooked perfectly by putting the knife into the center and the edge. When you take the knife out of the cup, if the knife is almost clean, the custard is ready to serve.
Although you might take almost one hour to have the custard done, you can prepare it in advance. Preserve it tightly with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator within three days.
Look at these Pumpkin Pie Custard cups! Why don’t you make yourself one and appreciate how delicious they are.
Total time: 10 minutes.
Oats have never been a bad way to start off a new day, but sometimes you just find the typical flavor boring. Want to try the new fabulous kind of oats? Here I have pumpkin spinach oat cake for you.
You already know oats for their dense nutrient and high protein content. Today’s recipe also includes pumpkin, which has low calories and is particularly rich in vitamin A. Besides, adding spinach as a balancing element will make the cakes more healthy and harmonious.
These oatcakes also contain turmeric for their shining color. Those golden cookies are not only sweet and nutty but also spicy and savory. You can dip them into your favorite sauce and enjoy them with salad or a grain bowl. The dish is flavorful either way!
Total time: 5 minutes.
Wake up in the morning and yearn for a fresh bowl for breakfast? Pumpkin pie yogurt is your answer.
The name tells itself. This yogurt is made of pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, maple syrup, and yogurt, obviously. You can use plain yogurt if you want your bowl to have a mild sweetness and if you are a vegan, then pick up a dairy-free yogurt.
Thanks to the pumpkin, this bowl is full of nutty, creamy, and fatty flavors. You basically just add other toppings like granola, pepitas, or almond butter. It depends!
Each bite will offer you a rich and thick texture along with crunchy and chewy toppings. You just need to spend 10 minutes for the most wonderful experience ever!
Total time: 60 minutes.
Surprising your family with a traditional breakfast from the Jewish on holiday is no longer difficult because I’m here to give you detailed tutorials about this pumpkin rugelach.
This rugelach has a croissant-like appearance because of its buttery, airy, and flaky texture. You just need to place the pumpkin, honey, sugar, and vanilla mixture into each floured surface.
The result is a buttery, fatty squash flavor covered with glazes of rich and creamy cream cheese that is a big hit for the dreary morning.
Although it might take an hour to achieve, it is definitely worth your time. Now your holiday breakfast list already has a new king!
Total time: 47 minutes.
Imagine eating a cookie with crunchy edges and a chewy and tender center at the same time? These pumpkin cookies will easily meet your demand within 47 minutes.
You pour the dry ingredients into the mixture of browned butter, egg yolk, maple syrup, and pumpkin and slowly toss it up. Then, let the dough chill itself in the fridge for 15-30 minutes. Roll it into balls, and the oven will do its responsibility.
Those cookies are covered by a layer of crisp cinnamon sugar that increases the crispiness outside. They have a moist, soft, fluffy, and airy texture. To make these cookies more delightful, you can freely add other dressing toppings like chocolate chips.
By the way, you will be amazed because those lovely babies can last 2 weeks if you store them carefully in an airtight box.
Total time: 7 minutes.
Let’s wrap up the list with roasted pumpkin toast! Quick, nutritious, and easy to make! This deserves long applause for its all-in-one bite.
The process requires no effort. You cut the pumpkin depending on the serving, and cover each slice with oil and spices or herbs as you wish. The pumpkin slices will be soft on the outside but still have crispy crusts.
You place those roasted slices nicely on the toast that has cream cheese already. Then add some pecans to enhance the crunchiness of the toast and maple syrup glaze for sweetness.
This quick breakfast will save you a lot of time but still be healthy and nourishing. You can have the toast with a pumpkin latte to enjoy the morning meal to the fullest.
As you already know, the pumpkin owns a powerful scent that can trigger nostalgic and cozy memories. Your home sweet home will be covered by the warm smell of the fall.
Besides, it provides you with a high source of energy that can dodge the pangs of hunger during the day. From cookies to soup, pumpkin is flexible for many different recipes. You can freely apply 24 recipes for 24 days in a row without getting bored.
If you find this list helpful, please spread them to pumpkin lovers around you. Also, if you have any exciting experiences, don’t hesitate to show me in the comment section below!