Pumpkins are a wonderful ingredient. They are good in both savory and sweet applications. We love them mixed in our snacks and sweet treats. Their rich flavor dresses up plain muffins and cookies. We have dozens of amazing pumpkins submitted by our lovely Half Hour Meals users. We picked out our top 10 sweet pumpkin applications. We tried to get to 10, but there were too many to choose! We hope you love these yummy user submitted recipes.

1. Healthy Flourless Pumpkin Muffins 

This healthy and delicious muffin is packed with flavor. Canned pumpkin is added to the mixture. It bumps up the nutrition and adds a natural sweetness. When you look at buying canned pumpkin for recipes, make sure it’s not canned pumpkin pie filling. They look similar but have different ingredients.

2. Pumpkin Seeds

This crunchy snack is both healthy and delicious. You can make your own when you carve out a pumpkin to eat or decorate. If you want this yummy treat without all the work, look for raw pumpkin seeds at the grocery store. You can find them in the bulk section. Toss with oil and spices and bake as directed.

3. Pumpkin Doughnut Bites 

Once you’ve tried these cute little mini muffins, you’ll be hooked! They taste like cake doughnuts. The batter itself isn’t too sweet, which makes the crunchy coating of cinnamon-sugar all the more perfect. Have these as a snack, dessert, or a treat with a cup of coffee. They are great for little hands and are very kid friendly.

4. Perfect Pumpkin Bars

This sweet dessert is oh so delicious. This would make the perfect grab-and-go treat for busy days. It is packed with a ton of flavor and the cream cheese icing makes it extra special.

5. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies 

These simple pumpkin cookies are a delicious fall cookie. If you can’t find cinnamon chips, use regular chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, or butterscotch chips. It would also be great with some chopped up old Halloween chocolate bars.


6. Pumpkin Cake

This light and moist pumpkin cake has a wonderful spice. Ginger and cinnamon are added. Get creative with your favorite spices- pumpkin pie spice would be wonderful in the cake.

7. Pumpkin Crunch Coffee Cake 

This is the perfect pumpkin coffee cake. Serve this delicious cake as a dessert or with a cup of coffee or tea. The sweetness is subtle and will pair well with any meal.

8. Pumpkin Apple Streusel 

Celebrate two fall favorites in one moist, delicious, spicy cake! Pumpkin and apples aren’t often used together, but once you try these muffins, you’ll wish you’d been combining them for a long time! Streusel is a German crumb topping on pastry. It is made of sugar, butter, flour, and sometimes nuts and spices.

9. Pumpkin Fudge 

A great fall fudge to share with friends and family. If you like pumpkin pie and you like fudge, you’ll love this marriage of the two! Let the kids chip in by helping to stir–they’ll be fascinated by the boiling and change in texture as the fudge cooks. You only need a small piece of this yummy treat to be satisfied.


10. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

These moist and soft cookies are sandwiched with a yummy cream cheese filling. The cookies freeze beautifully when cooked, so you can make these ahead and pull them out for a fast dessert. The cookies would also make a great ice cream sandwich.

Angela Nightingale

If you want to know the best cupcake shop in any major city in America, just ask Angela. This girl knows her sweets, and she isn't shy about letting you know that your german chocolate cake needs more chocolate. If you want to find Angela on any given day, she's probably looking up reviews to decide where to grab lunch, or in her downtime, binge-watching the latest 'it-series' on Netflix.

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