Sweet and Savory Vegan Pumpkin Recipes You Need to Try This Fall
Irresistibly creamy with an earthy flavor, delicate sweetness, and bright color, pumpkin is the perfect ingredient for any number of fall-inspired vegan dishes. It acts as a binder in baked goods, like blondies, cookies, and muffins. Or it can go the savory route and be blended into hummus, pasta sauces, or soups. You can't go wrong with pumpkin in these 20 plant-based dishes that are perfect for fall.
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Blondies
Delightfully fluffy and moist, this vegan pumpkin recipe may not be what you picture with the word "blondie," but you won't care after one bite of this baked treat. Don't have all the spices required on hand? Several reviewers subbed out pumpkin spice blend with great success.
Vegan Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese
Pumpkin creates a deceptively creamy dairy-free cheese sauce. "Can you believe this imposter could actually pass for the real deal?" asks recipe creator thedailygourmet. "Take your regular macaroni and cheese and explore the vegan world."
Vegan Pumpkin Waffles
There's no better way to start the day than these perfectly spiced waffles. All you need is a sprinkling of powdered sugar or drizzle of maple syrup to complete the dish.
Vegan Pumpkin Cookies
Ready in just half an hour, these vegan pumpkin cookies are ready to satisfy your sweet tooth. Bake up a batch for your next fall festival or Halloween party.
Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal
Start the day with a bold bowl of oatmeal. Pumpkin, walnuts, and cinnamon make it seem more like a treat than a balanced breakfast. Use maple or agave syrup in place of the honey for a vegan-friendly dish.
Savory Pumpkin Hummus
Rich and creamy hummus is only made tastier with the addition of pumpkin purée. Toasted pumpkin seeds create a distinct crunch in this fall appetizer or snack.
Vegan Pumpkin Nog
Nog doesn't have to be reserved only for Christmas. Enjoy this autumnal treat of pumpkin-infused vegan nog, complete with the spice trio of cinnamon, nutmeg, and mace.
Amazing Vegan Pumpkin Bread
This recipe makes two loaves of sweet vegan pumpkin bread, great for keeping one and giving the other away. "Great recipe! It was very moist and no one would ever guess it was vegan," says Jenny.
Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Donuts
Light and airy, you'd never guess that these pumpkin spice doughnuts are both vegan and gluten-free. Since they're baked, you don't have to worry about the mess of frying.
Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Creamer
If a pumpkin spice latte is your go-to order during autumn, then this DIY creamer will step up your coffee game at home. It's made with a coconut milk base, thickened with flax seeds, and flavored with pumpkin purée, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice.
Vegan Pumpkin Brownie
Chocolate and pumpkin are one of those unusual combinations that somehow just works. Here, they're baked together into a swirled vegan brownie that will become your new favorite fall pastry.
Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup
"This is a delicious vegan version of pumpkin soup with just enough spice for a mild kick," says recipe creator PHARMERGIRL. For a beautiful presentation, set aside a few tablespoons of coconut milk and swirl it into the bowl just before serving.
Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes
"These vegan pancakes take on a hint of fall with the savory goodness of pumpkin, cinnamon, and pecans," says recipe creator thedailygourmet. "Serve with toppings of choice, including additional pecans and maple syrup."
Vegan Pumpkin Muffins
Sweetened with maple syrup and applesauce, these pumpkin muffins are easy to make over the weekend and keep on hand for grab-and-go breakfast all week long.
Amazing Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Whether you're making it for Thanksgiving or just to celebrate the season, this vegan pumpkin pie is so good no one will realize it's dairy- and egg-free. Double check that your pre-made pie shells are vegan, as some contain butter or lard.
Vegan Pumpkin Chili
Who knew that pumpkin was the secret ingredient to incredible chili? This vegan recipe has a thicker and richer texture thanks to pumpkin purée paired with three types of beans.
Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you're craving a wholesome treat, try these whole wheat cookies. Each bite is packed with oats, pumpkin purée, chocolate chips, and chopped pecans.
Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Pecan Crust
Nobody will guess that this cheesecake is vegan, or that it uses silken tofu for an extra creamy texture. The gingersnap pecan crust makes it a standout recipe with crunchiness and bold flavor in each bite.
Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Pumpkin, banana, and almond milk are the base for this fall-inspired smoothie. Top with a little vegan whipped cream for a fun breakfast or snack.
Low-Fat Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Traditional autumn flavors of pumpkin, warm spices, and brown sugar combine with gooey chocolate chips in this muffin recipe. With only around three grams of fat per muffin, you won't feel bad about having a second serving.