Sweet and Savory Vegan Pumpkin Recipes You Need to Try This Fall

Savory Pumpkin Hummus with sage leaves
Photo: NancyLou

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.

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Vegan Pumpkin Pie Blondies

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Blondies on a white plate
My Hot Southern Mess

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.

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Vegan Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

Vegan Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese in a casserole dish

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."

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Vegan Pumpkin Waffles

Vegan Pumpkin Waffles on a floral plate

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.

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Vegan Pumpkin Cookies

Close up of 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.

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Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal

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.

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Savory Pumpkin Hummus

Savory Pumpkin Hummus with sage leaves

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.

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Vegan Pumpkin Nog

Vegan Pumpkin Nog in a Christmas glass
Lady at the Stove

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.

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Amazing Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Amazing Vegan Pumpkin Bread on a cooling rack

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.

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Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Donuts on a white cake stand
Happy as a Yam

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.

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Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Paleo and Vegan Pumpkin Spice Creamer
Buckwheat Queen

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.

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Vegan Pumpkin Brownie

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.

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Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup

Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup in a pumpkin shaped bowl
Carson's Mommy

"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.

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Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes

Close up of 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."

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Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins on purple fabric

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.

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Amazing Vegan Pumpkin Pie

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.

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Vegan Pumpkin Chili

Vegan Pumpkin Chili in an orange bowl
Jessica Anderson Knauss

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.

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Healthy Vegan Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

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.

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Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Pecan Crust

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Pecan Crust on a blue plate
Dawn Toops Beattie

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.

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Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie with whipped cream

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.

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Low-Fat Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Low-Fat Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins in a pan

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.

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