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Easy Pumpkin Recipes to Send Off Summer & Usher in Fall

By Amber 0
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It’s September 1st! These easy pumpkin recipes are sure to keep your kitchen cool as we send off summer and usher in fall!

a collage of easy pumpkin recipes
Easy pumpkin recipes to mostly keep your kitchen cool.

Yes, here in the south it’s still 500 gazillion degrees, but to me? I’m ready for pumpkins and Halloween! We don’t live by temperature changes here so come September 1st? It’s Fall Y’all!

My family and I had a summer full of sickness so I am ready to kiss summer bye-bye-bye and eat all the pumpkin spice spice spice.

Easy Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes

Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Overnight Oats

These Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Overnight Oats combine two of my favorite things: pumpkin and Greek yogurt. In the words of Ina Garten, “How bad could that be?”

It can’t. There’s just no way in a cock-a-doodle-doo these oats could be bad. Creamy, protein-rich yogurt, sweet pumpkin, and chewy old-fashioned oats make for an incredibly easy pumpkin breakfast you’ll want to eat all year long.

Maple Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix

This Maple Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix is a *HUGE* hit and everyone loves it! It’s by far one of my most popular recipes. The pecans and granola are candied in pure maple syrup before being baked. Yes, you have to turn on a oven for a second, but it’s worth it!

Once cooked, dried apricots, tart dried cherries, and delicious cinnamon chips are added to the mix. It’s so good and not too pumpkiny so it’s a great way to start off the fall season!

Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

This Pumpkin Banana Smoothie is a pure crowd pleaser especially while it’s still warm outside!!! My son makes himself smoothies for breakfast, and this pumpkin smoothie will surely be added to the list. It’s super easy to make while still being festive, full of the warm, comforting flavors of the fall season.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

I love this pumpkin cinnamon roll mug cake!!!! It is so delicious, and it’s good for you too. Made with simple clean ingredients, this is one pumpkin cinnamon roll you can eat every single morning without any guilt!

Easy Pumpkin Toast

Move over sweet tooths, there’s a new attitude in the mix, and it comes in the form of this savory and Easy Pumpkin Toast. Delicous pumpkin puree is blended with fiery chipotles in adobe and warmed just enough to make the spices sing. Spread the mixture on thick hearty bread, sprinkle on your favorite toppings, and savour the magical flavors it brings.

Easy Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipes

The Best Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe

This pumpkin ice cream recipe is perfect to make when it’s still 5 gazillion degrees outside, but you’re also ready to get your Halloween on! Erica’s pumpkin ice cream is impeccably brightened with highlights of citrus to help with the season transition.

Healthy Pumpkin Nice Cream w/ Bananas

Not everyone can eat a dairy-rich pumpkin ice cream and, if that sounds like you, you’ll love this Pumpkin Nice Cream recipe! Made with smooth pumpkin puree, sweet frozen bananas, and a few additional ingredients, this is one pumpkin nice cream that’s so healthy you can eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

No-Churn Pumpkin Ice Cream

There really is nothing better than homemade pumpkin ice cream. If you’ve never made no-churn ice cream before, it’s definitely a must-try. It’s creamy, sweet, and full of fall flavor, especially if you add in the optional Biscoff cookies. Just throw add all of the ingredients together in your blender and zhuzh away. Add your favorite toppings, and you’re good to go.

Leftover Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

You truly get the best of both worlds with this Leftover Pumpkin Pie Milkshake. I mean…an entire slice of pumpkin pie, creamy vanilla ice cream, vanilla sugar, and homemade whipped cream…can I get a WHAT! WHAT! And wanna know what’s even more amazing about this easy pumpkin recipe? You don’t have to wait for the fall or make a whole pie either. Just go to your favorite local bakery or grocery store, grab a single slice of pie, and turn it into this epic pumpkin milkshake.

Pumpkin Nice Cream w/ Dates

If you love easy pumpkin ice cream recipes, but you’re not a fan of bananas, this pumpkin nice cream recipe will be your new go-to. I adore healthy recipes that my son can make by himself. If they require nothing more than throwing everything into a blender, giving them a whirl, then pouring everything into a dish to set? Yes, please!

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipes

Pumpkin Cheesecake w/ Greek Yogurt & a Cinnamon Chip Swirl

Easy pumpkin cheesecake with a cinnamon chip swirl on a white plate over a lace tablecloth
Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake w/ Greek Yogurt & Cinnamon Chips
from Amber at Slim Pickin’s Kitchen

Though this Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake w/ Greek Yogurt isn’t necessarily keto, it’s pretty darn close. Made with Neufchatel cheese, pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt, stevia (or Swerve!), and a coconut flour crust, this easy low-carb pumpkin cheesecake is baked and cooling in under 30 minutes!

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

I am absolutely obsessed with this mini pumpkin cheesecake recipe because the crust is nothing but a gingersnap cookie placed into the bottom of a muffin liner. How effortless is that?!? Top these babies off with a dollop of homemade nutmeg whipped cream, and you’re good to go!

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse

If you’re looking for an elegant, easy no bake pumpkin dessert for your holiday table, this No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse should be at the top of your list. Mimicking the flavors of a rich pumpkin pie, this pumpkin mousse is light, airy, and full of pumpkin spice.

Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake

Thanks to this Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake you don’t have to give up pumpkin desserts while maintaining a keto lifestyle. Gluten-free, sugar-free, and made with an almond flour crust, this giant pie only has 4 carbs per slice and will satisfy your pumpkin craving throughout the holidays.

Easy Pumpkin Cocktails

Spiked Pumpkin Horchata

I love this Spiked Pumpkin Horchata recipe because it is so versatile. First off, you can easily skip the alcohol and have your kids help you make it. Then you can make for a friend or family member in need or make a big batch for a Halloween party.

Boozy Pumpkin Party Punch

Speaking of parties, this Boozy Pumpkin Party Punch will make an excellent addition to any autumn shower, wedding, or event. Erica gives some excellent tips on how much punch you’ll need for your shindig as well as different ways to customize the party punch to fit your own liking and theme.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Martini

Pumpkin spice latte martini in a martini glass rimmed with cinnamon sugar
Pumpkin Spice Latte Martini by Amber at Slim Pickin’s Kitchen

Everyone’s favorite Pumpkin Spice Latte turned into boozy form! It doesn’t get much better than that. Find the recipe below!

Pumpkin Horchata Cocktail

This Pumpkin Horchata Cocktail takes the Horchata game a step further by not using traditional horchata but mixing in delicious RUMCHATA instead. Woohoo! The pumpkin cocktail continues by mixing in pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, cinnamon whiskey, and a brown sugar rim. Yum to the yum yum yum.

More Easy Pumpkin Desserts

Pumpkin Recipes for the Holidays

Let’s go ahead and start this fall off right by having a cocktail, shall we?

pumpkin spice latte martini in a martini glass rimmed with cinnamon sugar

Pumpkin Spice Latte Martini

Pumpkin Spice Latte Martinis are loaded with espresso vodka, pure pumpkin puree, vanila flavoring, and a whole lot of pumpkin spice!
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: psl, pumpkin spice, pumpkin spice latte
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Author: Amber


  • Martini Glass
  • shot glass
  • Martini Shaker


For the Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Sugar Rim:

For the Pumpkin Spice Latte Martini:

  • 1 shot (1.5 ounces) Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka
  • 1 shot (1.5 ounces) vanilla vodka
  • 1 shots (1.5 ounces) Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup
  • 1 heaping tbsps pumpkin puree pie filling if you like it super sweet
  • 1-2 shots half & half or milk of choice or even pumpkin coffee creamer


Rim the Martini Glasses:

  • Add sugar and pumpkin pie spice togetheer on a shallow plate and stir until well mixed.
  • Brush the Pumpkin Spice Syrup onto the rims of the martini glasses then dip and twist them in the pumpkin spice and sugar mixture. Set aside.

For the Pumpkin Spice Latte Martinis:

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake until well combined.
  • Strain into a prepared martini glass.
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*I’ve found the best places to find the pumpkin flavored sugar syrups are at Marshall’s & Homegoods! 
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