Vegan Pumpkin Recipes To Die For

Autumn food porn alert! If you love pumpkin spice lattes, you’ll adore these vegan pumpkin recipes

By Lora O’Brien

I have to say, I think autumn may be my favourite season. The air is crisp and fresh, our clothes become comfortably oversized and cosy and PSLs become a daily ritual. What’s not to love about fall? The natural world around us explodes with fiery colour, and the harvests come to our tables.

And of course, there’s one crop that we tend to favour the most: pumpkin!

Why eating pumpkin is great for your health

Not only is pumpkin great for your skin, but it’s also packed full of fibre, vitamins and antioxidants that will take good care of our bodies over the impending harsher months.

Pumpkin is also full of beta carotene, which protects your skin from sun damage. See why eating seasonally is important? It’s the perfect food to chow down on after summer holidays!

Pumpkins are also pretty versatile, and can be thrown into anything from chia puddings and ice creams to warming soups and hearty pasta dishes.

Pumpkin cooking tips

You may be tempted to buy canned pumpkin puree, but why not just use the pulp of your jack-o-lantern after carving it? Most cans are still coated with harmful BPA plastic, and canned veggies lose a lot of nutrients. Plus, waste not, want not, right?

You can also salt and toast the seeds for a huge zinc boost. And believe me, the taste of a fresh roasted pumpkin isn’t only much better, it’s also way better for you!

But if you’re really in a rush or are feeling lazy, here’s my top tip: try using frozen pumpkin. I personally roast a bunch of pumpkin all at once then freeze what I’m not using immediately for later use.

And speaking of use, I’ve found some of the best vegan pumpkin recipes out there! These really capture the essence of fall and give you a little taste of what the autumn months have to offer.

Image below: Pumpkin Ravioli. Get the recipe here.

Vegan Pumpkin Recipe Ideas To Die For

1. Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

If this deconstructed (yet very healthy!) version of a pumpkin pie topped with pumpkin butter and coconut yogurt won’t get you out of bed on a cold, rainy morning, nothing will.

Get the recipe here.

2. Coconut Pumpkin Chia Pudding

Simple to make, tasty to eat and perfect for fuelling a busy day, this recipe mixes autumnal pumpkin spices with those happy summer coconut flavours to make a breakfast favourite for any time of the year.

Get the recipe here.

3. Pumpkin Pancakes

Nothing quite screams fall like a stack of pumpkin pancakes! And these vegan pancakes are super fluffy, perfect for stacking for your morning breakfast. And needless to say – maple syrup is the perfect companion!

Get the recipe here.

4. Spiced Pumpkin Butter

Apple butter is definitely a delight when the colder weather sets in. But the only thing better than apple butter smeared on a piping hot muffin (or in chia pudding…or on toast…) could well be spicy pumpkin butter. Don’t believe me? Try this sweet, creamy recipe!

Get the recipe here.

5. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

This pumpkin pie smoothie is like autumn in a glass. The perfect breakfast or snack. Just finished a workout? Try adding a plant-based protein powder to turn it into a protein smoothie!

Get the recipe here.

6. Classic Pumpkin Spice Latte

I couldn’t make a list of vegan pumpkin recipes without adding the classic autumn latte! Sure, Starbucks may take the credit for inventing the PSL, but making your own at home is heaps healthier. Gone are all the E-numbers and sugar, and instead, you just have a sweet, steaming cup of spicy goodness – with a caffeine kick.

Get the recipe here.

7. Crispy Herbed Pumpkin Fries

Pumpkin’s a bit funny in the sense that sometimes, when you buy a super dense, small orange one, it’s got the texture of a root vegetable. Which means it’s perfect for making fries! This recipe adds a bit of savoury spice to these to make them even more tantalising. Why not serve them up with a pumpkin burger? (recipe below).

Get the recipe here.

8. Jack-o-Pumpkin Brunch Sandwich

Sweet maple pumpkin butter is slathered onto two slices of grilled English muffin, and then vegan breakfast sausage is added alongside grilled mushrooms and then topped with gooey vegan cheese. Add in some fresh greens like arugula, and you’ve got yourself the brunch sandwich to end all brunch sandwiches.

Get the recipe here.

9. Pumpkin Hummus

Creamy chickpeas meet creamy pumpkin in this savoury treat. Dunk your crackers into this, smear it on bread or use it to dip chunks of sweet potato into…just go make it! It may well be your new favourite thing. I know it’s one of my most loved vegan pumpkin recipes!

Get the recipe here.

10. Pumpkin Vegan Burgers

If you’re looking for a scrumptious burger recipe, then look no further. The patty is made from pureed pumpkin, rolled oats and mashed chickpeas. It’s then seasoned with paprika, garlic and a little salt. Throw it in a bun and top with sauteed onions, some crisp lettuce, mushrooms and pomegranate seeds. Voila! The perfect burger for fall.

Get the recipe here.

11. Freezer-Friendly Pumpkin Soup

How can I not add a soup in my list of vegan pumpkin recipes? Soup is the perfect recipe for these colder months, and it’s super cheap and easy to make, so make it in bulk batches and freeze it so it’s ready and waiting. This will be so soothing for when the weather outside is cold and bitter. Plus, you can top it with some delicious roasted pumpkin seeds!

Get the recipe here.

12. Salt and Pepper Pumpkin Seeds

After cleaning out your pumpkin, don’t throw away those seeds! Dry them out and turn them into a protein-rich snack. Pumpkin seeds are seriously tasty, but when they’re coated with a delicious topping – well, my friends, they’re basically as addictive as potato chips. The pic shows you salt and pepper, but click the link for 5 more tasty toppings, like ranch and dill pickle.

Get the recipe here.

13. Pumpkin & Apple Bisque w/ Pecan Crumble

How gorgeous is the colour of this dish? Blend together toasted pumpkin, green apple, onion, coconut milk and smiles to get a silky smooth bisque and then top with a sweet and savoury pecan crumble. This dish is packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese and fibre. It will truly delight your taste buds and nourish your body at the same time.

Get the recipe here.

14. Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Pasta

Sometimes life just calls for a big bowl of pasta! And the infusion of both pumpkin, apple and sage works deliciously well together. It’s delicious, it’s creamy and you’ll be going back for second and third helpings. Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Pumpkin Recipes

15. Pumpkin Gnocchi & Sage Sauce

Oh my, this recipe! These pumpkin gnocchi bites are bright orange balls of complete and utter food bliss. They’re crispy crunchy on the outside, whilst soft and creamy on the inside. Bite into these bad boys and your taste buds are going to go absolutely wild. Make a batch of these and there will never be any leftovers, I promise you.

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Pumpkin Recipes

16. Blacked Eyed Pea Pumpkin Chili

I live for a warming bowl of vegan chili, and I enjoy it more especially during the colder months. It just his the spot, y’know? This gorgeous bowl contains black eyed peas (not the band, obvs) with pumpkin, chard, warming spices and a whole lot of deliciousness.

Get the recipe here.

17. The Great Stuffed Pumpkin

What other way to enjoy pumpkins than to serve one up? This paleo and vegan friendly dish will make such a wonderful main meal if you’re hosting or looking to earn some serious brownie points. It’s steamed with broth to make it moist and magical, and then stuffed with a real infusion of tastes and textures.

Get the recipe here.

stuffed pumpkin recipe vegan

18. Creamy Vegan Mac & Cheese

Love mac and cheese? Elevate the cheesy dish to incorporate pumpkin with this fabulous recipe. It’s full of those much loved mac ‘n’ cheese flavours with just 10 simple ingredients. Perfect!

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Pumpkin Recipes

19. Maple Pumpkin Cookies

These chewy, soft cookies are extremely moreish! But please note one thing – any time the recipe calls for palm oil or palm sugar – please substitute for coconut oil and coconut sugar. The recipe allows for it, they taste even better with it, and best of all, coconut foods don’t kill orangutans and rainforests!

Get the recipe here.

20. Rustic Vegan Oat Crisp Pie

How could I do a list of vegan pumpkin recipes without one of these? I mean, if you have a pumpkin, it’s almost the law that you need to turn it into a pie, right? And this rustic recipe look and tastes perfect for the season. It’s even topped with some coconut whipped cream. Anyone else drooling?

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Pumpkin dessert Recipes

21. No Bake Pumpkin Pie Bites

Short on time? These pumpkin pie delights are bake free, which means you can quickly whip up a batch whenever you’re craving something sweet. They’re loaded with protein and are perfect for dipping into a pumpkin spice latte before the gym, or snacking on afterwards. One of my favourite vegan pumpkin recipes!

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Pumpkin Recipes

22. Chocolate Pumpkin Protein Bars

These may look like they took ages to make, but actually, they’re raw! If you’re looking for a scrumptious replacement for unhealthy sweet treats, then this vegan pumpkin dessert recipe is for you. These naturally sweet, nutritious bars serve as a great snack for kids and adults alike.

Get the recipe here.

23. GF Pumpkin Spice Fudge

Guess what? Pumpkin can be transformed into a fudge that’s decadent and creamy, but without all that crappy refined sugar! This is another of those Paleo vegan pumpkin recipes. It has a chewy consistency and tastes identical to pumpkin pie.

Get the recipe here.

24. Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Looking for the perfect vegan pumpkin pie recipe? Look no further! This recipe is all you’ll ever need, and it’s perfect for the holidays! SO easy to make with only 9 ingredients and the best part? No one will guess it’s vegan!

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Pumpkin pie recipe

25. Paleo Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

These pumpkin cupcakes are crazy delicious! Topped with a pumpkin spice frosting, a das hof pumpkin pie spice and creamy crushed pecans – these won’t stick around long!

Image credit here.

Get the recipe here.

26. Easy Paleo, GF Pumpkin Custard

Low carb, vegan, gluten free, and paleo too! his is a rich and creamy vegan pumpkin dessert recipe that goes down all too easily. Personally, I would brulee the top of this a bit, or maybe add some coconut whipped cream for even more yumminess.

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Pumpkin Recipes

27. Vegan Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Coconut blends with pumpkin puree to make this dreamy, flavourful vegan and paleo ice cream. Which, of course, goes oh-so-perfectly over a piece of pie, still warm from the oven, am I right? Just 4 ingredients, and NO ice cream maker needed!

Get the recipe here.

pumpkin spice ice cream

28. Pumpkin Donuts w/ Cinnamon

This is one of my favourite vegan pumpkin recipes! These may look super decadent, but they’re actually vegan, gluten free, and best of all, baked! And the glaze? That would be maple syrup. Dip these in a pumpkin latte, and go straight to foodie heaven….

Get the recipe here.

pumpkin donut recipe

29. Chocolate Pumpkin Zucchini Bread

Fruits and veggies go so well in sweet, cakey treats – think banana bread, carrot cake, zucchini bread. And now – pumpkin bread! Of course, it’s way more like a cake than anything you’d make a sandwich with – unless the ‘sandwich filling’ is maybe, cashew cream frosting….yum!

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Pumpkin zucchini bread

30. Raw Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

This fancy cheesecake may look like it took all day to make, but after soaking the cashews that form the basis of this dessert, you could be eating this deliciousness in just twenty minutes!

Get the recipe here.

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe

Main image: vegan pumpkin pie. Get the recipe here.

Lora O'Brien

5 thoughts on “Vegan Pumpkin Recipes To Die For”

  1. AHHH I keep trying to click the link for the pumpkin tartlet recipe but it just brings me to pumpkin muffins?! I want that tartlet!!

    1. Hi Loral
      The recipes are vegan OR Paleo – it is meant to be a mix of both, not meant to indicate that the recipes are both Paleo AND vegan. Hope that clarifies a bit. But you can sub coconut or almond flour for most anyway, which would make them Paleo 😉

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