40+ Gluten-Free Pumpkin Recipes

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There’s no more satisfying fall tradition than whipping up a few sweet pumpkin treats full of warm autumn spices. Here are some mouthwatering Gluten Free Pumpkin Recipes to incorporate this classic favorite fall flavor into your breakfast, dinner, or dessert plans – and a few quick snacks to hold you over in between!

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The Best Pumpkin Recipes: Breakfasts, Desserts and More!

I absolutely love using pumpkin in the kitchen. It sits right on the line between sweet and savory, which makes it so versatile! You can use it just as easily in both desserts and dinners. The key is knowing what spices and seasonings to add so that you can bring out one side or the other.

Using pumpkin is also a great way to get in some important vitamins and minerals. Recipes with fresh puree made from scratch are especially healthy, since you’re getting all those good nutrients right from the source with no added preservatives. The great news is that every recipe on this list can be made with either canned or homemade puree.

Is All Canned Pumpkin Gluten-Free?

Canned puree typically contains 100% pumpkin or related squashes, which makes it completely gluten-free. Going with an organic brand is your best bet to avoid unwanted ingredients, but make sure you check the ingredients label either way. Once you find a brand you like, stick with it.

Make sure to watch out for canned pumpkin pie filling. These kinds of products might contain gluten, as well as sweeteners and other unwanted additions. Never substitute pie filling for pure pumpkin, which could mess with the flavor and consistency of whatever dish you’re trying to make.

What About Pumpkin Spice?

Pumpkin spice normally uses some combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and clove. All of these spices are naturally gluten-free, and most brands don’t add anything to them. This makes blending your own spices the safest bet. Plus, mixing the spices yourself means you can control how much of each ingredient goes into your recipe. Try my homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe!

Some premade spice blends have additional ingredients to give them better flow and keep them mixed evenly, and sometimes these additives are not gluten-free. Pumpkin pie spice is usually safe, but you should always check the ingredients label before buying a container.

Is Pumpkin Pie Filling the Same as Pumpkin Puree?

Believe it or not, premade pumpkin pie filling is actually made with winter squash and not pie pumpkins. Crazy, I know! That’s why I love whipping up meals, desserts and snacks with real pumpkin puree in them. While some people like to make their own puree, in most recipes, using canned is just fine.

How to Make Pumpkin Puree From Scratch

Making your own puree is cheaper and healthier than buying it in a can. The very first step is choosing your fruit. Luckily there are special pumpkins specifically used for baking! These are smaller and rounder than the kind you see carved on doorsteps around Halloween.

Once you have a good pumpkin selected, grab a large, sturdy knife and follow these simple steps.

  • Cut the Fruit: Use your knife to remove the stem from your pumpkin, then turn it upside down. Cut it in half, using a mallet to help you if the skin is particularly thick. Tap it gently on the knife to get the blade through the rind.
  • Take Out the Seeds: Next, you want to clear all the seeds and pulp from the inside of your pumpkin. Make sure to scrape out all the strands until only the firm meat remains. You can rinse, dry and set the seeds aside if you want to toast them later.
  • Roast the Pumpkin: Add some salt to the inside of both halves of the pumpkin. Lay them cut side down on a baking sheet lined with lightly greased foil. Put the tray in the oven at 400°F for around 30 minutes, or until the flesh becomes fork-tender and the skin peels easily away.
  • Remove the Skin: At this point, the skin of the pumpkin should be pretty easy to peel off. If it’s not peeling cleanly away, scoop out the meat with a large metal spoon.
  • Puree: Dump the soft flesh of the pumpkin into your blender or food processor. Set your appliance to puree and turn it on at high speed for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the contents turn creamy and smooth.
  • Strain and Use: Fresh pumpkin puree has a lot more liquid than the canned kind, so make sure you strain it before using or storing it. Once that’s done, you can use it right away, or wrap it tightly and pop it in the fridge for up to 1 week. You can also freeze it in a double-lock plastic bag for up to 3 months before defrosting it.

40 Fabulous Gluten-Free Pumpkin Recipes

Every one of these scrumptious pumpkin recipes is bursting with fresh fall flavor – and the best part? They’re all gluten-free! Whether you’re looking for a quick snack, an energizing breakfast, a decadent dessert or even a quick dinner, this list has got you covered.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

Packed with warm autumn spices and real pumpkin flavor, these sweet treats are here to fill all your fall cravings.

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

The classic! Now you can make everyone's favorite pumpkin dessert on a buttery, flaky gluten free pie crust.
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

Perfectly spiced with a sweet maple glaze for a tasty treat with a hot mug of tea or coffee.
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

A symphony of fall flavors, swirled into a luscious pumpkin-infused cheesecake on a crunchy gluten-free cookie base. These portable bars are ideal for Halloween gatherings or as a delightful after-school indulgence!
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Flourless Pumpkin Chocolate Cake Roll

This easy but impressive dessert offers up the surprising yet irresistible combination of pumpkin and chocolate.
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Cupcakes

You'll love the fluffy, moist texture and homemade cream cheese frosting that's rich and tangy. These fall-inspired cupcakes are bursting with delightful pumpkin spice flavor!
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Mini Crustless Pumpkin Pies

These mini pumpkin pies bring a burst of fresh fall flavor, and you don't have to feel guilty about gobbling the whole thing up by yourself!
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Pumpkin Frosted Cookie Cups

Buttery little cookie cups are topped with rich buttercream flavored with real pumpkin and the perfect amount of pumpkin spice.
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Nutella Pumpkin Ice Cream

No-Churn Pumpkin Ice Cream with Nutella Swirl

A smooth swirl of rich Nutella brings this pumpkin-based ice cream to the next level.
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Mini Brownie Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse Parfaits

A rich and indulgent pumpkin cheesecake mousse makes every bite of this fall treat a smooth and creamy delight.
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Easy Crustless Pumpkin Pie slice on a plate with whipped cream

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

The easiest way to make gluten free pumpkin pie is to skip the crust entirely, so you can enjoy every bit of pumpkinny goodness.
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Gluten Free Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

This wonderfully moist bundt cake is loaded with fresh pumpkin flavor and plenty of chocolate chips.
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

These thick and chewy cookies are full of fall flavor and make a great healthy snack, especially when they dunk them in a glass of milk.
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Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart

An unbelievably light and healthy Greek yogurt cheesecake filling in a flaky maple walnut crust makes this dessert irresistible.
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Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt Parfaits

This super easy and flavorful no-bake dessert is the perfect way to use up any leftover pumpkin pie.
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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Pudding

A smooth seasonal treat made with real pumpkin and topped with fresh whipped cream.
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Pumpkin Pie Bars

The buttery crumble topping on these bars is just crisp enough to balance out the smooth pumpkin filling.
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Pumpkin Maple Cake with Chocolate Coconut Buttercream Frosting

This rich, moist cake is packed with bold pumpkin flavor and elevated by a smooth and creamy chocolate coconut frosting.
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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

The soft pumpkin cookies in these whoopie pies are bursting with warm autumn flavor, and the spiced maple filling adds even more.
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Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe

This smooth and creamy fudge brings together the rich flavor of chocolate with warm pumpkin spice and toasted nuts for an amazing holiday combo.
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes

The rich pumpkin flavor and toasty autumn spices packed into these decadent breakfasts make them the perfect way to warm up on a crisp fall morning.

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

These delightful muffins are harmoniously sweet and spicy with a tender texture and rich pumpkin essence. Maked with wholesome ingredients and no refined sugar, they make for a wonderful fall treat for all.
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

So fluffy and ade with pumpkin puree, warm spices, and oats for a comforting fall breakfast or brunch.
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Pumpkin Spice Latte Overnight Oats

The only thing better than real pumpkin is real pumpkin AND real coffee, all in one bold, flavor-rich breakfast.
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Coffee Cake

The earthy flavor of toasted nuts perfectly complements the rich pumpkin flavor in this moist and fluffy coffee cake recipe.
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Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast Bars

These bars come packed with protein and whole grains for a perfectly portable breakfast that will keep you energized all day.
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Flourless Nutella Pumpkin Muffins

Wonderfully moist from the pumpkin puree and rich with the distinctive taste of hazelnut, these muffins are loaded with chocolatey goodness.
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Chocolate Pumpkin Smoothie

Take your pumpkin spice breakfast on the go with this quick and healthy chocolate-infused smoothie.
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Chocolate Pumpkin Oatmeal

This oatmeal sure does pack in a ton of nutrients for something that tastes so much like chocolate pudding.
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Gluten Free Apple Pumpkin Muffins

Enjoy a blend of fall flavors and wholesome ingredients, ideal for a healthy breakfast or snack. The warm spices and fall flavors make them irresistible to the whole family.
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Waffles

Pumpkin puree makes for super soft and fluffy waffles, while the warm spices pair so well with maple syrup.
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

The only thing better than a warm, gooey cinnamon roll is a warm, gooey cinnamon roll that's packed with pumpkin flavor.
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Instant Pot Pumpkin Quinoa Porridge

This hot and hearty pumpkin-packed breakfast is the perfect way to get in whole grains without missing out on flavor.
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Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Biscuits

These wonderfully flaky maple pumpkin biscuits sit right on the border between sweet and savory, making them just as good smothered in gravy as they are loaded with jam.
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Gluten-Free Snacks Made with Real Pumpkin

Perfect for lunchboxes, road trips, or any time the hunger pangs strike.

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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Energy Balls

These bite-sized balls of pumpkin spiced goodness make a perfectly portable and packable source of nutrients to give you energy on the go.
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Gluten Free Pumpkin Snack Cake

This healthy snack cake features a tangy Greek yogurt cream cheese frosting that perfectly balances the warm autumn spices.
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Sweet Pumpkin Hummus with Chocolate Chips

This sweet dip might taste like pumpkin cookie dough, but it's full of nutrients to keep you energized as you go about your day.
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Smoky Cumin Lime Pumpkin Black Bean Hummus - an easy and healthy snack recipe for black bean dip

Pumpkin Black Bean Hummus

A perfect example of pumpkin's savory potential, this fall fruit brings an earthy flavor and a little spice to classic black bean dip.
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Pumpkin Granola Bars

Bursting with pumpkin spice, maple syrup, dried cranberries and toasty nuts, these granola bars are the perfect thing to pack for a hike or bike ride.
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Healthy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

These soft and chewy pumpkin cookies are studded with rich and melty chocolate chips, making them a great option to keep your energy up on a busy day.
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Apple Pumpkin Fruit Roll-Ups

These homemade fruit roll-ups are sure to be a hit with kids, but their fresh fruit flavor and pumpkin spice blend give grown-ups something to be excited about too!
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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Dinner Recipes

The savory side of the pumpkin’s flavor profile makes it a great way to add extra nutrients to your dinners.

Fettucine Pumpkin Cauli-fredo

Fettuccine Pumpkin Alfredo

Classic creamy alfredo sauce is elevated by the rich fall flavor of pumpkin – and it adds more nutrients, too, because it's made lighter with cauliflower puree!
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Pumpkin Penne with Cream Sauce

This hearty pasta dish is packed with real pumpkin, adding vitamins and minerals on top of the protein from the sausage.
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Vegan Pumpkin Curry

The rich curry spices in this dish blend just as well with the flavor of pumpkin as the sweeter autumn spices we're used to.
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Pumpkin Soup

This fall classic is hot, creamy and packed with warm spices, making it the perfect meal to keep Jack Frost away on a crisp autumn night.
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Pumpkin Chili

Wonderfully thick and hearty pumpkin chili replaces tomato paste with pumpkin puree too add an earthy flavor and rustic charm.
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