The best gluten free pumpkin recipes might make you think of sweet desserts with warm spices like cinnamon, allspice, and clove. But you can also enjoy pumpkin for breakfast, healthy snacks, and yes, even in savory dinner recipes. That’s why this collection will give you the most delicious gluten free pumpkin desserts like cakes, pies, and cookies, but also much more!
Originally published on Sep 14, 2017
The Best Gluten Free Pumpkin Desserts, Snacks, Breakfast, and Dinner Recipes
This may sound silly, but the truth is, there are pumpkin recipe imposters out there. Pumpkin imposter recipes pretend to have pumpkin in them, but in reality, there isn’t any pumpkin in them at all!
You see, there are real pumpkin recipes and pumpkin spice recipes. You may be wondering…
What’s the difference between gluten-free pumpkin recipes and gluten-free pumpkin spice recipes?
The answer is REAL PUMPKIN. As in, real pumpkin recipes use actual pumpkin puree. While some people like to make pumpkin puree on their own starting from pie pumpkins, in most recipes, using canned is just fine.
However, particularly in sweet recipes, the earthy flavors and natural sweetness of the pumpkin is enhanced by the addition of warm fall spices.
This blend of spices is called “pumpkin spice” or “pumpkin pie spice”. Recipes that don’t contain actual pumpkin, but instead utilize these spices for that characteristic flavor are pumpkin spice recipes, not pumpkin recipes. My gluten free pumpkin dishes all contain actual pumpkin, maybe with one tiny exception.
What is pumpkin spice made of?
Pumpkin spice typically consists of some combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and clove. It may only contain three or four of these spices, or it can contain all five. You can make it yourself, or buy it at the store. There are many brands available.
Is pumpkin pie spice gluten free?
In most cases, individual spices are gluten free, as they usually do not have anything added to them. So making your own pumpkin spice blend will ensure it is gluten free.
In some cases, spice blends have additives to ensure even mixing and flowability, and occasionally these additives are not gluten free. Pumpkin pie spice is usually safe, but you should always check the brand you are looking to purchase. As of the time of this writing, McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice and Simply Organic Pumpkin Spice are gluten free.
Is canned pumpkin gluten free?
Do be sure to watch out for canned pumpkin pie filling or mix. This may contain gluten, and it is also usually sweetened and seasoned, so not suitable for recipes that call for pure pumpkin, as it will affect the flavor and consistency.
So let’s get on with the show…
Gluten Free Pumpkin Dessert Recipes
Sweet treats filled with real pumpkin flavor and enhanced with the warmth of pumpkin spice are what you crave in the fall!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Flourless Chocolate Cake Roll
An easy but impressive dessert with the irresistible and surprising combination of pumpkin and chocolate.
Mini Crustless Pumpkin Pies
The best part of the pie in individual servings so you can have one all to yourself.
No-Churn Pumpkin Ice Cream
A cool and creamy treat made even better with a swirl of Nutella.
Mini Brownie Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse Parfaits
Little desserts with a big, indulgent flavor.
Gluten Free Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cake
This rich chocolaty bundt cake is loaded with pumpkin flavor and plenty of chocolate chips.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Pudding
A simple and seasonal treat made on the stove and topped with freshly whipped cream.
Pumpkin Pie Greek Yogurt Parfaits
An easy no-bake dessert you can make with leftover pumpkin pie.
Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart
Lighter than cheesecake but with the same flavor you love and a maple walnut crust.
Pumpkin Crème Brûlée with Maple Sugar
A one-bowl recipe with only four main ingredients and a crackly caramelized topping.
Pumpkin Pie Bars
Just try to resist that buttery, crumbly topping.
Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding Parfaits
A healthy way to treat yourself to the flavors of pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin Streusel Bread
Check out that delicious topping.
Coconut Macaroon Pumpkin Pie
A cross between your favorite cookie and favorite pie makes for one incredible dessert.
Coconut Pumpkin Pie
Would you believe this is a pumpkin pie filled with healthy benefits?
Pumpkin Maple Cake with Chocolate Coconut Buttercream Frosting
A dense, moist cake is made even better with a luscious frosting.
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
You'll be hearing squeals of "whoopie!"
Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe
10-minute foolproof fudge for all the holidays.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes
Start your day the pumpkin-y way with breakfast dishes from healthy to a bit more decadent.
Flourless Oatmeal Nutella Pumpkin Muffins
A deliciously surprising combination of flavors in these muffins mixed up in a flash in your blender.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel
Add fall flavor to your favorite crumb cake.
Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast Bars
Packed with protein and whole grains for a perfectly portable breakfast.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Overnight Oats
Yes, there is real pumpkin and coffee in there.
Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
Take your pumpkin spice breakfast on-the-go, and it's healthier than a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino.
Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Oatmeal
Rich and chocolaty and tastes like pudding.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes
There's nothing better than a stack with some maple syrup.
Gluten Free Vegan Pumpkin Bread
A slice would be delicious with a cup of tea.
Best Ever Gluten-Free Pumpkin Waffles
Only a handful of ingredients in these perfectly crisp waffles.
Pumpkin Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls
Your favorite gooey breakfast gets even better with pumpkin.
Instant Pot Pumpkin Quinoa Porridge
Hearty whole grains cooked up fast in your pressure cooker.
Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Biscuits
Lightly sweet and perfectly flaky.
Gluten Free Snacks Made with Pumpkin
Perfect for lunchboxes, road trips, or any time hunger pangs strike.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls
No-bake and perfectly portable and packable.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Snack Cake
Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too for a healthy snack.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Hummus
This sweet dip tastes like pumpkin cookie dough.
Pumpkin Black Bean Hummus
Add earthy flavor and a little spice to this classic dip.
Pumpkin Granola Bars
Bursting with pumpkin spice, maple syrup, dried cranberries, and nuts.
Healthy 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies
Yes, you can have cookies in less than 15 minutes.
Apple Pumpkin Fruit Roll-Ups
A kid favorite made with fall flavors.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Dinner Recipes
Pumpkin isn't just for sweet recipes. It's a great way to add extra veggies to your dinners.
Fettuccine Pumpkin Cauliflower Alfredo
Add fall flavor and extra veggies to this classic creamy sauce.
Baked Penne with Pumpkin Cream Sauce and Chicken Sausage
A hearty pasta casserole gets a pumpkin-y twist.
Vegan Pumpkin Curry
This autumn veggie dish is life-changing with all of its flavors and spices.
This creamy soup is a fall classic.
Baked Pumpkin Parmesan Chicken
You'll never look at chicken parm the same way again when you swap out the usual tomato sauce.
There's nothing better than a hearty bowl of chili and pumpkin makes it extra tasty.
Hope you agree that these really are the BEST gluten-free pumpkin recipes ever!