11 pumpkin desserts, because 'tis the season, y'all
It may not feel much like fall for some us (for others it might feel more like winter), but it’s the time of year where everything is coming up pumpkins. No matter what the thermostat says, we’re just going to will fall into being. And these yummy pumpkin desserts are doing the trick to get us into the mood.
While fall (presumably) is in full swing, it’s time to break out those bowl and whisks, preheat that oven, and put on your stretchiest pants. These recipes for pumpkin desserts from some of our favorite foodie blogs are going to be the hit of the season.
1. Pumpkin Praline Cookies
These incredible-looking cookies from Cookies & Cups are the perfect way to end any fall-themed meal. Plus, you can cover them in homemade frosting if you’re feeling particularly ambitious.
2. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
They had us at “cream cheese frosting.” Can you just imagine waking up to the smell of these pumpkin-infused cinnamon swirls on a crisp fall morning? Throw in a latte of your choice and that’s a pretty perfect morning. This recipe on Smitten Kitten might take a little more elbow work, but there’s nothing like homemade dough.
3. Pumpkin Waffles
Speaking of breakfast, these waffles need to get on our plates immediately. Drown these suckers in all the maple syrup you can handle, and that’s a brunch you’ll never forget.
4. Pumpkin Scones
If your pumpkin dessert cravings land a little on the fancy side, this recipe from the Brown Eyed Baker has you covered. Inspired by the pumpkin scones in Starbucks, this recipe will really dazzle at your next high tea.
5. Pumpkin Bars
More cream cheese is always a good thing. Especially when it sits atop a cinnamon-y, pumpkin-y cake bar that would go best with a cold glass of milk. This recipe from Brown Eyed Baker is easy and breezy and you could whip this up just to eat while you Netflix binge your favorite shows.
6. Pumpkin Cheesecake
Yes. You absolutely read that right. Our friends at the Brown Eyed Baker love us, and the proof is this scrumptious cake. This recipe will yield a cheesecake so light and airy it feels almost like a mousse, so you won’t have to feel guilty if you eat the whole thing. It has a gingersnap (!!!) crust and is drizzled with a caramel sauce. Looking for a way to the hit of any gathering you attend? Just bring this cake with you, and boom, you’re the favorite girl at the party.
7. Pumpkin Ice Cream
For those of us who need cooling off this autumn (it’s hot down South, y’all), here’s the perfect solution to our fall cravings. This creamy pumpkin dessert from The Messy Baker tastes like a frozen pumpkin pie, so you if it’s just too hot to eat a pie, this is perfect for you. It’s got the whipped topping mixed right in, so all you have to do to finish it off is drizzle it with syrup.
8. Pumpkin Pie Bites
Bakerella’s Pumpkin Pie bites are the most adorably delicious desserts of the season. Nothing says fall like a traditional pumpkin pie, so why not make your fall unique and distinguished with lots of little versions of the classic dessert?
9. Caramel Swirled Pumpkin Snack Cake
We cannot believe our eyes (or our tastebuds) when it comes to these pumpkin snack cakes from Something Swanky. The fact that it has caramel and toffee bits is making us melt from anxious tasting anticipation.
10. Mini Pumpkin Pies
Trust My Baking Addiction to give us a new take on an old favorite. This recipe is a tried and true fall favorite, but making them mini makes them so much more fun. The best part about these cute little pies? You can chomp them in one bite.
11. Pumpkin Roll
A Thanksgiving must have, according to My Baking Addiction, this pumpkin roll recipe reminds us of a Swiss Roll – a childhood staple. The sweet cake outside is simple enough, but the rich cream cheese frosting in the middle is the real stunner.