Favorite PUMPKIN Recipes!

Bake at 350My buddy Bridget of Bake at 350 host’s a party titled Flavor of the Month at the end of each month. (her party will start this evening – so I’ll link this post up then)

This month’s flavor is PUMPKIN!

I have been having FUN with Pumpkin this month!! It’s one of our favorite flavors and can be used so many ways! I have several pumpkin recipes to share!

Actually the first Pumpkin recipe I tried, was one Bridget posted for

Pumpkin Cream Cheese

Pumpkin Cream Cheese recipe at

This was GREAT with my whole wheat bagels!

I adapted Bridget’s recipe to what I had on hand, you can find Bridget’s recipe here.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese

Pumpkin Cream Cheese


  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 TBSP brown sugar


  1. Beat all ingredients together until smooth. Refrigerate.

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Next up, we made Pumpkin Pancakes!

These were a huge hit! We’ve made them twice already this month!

pumpkin pancakes recipe at


Pumpkin Pancakes

Serving Size: 16 pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes


  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups buttermilk (*I used powdered)
  • 4 TBSP melted butter
  • 4 TBSP canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp allspice


  1. Preheat a skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with no stick spray.
  2. Combine eggs, buttermilk, butter, pumpkin, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Use an electric mixer to blend ingredients.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and blend with mixer until smooth.
  5. Pour or scoop the batter onto hot skillet, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake.
  6. When the batter stops bubbling and edges begin to harden, flip the
  7. pancakes. They should be golden brown. This will take from 1 to 2 minutes.
  8. Flip the pancakes and cook other side for the same amount of time, until
  9. golden brown.
  10. Serve warm with syrup.



1. I used the powdered buttermilk, this way I always have some on hand – if you use the powdered – replace buttermilk with 1-1/4 cup water in the wet ingredients, and add 5 TBSP of buttermilk mix to the dry ingredients

2. My skillet makes 4 pancackes at a time, I heat my oven to about 180° and place cooked pancakes on a plate and place in oven while I cook the next batch, remove plate to add another batch to plate and place back in warm oven until all pancakes are cooked.

3. I plan to make a few batches and freeze them – Cool pancakes completely on wire rack, After they’ve cooled, stack them up between sheets up wax paper and freeze. Wrap pancakes securely in a moisture proof air tight freezer bag, then place in another bag (double wrapped). Freeze for no more than six weeks. Separate, then microwave to reheat – Stack 3 frozen pancakes on a plate, microwave uncovered on HIGH for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 minutes or until pancakes are hot.

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pumpkin cheesecake brownies! recipe at


Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies


    Brownie Batter
  • 1 prepared Brownie Mix
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Mix according to box adding 1 tsp cinnamon. (I use Ghirardelli or Duncan Hines)
  • !Cheesecake Batter
  • 6 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 TBSP flour
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8-inch x8 inch square metal pan.
  2. Mix brownie batter and cinnamon in bowl.
  3. In separate bowl, beat together cheesecake batter.
  4. Spread about 2/3 of brownie batter into prepared pan, and spoon cheesecake batter over top. Dollop remaining brownie batter over cheesecake batter. Swirl together with a knife.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes, or until center is set.
  6. Cool completely on wire rack and chill before cutting and serving!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies at

These were SO good!! Sunshine likes to pick which piece is her’s when I make something she really likes, and sometimes she will “claim her piece!” LOL

I walked into the kitchen and there is a note on which piece she want! LOL

Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies at

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Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins

This is another yummy idea I got from Bridget! She made mini muffins here.
I made full size muffins

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffin recipe at


Chocolate Pumpkin Mini-Muffins

Yield: 18 large or 43 mini muffins

Chocolate Pumpkin Mini-Muffins


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin
  • 1/2 c mini chocolate chips
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 TBSP water
  • mini chocolate chips to garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°.
  2. Spray the insides of your muffin liners with no stick pray, otherwise the muffins will stick to the paper. Place in muffin tins.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites until a little foamy.
  4. Add in the remaining ingredients and stir until well-blended. Use an icecream scooper to fill prepared baking cups. Bake for about 18-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Sprinkle with a few mini chocolate chips as soon as they come out of the oven!
  6. Remove from pans and let cool on a rack.

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More pumpkin recipes

Pumpkin Fluff

Layered Walnut Pumpkin Pie


If you have any pumpkin recipes to share,

be sure to link up over at Bake at 350,

or just head over there for more FAB recipes!



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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


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  2. Looks sooooo good, Cheryl! I love all the pumpkin treats this time of year.

  3. I LOVE your site! I see so many delicious recipes everywhere, but none that I would spend time making. I really love that you use box mixes and give them some more life! I have a “pumpkin cooking challenge” at work next week and am definitely using one of your yummy recipes! Thank you!

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  8. Thanks so much for all the wonderful pumpkin recipes! I love pumpkin and I only think to make it around Thanksgiving. I’ve pinned almost all of these, so I could find the recipes again! Thanks again.

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  15. I did a lot of drooling on this post. Thanks for sharing, these look amazing!!!

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