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25 Delicious Ways to Use a Can of Pumpkin

When fall comes around I start stocking up on canned pumpkin like crazy. I love adding it to all of my favorite sweet treats. To me pumpkin is really, truly the epitome of fall flavor. Since canned pumpkin is the most common kind of pumpkin I have on hand I always look for recipes that call for it. Rarely am I ever able to make enough pumpkin puree to last me a whole year from the pumpkins we actually carve. Here are twenty-five delicious ways I use canned pumpkin in my everyday kitchen!


  • 25 Delicious Ways to Use a Can of Pumpkin 1 of 26
    25 Delicious Ways to Use a Can of Pumpkin

    If you are a fan of pumpkin and have a can or two hanging out in your pantry click through for twenty-five delicious things you can make with it!

  • Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting 2 of 26
    Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

    These amazing pumpkin bars are filled with an entire can of pumpkin and can't be beat when it comes to an easy pumpkin treat everyone will love.
    Make pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes 3 of 26
    Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes

    These amazing cupcakes are filled with delicious pumpkin puree and are totally vegan.
    Make vegan pumpkin cupcakes

    Photo: Kathy Patalsky

  • Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes 4 of 26
    Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes

    Bake these in mini-muffins tins and get ready for the moist and delicious goodness of these donut holes. The nice thing is that they are really great to make with kids!
    Make pumpkin donut holes

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • 4-Ingredient Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt 5 of 26
    4-Ingredient Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt

    This delicious frozen yogurt is so easy t make with just a few scoops of pumpkin puree.
    Make 4 ingredient pumpkin frozen yogurt

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Pumpkin Hot Chocolate 6 of 26
    Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

    Have the can of pumpkin already open? Use a tablespoon or two to give your favorite hot chocolate or chai latte a delicious pumpkin twist!
    Make pumpkin hot chocolate

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Buttermilk Glazed Pumpkin Donuts 7 of 26
    Buttermilk Glazed Pumpkin Donuts

    These amazing buttermilk glazed donuts are so much fun for kids and adults alike. Imagine how delicious they would be dunked in coffee or hot chocolate!
    Make buttermilk glazed pumpkin donuts

    Photo: Brooke McLay

  • Pumpkin Chickpea Croquettes 8 of 26
    Pumpkin Chickpea Croquettes

    These amazing croquettes are totally vegan and filled with delicious chick peas and puree pumpkin. They are the perfect savory meal for tonight!

    Photo: Kathy Patalksy

  • Pumpkin Pie Wontons 9 of 26
    Pumpkin Pie Wontons

    These delicious treats are a blast to make with kids and are such a fun treat for Halloween parties.
    Make pumpkin pie wontons

    Photo: Brooke McLay

  • Quinoa Pumpkin Pancakes 10 of 26
    Quinoa Pumpkin Pancakes

    These healthy pumpkin pancakes are ideal for a delicious pumpkin breakfast. Enjoy them for dinner some night too!

    Photo: Quinoa 365

  • Pumpkin Banana Bread 11 of 26
    Pumpkin Banana Bread

    Banana bread is always a great snack. Why not take it over the top and mix it up with some canned pumpkin too!

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins 12 of 26
    Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

    These amazing muffins are full of fresh pumpkin from the can and silky cream cheese. It is like eating pumpkin cheesecake for breakfast!

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Pumpkin Pie Cider Smoothie 13 of 26
    Pumpkin Pie Cider Smoothie

    These delicious healthy smoothie only requires a few scoops of fresh, healthy pumpkin from the can. Mix it up with some cider and you've got a great breakfast or snack on your hand.

    Photo: Kathy Patalsky

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce 14 of 26
    Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce
  • Pumpkin Spice Cake with Maple Frosting 15 of 26
    Pumpkin Spice Cake with Maple Frosting

    This gorgeous towering spice cake is a great way to turn a can of pumpkin into an extravagant dessert. It is perfect for fall entertaining!

    Photo: Laura Levy

  • Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes 16 of 26
    Pumpkin Streusel Pancakes

    These delicious pumpkin pancakes are like eating your favorite muffin for breakfast. Everyone will love these terrific streusel topping, it is almost like a coffee cake!

    Photo: Laura Levy

  • No-Bake Coconut Pumpkin Pie 17 of 26
    No Bake Coconut Pumpkin Pie

    This delicious pumpkin pie is made with a can of pumpkin puree, coconut, and the rich flavors of fall.

    Photo: Kathy Patalsky

  • Double Ginger Pumpkin Muffins 18 of 26
    Double Ginger Pumpkin Muffins

    These awesome muffins are moist, delicious and simply to die for. Grab that can of pumpkin, a dose of ginger, and some sugar and you are all set!

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnuts 19 of 26
    Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnuts

    These gorgeous soft doughnuts are one of the best ways to turn a can of pumpkin into a delicious breakfast treat!

    Photo: Julie VR

  • Apple Pumpkin Soup 20 of 26
    Apple Pumpkin Soup

    This gorgeous pumpkin soup is so delicious and hearty. It is a great healthy way to enjoy a can of pumpkin for dinner!

    Photo: Angie McGowan

  • Pumpkin Bread Pudding 21 of 26
    Pumpkin Bread Pudding

    This delicious pudding is so simple and is the perfect pumpkin dessert for the holidays!

    Photo: Paula Jones

  • Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread 22 of 26
    Pumpkin Cinnamon Bread

    This awesome and easy loaf of bread is perfect for turning a can of pumpkin into a gorgeous moist snack. It is even great for the lunchbox too!

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

  • Spaghetti with Pumpkin Parmesan Sauce 23 of 26
    Pumpkin Parmesan Sauce

    This delicious sauce is perfect for slurping up on a cold fall night. Stir in a little canned pumpkin to give it a delicious fall flavor!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal 24 of 26
    Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

    This amazing pumpkin pie oatmeal is a wonderful fall breakfast. Stir in some canned pumpkin and add health, and flavor, to the most important meal of the day.

    Photo: Kathy Patalsky

  • Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Cookies 25 of 26
    Pumpkin Cranberry Pecan Cookies

    These delicious cookies are made with rich pumpkin puree, sweet cranberries, and crunchy pecans. Each bite is like the taste of fall!

    Photo: Laura Levy

  • Spiced Pumpkin Tart 26 of 26
    Spiced Pumpkin Tart

    This classic pumpkin tart is always a great thing to make with a can of pumpkin. It will make everyone so happy at the dessert table - it is the most classic fall dessert there is!

    Photo: Julie VR

 

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