It is a dream of a pumpkin lover to have pumpkin for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But what if it’s not just a dream? What if you can make a whole-day menu featuring the best pumpkin dishes?
Make that dream come true by starting with pumpkin recipes for breakfast. Pumpkin may not be the first thing on your mind for a morning meal. But these fantastic dishes will change the way you start your day.
From pancakes to smoothies, I’ve included many classic recipes featuring rich pumpkin flavor. They are simple and easy, just like any other breakfast dish.
1. Pumpkin Pancakes
Starting an autumn morning with pancakes dripping with rich syrup is incredible. But you can improve that by incorporating more fall flavors, such as pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
These pumpkin pancakes feature a unique fall flavor palette. But you don’t have to wait for autumn, as you can have this every day to remind you of such a gorgeous season.
To make these pancakes, you’ll need flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. There’s also brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, eggs, butter, and milk. Serve with your favorite toppings, like maple syrup or whipped cream.
2. Pumpkin French Toast
Making French toast is a way to have a quick but delicious breakfast and reuse leftover bread. Elevate that experience by instilling pumpkin flavors, perfect for greeting a cool fall morning.
This pumpkin French toast needs milk, pumpkin puree, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, Texas toast slices, and butter. Instead of Texas toast, you can use white bread like French bread.
Except for the bread and butter, mix everything. Dip the bread into the mix and cook on a pan until golden brown. Serve with toppings like butter, maple syrup, whipped cream, or chocolate.
3. Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Egg Bake
Have a dairy-free and gluten-free morning with this pumpkin pie breakfast egg bake. It’s an interesting cross between an egg pie and a pumpkin pie.
If you’re worried this recipe takes time, it doesn’t! You can make this breakfast pie in less than an hour, including cooling. Plus, you can keep it in the fridge for up to three days so you won’t waste leftovers.
To make this recipe, you’ll need pumpkin spice, vanilla extract, maple syrup, pumpkin puree, and eggs. You can use honey instead of maple syrup but can’t substitute the puree with pumpkin pie filling.
4. Pumpkin Omelet
Tired of the same old omelet you’re eating every morning? Transform this simple breakfast favorite into the perfect Halloween treat by adding pumpkin to the mix.
This pumpkin omelet has Tuscan roots. You’ll need a pumpkin, garlic cloves, salt, ground black pepper, eggs, extra virgin olive oil, and flour (for dusting). This recipe uses actual pumpkins, not the pureed or canned kind.
Slice and dust the pumpkin slices with flour before cooking in olive oil. Pour the eggs over the pumpkin slices to make the omelet. Once done, serve with Tuscan bread.
5. Pumpkin Scones
A perfect scone is buttery, flaky, and delicious, perfect with tea or coffee. You can make this perfect scone extra special by adding pumpkin.
You’ll need flour, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, salt, unsalted butter, heavy cream, egg, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, pure vanilla extract, and coarse sugar (optional). There’s also a maple glaze recipe, which calls for butter, maple syrup, confectioners’ sugar, and salt.
The secret to making these pumpkin scones is to grate FROZEN butter and to use buttercream or heavy cream ONLY. Another trick is to blot the puree so it won’t be too wet.
6. Pumpkin Waffles
Are you having trouble getting your kids to eat pumpkin? Sneak some in their waffles! These pumpkin waffles have pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices. It’s the perfect balance of flavor and texture – fluffy and crisp, sweet and spicy.
Toppings make waffles, even pumpkin waffles, extraordinary. Some popular toppings for these pumpkin waffles are caramel, powdered sugar, whipped cream, fresh fruit, nuts (almonds or pecans), and spread (like Nutella, almond butter, or peanut butter).
Besides toppings, you can eat these waffles as a breakfast side. Some favorite breakfast partners are hash browns, fruits, yogurt, bacon, meat, and eggs.
7. Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats with Chia
Begin your day with a healthy and creamy start with a cup of pumpkin pie overnight oats with chia. This recipe boasts a treat packed with protein and sweetness.
Overnight oats with chia seeds are a growing trend. While often featuring fruity flavors, this recipe features a unique pumpkin pie twist. It’s also great with add-ins like chocolate chips or coconut flakes.
You’ll need Greek yogurt, unsweetened almond milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract, rolled oats, chia seeds, and pumpkin pie spices. Visit the post to see gluten-free, dairy-free, and other ingredient alternatives.
8. Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
Another way to start a healthy morning is with these pumpkin oatmeal breakfast bars. They’re reminiscent of pumpkin cake but in bar form. These bars have the perfect texture: soft and dense.
You’ll need old-fashioned oats, milk, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, coconut oil, egg, vanilla, chia seeds, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and chopped pecans.
These breakfast bars are fantastic when warm and fresh from the oven. But if you want to save time from your morning routine, make this during the weekends and freeze it in individual wraps. Grab one, and you’re on the go.
9. Pumpkin Bread
Bread is one of the best ways to begin your morning. With that, pumpkin bread is the best way to start your autumn days. They’re the best fresh from the oven, with a crispy crust.
This pumpkin bread recipe is a derivative of an old recipe well-loved (and used) by many grandmothers. So, if every bread slice feels like your grandma’s hug, you know why.
You’ll use canned pumpkin, preferably 100% pure pumpkin, to make this pumpkin bread. You’ll also need all-purpose flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, unsalted butter, sugar, and eggs.
10. Pumpkin Coffee Cake
Some people can’t start a day without a hot cup of coffee. If you’re that person, you have to try this coffee cake. Nothing gets better than a day energized by pumpkin and caffeine.
Besides flavor, texture makes this cake extraordinary. The cake is moist and dense, complemented by a crunchy streusel topping. All of these melt beautifully on your tongue and coffee.
For the cake base, you’ll need flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice, pure pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, vanilla, and nonfat milk. Meanwhile, the streusel topping consists of butter, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
11. Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies
Cookies for breakfast? That’s the best thing ever, but I have something to make that better – pumpkin breakfast cookies. Like breakfast bars, these are grab-and-go treats for a quick morning.
These treats have a lot of flavor, texture, energy, and nutrition. There’s coconut oil, honey (or maple syrup), oats (old-fashioned and quick-cooking), dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon), sea salt, pumpkin puree, and eggs.
If you want a vegan version, swap the honey for agave or maple, and soak the flax meal in water to avoid eggs. Once baked, store the cookies in an airtight container.
12. Baked Pumpkin Donuts
Aside from coffee cake, scones, and other classic breakfast treats, one more thing goes best with coffee — DONUTS! Yes, you can also make pumpkin-flavored donuts! To make them healthy, I’ve included the baked version.
These donuts are best fresh from the oven. You can make them within 30 minutes, so it’s suitable for a quick breakfast treat. If you have a donut or muffin tin at home, that may make things easier.
This recipe uses pumpkin puree. Although the author usually coats the donuts with a cinnamon sugar mixture, you can top them with cream cheese frosting.
13. Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
Kids AND adults love smoothies, especially breakfast smoothies! This pumpkin oatmeal breakfast smoothie is as delicious and creamy as your usual sweet drink.
What makes the recipe stand out is all the nutrients you get to sneak in. So for all the moms, dads, and parents struggling to make their kids eat healthy — this is one of the best ways to outsmart children.
The smoothie is customizable. If you prefer thinner or thicker smoothies, adjust the milk proportions. You can add Greek yogurt if you want a creamier treat. For more protein, sneak in some vanilla protein or collagen powder.
13 Amazing Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes
Brighten up your chilly autumn morning with these amazing pumpkin breakfast recipes.
Pumpkin French Toast
Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Egg Bake
Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats with Chia
Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
Pumpkin Coffee Cake
Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies
Baked Pumpkin Donuts
Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
- Select your favorite recipe.
- Organize all the required ingredients.
- Prep a pumpkin breakfast in 30 minutes or less!