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15 Pumpkin Breakfast Recipes for a Crisp, Fall Morning

Pancakes, muffins, doughnuts—we want it all!

Headshot of Kara ZaubermanBy Kara Zauberman
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Caitlin Bensel

Nothing says "good morning" during autumn quite like a pumpkin breakfast recipe! From seasonal pancakes and waffles to homemade muffin recipes, there are so many ways to incorporate pumpkin into your morning meal. Of course, you'll want to kick things off with a classic pumpkin spice latte for a little coffee pick-me-up—and we've got a recipe for that pumpkin drink, too! Whether you're gearing up for a weekend filled with fall activities or planning a Thanksgiving brunch for your family and friends, these pumpkin breakfast recipes are the perfect start to a crisp, fall day.

If you're a fan of all things pumpkin-flavored, you might already have our list of pumpkin desserts and savory pumpkin dinner recipes saved. So why not add another pumpkin-inspired meal to you lineup with these pumpkin breakfast ideas?! While some of these fall breakfasts call for store-bought or homemade pumpkin puree, others simply include plenty of pumpkin pie spice. And since pumpkin happens to be a naturally good-for-you ingredient on its own, many of these recipes can double as healthy breakfast ideas, including the pumpkin smoothie, baked pumpkin oatmeal, and pumpkin yogurt parfaits. Don't get us wrong, though! There are tons of comforting favorites—now, who's ready for a batch of ooey gooey pumpkin cinnamon rolls?


Pumpkin Spice Muffins

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Hector Sanchez

Each one of these warm, spiced muffins is topped with sweet cinnamon-sugar, but you can also add a good dollop of cream cheese frosting if you prefer. Either way, they're delicious!

Get Ree's Pumpkin Spice Muffins recipe.



Pumpkin Pancakes

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Hector Sanchez

These seasonal pancakes are made with real pumpkin, sweet vanilla extract, tangy buttermilk, and the perfect amount of pumpkin pie spice. We love how fluffy and golden they get!

Get the Pumpkin Pancakes recipe.


Pumpkin Smoothie

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Hector Sanchez

Smoothies are perfect for quick breakfasts before work or school. They're healthy, filling, and great for all seasons (even the cozy months of fall!).

Get Ree's Pumpkin Smoothie recipe.

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Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls

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Hector Sanchez

Inspired by Ree's beloved cinnamon roll recipe, this fall variation is made with pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Even the frosting has a warm, fall flavor thanks to the maple extract and chopped pecans.

Get Ree's Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls recipe.


Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Danielle Daly

You only need five minutes to make this coffeehouse favorite at home! It's easier than you might think and it's easier on the wallet, too.

Get the Pumpkin Spice Latte recipe.



Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal

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Bridget Edwards / The Pioneer Woman

Baked oatmeal is a great way to serve breakfast to a crowd. You can even make this healthy pumpkin variety ahead and serve it at room temperature.

Get the Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal recipe.

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Pumpkin Spice Cake

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Will Dickey

This spiced pumpkin cake is delicious on its own for a breakfast treat, but you can also top it with the caramel glaze if you really want your kids to get out of bed in the morning.

Get the Pumpkin Spice Cake recipe.


Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Scones

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Bridget Edwards / The Pioneer Woman

Here's a fun trick for perfectly, flaky scones: Try freezing the butter and grating it into the dough. It also helps keep the scones nice and light, which isn't always easy.

Get the Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Scones recipe.


Pumpkin Spiced Doughnuts

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The Noshery / The Pioneer Woman

Not only are these doughnuts made with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, but they're also dipped in a gooey bourbon caramel glaze for more sweet, autumnal flavor.

Get the Pumpkin Spiced Doughnuts recipe.

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Healthier Pumpkin Bread

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Erica Kastner / The Pioneer Woman

You can feel good about starting your day with this naturally sweetened pumpkin quick bread. It's made with a few smart supermarket swaps to keep things healthy.

Get the Healthier Pumpkin Bread recipe.



Pumpkin Spice Latte Pancakes

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Ralph Smith

Just like a pumpkin spice latte, these pancakes are made with espresso powder and pumpkin pie spice. They take breakfast to the next level by topping the pancakes with caramel and whipped cream.

Get Ree's Pumpkin Spice Latte Pancakes recipe.


Pumpkin Muffins with Oats and Chocolate Streusel

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Brenda Score / The Pioneer Woman

A buttery oat streusel loaded with mini chocolate chips gives these fall muffins a nice crunch. Plus, the warm pumpkin spice flavors will make your home smell divine!

Get the Pumpkin Muffins with Oats and Chocolate Streusel recipe.

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Buttermilk Pumpkin Waffles

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Butter Be Ready

These pumpkin waffles are tender and moist thanks to the addition of buttermilk. Plus, it'll give the warm, spiced breakfast item a bit of tang.

Get the Buttermilk Pumpkin Waffles recipe at Butter Be Ready.


Pumpkin Spice Bagels

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A Cookie Named Desire

Homemade bagels are so much fun to make and these have the added bonus of a cinnamon-oat topping. Serve them up toasted and warm with a generous smear of spiced cream cheese.

Get the Pumpkin Spice Bagels recipe at A Cookie Named Desire.


Pumpkin Yogurt and Granola Parfaits

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The Baker Mama

These cute seasonal parfaits are layered with pumpkin yogurt, pure pumpkin, and pumpkin seed granola clusters. They couldn't be easier to make!

Get the Pumpkin Yogurt and Granola Parfaits recipe at The Baker Mama.


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