23 Best Vegan Pumpkin Recipes

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It’s pumpkin season once again! Whether you're looking for a sweet treat or a savory main dish, you're sure to find some great ideas in this year's list of the best vegan pumpkin recipes.

The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. For gardeners and farmer’s market connoisseurs, that can mean only one thing: it’s pumpkin season!

Sweet pumpkin pie and savory pumpkin soup are the hallmarks of fall. But there are a lot more ways to enjoy pumpkin than the old standbys. That’s why we put together this list of the best vegan pumpkin recipes.

From bread to chili to homemade pumpkin spice lattes, we’ve got your pumpkin cravings covered!

1. Pumpkin Pie

Vegan, Nut-free | Total time: 9 hrs 10 min

Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

This pumpkin pie with a vegan twist utilizes a delicious graham cracker crust and an easy-make pumpkin filling. It only takes 10 minutes to prep and is the perfect recipe for novice pie makers. You’ll have to let this pie chill overnight, but trust us, it’s worth the wait.

2. Pumpkin Bread

Vegan, Nut-free | Total time: 1 hr 25 min 

Vegan Pumpkin Bread
Photo: Nora Cooks

This deliciously moist pumpkin bread is way better than what Starbucks has to offer this time of year. It has a deeper flavor, melts in your mouth, and is 100% vegan. Plus, it doesn’t take a ton of effort to make and can be customized with added ingredients like chocolate chips, walnuts, and craisins.

3. Pumpkin Soup

Vegan, Nut-free | Total time: 30 mins 

Photo: Kirsten Nunez

Whether you’re after a savory side dish or a filling meal, this delectable pumpkin soup is here to please. Canned coconut milk adds an intense creaminess that most vegan soups lack while fresh spices like thyme and sage crank up the yum factor. Try it topped with hot sauce, cinnamon, or shiitake mushroom bacon.

4. Pumpkin Cheesecake

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 6 hrs 30 min 

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
Photo: Minimalist Baker

Vegan cheesecake is a tough thing to get right, but this pumpkin cheesecake recipe absolutely nails it. A chewy crust made of dates and walnuts, and cashew cheese and pumpkin filling topped with coconut whip cream? Yes, please! This dessert takes a little extra time and skill to make, but it is well worth it.

5. Pumpkin Chili

Vegan, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Low Fat | Total time: 50 min 

Vegan Pumpkin Chili
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

It isn’t fall without a big pot of chili simmering on the stove. This amazing pumpkin chili will take your autumn game to the next level and have you wondering why you ever made chili without pumpkin. Packed full of veggies and protein-heavy beans, this dish will satisfy while bringing some serious nutrients to the table.

6. Pumpkin Spice Cake

Vegan, Nut-free, Coconut-free | Total time: 55 min 

Vegan Pumpkin Cake
Photo: It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken

Not only is this pumpkin spice cake super easy to make, but it has a unique vegan frosting that mimics cream cheese frosting. That perfect pairing of sour and sweet melds seamlessly with the array of spices in the cake to create a taste explosion you’ll be craving all year long.

7. Pumpkin Muffins

Vegan, Oil-free | Total time: 30 min 

Vegan Pumpkin Muffins
Photo: Simple Veganista

These moist-yet-crumbly vegan pumpkin muffins are the perfect fall treat. And they can be whipped up in less than 30 minutes. Best of all, they utilize applesauce in place of oil, so you can feel good about this awesome autumn indulgence.

8. Pumpkin Bars

Vegan, Gluten-free, Refined-sugar-free, Low Fat | Total time: 50 min

Oatmeal Pumpkin Bars

If you’re looking for a sweet treat that can power you through those crisp autumn days, these deliciously healthy pumpkin bars are here to help. Made with nutrient-packed, whole-food ingredients, these bars are basically healthy, personal-sized pumpkin pies. Don’t worry, though, with a heaping dose of spices and sweet agave, your taste buds will never know you’re eating something healthy.

9. Pumpkin Pancakes

Vegan | Total time: 28 min 

Vegan Pumpkin Pancakes
Photo: Love and Lemons

Pumpkin gets plenty of representation at dinner and dessert, but what about breakfast? Indulge in autumn the moment you get out of bed with these amazing vegan pumpkin pancakes. These indulgent flapjacks are sweet and spicy and sure to leave you feeling satisfied.

10. Soft-Baked Pumpkin Cookies

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 25 min 

Vegan Pumpkin Cookies
Photo: Eat With Clarity

Soft yet chewy, sweet yet spicy, these pumpkin cookies are the perfect embodiment of the dichotomy brought by the sunny days and crisp nights that come with autumn. They’re also pretty simple to make and so very tasty. Substitute vegan alternatives for the frosting to create a truly decadent animal-friendly treat.

11. Pumpkin Cupcakes

Vegan | Total time: 35 mins

Vegan Pumpkin Cupcakes
Photo: Nora Cooks

These vegan pumpkin cupcakes won us over with their incredible maple pecan frosting. But if you’re watching your sugar intake, these are good enough to eat without that delectable topping. Plus, these cupcakes are super simple to make and only take 15 minutes to prep. 

12. Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Vegan, Gluten-free, Refined-sugar-free | Total time: 10 min 

Vegan Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Photo: Vegan Huggs

No need to leave the house to indulge in this seasonal favorite; you can make your own vegan pumpkin spiced latte right at home! This recipe is best with espresso, but if you don’t have the means, a strong cup of coffee will work just fine.

13. Pumpkin Smoothie

Vegan, Gluten-free, Refined-sugar-free, Low fat | Total time: 5 min 

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Photo: Veganosity

You’d never know this amazing vegan pumpkin smoothie only has 4 base ingredients (plus a plethora of delicious spices). The flavor is so smooth, creamy, and complex. This cold beverage is the perfect substitute for a pumpkin spiced latte on those warm fall days.

14. Pumpkin Roll

Vegan | Total time: 3 hrs 32 mins 

Vegan Pumpkin Roll
Photo: Crumbs & Caramel

With a spongy, delectable base and to-die-for whipped ermine frosting, you won’t find any fall treat more satisfying than this pumpkin roll. It takes a bit of skill to create a cake roll, especially a vegan version, but if you’re familiar with the process you absolutely must try this variation.

15. Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

Vegan, Gluten-free, Oil-free, Low Fat | Total time: 20 min 

Vegan Pumpkin Pasta
Photo: This Healthy Kitchen

Pumpkin pasta sauce may sound a little strange at first, but if you’ve ever enjoyed savory pumpkin soup or chili, you know how versatile this ingredient can be. In this case, the combination of spicy cayenne, chili pepper, and garlic combines with the more nuanced flavors of sage, ginger, and pumpkin to create a taste explosion like no other.

16. Pumpkin Waffles

Vegan | Total time: 30 mins 

Vegan Pumpkin Waffles
Photo: Love and Lemons

If you can make pumpkin pancakes, why not try your hand at pumpkin waffles? This delicious recipe uses many of the same great spices as the other breakfast favorite we featured but presents them in a texture-rich package that no kid or adult can say no to.

17. Pumpkin Mousse

Vegan, Oil-free, Gluten-free, Refined-sugar-free, Nut-free  | Total time: 10 min 

Vegan Pumpkin Mousse
Photo: Running On Real Food

This pumpkin mousse recipe only requires four ingredients and is ready in less than 10 minutes. There’s no better way to satiate your fall cravings than this simple recipe! You don’t even have to turn on the stove or oven to create this awesome dessert.

18. Pumpkin Scones

Vegan | Total time: 30 min 

Vegan Pumpkin Scones
Photo: Cookie+Kate

These whole-wheat vegan pumpkin scones make the perfect breakfast or dessert. They can be finished in a variety of ways to fit any occasion. For a decadent post-dinner treat try the full maple glaze and pecans. Or, for the perfect coffee buddy, skip the glaze altogether and dip these scones straight into your cup.

19. Pumpkin Pudding

Vegan, Gluten-free, Oil-free | Total time: 2 hrs 10 min 

Vegan Pumpkin Pudding
Photo: Delightful Adventures

My favorite part about cooking with pumpkin might be the color—I just can’t get over the unique beauty of rusted auburn. This pumpkin pudding recipe puts all that beautiful orange right on display. Best of all, this delicious recipe only requires a handful of ingredients and 5 minutes of prep.

20. Pumpkin Curry

Vegan, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Refined-sugar-free | Total time: 40 min 

Vegan Pumpkin Curry
Photo: Yup, It’s Vegan

Curry is such a beautifully versatile food, so why not make a vegan pumpkin curry? As it turns out, these two vastly different flavors come together perfectly. The earthy sweetness of the pumpkin melds perfectly with the savory spice of turmeric, ginger, and cumin to create your new favorite fall dinner.

21. Pumpkin Risotto

Vegan, Oil-free, Nut-free | Total time: 1 hr 15 min 

Vegan Pumpkin Risotto
Photo: Keeping the Peas

Bring a little bit of Italy to your fall celebrations with this delicious pumpkin risotto. It’s creamy, warm, and the perfect way to enjoy a brisk autumn night. Nutritional yeast brings the umami while coconut cream and white wine pair to give it that unique risotto flavor and texture.

22. Pumpkin Fruit Dip

Vegan, Gluten-free | Total time: 5 min 

Pumpkin Fruit Dip
Photo: Kirsten Nunez

This vegan pumpkin fruit dip tastes just like autumn. And it can be ready to eat in five minutes! Pair it with sliced apples from your next apple picking trip — or enjoy it with whole strawberries for a sweet treat. For an extra crunch, you can even mix in chocolate chips or chopped nuts.

23. Pumpkin Ravioli

Vegan | Total time: about 90 minutes 

Vegan Pumpkin Ravioli
Photo: Bianca Zapatka

This amazing pumpkin ravioli recipe features pumpkin three ways. It’s in the dough, the filling, and the sauce! If you consider yourself a true pumpkin lover, then you better add this incredible recipe to your bucket list. If autumn were a meal, this would be it.

Ready to go straight for the pumpkin chili? Here’s our printable recipe card:

Vegan Pumpkin Chili

Best Vegan Pumpkin Recipes: Pumpkin Chili

This creamy vegan pumpkin chili is packed with vegetables and flavor. Serve it as a side dish or entrée with vegan cheddar cheese, sliced avocado, and fresh herbs. It's easy to make and gluten-free, too. Try it along with one of the other 23 great pumpkin recipes from our list!
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4 Ratings
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Keyword: best vegan pumpkin recipes, vegan pumpkin recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 191kcal
Author: Sara Seitz

Ingredients

  • 1 small yellow or white onion diced
  • 1 cup bell peppers deseeded and diced
  • 1 cup baby bella mushrooms sliced or diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 15 ounces canned corn
  • 15 ounces canned red kidney beans
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon optional
  • Olive oil optional
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley optional
  • Vegan cheddar cheese shreds optional
  • Sliced avocado optional
  • Chopped scallions optional

Instructions

  • Warm oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions. Sauté until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Add the spices. Toss until the vegetables are fully coated.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the pot. Mix well.
  • Simmer for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the liquid is thick and reduced. Keep in mind that the liquid will thicken as the chili cools.

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Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1062mg | Potassium: 858mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 12926IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 4mg
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