By/ Last Modified On January 29, 2023
From sweet to savory, we've got you covered with the best gluten-free pumpkin recipes from top gluten-free bloggers.
We love baking gluten free pumpkin recipes and pumpkin is super easy to work with. You can use canned pumpkin or homemade pumpkin, you just need to know how to use each of them. We've included some tips for working with pumpkin while making gluten free pumpkin recipes.
Welcome to the Best Gluten Free Pumpkin Recipes
It's pumpkin season and I'm having fun baking pumpkin treats and cooking up pumpkin soups. I recently reached out to some of my favorite gluten-free bloggers and recipe developers and asked them to share some of their favorite pumpkin recipes.
Below are 20 of the best gluten free pumpkin recipes (in my opinion). There are a mix of recipes types. There is at least one recipe for everyone and they are all gluten free. Some of them are naturally gluten free and some were created with gluten free flours.
From sweet to savory, you are going to love these 20 Best Gluten-Free Pumpkin Recipes.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Recipes for Cake
Gluten Free Pumpkin Cake - The easiest pumpkin cake recipe, seriously! Tender gluten-free pumpkin cake with smooth cream cheese frosting. This gluten free pumpkin cake recipe is simple to make and has the perfect balance of pumpkin and pumpkin spice.
One of the things that I about this gluten free pumpkin recipe is that it doesn't take a lot of ingredients. It's simple to make and it has an incredible flavor.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake - This photos says it all. It's creamy and perfect in every way. This gluten free pumpkin recipe is one of my all time favorite pumpkin recipes. It has a gingersnap crust and a super creamy, smooth pumpkin filling.
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread - Gluten-Free Pumpkin bread is great any time of the year and it's a gluten free pumpkin recipe reader favorite! This easy, quick, bread uses only ten ingredients and is tender and delightfully flavorful. It's quick to make and takes about an hour to bake. Anyone who loves pumpkin, will love this pumpkin bread recipe.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Recipes for Breads and Muffins
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Donuts - With their pleasing texture, tender bite, and scrumptious pumpkin flavor, these Gluten-Free Pumpkin Donuts will be a new favorite in your house this fall.
Not to mention your house will smell amazing – but that’s just an added bonus when making this gluten free pumpkin recipe. If you don't have a donut pan, you can bake them in a muffin pan. I know it's not the same shape as a pumpkin donut, but they are still good. Oh, and you should totally buy a donut pan!
Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins - Super tender, sweet, and perfectly spicy pumpkin muffins that are simple to make. You are going to love these gluten free pumpkin muffins. That's why they are one of our favorite gluten free pumpkin recipes. This pumpkin recipe is similar to my gluten free pumpkin bread, but without the oats.
While pumpkin is naturally gluten free sometimes oats can be contaminated. Please make sure to read all labels before diving into baking these gluten free pumpkin recipes.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes - I developed the recipe for these pumpkin pancakes many years ago and recently redid the photos, to show you how delicious they are to make. Most of my gluten free pumpkin recipes include step by step photos, showing you how easy they are to make.
Pumpkin doesn't have to be a seasonal ingredient, you can bake pumpkin recipes year round.
Gluten Free Recipes for Pies
Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie - Pumpkin pie is a classic and it's one of the best gluten free pumpkin recipes in our opinion. This crust is perfectly flaky and the pumpkin pie filling is smooth and has just the right amount of sweetness.
We love to serve pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream or sweet cream ice cream.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookie Recipes
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Skillet Cookie - Break out the cast iron skillet because I’ve got a Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie recipe that you’re going to love. This recipe has all the delicious qualities of a chocolate chip cookie mixed with smooth pumpkin, and fragrant spices.
If you love cookies and you love gluten free pumpkin recipes, you're going to want to dive into this gluten free pumpkin cookie. We bake it in a cast iron skillet so the edges get nice and crunchy but the center still stays a little gooey. Top this pumpkin cookie with some vanilla ice cream and grab a spoon!
Gluten Free Pumpkin Recipes that are Grain Free
Paleo Pumpkin Porridge - Paleo Pumpkin Porridge is a paleo friendly hot cereal that is high in protein, healthy fats, and vitamins. Get your pumpkin fix with this tasty, filling hot cereal. If you love pumpkin oatmeal but you can't do oats, try this pumpkin porridge. It's one of our healthier gluten free pumpkin recipes and it's simple to make. This pumpkin porridge is loaded with healthy fats and protein, keeping you full all day long.
Paleo Pumpkin Muffins - These pumpkin muffins are super healthy, loaded with clean ingredients and they are perfect for breakfast or snack. We love how easy these pumpkin muffins are to make. They are the perfect gluten free pumpkin breakfast recipe.
Paleo Pumpkin Bread - Tender, scrumptious, and nutritious – these Paleo Pumpkin Muffins are ridiculously easy to make, gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free making them perfect for most people.
It's perfect as it, or made up into a gluten free pumpkin French toast. This pumpkin recipe is grain free and it's a fun spin off of my paleo pumpkin muffins. We love adding some sugar free chocolate chips to chopped nuts to this pumpkin bread, but you can leave them out if you want.
More gluten-free pumpkin recipes:
Gluten Free Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting by What the Fork Food Blog
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins by My Gluten-Free Kitchen
Pumpkin Apple Cider Turkey Chili by A Dash of Megnut
Gluten Free Vegan Rosemary Pumpkin Biscuits by Sarah Bakes Gluten Free
5-Ingredient Pumpkin Curry Soup in a Slow Cooker by Go Dairy-Free
Vegan Pumpkin Pudding by Flippin Delicious
Pumpkin Spice Flan by My Gluten-Free Miami
Gluten-Free Mini Pumpkin Pie Souffles by Good For You Gluten Free
Easy Keto Low Carb Pumpkin Pie Recipe (Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free) by Wholesome Yum
Gluten Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie Bars by Allergy Free Alaska
Gluten Free Maple Pumpkin Cobbler by GF Jules
Gluten Free Pumpkin Tart with Dark Rum by Fearless Dining
Gluten Free Pumpkin Recipes FAQs
As we receive questions about gluten free pumpkin recipes, we will add them below with an answer. If you have a question, please leave it below and we will get back to you.
Is Pumpkin Gluten Free?
Yes, pumpkin is a naturally gluten free. Where you need to watch out is with added ingredients, for example in pumpkin pie filling. Most pumpkin pie filling is also gluten free but there are a few brands that may add coloring or flavoring.
Canned pumpkin vs. fresh pureed pumpkin
We love working with canned pumpkin but you can also use homemade pumpkin for gluten free recipes. Just note that there's more liquid in fresh pureed pumpkin. Here's a great recipe for homemade pumpkin to bake gluten free pumpkin recipes with.
Baking with Pumpkin in Gluten Free Pumpkin Recipes
Although pumpkin is low calorie and low fat, it's a great substitution for eggs or oil in gluten free pumpkin recipes. Just note that it's best not to replace BOTH eggs and oil at the same time. It would be too much pumpkin.
How to Make Pumpkin Taste Better
Pumpkin can be bland and sometimes a little bitter. To make pumpkin taste better you can add spices like cinnamon or nutmeg and you can add a sweetener like sugar or honey. We like to use pumpkin in gluten free pumpkin recipes and in pumpkin milkshakes.
What spices go well with pumpkin in gluten free pumpkin recipes?
When making gluten free pumpkin recipes we like to stick to a few spices most people have on hand: cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice, cloves, salt, pepper, and chili powder (for savory recipes).
Have you tried any of these pumpkin recipes? What's your go-to gluten free pumpkin recipe?
- 1 ¾ cups all-purpose gluten-free flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 or my Gluten Free Flour)
- ¾ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
- ½ cup oil (coconut, avocado, and canola oil all work great)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a standard sized muffin baking pan with paper liners; set aside.
- Add gluten-free flour, sugars, baking soda, salt, and spices to a large mixing bowl. Whisk until combined.
- Add eggs, pumpkin puree, oil and vanilla extract. Mix just until combined.
- Using a spoon or a batter scoop, spoon batter into the muffin liners until ¾ full (about a heaping ¼ cup of batter).
- Bake for 24-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Cool completely before serving. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to four days.
- You can use 2 ½ teaspoons of pumpkin spice in place of the cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
- When measuring the flour, spoon the flour into the measuring cup and then level it.
- Use pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling.
- You can use melted butter in place of the oil, but it will change the texture.
- Homemade pumpkin puree tends to have more liquid/water. If you use homemade pumpkin puree, reduce it to 1 cup.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 209mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 3g
This nutrition info is based on the exact ingredients and brands that I used a the time. It may not be 100% accurate. Please check your ingredients nutrition labels.