50 mostly grain-free Pumpkin Recipes

Like my zucchini round up post, this is not really a translation of the Dutch version, because for the Dutch versions I sought Dutch recipes and for this English version obviously English ones.

Collage Pumpkin & Butternut Squash recipes

Like with the zucchini recipes, there are much much more pumpkin recipes to be found on the web. Not to my surprise though, the Dutch language is indeed spoken by way less people, but here in the Netherlands we do not have such a tradition of eating pumpkins. We do not celebrate Thanksgiving and pumpkin pie is hardly known of here.

I also noticed that most of the English recipes were sweet, dessert like recipes, while here in the Netherlands the savory dishes prevail. I did my best to include several savory dishes as well, but the sweet ones are a majority.

As a child I heard of pumpkin soup and thought that sounded delicious, though I had never seen a real pumpkin! My father said it had a faint taste, so we never ate it. I was in my twenties when I first made pumpkin soup and realized why my father said that. You really need to make it spicy and it’s delicious then. Since I learned about Weston A. Price in 2009 and started to search for recipes on American blogs, I learned about pumpkin pie spice mix. A mix that is similar to the mix used in the Netherlands for the so called speculaas or speculoos for the Flemish. So it turned out that pumpkin asks for spices, whether it are the sweet or savory ones.

I did a post in Dutch for pumpkin pie spice mix, but haven’t translated it yet, but certainly will. In the meanwhile you could use this one for example and otherwise: Google is your friend :-)

I used butternut squash and pumpkin recipes, since I think they are interchangeable.


Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin puree1) The kick-off recipe is one for Pumpkin puree (from Live Simply), because most of the recipes ask for canned pumpkin puree and since we try to avoid canned products as much as possible due to things such as i.a. the BPA containing lining.



Savory dishes with pumpkin or butternut squash

Stuffed Butternut2) Stuffed butternut from Homemag.co.za, delicious as a side dish or a main meal. You can also replace the bolognaise sauce with chopped crisp bacon.






ground lamb stuffed pumpkin 3 )From the Tomato Tart: Lamb Meatloaf Baked in Mini PUmpkins, A Vintage Recipe Remake. I definitely will try this one soon, but I will omit the breadcrumbs or maybe use some grounded almonds instead.



pumpkin-curry4) This is a recipe I tried and loved, and not only me, the whole family did and when they all do, it is a hit and worth repeating! Pumpkin curry with cashews and coconut cauliflour ‘rice’ from Paleo OMG


Pumpkin-Seafood-Stew5) I love Thai food, seafood and I love pumpkin, so this must be good: Thai Pumpkin Seafood Stew from DJFoodie



Vegan Moroccan Pumpkin Couscous recipe

6) Vegan Moroccan Pumpkin Couscous from Veggieful.com must be a good one for Meat free Mondays! If you do not eat grains like me, I bet you can replace the couscous by cauliflower ‘rice’.



pumpkin chicken chili7) Pumpkin Chicken Chili, a chili without beans so a good Paleo or GAPS legal chili recipe from Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations.




butternut-squash-curry8) Another curry: Butternut Squash Curry from Our Life in Food.










Calabaza pumpkin soup 9) A pumpkin soup recipe should not be missing, so here it is: Calabaza Pumpkin Soup with maple glazed pumpkin seeds









Thai Curry Butternut squash soup10) And another pumpkin soup recipe: Thai Curry Butternut squash soup from How Sweet Eats.









 Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Parmesan Sage Whipped Cream 11) And because there are so many pumpkin soup recipes, here is another one to choose from: Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Parmesan Sage Whipped Cream from The Tomato Tart.




Maple-Roasted-Pumpkin-Salad 12) Maple- Roasted Pumpkin Salad from Recipe Girl salad with pumpkin seeds (pepitas), pumpkin, arugula and feta cheese





pumpkin_salad_recipe 13) Roasted pumpkin and red onions salad from 101Cookbooks.com. This is a rice salad with wild rice, but for sure you can replace the rice for cauliflower rice to make it Paleo 


Pumpkin Snacks

e Caramelized Pumpkin and Gor 14) Caramelized Pumpkin and Gorgonzola Salad from Closet Cooking. I haven’t tried pumpkin in a salad yet and I think this will be the first I try, sounds delicious to me!





Crispy baked butternut squash




15) Crispy Baked Butternut Squash Chips from Running to the Kitchen, a must try and I bet the kids will like these!







Pumpkin Gold Fish Chips 16) Baked Goldfish Pumpkin Chips from Cooking Melangery is another pumpkin chips recipe, but slightly different and the fish shape will make it extra attractive for kids!








No Bean Paleo Pumpkin Hummus 17) At the Paleo Mama a guest post from Meatified: No Bean Paleo Pumpkin Hummus







roasted pumpkin seed spread 18) Roasted Pumpkin Spread

This is in fact two recipes in one, because first you roast pumpkin seeds which you can eat as such and make into a spread. I tried roasting pumpkins this way once, but it was not really to my liking, too woody, but maybe this spread works better. Only substitute the chickpeas for something else, pumpkin maybe?!





Pumpkin Waffles19) I had to include this recipe from The Hungry Belgian, the title made me curious, since Belgium is so near by for me and a part of the country speaks the same language as I do! Waffles are traditional in Belgium, but pumpkin is not and I really like the idea of this combination and there is bacon in it!  Unfortunately it also calls for all-purpose flour, but I think that when you do not want to use this, you can work your way around it, maybe arrowroot and/or coconut flour or almond flour will work? Use less coconut flour and arrowroot than the recipe calls for all-purpose flour.



Pumpkin Drinks

Pumpkin-Pie-Smoothie20) Embracing Autumn with Pumpkin Pie Smoothies from FoodYourway.net





Cold-and-Flu-Busting-Coconut-and-Orange-Smoothie21) Cold and Flu Busting Coconut and Orange Smoothie (With 4 Options)







Pumpkin-Pie-Protein-Shake 22) Pumpkin Pie Protein Shake from Freshly Grown





Pumpkin Spice Latte 23) Pumpkin Spice Latte and this works also great with hot chocolate instead of espresso, I’ll come up with a recipe for that soon, me and the kids love it and it is so satisfying! And I think that recipe number 48 goes really well with this.




Sweet Pumpkin

pumpkin spice creamer 24) Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer from Nourishing Minimalism
Butternut Squash Butter





25) Butternut Squash Butter, You Won’t Believe it from MamaMommyMom.com. Make it with a healthier sugar like rapadura or coconut sugar or honey, but use less from the latter since it is sweeter than brown sugar.



Goat Cheese Pumpkin dip
26) Goat Cheese and Pumpkin Fondue Recipe for Halloween from Treehugger. I would use honey instead of the brown sugar, but I think coconut sugar or maple syrup will be nice too to substitute with and I also wouldn’t use half and half but full fat cream, the fatter the better :-)




 Raw-Pumpkin-Kefir-Cheesecake- 27) Homemade Mommy’s Raw Pumpkin Kefir Cheesecake a good way to get some kefir into picky eaters, I think!




pumpkin-custard 28) Pumpkin Custard for the Thanksgiving Table from Nourished Kitchen, i am starting to doubt if all those pumpkins I had from my garden will be enough… and I had lots…!




Paleo-Pumpkin-Pudding-Featured 29) Paleo Pumpkin Pie Pudding with Maple Candied Pecans from Meatified



instant-pumpkin-pudding 30) And another Paleo Pumpkin Pie pudding. This one is with Allergen Free Crumble Topping from Empowered Sustenance





Gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip pie 31) Is it a cookie? Is it a pie? No it is Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie, by the Dabblist





pumpkin cups 32) Primally Inspired: Grain free, dairy free Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups, these look so delicious!







Raw Vegan pumpkin cheesecake 33) Raw Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake, I didn’t know pumpkin was edible raw, did you? Definitely something to try so, I like trying new stuff, what about you?



pumpkin-pie-chia-seed-puddin 34) Real Food RN has a Pumpkin Pie Pudding, made with Chia Seeds. The chia seeds will gel when wet and form a pudding like consistency, great idea I think!




blogpumpkin chocolate mousse 35) Pumpkin Chocolate Mousse, Nourish because you are what you eat. I do not know about you, but I love everything chocolaty :-)






Pumpkin-Spice-Fudge 36) Nicky in the raw with a Pumpkin Spice Fudge, it makes my mouth water!





Pumpkin Caramel Bars 37) Pumpkin Caramel Bars from Paleo in PDX, a spiced, pumkin-y fall treat, I bet it is a treat, looks yummie!





Epumpkin-chocolate-chip-bread38) Grain free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread (Grain Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free) from Gutsy by Nature. this recipe calls for tapioca flour which is not GAPS-legal unfortunately, but maybe I can work my way around or use the next recipe instead. If you are not on GAPS, but living the Paleo lifestyle, this is perfectly fine!




pumpkin bread 39) Luckily for me and others following the GAPS diet, there is Primally Inspired with another grain free, tapioca free pumpkin bread recipe: Grain Free Pumpkin Bread with Caramel Glaze.







GF_pumpkin_bread 40) Gluten-Free Pumkin Bread from Family Spice is another grain free pumpkin bread, but unfortunately again not GAPS legal, this time because of the use of arrowroot powder, but it is perfectly fine for all you Paleo guys and other real foodies!


Ecreamy pumpkin banana raisin muffins 41) Creamy Pumpkin Banana Raisin Muffins (grain free) from Jules Fuel are Gaps legal if you omit the baking soda and in my experience it works perfectly fine without baking soda in this kind of recipes.




pumpkin-muffin 42) Healthy Green Kitchen with Gluten free Pumpkin Chocolate chip muffins, these are not only gluten free, also grain free and as I said: I love chocolate, need to say more?





Low-Carb-Pumpkin-Bagels 43) Low Carb Pumpkin Bagels from Beauty and the Foodie a grain free, low carb, primal, paleo, starch free and nut free recipe made with coconut flour and golden flax meal.







Paleo Pumpkin Bundt Cake 44) Clean Eats in the Zoo has a Paleo Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Coconut Cream Glaze, this looks absolutely fantastic. don’t you think! So yummie with the coconut cream glaze!




soaked pumpkin scones 45) Soaked Pumpkin Scones from The Simple Moms is the only recipe in this list that is not grain or gluten free, because it contains spelt flour, but since it is soaked, it is al right for me to put it up here even I can’t eat them myself, it is real food, traditionally prepared anyway!



PumpkinPieCoconutFlourPanc 46) Real Food Outlaws has a Pumpkin Pie Coconut Flour Pancakes recipe which is slightly different from the recipe I made up for pumpkin pancakes and will post in a future post. So keep a weather eye on this blog for even more pumpkin inspiration!



http://ditchthewheat.com/pumpkin-pie-meringue-candy/ 47) Another recipe from Primally Inspired, I just couldn’t choose: Pumpkin Roll, no grains, no dairy, no refined sugar.





Pumpkin Pie Meringue Candy 48) Pumpkin Pie Meringue from Ditch the Wheat, not GAPS legal, but it is Paleo and I think this will be so delicious on a pumpkin spice latte for example, you must give it a try!




vegan pumpkin spiced ice cream 49) Against all Grain has a Vegan Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream made with coconut milk and maple syrup or honey, so it is not only vegan, but also Paleo and GAPS friendly.




Pumpkin-Ice-Cream 50) Another Creamy Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe, this one from Savvy Saving Couple is not vegan, because it is made with cream. Substitute the brown sugar for a healthier version like coconut sugar or honey. If you use honey, use less, because honey is sweeter than sugar!








What is your favourite way to use up your pumpkin produce? Let me know in the comments!








8 thoughts on “50 mostly grain-free Pumpkin Recipes

  1. Deborah Davis

    I am now in pumpkin heaven! Who knew the humble pumpkin could be made into so many creative dishes. Time to get in the kitchen and try these recipes. Thanks for creating this fabulous roundup!

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