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17 Gluten-Free Pumpkin Desserts To Try This Fall

Love pumpkin but avoiding gluten? Here are some amazing gluten-free pumpkin desserts to try this fall!

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Hey there – welcome to my website!

I’m Chantal – a mom of two, health blogger, and certified nutrition coach. I’m glad you’re here!

If you’re anything like me, you are all about fall and you’re super excited it’s finally here.

I’m a pumpkin lover myself, and I grew up in the Pacific Northwest where we are spoiled by foggy fall mornings, pumpkin patches, and great coffee!

I could personally eat almost anything pumpkin, but since becoming a nutrition coach, I’ve learned a lot about the effects of different foods on the body.

Obviously, refined sugar isn’t the best for you, but I’m still all about treats and balanced eating.

Recently I’ve been learning more about gluten and how it can affect the gut, so I’m branching out into more gluten-free foods & recipes.

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That brings me to today’s post!

While I love a classic pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread, I wanted to share some of the best gluten-free pumpkin desserts for those of you who are avoiding gluten.

I am not personally totally gluten-free, but I am trying to make an effort to reduce the amount of gluten that I consume.

Honestly, it’s been a little rough after being a carboholic for so many years, but I really am less bloated and feel better when eating less gluten.

But I just want to point out that just because something is gluten-free doesn’t mean it’s really healthy!

Dessert is still dessert and sugar is still sugar!

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I think that the overall consensus is that consuming too much (of a good thing) is what causes health problems. You can make a gluten-free recipe and still overeat it.

That being said, I still think that small changes in the right direction are the way to go.

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Balance is key. Everyone should learn to be okay with small changes instead of overhauling every aspect of your diet.

Eating less gluten is one of those small changes you can make little by little. (Even if you don’t have Celiac disease).

That being said, I scoured the internet (thank you, Pinterest) for the best gluten-free pumpkin desserts to try this fall.

None of these are my recipes, but I love to support other bloggers, so please check them out!

17 Gluten-Free Pumpkin Desserts To Try This Fall

1. Better Than Starbucks Pumpkin Bread

This is a copycat Strarbucks pumpkin bread recipe tweaked to be gluten-free. (You had me at Starbucks.)

It’s moist and cake-like, complete with the yummy frosting AND it’s dairy-free. Obviously you can use dairy for the glaze if desired.

It features a sweet maple glaze and optional candied nuts on top. Everything about this sounds so yum!

Check out this delicious pumpkin bread at The Nutritious Kitchen blog!

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2. Low-Carb Healthy Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

I am obsessed with cream cheese frosting! This recipe looks delicious for those of you who are gluten-free as well as low-carb / keto.

It takes just 10 minutes to prep this recipe (perfect for busy moms). Plus, it comes from one of the most reputable and popular food blogs on the internet, Wholesome Yum!

Definitely add this recipe to your list of gluten-free pumpkin desserts to try this fall. Just be careful not to fall into an unhealthy obsession with these pumpkin bars. 😉

3. Delicious Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

Looking for a pumpkin pie recipe that’s gluten-free but still features a yummy crust? This is it, folks!

While I love a good low-carb recipe, this recipe is going to most-closely replicated a classic pumpkin pie with crust. Since I am ALL about the crust on pies of any kind, I’m eager to try this one myself.

This recipe is also dairy-free (what)!

This yummy recipe calls for canned coconut, so start stocking up on that now for delicious pie all season long.

Check it out at the MamaShire blog.

4. Soft Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

Think of a Whoopie Pie, but pumpkin and without filling! These super-fluffy gluten-free pumpkin cookies feature a cream cheese frosting that’s sure to satisfy any pumpkin cravings you might have.

Use any gluten-free flour blend, canned pumpkin puree, and all of the classic “pumpkin spice” to whip up these tasty cookies.

You can find this super delish recipe at Little Spoon Farm.

5. Best Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These super popular pumpkin chocolate chip cookies get five stars from the internet. A quick Pinterest search also confirms the popularity of these bad-boys.

You’ll use all of the classic ingredients, plus a gluten-free flour blend and a bit of sour cream. (So obviously they are not diary-free.)

Find this yummy recipe at The Butter Half blog.

6. Perfect Gf Pumpkin Roll

If you want to get a little more creative, why not go for a gluten-free pumpkin roll?

I would argue that pumpkin rolls (like Yule logs) require a bit more skill and patience, but they still deserve a seat at the pumpkin table!

They are just as delicious as all of the other favorites, so why not give them a try?

Obviously you’ll need some cream cheese for this recipe, but it features instructions on how to make it dairy-free, too!

Check out this delicious GF pumpkin roll recipe at MeaningfulEats.com.

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7. No-Bake Pumpkin Bites

Although this recipe is perfect for our list of gluten-free pumpkin desserts, it also doubles as a yummy fall snack!

(It’s also vegan and can be used for Paleo dieters as well.)

These yummy pumpkin balls are covered in a fine layer of chocolate (optional) and could make great fat bombs for those of you doing keto. They could also be adapted to be high-protein for those who are concerned about macros.

Try them out at the Erin Loves Whole blog!

8. Cute Pumpkin Peanut Butter Balls

If you’re looking for one of those gluten-free pumpkin desserts that is decorative as well as delicious, this is it!

Most people love a good peanut butter ball, but this is the perfect recipe for a fall twist (and they are super cute).

This recipe comes from an exclusively-gluten-free recipe blog, so you know it will be good! Making them into cute pumpkins might require a little extra effort, but it is sure to be worth it.

Try these super fun pumpkin balls out at Mama Knows Gluten Free.

9. Simple Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

If you want to make muffins instead of bread, this is the one for you! (I like to make muffins and freeze for easy snacks later.)

These muffins have a “soft and tender texture” because they have a bit more pumpkin in them than most recipes. This keeps them moist and soft.

Even better for freezing or packing lunches!

Try these GF pumpkin muffins out at GlutenFreePalate.com!

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10. Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Muffins (GF)

If you’re into cinnamon and looking for something a little bit different, definitely check out these gluten-free snickerdoodle pumpkin muffins.

They call for applesauce (which usually lends a softer, moist texture) as well as cinnamon chips.

I have personally never seen or heard of those, so if that sounds too difficult to find, the recipe author suggests butterscotch or white chocolate chips.

(It all sounds delicious, honestly.)

Other than that, it’s mostly classic pumpkin-y ingredients. Find this recipe at MileHighMitts.com!

11. Delicious Gluten-Free Pumpkin Scones

Are you a huge scones person like I am? Do you like to take tea and feel a bit fancy from time-to-time?

I do! (Except you can replace the tea with coffee.)

Rainy day + coffee + scones = bliss.

If you’re into scones you’ll for sure want to add this one to your list of gluten-free pumpkin desserts to try. (I won’t judge if you have them for breakfast.)

The recipe author calls this a “healthier Starbucks pumpkin scones copycat,” and I already know you’ll love it.

This one is also dairy-free, but if you want to change that, it’s an easy fix. Try the recipe out at the Beauty In The Crumbs blog.

12. Healthy Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

Gluten-free, healthy and pumpkin? And DOUGHNUTS!? Pinch me!

I just love food bloggers. Always coming up with the best stuff!

I have yet to try my hand at making doughnuts, but baking them seems infinitely less complicated than frying. (And healthier, of course.)

But perhaps the best thing about this recipe is that they are ready in about 30 minutes. You can make these in pretty small pickets of your day.

Try them out at PinchMeGood.com!

13. Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cream Pies

Okay, first of all, whattttt? This sounds so delicious, and the pictures look so good!

This recipe from the Six Vegan Sisters blog is sure to impress all of your pumpkin-loving friends & family. And they’re fun!

You’ll need all of the “regular” pumpkin ingredients, plus vegan butter, non-dairy milk, & gluten-free rolled oats for this particular one.

*I’m sure you can figure out how to use regular butter & milk if you aren’t vegan.

14. GF Pumpkin Maple Blondies

I’m a huge fan of brownies and blondies both, but pumpkin blondies? These are now on the top of my list of gluten-free pumpkin desserts to whip up this year.

This particular recipe is vegan and happens to call for one unique ingredient (Aquafaba), so keep that in mind.

I don’t personally keep that stuff on hand, so I’d be willing to test this recipe using a regular GF flour blend, but try it at your own risk!

Check it out here!

15. Flourless Pumpkin Brownies

Okay, apparently talking about brownies is just making me want brownies (even more than I usually do).

This fall twist on crowd-favorite brownies is flourless and fudgy!

But the best part about this GF pumpkin recipe? It’s a “one bowl” dessert! What’s better than chocolate, pumpkin, and a smaller mess?

This recipe is another from Erin Lives Whole. Find it here!

16. GF Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake

Honestly, I just had no clue how many delectable gluten-free pumpkin recipes there are out in the world.

I am happy to have stumbled across this one, a Celiac-friendly pumpkin spice bundt cake! Bundt cakes are just fun and pretty, so why not give it a try?

The recipe can be found on the Small Farm, Big Life blog and is easily adapted to be regular cake. (In case you don’t own a bundt pan.)

It does require some pretty specific ingredients (like brown rice flour) so make sure that you check it out before getting in too deep.

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17. Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake

I always save the best for last, and in this case it involves cheesecake. (You can never go wrong with cheesecake.)

If you’re looking for something impressive and decadent for your Friendsgiving or other fall festivities, this is THE one, y’all.

This is possibly one of the best gluten-free pumpkin desserts you will ever come across, so I highly suggest you bookmark this recipe ASAP! (I am drooling at the pictures alone.)

You can find it at TheTickledTastebud.com.

P.S. Don’t forget that you need to have a spring-form pan for cheesecake!

There you have it, friends!

If you have any other gluten-free pumpkin desserts you want to share with the world, let me know!

-Chantal

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