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7 Popular Pumpkin Recipes for a Scary Good Halloween Brunch

Celebrations on October 31 usually get started after dark, but why not get a jump on the fun with a pre-funk weekend brunch with friends. Here are some of our most popular pumpkin recipes for a morning or mid-day meal with an awesome autumn flavor. If you're looking to share the cooking and make it a potluck, we've included some make-ahead dishes that are perfect for that kind of scenario.

1. Simply Pumpkin Pancakes

Rave review: "I love this recipe! I used all organic ingredients and then tweaked it with a splash of vanilla and about three dashes of ginger for more spice and flavor." -- Brittany Raye

2. Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles

Rave review: "These were so flavorful and delicious. Made them as is, and doubled the batch so I had some to freeze for quick school-day breakfasts." -- BethWI

Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles

Photo by Dianne

3. Pumpkin Pie Muffins

Rave review: "These were amazing. So easy to make, and hubby LOVED them." -- Diana

Pumpkin Pie Muffins

Photo by naples34102

4. Roast Pumpkin and Feta Risotto

Rave review: "This is just wonderful! I had a similar recipe in a Portland restaurant that used winter squash, gorgonzola, and arugula, which inspired me to make this." -- GoCubsGo

Pro tip: Make this dish even more Brunchworthy by topping it with a perfect fried egg.

Roast Pumpkin and Feta Risotto

Roast Pumpkin and Feta Risotto | Photo by Jamie Justice

5. Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Rave review: "Simple, moist and delicious! I made this into mini loaves to freeze for quick breakfasts/snacks for the family and they are all loving it! Really great combo of spices/flavors." -- Christina

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Photo by Jenny Smillie

6. Pumpkin Cannoli

Rave review: "Wow, made this tonight. It is the best pumpkin cannoli I've ever tasted." -- MommaBaker

Pumpkin Cannoli

Photo by Kim's Cooking Now!

7. Spicy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Rave review: "This recipe encouraged me to finally try almond milk. Absolutely delicious!" -- Sara Nichols

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About Leslie Kelly

Always hungry to learn, never had my fill of oysters, Memphis dry rub ribs, wild salmon, chocolate chip cookies or a well-rolled lumpia. Washington state wine lover, bourbon fan. Totally obsessed with brunch!