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21 Vegan Pumpkin Recipes

Aside from picking and carving and decorating these little stinkers, there's another super awesome pumpkin activity I like to partake in this time of year and it's called EATING. Coffee drinks are cool and all, but I'd take a pumpkin bar or five over a PSL anyday.
10/12/2015 02:35pm ET | Updated December 6, 2017
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Autumn...a time to lavish in one too many plaid sweaters, apple picking (and more importantly, the post-picking donut holes), hot apple cider, and last but so not least...pumpkins.

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How could you not be in love with a time of year that revolves around a VEGETABLE?! Or are they fruits. These thing always bamboozle meh.

Aside from picking and carving and decorating these little stinkers, there's another super awesome pumpkin activity I like to partake in this time of year and it's called EATING. Coffee drinks are cool and all, but I'd take a pumpkin bar or five over a PSL anyday. #sorryStarbucks

Today, lettuce challenge ourselves to think above and beyond our admittedly basic PSL addictions and broaden our pumpkin horizons. I'm rounding up some healthy, unique, versatile, and downright delish pumpkin recipes from some lovely blogger friends that just so happen to be totally vegan-friendly. No cows were harmed in the making of this round-up.

Shall we talk about the nutrition powerhouse that is pumpkin? We most certainly shall. These funky orange fruit-vegetables are loaded with vitamin A, rich in fiber, and chock full of potassium. If all of these fab health benefits don't float your boat, then let the pumpkin itself lift your spirits. Yes, you heard that right. Pumpkin is actually an awesome source of tryptophan, an amino acid that helps produce feel-good serotonin.

So get eatin', get happy, and divulge all of your Fall cravings with these fantabulous sweet n' savory vegan pumpkin recipes.

Paleo Pumpkin Bars via Hummusapien

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Thai Spiced Pumpkin Soup via The Roasted Root

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Pumpkin Hummus via Food Faith Fitness

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Pumpkin Bread via Eating Bird Food

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Pumpkin Black Bean Burgers via Back to Her Roots

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Healthy Pumpkin Cookie Dough For One via The Big Man's World

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Pumpkin Cashew Butter Smoothie via Fit Foodie Finds

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Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese via Making Thyme For Health

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Curried Pumpkin Soup via My Darling Vegan

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Quinoa Pumpkin Porridge via Detoxinista

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Sriracha Pumpkin Hummus via Recipe Runner

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Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bake via Running With Spoons

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Pumpkin Corn Bread via The Healthy Maven

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars via Simply Quinoa

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