If you're looking for the best sourdough pumpkin recipes, then you've come to the right place. Some people roll their eyes at pumpkin spice and all things nice ... I am not one of those people!
I absolutely LOVE pumpkin recipes, so it seemed only fitting that I put together a collection of sourdough pumpkin recipes for my fellow pumpkin lovers!
From sourdough pumpkin bread to pumpkin cookies, waffles and even crackers, there's sure to be a sourdough pumpkin recipe here that makes you want to drop everything and bake!
Pumpkin Sourdough Baking Essentials
If you want to make sure you're organised for baking with your sourdough starter and pumpkin, here are the things I recommend to have on hand:
- Digital Kitchen Scale
- Muffin Tin (6 or 12 hole)
- Dutch Oven
- Cake Pans
- Pumpkin Pie Spice (I've included a recipe further down)
- Pumpkin Puree (canned or homemade)
- Brown Sugar (try to have dark and light on hand or see further down for my brown sugar hack)
Grab Your Sourdough Starter
One thing all of these recipes have in common is of course they all contain some sourdough starter. If you don't have a sourdough starter, you'll find detailed instructions for homemade sourdough starter here.
Some of these pumpkin sourdough recipes utilise active sourdough starter, while others are more tailored to sourdough starter discard (you can read more about why it's important to discard your sourdough starter here).
Remember that you can always use active sourdough starter in any recipe. But if you're using discard, it will generally require an additional leavening agent like baking powder, baking soda or commercial yeast. It's always a good idea to have these on hand if you plan on baking a lot of sourdough discard recipes over the pumpkin season.
10+ Best Sourdough Pumpkin Recipes
- Sourdough Pumpkin Bread
- Sourdough Pumpkin Pie
- Sourdough Pumpkin Scones
- Soft Sourdough Pumpkin Spice Cookies
- Sourdough Discard Pumpkin Spice Bread
- Sourdough Pumpkin Waffles
- Sourdough Pumpkin Muffins
- Sourdough Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
- Sourdough Pumpkin Babka
- Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Recipe
- Sourdough Pumpkin Bagels
- Sourdough Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
- Sourdough Pumpkin Crackers
- Sourdough Pumpkin Grissini
Pumpkin Sourdough Bread
Embrace the flavors of fall with this moist and flavorful sourdough pumpkin bread recipe. The sourdough starter adds a subtle tang while enhancing the rich pumpkin and pumpkin spices. And the color ... well, you can see how beautiful it is!
This is a more traditional sourdough pumpkin loaf of bread, as opposed to a "quick pumpkin sourdough bread" which you'll find further down.
This sourdough pumpkin recipe is perfect for shaping into a pumpkin with some butcher's twine.
Sourdough Pumpkin Pie
A classic pumpkin recipe with a sourdough twist! This sourdough pumpkin pie features sourdough starter in both the pie crust and the filling.
Sourdough Pumpkin Scones
These gorgeous sourdough pumpkin scones feature 100g of sourdough starter discard, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice and a double glaze. Does it get any more pumpkin than this? Honestly, you just have to make these! They disappear super fast at my house.
Soft Sourdough Pumpkin Spice Cookies
These soft sourdough pumpkin spice cookies are an absolute delight! They are topped with a sweet maple glaze which make them extra special.
Sourdough Discard Pumpkin Spice Bread
You are going to love this sourdough discard pumpkin spice bread - it's full of fall flavors! And the best part? You only need one mixing bowl and no fancy equipment! Too easy! It's a "quick bread" style recipe, so it's more like a loaf cake than a loaf of bread. It all gets a bit confusing. But I promise you're going to love the flavor of this one!
Sourdough Pumpkin Waffles
These pumpkin sourdough waffles are just like regular waffles ... only better because they are full of sweet pumpkin flavor! Make them extra special with some pumpkin spice!
Sourdough Pumpkin Muffins
Start your mornings with these spiced pumpkin muffins, enriched with the goodness of sourdough. They are moist, flavorful, and packed with fall spices, making them a delightful on-the-go treat. I love using these muffin pans to create my sourdough muffins.
Sourdough Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Fall mornings just got better with these fluffy and decadent cinnamon rolls infused with the flavors of pumpkin and sourdough. Drizzle them with a cream cheese glaze for an extra touch of indulgence.
Sourdough Pumpkin Babka
Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Recipe
While not technically a sourdough recipe, this spiced pumpkin cream cheese recipe just scream all things fall! It's perfect slathered on your favorite sourdough bread recipe or used to top muffins, cinnamon rolls and cakes.
Sourdough Pumpkin Bagels
Sourdough Pumpkin Dinner Rolls
These cute little pumpkin dinner rolls are a must bake for pumpkin lovers. They have the most gorgeous color and feature the sweetness of pumpkin alongside that much loved sourdough tang!
Sourdough Pumpkin Crackers
These sourdough pumpkin crackers are a must make for fall entertaining. Their color will add some much loved fall inspiration to your cheese platters and charcuterie boards. They're perfect for a fall potluck too!
If you love sourdough bread sticks, then you're going to love them even more with added pumpkin puree. Not only do they look like fall, they taste like it too! So easy to make and with such a beautiful result, these are going to be the star of the show on your next charcuterie platter.
How To Make Pumpkin Spice
Many of the recipes above call for using pumpkin spice. If you can't buy pumpkin spice where you live, or you've simply run out, you can use this recipe to make your own. It's so easy! Just mix the spices below together in a bowl and you've got pumpkin spice. Super easy!
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
The recipe above will make around 5 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice and can be stored in a glass jar for many months, although with all this pumpkin flavored sourdough baking, it won't last long!!
All of the recipes in this collection have been made using homemade pumpkin puree, for no other reason than canned pumpkin puree is not a thing where I live. Just remember, use pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling.
You can read more about making pumpkin puree in this sourdough pumpkin bread post.
Dark Brown Sugar or Light Brown Sugar?
Many of these sourdough pumpkin recipes call for brown sugar. Generally light brown sugar is fine and will create a nice flavor profile.
There are times however that dark brown sugar is better. If a recipe calls for dark brown sugar, but you only have light, add a little molasses to the light brown sugar to turn it into dark brown sugar. This is explained in this post about making sourdough blondies.