9 Sweet Pumpkin and Molasses Recipes

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recipes with pumpkin and molasses

Have a craving for comforting baked goods that meld the flavours of pumpkin and molasses? Here are nine sweet pumpkin and molasses recipes to enjoy this fall:

Pumpkin and molasses make for a great combination so it’s no surprise that we have a growing list of recipes on this site that feature pumpkin, molasses and a good dose of spice.  I gathered all of our pumpkin and molasses recipes into one post because it’s always good to have more than one pumpkin recipe in mind when you open that can of pumpkin puree since you’re bound to have lots left over.

And by the way, we’re having pumpkin issues in my neighbourhood — the racoons have been stealing our pumpkins.

We had them perched on our back step in descending order and I came out one morning to find them scattered on the deck and noticeably nibbled. It happened again, and then again.

We started with five pumpkins and now we’re down to one that is still intact.

The pumpkins were already carved, left over from our family pumpkin event over Thanksgiving weekend, so in a way that’s like leaving an open package of goodies by the back door.

I guess we’re not the only ones going crazy for pumpkins this time of year.

Soft Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

A classic chewy oatmeal cookie with a pumpkin twist.

pumpkin oatmeal cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

A deliciously soft cookie that is beautifully spiced.

pumpkin molasses cookies

Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Walnuts and Molasses

This is a muffin with a lovely cake-like texture and it isn’t too sweet. Candied ginger, a little spice and walnuts keep them far from ordinary.

pumpkin spice muffins

Pumpkin Gingerbread

A family favourite. Nicely spiced and studded with candied ginger.

pumpkin gingerbread

Pumpkin Pie

This is a classic pumpkin pie recipe sweetened with molasses. You’ll love what molasses does for pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin Pie with Molasses

Gingerbread Pumpkin Bars

Think of these as little pumpkin cheese cake bites, only easier to make. The crust and crumble topping are made with rolled oats and flour, a great change from graham crackers.

gingerbread pumpkin bars

Pumpkin Crème Brulee

Silky smooth, rich and just sweet enough.

pumpkin creme brulee

Pumpkin Spice Bread with Ginger

A lovely quick bread that’s just right with tea and a little jam. A nice change from muffins and a bit of a treat if your a toast kind of person.

Pumpkin Spice Bread

 Liz’s Spicy Pumpkin Bread

A classic tea bread with a very tender crumb. Works as a muffin too. spicy pumpkin bread with molasses

And another treat, a recipe for homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice:

homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe


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5 thoughts on “9 Sweet Pumpkin and Molasses Recipes

  1. maxine says:

    u have some great recipes!

  2. Russ says:

    Is the cooking molasses as nutritious as the blackstrap?

    1. Hi Russ,
      Our cooking molasses is a blend of blackstrap molasses and fancy molasses. It is 70% blackstrap so is quite nutritious but not as nutritious as blackstrap.

  3. Dolores Arendall says:

    I am hungry for homemade molasses cookies.. Do you have a printed recipe , please ?

    1. Kelsey Reid says:

      Hi Dolores, if you would like to send your mailing address to Kelsey.reid@crosbys.com, we would be happy to put a cookbook in the mail for you.

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