10 Minute Pumpkin Butter

A quick pumpkin butter recipe made in the microwave or on the stove top. Only 8 ingredients and a perfect snack for fall!

Pumpkin butter in a glass jar with a pumpkin in the background.

Pumpkin butter is such a glorious invention. I honestly just googled “who invented pumpkin butter” because I wanted to give this person a shout-out. Alas, even google doesn’t know who invented it or why butter is in the name when there’s absolutely no butter or dairy involved? It’s an unsolved mystery.

I personally feel like it should be called pumpkin jam because that’s what it reminds me of. Maybe we should petition to change the name… or not because there are bigger issues to be petitioning against. #trump

A spoon of pumpkin butter with a jar and pumpkin in the background.

Anyhow, I’m a pumpkin butter lover… even if it doesn’t have any butter. I love using it throughout the fall and winter months — mainly as a spread on toast or a topping for oats, chia pudding, yogurt or pancakes, but I’ve been known to eat it by spoonful here and there as well. No shame.

I usually buy a jar from Trader Joe’s (their version is pretty good and doesn’t have any weird ingredients) or make slow cooker pumpkin butter, but last week I wanted something quick and easy so I used Kath’s recipe as a guide to make a version free of refined sugar — with maple syrup and coconut sugar.

Pumpkin butter in a glass jar, next to a kitchen town and mini pumpkin.

This quick pumpkin butter tastes awesome, with all the sweetness and warm spiciness you expect from pumpkin butter. The best part? You only need 8 ingredients, a big bowl and a microwave or pot. No need to worry about setting up your slow cooker or any of that jazz.

I literally made a batch of this pumpkin butter while making a quick breakfast of eggs and toast one morning. It was done cooking right as my toast popped out the toaster oven. Warm pumpkin butter spread over a slice of toasted bread = the best!

How to Use Pumpkin Butter

Oh my goodness, there are so many ways to use pumpkin butter! I personally love spreading over toast or adding a big dollop to my oatmeal.

Hand holding a piece of toast with pumpkin butter spread on it.

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Pumpkin butter in a glass cup with a pumpkin behind it.

10 Minute Pumpkin Butter

Brittany Mullins
A quick pumpkin butter recipe made in the microwave or on the stove top. Only 8 ingredients and a perfect snack for fall!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 55 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin not pumpkin pie filling mix

Instructions
 

MICROWAVE:

  • Add all ingredients except the canned pumpkin into a microwave-safe bowl. Mix well, and microwave on high for three minutes.
  • Carefully remove from the microwave and stir.
  • Add canned pumpkin into the bowl and stir until it’s mixed in. Place bowl back in the microwave for an additional 5 minutes. Carefully remove from microwave, stir, let cool and enjoy! Place leftovers in a jar and store in the fridge for a couple weeks.

STOVE TOP:

  • Add all ingredients to a saucepan or pot and stir to combine over medium-high heat.
  • Once it starts boiling, reduce heat to low and bring to a simmer.
  • Cook uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir, let cool and enjoy! Place leftovers in a jar and store in the fridge for a couple weeks.

Notes

  • You can use 1 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice in place of the cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg if you'd like.
  • Adapted from Kath Eats.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 cupCalories: 55kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFiber: 3gSugar: 10g
Keyword pumpkin butter
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    37 comments
    1. Hannah
      October 5, 2020 AT 8:31 pm

      I made this tonight with precooked mashed sweet potato since there’s a canned pumpkin shortage and it’s incredible! It tastes like sweet potato pie. I’ll be making it again soon since it won’t last long. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 7, 2020 AT 10:02 pm

        Oh I love this idea! Sweet potato butter!! I’ll have to try it. 🙂

    2. Chantelle Madruga
      October 5, 2020 AT 10:17 am

      5 stars
      So easy and so delicious!!!! An absolute staple in my fridge now! I eat it on top of plain greek yogurt, spread on a muffin…it is good with everything!!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 7, 2020 AT 10:04 pm

        Ahh yay!! So glad you’re loving this pumpkin butter, Chantelle! Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

    3. Jill Self
      October 4, 2020 AT 8:15 pm

      5 stars
      I just made the Pumpkin Butter and it was so easy. It also taste AMAZING!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 7, 2020 AT 10:05 pm

        Woo! So glad you’re loving this pumpkin butter recipe, Jill. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it.

    4. Michelle
      September 27, 2020 AT 4:02 pm

      5 stars
      This pumpkin butter tastes incredible. All of the spice and warmth of Fall in a beautiful spread. I ate with my morning oatmeal and it was delicious.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 28, 2020 AT 2:49 pm

        Isn’t it SO good with oatmeal?! I’m glad you’re loving this pumpkin butter, Michelle. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I appreciate it!

        1. Hillary A
          September 30, 2020 AT 5:26 pm

          5 stars
          Oh my gosh. This was ridiculously easy and ridiculously good! I put it in cottage cheese and it’s stupid delicious. Thank you Brittany!

    5. Ghita Yassa
      September 27, 2020 AT 3:40 pm

      5 stars
      So yummy and super fast I really love it

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