Pumpkin Fry Bread is a fall treat your family will love! Spread on some cinnamon cream cheese butter and you will be in heaven with this pumpkin dessert!

Pumpkin Fry Bread on a white towel.

We are fully invested in turning all of our favorite recipes into pumpkin recipes for the fall, and this one will knock your socks off. Adding pumpkin puree to fry bread turns this favorite recipe into our new favorite fall dessert! The cinnamon cream cheese butter adds just the right amount of sweetness, and makes it difficult to stop at only one! Enjoy!

Instant vs. Active Yeast:

All yeasts will work in this recipe, it’s simply a matter of understanding how each kind of yeast works and differs. Instant dry yeast can be added straight to dry ingredients and doesn’t require any sitting or proofing. It also rises a bit quicker. Active dry yeast is a bigger size of granule and generally needs to be dissolved in a liquid before adding to a recipe. It activates a bit slower so expect 10-15 minutes extra in rise time.

Can I serve Pumpkin Fry Bread without cinnamon cream cheese butter?

Absolutely! The cinnamon cream cheese butter is a family favorite for us, but you can feel free to be creative and serve these up however you’d like!

Make Ahead Instructions:

You can make your dough the night before, cover your bowl with plastic wrap, and let it rest in the fridge overnight rather than on the counter for 2 hours. In the morning, take out your bowl and leave it on the counter to get to room temperature. Then proceed with recipe. 

Fry Bread is best served hot and out of the fryer. We do not recommend frying these up ahead of time. 

Pumpkin Fry Bread with cinnamon butter on it and bite taken out of the bread.

Storage Instructions: 

Fry bread can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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