I have the easiest and tastiest fluff recipe for you today: Pumpkin Fluff! With just 4 ingredients made in under 10 minutes you can have an easy dessert or snack in no time at all.
We love dipping graham crackers in fluff but you can also use this for a no-bake pumpkin pie or serve it as a mousse. You can even make it Weight Watchers friendly!
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I’ve made lots of fluff recipes in my time, from traditional Watergate salad to fun twists like Oreo Fluff. I love how EASY it is to make fluff! It just takes a few ingredients and a few minutes to make an easy dessert recipe kids and adults love.
I don’t know about you, but we love eating pumpkin recipes all year long. However, in the fall, pumpkin takes on a special meaning: cooler weather, boots, scarves and the holidays. Pumpkin and pumpkin spice are on a heavy rotation in my kitchen September through December each year and Pumpkin Fluff is one of those things we make a lot because it’s easy, tasty and we can do so many things with it.
Jordan likes dipping fruit or graham crackers in pumpkin dip and I love eating it with a spoon. I’ve also put it into a no-bake pie shell to make a pumpkin fluff pie, which is fantastic for a last minute get-together. And when I’m following WW, I love substituting sugar-free ingredients to make Weight Watcher friendly fluff.
Pumpkin Fluff is an easy fall recipe that takes just minutes to make and it has so many uses!
What is fluff?
Don’t worry, I didn’t know what “fluff” was either, until I was a blogger. I guess that dessert salads are more of a midwest/east coast thing and those of us on the west coast are kind of clueless when it comes to ambrosia and fluff salad.
I’m pretty sure whoever invented fluff wanted to be able to serve dessert as a dinner side dish, because that’s what it is. Alongside apple salad, fluff is one of those things you find at potlucks where people aren’t sure if it goes on the dessert table or the buffet table.
Hey, if someone calls this Pumpkin Salad, I’d put it on the main buffet. Salad = dinner!
Fluff is usually made with some (or all) of the following ingredients:
- Pudding mix
- Cool Whip
- Fruit (fresh or canned)
- Mini marshmallows
My pumpkin fluff recipe is made with the top three: pumpkin puree, instant vanilla pudding and Cool Whip. You could definitely add mini marshmallows and I think fluff with pecans is EPIC so you could add that for crunch!
And don’t forget the pumpkin pie spice – that’s what gives it that oh-so-fall flavor.
Can you make Pumpkin Fluff Weight Watchers friendly?
It’s really easy to adapt this recipe to be diet and WW friendly. All you have to do is substitute sugar-free pudding mix and sugar-free whipped topping. It’s SO easy!!
According to a Smart Points calculator I found online, each serving is 2 WW SP with the sugar-free substitutions.
How can you serve fluff?
Fluff that has add-ins, like fruit or nuts, is meant to be served in a bowl, like a side dish. (You can also make it into a pie.)
When you have fluff like this recipe, there are so many uses:
- Serve it as a mousse or pudding
- Use it as a dip for apples or crackers
- Add it to a no-bake pie crust
How would you eat this pumpkin fluff recipe?
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Pumpkin Fluff Recipe
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 3.4 ounce box instant vanilla pudding
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 8 ounces Cool Whip
- Stir together pumpkin puree, pudding mix, milk, and pumpkin pie spice. Fold in Cool Whip.
- Serve immediately with cookies or apples or refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
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Easy 10-minute 5-ingredient Pumpkin Fluff Recipe is the perfect dessert for fall – turn it into a pie, use it as a dip or just eat it with a spoon!
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Published on: September 22, 2019