Pumpkin Spice Latte (1 of 10)
Who needs Starbucks when you can make your own caffeinated beverages at home? Skip the long line at the coffee shop and whip up a pumpkin spice latte with ingredients you can actually pronounce, like pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice seasoning, milk, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and espresso.
Start by preparing the espresso in a stainless steel espresso machine. If you don’t have an espresso maker, just brew up a batch of strong coffee instead. Combine 1 shot of espresso or 4 ounces of coffee with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, 3/4 a cup of milk, a teaspoon of vanilla, 1/2 a teaspoon of pumpkin spice seasoning, and 3 tablespoons of pureed pumpkin. Whip the ingredients together in a blender and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired.
Prefer it cold? Pour your blended beverage over ice and enjoy.
Oh, and make sure you know how to clean stainless steel appliances the right way so you can reuse your espresso maker every time the craving for a pumpkin spice latte hits.
Have a Popcorn Party With Pumpkin Spice Popcorn (2 of 10)
Buttery morsels of deliciousness get an autumn-tastic burst of flavor from pumpkin spice seasoning, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Pumpkin spice popcorn is an amazingly easy healthy pumpkin snack to make, especially if you use microwave popcorn instead of popping your own kernels on the stovetop. You can also use a popcorn machine, also known as a popcorn maker, to pop your gourmet popcorn.
To make your own batch of gourmet popcorn with plenty of pumpkin spice flavor, combine a dollop of maple syrup, a few spoonfuls of brown sugar, and 1/2 a teaspoon of pumpkin spice seasoning, then heat the mixture for a few minutes and pour it over your popped popcorn. It’s hard to screw this recipe up, so don’t worry about measuring everything out. Just be careful with the pumpkin spice seasoning since it’s typically packed with strong, flavorful ingredients like cinnamon and nutmeg.
Served hot, this aromatic snack is great for date night or a night of board games with your loved ones. Gourmet popcorn also tastes amazing cold, so you can pack it in plastic containers or mini paper bags for on-the-go snacking as you take in a local football game or admire the fall foliage during a stroll through the park.
Pumpkin Spice Pudding
Prepare your favorite pudding recipe from scratch or use a premade variety. Vanilla, banana, and butterscotch are the best pudding flavors to try for this recipe because they balance out the strong notes of the pumpkin spice seasoning with a hint of delicate sweetness.
Stir in a few spoonfuls of pumpkin puree, plus a drizzle of maple syrup and 1/2 a teaspoon of pumpkin spice seasoning, into pudding. Blend well, and top with whipped cream and crushed pecans.
Not in the mood for all that work? Buy a pack of JELL-O Pumpkin Spice Pudding and whip up a batch of creamy pudding in minutes. We promise not to tell.
Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese
Bored with basic cream cheese on your bagels and toast? It only takes a few minutes to make a batch of homemade pumpkin spice cream cheese.
Mix a pack of softened cream cheese, half a can of pumpkin puree, 1/8 a cup of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin spice seasoning together until ingredients are blended well. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. This cream cheese also tastes incredible on sliced apples and pears.
Pumpkin Spice Butternut Squash
Pumpkin spice isn’t limited to snacks, desserts, and beverages. Surprise your family – or yourself – with a healthy entree packed with fall flavor. Combine a few teaspoons of coconut oil in a large bowl with 3/4 a teaspoon of pumpkin spice seasoning and 4 tablespoons of maple syrup, then coat the squash cubes with the mixture.
Cook the pumpkin spice butternut squash at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes, flipping halfway through for even browning. Serve with a dollop of vanilla yogurt sauce or homemade coconut cream.
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Vegan pumpkin spice pancakes are so amazing that even non-vegans will love them. Start your morning off right by mixing 1 cup of flour, 3/4 a cup of almond milk, 1/3 a can of pureed pumpkin, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 3 tablespoons of maple syrup, 1 tablespoon of vanilla, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda, 3/4 a teaspoon of pumpkin spice seasoning, a dash of salt, and a squirt of lemon juice in a large bowl. Pour a small amount of batter onto an electric griddle or skillet and cook until bubbles appear on top and the pancake is lightly browned, then flip. Serve with vegan butter and maple syrup.
Pumpkin Spice Pecans
Here’s a recipe you’ll totally go nuts for! Sorry, we couldn’t resist. Pumpkin spice pecans are a cinch to make, and you only have to check on them once while they’re in the oven. You can easily make these while you’re hosting a holiday gathering with that uncle who never stops talking.
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking tray with wax paper. Beat one egg white with a fork or mixer, then stir in 1/8 a cup of sugar, 4 tablespoons of maple syrup, and 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin spice seasoning. Coat 3 cups of pecans in the mixture and spread out evenly on the wax paper. Bake for 60 minutes, making sure to stir the coated pecans halfway through the cooking process.
Pumpkin Spice Pretzels
Next time a snack attack strikes, head to the kitchen and make these yummy pumpkin spice pretzels. They taste extra delightful when you dip them in the pumpkin spice cream cheese we referenced earlier (slide #4, in case you missed it).
In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine 2/3 of a cup of canola oil with 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice seasoning, 1/4 of a cup of white sugar, and 1/4 of a cup of brown sugar. Coat an entire bag of mini pretzels in the mixture, and place the bowl in the microwave. Heat on high for 2 minutes, stopping every 20 or 30 seconds to stir.
Top your pretzels with melted white chocolate or melted butterscotch chips, if desired. Sprinkle with extra sugar and chow down.
Pumpkin Spice Granola
Pumpkin spice granola is healthy and delicious. If you have young kids at home, they can help make this simple recipe. It tastes great on its own or on top of yogurt.
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and place a strip of wax paper on a baking pan. Combine one cup of old-fashioned oats, 3 tablespoons of pumpkin butter, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice seasoning, and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Stir until ingredients are blended well, then spread the mixture on your lined sheet and bake for 15 minutes, making sure to stir the mixture halfway through. Let the mixture cool until it becomes crunchy; it will be semi-soft when you first remove it from the oven.
Pumpkin Spice Toast
Too tired to make waffles, pancakes, or French toast, but in the mood for something that totally screams fall? Preparing a few slices of pumpkin spice toast takes only slightly more effort than heating a pack of Pop-Tarts requires.
Stick two pieces of toast in your toaster and toast them until they reach your desired level of doneness. Top with a generous amount of butter, and sprinkle on plenty of brown sugar and pumpkin spice seasoning. If you really want to go the extra mile, drizzle some maple syrup on top.