The autumn season is filled with brown sugar and spice (i.e., cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves) and everything nice…and a whole lot of pumpkin. Once the grey skies, shorter nights, and cooler temperatures set in, it’s second nature to grab a blanket, start a crackling fire, and sit down with a good book and a pumpkin spiced latte.

Well, I’m here to tell you to forget the latte (well, you can have that too)—grab fall by the horns and get inspired by these uniquely delicious pumpkin spice recipes…

1. Pumpkin Spiced Popcorn

If the scent of pureed pumpkin soups, muffins, pies, and lattes has wet your whistle for fall—I suggest extending the theme to your nighttime snack. Hunker down with your sweetie, a movie, and crunch and munch to your hearts content. This delicious popcorn recipe is stove popped with coconut oil, brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice mix.

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2. Pumpkin Spice Hazelnut Cookies

Bidding farewell to the fair summer season is much easier with a plate of these pumpkin pie spice cookies and a warm cup of tea. Coarsely chopped hazelnuts, pumpkin pie spice, and a decadent maple and cream cheese glaze will help you warm up to the irresistible fall season.

3. Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Tempt your better half out of bed with the wafting scent of warm buttermilk, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and cardamom. But truly, any house guests would bolt awake and come running for a short stack of these fluffy yet crisp-on-the-outside pumpkin spice waffles.

4. Pumpkin Pie Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Don’t let all of those juicy Jack-o-lantern innards go to waste! Scoop out the gooey guts and make a seasonal treat you can enjoy long-past Halloween Eve. Pumpkin seeds are not only low in calories, rich in protein, and super high in fiber—when roasted with olive oil, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of stevia—they make the perfect autumn snack.

5. Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a bowl of ice cream. This recipe makes an entire quart of the fall-inspired, coconut milk-based cold treat. Use fresh pumpkin puree, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spices to serve over a warm cake or dessert for guests. Or squirrel the entire quart away to get yourself through a long, cold winter.

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6. Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Pair your coffee with another type of pumpkin spice with these densely moist pumpkin cupcakes. They feature all the quintessential flavors of the season—in cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, allspice, brown sugar, vanilla, and pumpkin. Frost each with a delectable cinnamon-cream cheese frosting.

7. No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites

Have a bite or two of this flavorful fall treat! It’s portion control for you your favorite dessert. Perfection!

8. Skinny Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake

Making a cake can take a long time, especially when it’s made from scratch.  But with this single serving mug cake, your dessert will be ready in no time!

9. Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Start your Saturday morning off right with a pumpkin spice candle, a warm sweater, a blanket and a tall stack of pumpkin spice pancakes!

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10. Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Energy Balls

Fill a container with these balls of energy and stay nourished all day with your favorite autumn flavor!

 

 

Anna

Anna adores cooking, drinking wine, and listening to records, but she does a lot of yoga to balance things out ;) This explains the black bean brownie disaster of 2007 (don't bring that up). She's noshed in countries like Greece, Turkey, France, Ireland, Costa Rica, and numerous other weird, yummy places that will get her waxing all poetic about her favorite recipes.

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