Official pumpkin spice season might be limited to October, but I’m a big believer in stretching all that spicy goodness out as long as I can. Pumpkin spice flavored goodness may be a limited edition at certain retail outlets, but in my household, any day is a great day for adding pumpkin to the menu. If like me, you’re a fan, you’ll enjoy the collection of pumpkin spice!
Make your own Pumpkin Spice
You probably have the ingredients for homemade pumpkin spice blend in your spice cabinet right now. All it takes is cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. Learn how to make your own pumpkin spice in this post. That way you can use the freshest spice as you’re making the wonderful recipes found below.
Homemade Pumpkin Puree
While pumpkin spice doesn’t always include actual pumpkin – don’t forget you can make your own homemade pumpkin puree for a frugal and tasty alternative to the can from the grocery store.
Muffins & Bread
Easy and delicious these pumpkin spice muffin and bread recipes are great for breakfast, packed lunches, afternoon tea, and more.
Pumpkin Nut Sourdough Muffins
These are a great start to your day and a great way to use up the excess sourdough starter. Or to entice you into experimenting with sourdough!
Grain Free Pumpkin Pie Muffins
A grain-free lifestyle doesn't have to mean a muffin free one. Enjoy these muffins whether or not you eat grains.
Coconut Flour Pumpkin Muffins
Again, there's no reason to let dietary concerns stop one from enjoying pumpkin spice. They’re GAPS/SCD-legal and paleo-friendly, too.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Banana Bread
Get your spice, fruit, and pumpkin with some chocolate too in this delicious loaf that is good for breakfast or dessert.
Whole Grain Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
These whole grain muffins are sure to be filling and make great lunchbox additions for kids and adults alike!
Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
Not worried about gluten and still want your chocolate, pumpkin spice fix? Give this super easy recipe a try.
Perfect Spiced Pumpkin Bread
Unlike most pumpkin bread recipes, this recipe is yeasted for extra lightness.
Pumpkin Maple Muffins
These moist and soft muffins come complete with a crunchy, cardamom streusel for a variety of flavor and texture.
Start the day off right with these pumpkin spice dishes designed especially for the most important meal of the day.
Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes with Ginger Honey Butter
These pancakes are delightful for company and weekend days at home. They'd go great with maple syrup but the ginger honey butter gives breakfast even more pumpkin spice.
Pumpkin Oat Breakfast Bars
Light and filling these bars are perfect for breakfasts on-the-go.
Pumpkin Eggnog Waffles with Chocolate Chips
They’re waffles, so breakfast. But they could just as easily pass as a sweet dessert for a fall evening.
Pumpkin Pie Pudding Recipe
This pudding sounds decadent, but it’s a great way to start off your day! (I’d be tempted to top it with some toasted walnuts!)
Homemade Maple Pumpkin Spice Cereal
Great for breakfast with milk of your choice. Also excellent as snack for road trips, hikes, long days at the office and more.
Hot ‘n Creamy Pumpkin Flax Cereal
This is a perfect way to warm up a cool morning. And there’s a chocolate flavored option for days when you just need a little chocolate.
Pumpkin Pie Yogurt Parfait
Need something in a hurry and something that can travel in a mug or jar? Try this healthy idea and oh-so-easy dish.
Cookies & Bars
These pumpkin spice cookies and bars are delightful treats to fill a jar on the counter or stick in a care package for loved ones.
Pumpkin Spice Biscotti Cookies
Add some crunch to your coffee break or tea time with these gluten-free cookies.
The Best Soft Pumpkin Cookie Recipe Around
These soft pumpkin cookies are lightly spiced and moist making them great keepers and perfect for any fall buffet or care package.
Cinnamon Spice Pumpkin Bars
Moist and filling with added fruit and nuts these bars are a great addition to the potluck buffet.
Whole Grain Pumpkin-Filled Cookies
Hearty cookies stuffed with creamy and sweet pumpkin filling are sure to be a hit at this year's cookie exchange.
Paleo Pumpkin Blondies
Have dessert in a hurry for those times when dessert in a hurry is needed (we all have them).
Pumpkin Pie Bars
With a slightly nutty, salty-sweet crust and a pumpkin pie filling layer on top these are sure to please.
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars
Gluten-free, easy to make, and a great alternative to a standard chocolate chip cookie.
Soft Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Cranberries and Walnuts
Oatmeal cookies are always comforting and these soft cookies come with added flavor and crunch. Perfect for lunch boxes and care packages!
Cake & Pie
Pumpkin pie is, of course, holiday feast fare but cakes too can provide for elegant and traditional desserts.
Easy Paleo Pumpkin Pie (Crustless)
Have your pie and stay paleo at the same time with this crustless pie recipe.
Winter Squash Cheesecake Recipe
Creamy and comforting cheesecake is always delightful. And always it's good to remember that any winter squash can be 'pumpkin'.
Healthy Whole Foods Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Pumpkin pie can indeed be made from whole food and be delicious at the same time.
Butternut Spice Bundt Cake
Bundt cakes are always delightful and beautiful and why shouldn't there be a pumpkin spice variety too?
Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Allergies to eggs and dairy does not need to keep one from enjoying pumpkin pie.
Candy & Other Desserts
Pumpkin spice is versatile, of course, and this collection of treats contains plenty of novel ideas.
Pumpkin Custard Cups
Custard is creamy comfort in a cup and this hits all the right spots with its pumpkin spice flavor.
Pumpkin Pie Gummies
That fall flavor you love and the health benefits of gelatin.
Easy Spiced Pumpkin Butter Recipe
Perfect on toast, pancakes, heck even ice cream, pumpkin butter truly is a delight in a jar.
Pumpkin Spice Gourmet Marshmallows
Homemade marshmallows are amazing things and these can really take those fall campfire s'mores to another level.
No Bake Pumpkin Coconut Cups
Naturally, sweet and spicy these treats require no baking and are a treat you can feel good about munching after work or school.
Maple Pumpkin Spiced Popcorn
Even movie night can be pumpkin spice infused.
Hot and cold ideas for when you want pumpkin spice in cup or glass instead of something that needs a fork.
Herbal Pumpkin Mocha
All the coffee flavor without the caffeine in this herbal mocha.
Herbal Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
After a day outside in the snow, pumpkin hot chocolate seems like the perfect way to warm up.
Pumpkin Chai Latte
Skip the price and dubious ingredients at the coffee shop by making your own at home.
Healthy Pumpkin Smoothie
When something cold can serve as breakfast or dessert you know it's a keeper of a recipe.
It doesn't have to all be kid-friendly drinks either - try a little homebrew to get your pumpkin spice hit.
Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mules
Perfect for after Thanksgiving or after work this drink is sure to a welcome treat.
I hope this gives you some ideas for how to cook with pumpkin. Happy Pumpkin Season!
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