Pumpkin spice season has descended. The ubiquitous autumnal flavoring is everywhere from pancake batter to Starbucks lattes, and we're not knocking it. In fact, in honor of the classic fall routine, we assembled a list of anything-but-ordinary treats involving the spice. If you're a fan of the seasoning, these artful and unexpected recipes promise to bring some variety to the table.
Commonly used as a pie spice, the blend of flavors known as pumpkin spice typically contains a mix of powdered cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and ginger. But in addition to being tasty, cinnamon is a powerful brain booster in the morning, naturally revving up metabolism and increasing mental focus. Our seven family-friendly pumpkin pie spice recipe picks below are easy to make and perfect for seasonal entertaining. Festive menu planning always makes for soulful and memorable gatherings. Spice up your next fall party plan with any one of these delicious and deserving options. 'Tis the season.
This deep-fried dessert recipe adds a playful twist to classic churros. Embellished with freshly chopped hazelnuts and rolled in pumpkin spice sugar, the treats will surely wow any party guest.
Fans of exotic texture will delight in these smoothie popsicles' unexpected combination of lentils, pumpkin, and coconut milk. The color-block structure is also super easy on the eyes.
Dips are a must for another fall institution—football season. Having friends over for the game? Homemade hummus is an easy snack to whip up the day before. Adding pumpkin to the traditional recipe lends beautiful texture.
Cinnamon boosts metabolism and mental focus. Start your day off with a healthy kick of fall via this vegan nut milk smoothie.
This delectably fluffy pumpkin spice pancake recipe calls for toppings of honey-roasted pecans and warm maple syrup. It's the ultimate fall breakfast. We're also loving Maebells's suggestion to serve with chili for a cozy supper.
This ingenious riff on the pumpkin spice latte trend adds one of our superfood obsessions to the mix—matcha tea. Matcha fans? Welcome to the seasonal flavor upgrade situation coffee drinkers are so fanatical about. Believe the hype.
We may have saved the best for last via this ultra-festive and ever-so–Halloween party–worthy cookie. Made with activated charcoal, the healthy vegan treat is perfect for those avoiding dairy or refined sugars during the holiday.
Which recipe is your favorite? Let us know in the comments, and shop seasonal pumpkin foods below.