It’s pretty easy to know when the Fall season begins. Why? Not because the leaves change or the weather gets colder. No, no, there’s a far more obvious reason that no person can ignore.
Starbucks begins promoting their Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and all the girls go completely nuts.
An entirely justified obsession (PSLs are good) if not a tad bit extreme, the mighty Pumpkin Spice Latte has become the iconic beverage of the Fall season. But not for all.
Some may not enjoy Starbucks, or simply can’t have that much caffeine. Others may not want to fork out $7 for a latte. Whatever your reason, you need not deny yourselves the delicious flavours of a PSL, because there are plenty of other ways to enjoy pumpkin spice.
Read the recipes below and you’ll see what I mean.
Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Portable, chewy, and delicious, these cookies are already the perfect snack whenever you need a quick fix of sweetness. Add in the classic Fall flavour that is pumpkin spice and you have a cookie that is the ideal sweet treat for the season.
Read the full recipe at Just So Tasty
Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Want the best way to start your day with pumpkin spice that doesn’t involve a few shots of espresso? These Pumpkin Spice Muffins are the answer, as its spiced-and-moist base that is complimented by a cinnamon streusel and sweet frosting creating the ideal morning pick-me-up.
Read the full recipe at Berly’s Kitchen
Pumpkin Spice Ale Soft Pretzels
Wait, something savoury on a list of pumpkin spice recipes? It can’t be! Oh, but it is, and while it may sound a tad strange, these pumpkin spice-infused soft pretzels are real winners.
Don’t fret if you can’t find pumpkin spice flavoured beer, because the recipe will come together without it, as there is plenty of pumpkin spice goodness added through other ingredients. Not to mention a killer pumpkin-chipotle dipping sauce.
Read the full recipe at Baking Sense
Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes
If you’re a fan of Starbuck’s PSL, then you’ll love these cupcakes. How do I know? Well, because everything is better in dessert form, even seasonal lattes. An added bonus is that these cupcakes are gluten-free!
Read the full recipe at Flippin’ Delicious
Pumpkin Spice Kettle Corn
Few realize that the flavours that make up pumpkin spice come from the spices themselves, and not so much the pumpkin. That’s why Pumpkin Spice Kettle Corn works so well, as it takes the essential spices from a PSL and puts them on the best movie snack of all, popcorn. This recipe is pretty much a must-make for any Fall movie night.
Read the full recipe at Amy’s Healthy Baking
No-Churn Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
One of the major things holding most people back from making ice cream at home is the cost of buying an ice cream maker. But here’s an amazing loophole: this Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream recipe that requires no churning or ice cream maker at all! Creamy, flavourful, and filled with the flavours of Fall, the deliciousness of this ice cream is only matched by its convenience.
Read the full recipe at Love & Pastries
Pumpkin Spice Matzah Ball Soup
The classic Jewish dish gets a brand new seasonal twist in this recipe, and it tastes great. Perhaps the perfect Fall soup, this recipe also brings you one step closer to being able to eat an entire meal filled with pumpkin spice-flavoured dishes!
Read the full recipe at What Jew Wanna Eat
Featured image courtesy of: hirotomo