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8 Pumpkin Spice Recipes To Add To Your Menu

8 Pumpkin Spice Recipes To Add To Your Menu

Make the most of the season and check out our favorite recipes; they’ll give everyone ‘pumpkin’ to talk about.


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October 15, 2021

Pumpkin spice recipes are one of the best things about the fall season—they’re right up there with crisp evenings, cuddles with the beaux, and brilliant foliage. And if you’re like us, anxiously awaiting autumnal morning trips to the farmers market, then you know that the pumpkin spice obsession goes way beyond latte. There are so many soul-warming desserts you can make with the ingredient that stopping at homemade Joe means missing out on a whole lot of potential. So make the most of the season and check out our favorite recipes; they’ll give everyone ‘pumpkin’ to talk about.

This vegan pumpkin cheesecake by Detoxinista is an easy no-bake dessert that's dairy-free, and you don’t need any special equipment to make it.

1. Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake 

This easy no-bake dessert is filled with hints of fall flavor. Naturally sweetened and dairy-free, this vegan pumpkin spice cheesecake from Detoxinista doesn’t require you to own any special equipment.

Gingerbread crust
1 ½ cups of blanched almond flour 
3 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
2 tablespoons of maple syrup 
1 tablespoon of blackstrap molasses (optional)
¼ teaspoon of ground ginger (optional)
¼ teaspoon of fine sea salt 

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Pumpkin cheesecake filling 
1 cup raw cashew butter 
½ cup pumpkin puree 
½ cup of maple syrup 
¼ cup melted coconut oil 
2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice 
1 teaspoon lemon juice 
¼ teaspoon of fine sea salt 

Forget about waiting in line at your local coffee shop for a latte; you can totally make the season's favorite drink at home.

2. Pumpkin Spice Latte 

The quintessential fall drink, pumpkin spice lattes don’t have to break the bank via daily coffee shop trips—you can totally make one at home. And, unlike the coffee shop version, this latte uses syrup made out of real pumpkin. As Healthy Happy Life showcases, the result is a creamy, smooth flavor that tastes just like Thanksgiving in a cup.

1 15-ounce can of pumpkin puree
½ cup of brown sugar
2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
1 tablespoon of pumpkin spice mix 
1 cup of water

We already love muffins, we're already ready for fall. Add a candied walnut streusel to that equation and you got yourself a winner.

3. Pumpkin Muffins with a Candied Walnut Streusel

Done again and again, the pumpkin spice muffin recipe seems like it couldn’t surprise a fall lover’s palette—let Bakers Royale change your mind. The pumpkin muffin is made with a crumb that feels much lighter than the traditional crumbed version, but still uses all the fall flavoring you love.

Pumpkin muffin
2 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
½ teaspoon of salt
1 ½ cups of sugar
2 eggs
4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted and cooled
¼ cup of vegetable oil
½ cup of buttermilk
1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons of ground ginger
1 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg
¼ teaspoon of ground cloves
1 ½ cup of pumpkin puree

Candied walnut streusel
1 cup of candied walnut
½ cup of flour
⅓ cup of brown sugar
3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
4 tablespoon of unsalted butter, melted

A classic pumpkin spice cake goes great with a mug of hot tea or a creamy latte on a chilly autumn afternoon.

4. Pumpkin Spice Cake 

Following a super easy recipe from Tori Avey, this pumpkin spice cake is too good to pass up. The blend of fall loaf cake with pumpkin spices, nuts, and raisins will have your house smelling lovely within minutes. Plus, on those chilly autumn afternoons, this cake becomes the perfect pairing to your hot tea or creamy latte.

½ cup of raisins
¾ cup of sugar
¼ cup of light brown sugar
½ cup of vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 cup of pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 cup of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of salt
¼ teaspoon of allspice
¼ teaspoon of nutmeg
¼ teaspoon of ginger
Pinch ground cloves
½ cup of chopped walnuts

The pumpkin cupcake base is warmly spiced with a hint of vanilla, while the cream cheese frosting swirls in a fluffy cloud on top.

5. Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes 

Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting make for a dreamy treat for both the fall and winter seasons. With a base warmly spiced by a hint of vanilla and frosting swirls, this dessert is just the right amount of sweet. Follow the recipe from Healthy Happy Life, and the end result will taste like the blog’s namesake.

Wet ingredients
⅓ cup of non-dairy milk
1 cup of pumpkin puree, unsweetened
4 tablespoons of vegan butter
1 cup of raw turbinado sugar, organic or similar sugar
1 flax egg, 4 tablespoons of water + 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed
2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Dry ingredients
1 tablespoon of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of salt
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice

Vegan cream cheese buttercream frosting
8 ounces of vegan cream cheese
9 tablespoons of vegan butter, room temperature
2 cups of organic powdered sugar, sifting optional
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt

Although shortbread cookies are usually associated with the holiday season, we like to prepare these all year long.

6. Pumpkin Spice Shortbread Cookies 

If you’re in a fall state of mind, then these buttery shortbread sweets by Kirbie’s Cravings are going to exceed your wildest expectations. Made with a hint of pumpkin and sandwiched together with dulce de leche sauce, these cookies are the autumnal alternative to your classic chewy chocolate chip. 

½ cup of softened unsalted butter
½ cup of confectioner’s sugar
1 ¼ of all-purpose flour
¼ cup of pumpkin butter
Thick dulce de leche or salted caramel sauce

Sometimes, you need to pumpkin spice up your life. We'll take a pumpkin scone with toffee bits and maple syrup with the autumn sunshine.

7. Pumpkin Scones with Toffee and Maple 

If you’re like us and you’ve been adding pumpkin to literally everything, then trust us when we say that scones are the perfect contender. Though delicious on their own (duh), dressing them up with toffee bits and maple syrup drizzle will make for a truly autumnal delight. Don’t believe us? Just ask Kelly from A Side of Sweet.

2 cups of flour
⅓ cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of baking powder
¾ teaspoons of cinnamon
¼ teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg
½ teaspoon of fine sea salt
6 tablespoons of cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 
1 egg
⅓ cup of pumpkin puree
1.3 cups and 1 tablespoon of divided heavy cream
1 cup of crushed toffee or Heath bars 
2 teaspoons of turbinado sugar 

This healthy pumpkin spice latte ice cream is made with no eggs, heavy cream, or sugar, and is only 55 calories.

8. Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream

Full of all the same cozy ingredients you love in the Starbucks drink—lots of pumpkin, spices, and a hint of coffee flavor—this healthy take on pumpkin spice ice cream from Amy’s Healthy Baking contains no eggs, heavy cream, or sugar. Have as many scoops as you want and don’t worry about the calories, simply bask in the creaminess.

1 cup of pumpkin puree 
1 cup of two-percent milk
1 ½ teaspoon of instant coffee granules
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 teaspoon of vanilla stevia
½ teaspoon of xanthan gum
¾ teaspoon of homemade pumpkin pie spice 
¼ teaspoon of salt

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