The Taste Of Autumn With 5 Pumpkin Spice Recipes

It’s that time of the year again when the leaves turn brown and orange and beautifully fill the streets. The weather is noticeably cooler, and summer dresses are replaced with cardigans and scarves. Autumn is here! And you know what that means? It’s a time for outdoor strolls with your loved one, delicious meals during holidays, and gathering with your family around the toasty fire. It’s also a time to get creative with autumn-inspired recipes, and no fall weather treat is complete without Pumpkin Spice.

DIY Pumpkin Spice

There’s not that many people that do it themselves, but the end results of using homemade pumpkin spice can be quite fulfilling to those who do. Pumpkin Spice is the staple of autumn treats; can you get enough pumpkin spice? Heck no! Autumn is the time of pumpkin spice coffee beverages and delicious desserts. You might find it easier to get pumpkin spice from your local neighborhood store, but did you know it’s even easier to make at home?

All you need is 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 3 tablespoons cinnamon, 1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice, 2 teaspoons of ground nutmeg, and 1 ½ teaspoons of ground cloves. Mix them all together and store in an airtight jar.

Using your very own homemade pumpkin spice, try these tasty pumpkin spice recipes to welcome the taste of autumn into your home:

1. Pumpkin Spice Latte

Nothing says autumn like pumpkin spice lattes being sold in any coffee shop. But, when you learn how to do this yourself, you won’t need to buy from anywhere else anymore.

Ingredients

1 tsp. pumpkin spice.
1 cup of milk
2 tbsp. pumpkin puree
1 tbsp. maple syrup
¼ cup of espresso or black coffee
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
Whipped cream for garnish

Directions

* Over medium heat, use a saucepan, whisk together milk, pumpkin puree and spice, vanilla, and maple syrup. When it’s all combined well, add it in a blender or use your immersion blender to mix well until it becomes frothy.

* In your mug, add your hot coffee or espresso, then pour the frothy mixture over it. Garnish with whipped cream and a little bit of pumpkin spice.

2. Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

This recipe is ideal for those lazy Sunday autumn mornings with your family.

Ingredients

1 ½ cup of all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. homemade pumpkin spice
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup milk
2 eggs
Butter

Directions

* In your mixing bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients first. In another bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients.
* Gently combine both together and stir with a wooden spoon.
* Add a spoon of butter in your skillet on medium-low heat and wait for it to melt.
* Add a ladle of the pancake batter into the skillet and wait to see bubbles forming on the top. It can take about 3-4 minutes.
* When it’s ready, gently flip on the other side for 3-4 minutes.

3. Pumpkin Spice Pie

Thanksgiving is never complete without pumpkin pie. Yet, you don’t even have to wait for the holidays to make this pie:

Ingredients

Store-bought pie crust
1 tbsp. pumpkin spice
2 tbsp. icing sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. cornstarch
1 ½ cups pumpkin puree
½ cup heavy cream
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Directions

* In a bowl, whisk the eggs, followed by the milk and puree. Add the spices and cornstarch, then mix well until combined.
* Add your filling into your pie crust and bake for 35-40 minutes at 350 F until the filling is set.
* Mix together the heavy cream and sugar in a separate bowl until it stiffens. Add it to a piping bag.
* When the pie is ready and cool, pipe the whipped cream in any shape of your choice.

4. Pumpkin Spice Poke Cake

This cake is fun to make, and it’s perfect for any gathering; no one can say no to cream cheese frosting!

Ingredients

For the cake, either use a basic vanilla box cake mix or make your own by adding:

1 cup of all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
½ cup of vegetable oil
1 tbsp. pumpkin spice
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
A pinch of salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup pumpkin puree

For the frosting:

6 ounces cream cheese
Half a stick of butter
½ tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 ½ cup sugar

Directions

* In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, oil, pumpkin puree and spice, vanilla, and mix until fully combined.
* Carefully, sift the flour and add it to your mixture along with the baking soda and powder. Don’t over mix.
* Add it in a greased pan and bake for 35 minutes on 350 F.
* For the frosting, mix together your ingredients and beat with your mixer until smooth and fluffy.
* When the cake is cool, use the end of a wooden spoon and poke holes in each square of the cake.
* Add your frosting and spread it well, so it can fill up the holes.
* Sprinkle some pumpkin spice for garnish.

5. Pumpkin Spice Tiramisu

This is an autumn twist on the delicious Tiramisu that everyone will love. It’s light, easy to make, and tasty.

Ingredients

A box of ladyfinger cookies (around 40-50 cookies)
5 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. pumpkin spice
8 ounces mascarpone cheese
¾ cup canned pumpkin
1 cup brewed coffee
1 cup water
2/3 cup hazelnut liqueur
1 ¼ cup heavy cream

Directions

* Add the water, 2/3 cup of sugar, liqueur, coffee in a small saucepan and stir over medium-low heat. Allow to cool before using.
* In a large bowl, mix the pumpkin spice and puree, mascarpone, 3 tablespoons of sugar, and mix well. In another bowl, add the cream and the rest of the sugar and beat until it’s thick. Mix it with the mascarpone mixture.
* Dip your ladyfingers in the coffee mixture and arrange in a baking dish. Spread some of the cheese mixture and repeat layers twice.
* Sprinkle pumpkin spice and sugar over the last mixture.
* Refrigerate overnight and enjoy it the next day.

Autumn is a time to be thankful and a time to relax with your loved ones. The weather is getting chilly, and that only means it’s also a time for tasty snacks and treats. Make your own pumpkin spice and get creative with delicious desserts !

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