You know it’s fall when you start seeing pumpkin spice everywhere. Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger combine to create an iconic fall flavor with a warm, comforting aroma. But did you know you can enjoy the delicious flavor of pumpkin spice in more than just a latte? (And if you’re tired of everything pumpkin spice, check out this list of some delicious alternatives.)
Here are 7 pumpkin spice recipes that just might become your new fall favorites:
Pumpkin Spice Cake
Imagine your favorite fall flavors baked into a moist, delicious loaf cake, complete with raisins and walnuts. This Pumpkin Spice Cake turns everything you love about these seasonal spices into a dessert that outshines the coffee you drink with it. An added bonus? When you bake this, your whole house will have the scent of autumn in the air.
Classic Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake
This recipe for Classic Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake is a new twist on pumpkin pie. It has all of your favorite spices — cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg — combined with real pumpkin and cream cheese for a luscious dessert. Plus, the pumpkin spice is in both the cheesecake and the graham cracker crust, making for a double dose of deliciousness.
Pumpkin Spice Popcorn
If you’re in the mood for something light and crunchy, give this Pumpkin Spice Popcorn recipe a try. It’s a quick, easy and fun way to enjoy the flavor of pumpkin spice in your snack.
Pumpkin Spice Truffles
When you think of pumpkins and candy, you’re probably conjuring up thoughts of jack-o’-lanterns. But in this Pumpkin Spice Truffle recipe, you get a delightful combination of pumpkin spice, graham crackers and cream cheese — all in one candy. Even better, dip it in white or milk chocolate for the perfect fall treat.
Pumpkin Spice Mule
Who says pumpkin spice is only good in coffee drinks? What about a new twist on one of your favorite cocktails? Just add a little cinnamon-nutmeg flavor to your traditional Moscow Mule recipe and you’ve got a Pumpkin Spice Mule.
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
Craving pumpkin spice at breakfast time? Dress up some steel-cut oats with pumpkin spice, brown sugar and walnuts for a delicious, healthful Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal.
Roasted Pumpkin Spice Nuts
If you like a combination of sweet and salty, you’ll love this recipe for Roasted Pumpkin Spice Nuts. By tossing your choice of mixed nuts with cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and just a touch of cayenne pepper, you get a crispy, crunchy treat with a unique flavor.
With any one of these recipes, you can create your own pumpkin spice treats and beverages from scratch at home — any time of the year you like.
Of course, if you’re not in the mood to cook, you can enjoy cozy and delicious fall favorites at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen. From our Homemade Chicken Pot Pie and our BBQ Chicken & Half Rack of Ribs to our Seasonal Crisp a La Mode, you can find delicious made-from-scratch entrees that are perfect for autumn.