18 Pumpkin Spice Recipes for Fall

Pumpkin Spice Scones Leah Maroney

Nothing says fall quite like a warm cup of sweet, spiced pumpkin-y goodness. Don't limit yourself to the drink, think outside the mug with our awesome pumpkin spice treats and eats ranging from cookies to cocktails. Most of these recipes call for pumpkin spice's individual components, but you can also easily make a jar of the blend to have on hand for any time the fall craving hits.

  • 01 of 18

    Overnight Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

    overnight pumpkin oatmeal
    Leah Maroney

    With this warm, comforting overnight pumpkin pie oatmeal, you really can have pie for breakfast. Well, the flavor of one at least! Pre-made pumpkin pie filling eliminates the need for extra spices and the oatmeal softens overnight in the fridge. Add Greek yogurt or some protein powder for extra oomph to get your day going.

  • 02 of 18

    Pumpkin Cornmeal Pancakes

    Pumpkin Cornmeal Pancakes Spice Up Breakfast

    Diana Rattray

    Cornbread fans will also love these pumpkin cornmeal pancakes. Subtle warming spices and a hit of brown sugar add sweetness, while cornmeal makes them hearty enough to hold you over until lunch. Try topping them with fresh-diced apples or this fantastic apple cider syrup.

  • 03 of 18

    Spiced Pumpkin Bread

    Spiced Pumpkin Bread With (Or Without) Walnuts

    Diana Rattray


    Start the day off right with this delectable, sweet-and-savory spiced pumpkin bread. You can make it with or without walnuts and add other seasonal mix-ins like raisins, dried cranberries, or even pumpkin seeds for a little extra flare and texture.

  • 04 of 18

    Pumpkin Spice Scones

    Pumpkin Spice Scones
    Leah Maroney

    Make these scrumptious pumpkin spice scones for tea time, or as an alternative for an elegant dessert. While this recipe may seem to yield few scones, you can cut them into smaller triangles for bite-size beauties. Be careful not to overwork the dough; you want those little pockets of butter to melt while they bake, lending them that signature fluffy tenderness.

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  • 05 of 18

    No-Bake Pumpkin Pie

    No-Bake Pumpkin Pie in a Snap

    Diana Rattray

    All you need is 10 minutes to prep this quick and easy no-bake pumpkin pie and it's possible to save even more time using a prepared graham cracker crust. Then, pop in the fridge for a few hours and have a party-worthy dessert. For a little extra pizzazz, you can also whip up a homemade graham cracker crust—try using cinnamon crackers or even ginger snaps to complement that PSL flavor.

  • 06 of 18

    Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake

    Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake Loaf
    Leah Maroney

    This tender pumpkin spice coffee cake is a perfect way to spice up your morning. Pumpkin keeps it nice and moist, but make sure not to over-mix or it could become tough. The streusel topping adds both a beautiful element and a nice sweetness. It’s great for serving brunch or guests or even bringing to an autumn bake sale.

  • 07 of 18

    Keto Pumpkin Spice Latte

    Mug of keto pumpkin spice latte

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    If you're watching carbs, there's no reason to give up your fall-spiced latte. This keto pumpkin spice latte is made with your favorite milk, pumpkin puree, and artificial sweetener, plus pumpkin pie spice and a sprinkle of cinnamon for garnish.

  • 08 of 18

    Pumpkin Martini

    Pumpkin Martini

    Personal Creation

    Bring the pumpkin spice flavor along to happy hour with this creative fall pumpkin martini. Use pumpkin liqueur or pumpkin spice syrup to give it that warm autumnal flavor. If you can't find the liqueur, spiced pumpkin puree works just as well.

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  • 09 of 18

    Pumpkin Ice Cream

    maple syrup being poured on pumpkin ice cream

    The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni

    When it comes to ice cream we may think of summer, but this fall-flavored recipe will have you craving it in autumn. Homemade ice cream ingredients combine with pumpkin puree and all of the familiar pumpkin pie spices. Finish it off with a drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkling of chopped nuts for an extra level of wow.

  • 10 of 18

    Pumpkin Whipped Cream

    Pumpkin Whipped Cream

     The Spruce / Pete Scherer

    Bring the flavors of autumn to almost any dessert with this simple recipe for pumpkin whipped cream. Heavy cream is whipped into stiff peaks along with pumpkin puree, sugar, vanilla, and that quintessential pumpkin pie spice. Spoon a dollop onto cakes and pies, as well as hot chocolate or cider.

  • 11 of 18

    Pumpkin Creme Brûlée

    Pumpkin Creme Brûlée

    Diana Rattray

    Give your pumpkin spice a French accent with this autumnal pumpkin creme brûlée. It's much easier to make than it look, and can even be put together in advance for easy entertaining. A kitchen torch will give it that firm crackly top, but you can also caramelize them under the broiler. Just watch them carefully so your creations don't burn.

  • 12 of 18

    Pumpkin Cookies With Brown Butter Icing

    Pumpkin Cookies With Brown Butter Icing

    Diana Rattray

    Ever wished you had something to dunk into your PSL? With these soft, tender pumpkin cookies with brown butter icing, you can have your pumpkin and eat it, too! They use the same spices the drink does and the brown butter icing will have you licking the bowl.

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  • 13 of 18

    Pumpkin and Gingerbread Trifle

    Pumpkin and Gingerbread Trifle

    Laurel Randolph

    This pumpkin and gingerbread trifle combines the sweet and spiced flavors of a pumpkin pie and gingerbread lattes into one delightful bowl. A trifle bowl will help this gorgeous dessert double as a centerpiece. If you don't have one, no worries—just make sure you use a clear vessel to let those gorgeous layers shine through.

  • 14 of 18

    Crockpot Pumpkin Pudding

    Crockpot Pumpkin Pudding
    Photo: Diana Rattray

    Pressed for time? Toss the ingredients for this crockpot pumpkin pudding in the slow cooker, then set it and forget it until it's time for dessert. Many of the ingredients are probably in your pantry already, making this a simple and stress-free way to end even a weekday meal.

  • 15 of 18

    Pumpkin Oat Muffins

    Pumpkin Oat Muffins With Dates

    Diana Rattray

    You'll want to ask these delicious pumpkin oat muffins out on a "date" after just one try. Bake a double batch and store half in the freezer, so you can have a taste of fall whenever the mood strikes. The recipe calls for dates, but would also taste great with pecans, walnuts, raisins, or cranberries. Mix in as many fun additions as you like for a creative autumn twist on the breakfast staple.

  • 16 of 18

    Classic Pumpkin Cream-Cheese Roll Cakes

    Classic Pumpkin Cream-Cheese Roll Cake

    Diana Rattray

    Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is a classic combination, but the tangy, creamy stuff goes great with pumpkin, too. If you have time, make two of these classic pumpkin cream-cheese roll cakes and stick one in the freezer. Pull it out when company comes calling and you've got an impressive dessert ready to roll—literally! Don't let its beauty intimidate you—this cake is easier than it looks.

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  • 17 of 18

    Pumpkin Bread Pudding

    Pumpkin Bread Pudding Recipe

    The Spruce

    Spice up the end of a meal with this luscious pumpkin bread pudding. The recipe calls for French bread, but you can use whatever leftover loaf you have on hand. Challah or even raisin toast works nicely, too. If you want to get really decadent, top it off with a brown sugar sauce or some homemade whipped cream.

  • 18 of 18

    Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

    Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

    Diana Rattray 

    Don't throw away the seeds after carving your jack o' lanterns. Once washed and roasted, these sweet and spicy pumpkin seeds are a great snack. Toss them with pumpkin pie spices and a little sugar to make this sweet and spiced iteration. Once roasted, the seeds make a great topping for yogurt, baked goods, or oatmeal.