15 Pumpkin Spice Recipes for Fall

Pumpkin Spice Scones. Leah Maroney

Nothing says fall quite like a warm cup of sweet, spiced pumpkin-y goodness, but you don't have to limit yourself to the drink. Think outside the mug with 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 15

    Overnight Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

    overnight pumpkin oatmeal
    Leah Maroney

    With this warm, comforting pumpkin 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 15

    Pumpkin Cornmeal Pancakes Spice Up Breakfast

    Pumpkin Cornmeal Pancakes Spice Up Breakfast

    Diana Rattray

    Cornbread fans will also love these spiced pumpkin 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 cider syrup.

  • 03 of 15

    Spiced Pumpkin Bread

    Spiced Pumpkin Bread With (Or Without) Walnuts

    Diana Rattray

     

    Start the day off right with this delectable, sweet-and-savory pumpkin spice 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 15

    Pumpkin Spice Scones

    Pumpkin Spice Scones
    Leah Maroney

    Make these elegant scrumptious scones for an English breakfast or anytime you want to elevate your dessert game. While this recipe may seem to yield few scones, you can cut them into tiny 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 15

    No-Bake Pumpkin Pie in a Snap

    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 15

    Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake

    Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake Loaf
    Leah Maroney

    This tender 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 15

    Pumpkin Martini

    Pumpkin Martini

    Personal Creation

    Bring the pumpkin spice flavor along to happy hour with this creative fall 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.

  • 08 of 15

    Pumpkin Creme Brûlée

    Pumpkin Creme Brûlée

    Diana Rattray

    Give your pumpkin spice a French accent with this autumnal 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.

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  • 09 of 15

    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 cookies, 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.

  • 10 of 15

    Pumpkin and Gingerbread Trifle

    Pumpkin and Gingerbread Trifle

    Laurel Randolph

    This 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.

  • 11 of 15

    Crockpot Pumpkin Pudding

    Crockpot Pumpkin Pudding
    Photo: Diana Rattray

    Pressed for time? Toss the ingredients for this 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.

  • 12 of 15

    Pumpkin Oat Muffins With Dates

    Pumpkin Oat Muffins With Dates

    Diana Rattray

    You'll want to ask these delicious 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.

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  • 13 of 15

    Classic Pumpkin Cream-Cheese Roll Cake

    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 pretty, tasty rolls 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.

  • 14 of 15

    Pumpkin Bread Pudding

    Pumpkin Bread Pudding

    Diana Rattray

    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.

  • 15 of 15

    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, they're 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.