Pumpkin spice takes over the average American’s life from August until November. You can find pumpkin in every edible (and some inedible) product at the store. Pumpkin spice and the pumpkin spice latte heralds the fall season, meaning even if you don’t eat pumpkin spice at every meal, you are likely looking to include it in some part of your day. Read on to discover three pumpkin spice recipes that are not just another 3 latte recipes.
Coffee is not the only way to combat the cool fall chill. On a windy night, try pumpkin soup! Celebrate the harvest season with this creamy Autumn Pumpkin Soup flavored with brown sugar and nutmeg. Boil pumpkin, milk, onion, chicken broth, brown sugar, and nutmeg together to create a soup bursting with flavor. Before serving, add lemon juice, drizzle with balsamic vinegar, and garnish with fresh cilantro.
For those who need pumpkin to start the day but need their coffee black, add extra flavor and nutrients to your breakfast pancakes by stirring canned pumpkin into the batter to form these Pumpkin Pancakes. Whisk together milk, eggs, pumpkin, and vanilla yogurt until smooth. Add flour, brown and granulated sugars, baking powder, and spices cinnamon and pumpkin spice. Whisk in melted butter. With the batter prepared, prepare pancakes over a hot griddle and top with maple syrup or whipped cream before serving.
And if you need to sip on pumpkin spice on the go but don’t want the caffeine, try a Kefir Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. With more strains of good-for-you probiotic bacteria than most yogurts, kefir’s tart flavor makes it a natural pairing with pumpkin. Blend kefir, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, almond butter, and pumpkin spice until smooth.
Make sure not to skip the milk in these recipes. Milk is a natural source of zinc, selenium, and protein–essential nutrients your body needs to stay healthy.
For more pumpkin spice ideas, read 4 Recipes for Your Pumpkin Spiced Life with even more ways to enjoy all things pumpkin.