Pumpkin spice season is finally here, which means it’s time to get busy in the kitchen. Fall baking is all about embracing those classic fall flavors like pumpkin, cinnamon and apple. Here are nine pumpkin inspired recipes to try this fall. Let’s get started!
1. Pumpkin Pie In A Jar
Who doesn’t love a classic pumpkin pie recipe? I know I do. This is a fun twist on your typical pumpkin pie, because it’s in a jar! These adorable mini pumpkin pies are perfect for serving at family get togethers, or for dessert at Thanksgiving. After finishing a huge meal, mini desserts are a genius alternative. Your post-Thanksgiving food coma won’t be too terrible. This recipe takes a total of 30 minutes, and requires minimal ingredients. All you need is ginger snaps, butter, pumpkin puree, sugar, cinnamon, heavy creamy and cream cheese. So easy!
2. Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
This is a fun twist on your classic pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks. These pumpkin spice inspired cupcakes are perfect for fall birthdays or graduation parties. Whip these up for your closest friends or have a baking competition party where you compete to see who makes the best cupcakes. Everyone loves a little competition. May the spice be ever in your favor!
3. Pumpkin Spice Latte
You can’t have fall without a classic pumpkin spice latte to sip on during high school football games or trips to pumpkin patch. There are plenty of online recipes to make copycat Starbucks PSL’s. It’s easier than you think! To make this classic fall drink, combine pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, whole milk, two espresso shots and heavy cream. Tastes just like the real thing!
4. Pumpkin Bread
This scrumptiously decadent pumpkin bread is a must-have for your fall baking list. I can imagine baking this on rainy Sunday mornings while Hocus Pocus plays in the background. Does it get any better that that? The smells of this one alone will have you begging for it to be done baking. Serve this to friends or family and they will be asking you to bake it again for weeks. Just don’t give your secret recipe away!
5. Pumpkin Waffles
Pumpkin waffles are a fun fall take on your traditional buttermilk waffles. Enough of those frozen toaster waffles, make them from scratch with pumpkin puree and cinnamon. Drizzle with maple syrup and butter and they are ready for eatin! My mouth is totally watering. If you make enough for your whole family or roommates, they will appreciate you so much. Only if you have time of course. Time to dig in!
6. Pumpkin Cookies
These pumpkin cookies are great for throwing fall parties or taking to your sweet neighbor down the road. This recipe takes a spin on regular snickerdoodle cookies by adding a dash of pumpkin spice and all things nice. Be careful, because these melt-in-your-mouth cookies are extremely addictive. You can even make a healthy version using whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt. But don’t feel like you need to. Treat yourself!
7. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Did someone say sweet and savory pumpkin cheesecake bars? Count me in. These moist, chewy bars are perfect for dessert any day of the week and maybe even breakfast. No one’s judging. Anyways, I highly recommend giving these bars a try and offering them to your loved ones. They will be forever grateful. You only need pumpkin puree, cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract and corn starch. Perfection!
8. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Who wants regular old cinnamon rolls when you can have pumpkin cinnamon rolls? This fall version of your favorite childhood indulgence is great for early morning baking sessions with your love. Nothing more romantic than cooking something together in your PJs. How adorable. Don’t forget to commemorate the moment with an IG photoshoot. These rolls with certainly spice up your feed.
9. Pumpkin Donuts
I give you pumpkin donuts. This fall recipe is great for kids and adults alike. This one requires a little more patience and love, but that just makes the end result even more worth it. Plus, making them from scratch is a fun fall afternoon activity for you and a friend or S.O. Krispy Kreme is shook! Serve these at a fall brunch or at your annual Friendsgiving. Enjoy!
10. Pumpkin Scones
Pumpkin scones are the holy grail of breakfast pastries. I don’t care what anyone says, these babies are heaven on earth. These tasty treats are perfect for bringing to a fall breakfast or brunch party, or simply making for family when you go home for Thanksgiving. Drink with a hot cup of coffee or tea and you’re set. Drizzle with frosting or maple syrup for a little extra sweetness. All you need is pumpkin, sugar, water, butter, self rising flour, eggs, and salt. Get ready for a party in your mouth!
11. Pumpkin Choco Chip Muffins
Did someone say pumpkin chocolate chip muffins? These scrumptious muffins are great for baking on a whim or throwing together for a fall bake sale. All you need for this delectable recipe is flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, salt, eggs, soda, pumpkin puree, butter and chocolate chips. I’m getting hungry just thinking about these.
12. Pumpkin Inspired Recipes: Chai Spice Cake
Last, but certainly not least, pumpkin chai spice cake. This fall version of classic chai spice cake is seriously irresistible. It’s both classy and delish, a perfect combo for these chilly months. All you need is cinnamon sticks, white cake mix, eggs, canola oil, pumpkin puree, nutmeg and vanilla icing. Who’s ready to devour this cake like I am? BRB, gonna go watch some cooking videos and get even more hungry.