Pumpkin Spice Everything


November 09, 2017 | Food Lion
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Tagged:  Fall

Fall is nothing without pumpkin spice. But, guess what: That spicy goodness can be applied to more than just lattes. Pumpkin spice will fill your home with its magical fall scent, spice up your morning smoothie and even be the secret ingredient in your favorite dessert.

Here is a roundup of all things pumpkin spice to make this season the best yet.

Start with the Spice

Make your own version of pumpkin spice at home. This quick and easy recipe allows you to use just the amount you need and, it's pretty likely, that you already have all the ingredients.

  • 3 TBS ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

Mix together ingredients and store in an airtight container. Add or subtract spices to your own taste. Toss this mixture into recipes, soaps, smoothies or anything else you can imagine!

Pumpkin Spice Morning Smoothie

Start your morning off right with an easy and delicious pumpkin smoothie by adding a pinch of spice. While pumpkin spice will go best with simple ingredients (think bananas, almond milk, and protein powders) it also offers a tasty surprise to green smoothies. Blend a pinch of spice with pumpkin puree, a banana, two handfuls of spinach, and a splash of almond milk together for a tasty start to any fall day.

Pumpkin Spice Potpourri

Fill your home with the amazing scent of fall, because you'll be decorating with pumpkins and leaves in no time. Keep the mixture on a low burner, put on your comfy clothes and relax. Talk about a perfect fall night!

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

Shower yourself with pumpkin spice! This easy-to-make (less than 5 minutes) sugar scrub is perfect for a little pampering and makes for a frugal exfoliate.

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (can substitute for coconut oil)
  • 1-2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 cup body wash (optional)

Mix together and store in a mason jar for easy access. Change it up a little bit and add some vanilla for a delicious scent. Place a festive ribbon around it and attach the recipe to give as a gift.

Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow

This amazing treat is perfect for class parties, get-togethers or your own personal snack. Pumpkin spice turns an ordinary party treat into a talking point instantly. Add in candy corn and pumpkins and this party snack looks almost too good to eat!

Ingredients

  • A box (about 7-8 cups) Cinnamon Chex cereal, or Rice Chex
  • 12 ounces orange candy melts or pure white chocolate
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-2 cups mallowcreme pumpkins

Pour the cereal into a large bowl and set it aside. In 20 second increments, melt the candy or white chocolate in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Stir after each increment until melted and completely smooth. Stir in some cinnamon, the nutmeg, cloves, and allspice until combined. Pour mixture over cereal and toss gently to coat each square. Be gentle, the squares break easily. Pour the confectioners' sugar and the rest of the cinnamon into a large zipped-top bag.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Overnight Oats

If you're wanting to up your breakfast game, this is definitely the way to do it. Just add a pinch of pumpkin spice into your favorite overnight oats recipe. Your whole family will fall over for this morning treat or it can be your own private pumpkin spice getaway in the morning during the back to school rush.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Pumpkin Butter

Such a great gift idea for fall, perfect for a teacher gift as well. This delicious and smooth butter can be made in just 20 minutes with pumpkin puree, brown sugar and delicious pumpkin spice. This decadent spread will make your morning brighter when spread out on your favorite bagel or toast.

Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Pumpkin spice waffles are sure to be a family favorite, whether covered in warm syrup or topped with whipped cream and pecans and served as a dessert. Add some pumpkin spice to the batter and you're good to go.

Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Pumpkin spice waffles are sure to be a family favorite, whether covered in warm syrup or topped with whipped cream and pecans and served as a dessert. Add some pumpkin spice to the batter and you're good to go.

Breathe in the pumpkin spice this fall, light the fire and pick up a new book, it's going to be a great season!