6 Pumpkin Spice Recipes That Aren’t Lattes (+a quiz!) October 7, 2019

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Lattes are great, but so are foods that, ahem, don’t come in a cup. Like muffins, for example. Or granola. And oh! OH! Pancakes. Definitely pancakes. Continue reading for five pumpkin spice recipes that pay homage to the world outside of lattes — plus a quiz to put your pumpkin knowledge to the test. 

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Nowadays, the first thing that comes to mind when you hear pumpkin is probably lattes. Maybe pie, but mostly lattes. And while there’s a time and a place to cozy up to a PSL, there’s also a big, delicious pumpkin-y world out there.

So we tasked our expert chefs to come up with five non-latte pumpkin spice treats for fall. And they did what they do best — toy around in the test kitchen experimenting, tasting, and testing some more until these five recipes were born.

1. Pumpkin Spice Muffins

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Nutty whole wheat flour speckled with oats and bulked up with nuts, dried fruit, and pumpkin puree? Now that’s a muffin we’d reach for any day.

Take a cue from our test kitchen and make a big batch of these on the weekend. This way, you’ll have the perfect grab ‘n go breakfast (or snack, or dessert) all week long. Bonus points for the fact that they freeze like a dream.


  • 1 Cup Quick-Cooking Oats
  • 3/4 Cups Almond Milk
  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons Pumpkin Spice Blend
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 Cup Canned Pumpkin
  • 1/3 Cup Raisins
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Walnuts, pulsed or chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, then spoon into a lined muffin tin.
  3. Bake until inserted toothpick comes out dry, 15-20 minutes.

2. Pumpkin Spice Granola

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Sprinkle on top of yogurt, use to garnish smoothie bowls, or simply snack (spoon or no spoon — no judgment). The coconut-y, pumpkin-y, nutty deliciousness will win you over.


  • 2 Cups Old-Fashioned Oats
  • 1 Cup Raw Pecan Halves
  • 1 Cup Raw Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Fruit (apricots, cranberries, raisins)
  • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1/4 Cup Canned Pumpkin
  • 2 Teaspoons Pumpkin Spice Blend
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a large baking sheet with parchment/wax paper.
  2. In one bowl, combine oats, nuts, seeds, coconut, and dried fruit.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, coconut oil, canned pumpkin, and pumpkin spice blend.
  4. Pour liquid mixture over dry ingredients and mix well to combine. Season with salt.
  5. Spread granola evenly over baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes, stirring every 10(ish) minutes.

3. Pumpkin Spice Bread

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This loaf is naturally gluten-free, deliciously dense, oh-so-moist, and sweet but not too sweet. So if you’re wondering when to eat it (breakfast? afternoon snack? after dinner with tea??), the answer may very well be all the above.


  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Spice Blend
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Can Pumpkin
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil, melted
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF and line a loaf tin with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine coconut flour, pumpkin spice blend, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together canned pumpkin, eggs, honey, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
  4. Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients, then pour batter into the loaf tin.
  5. Bake until inserted toothpick comes out dry, 45-50 minutes.
  6. Let cool 20 minutes before slicing.

4. Pumpkin Spice Bites

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Call ’em what you want — truffles, bliss balls, bites, no-bake desserts. The important part is that they’re ridiculously simple to make (we’re talkin’ five ingredients and only one bowl) and the perfect bite-sized snack for kids and adults alike.


  • 2 Cups Rolled Oats
  • 1/4 Cup Canned Pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Pumpkin Spice Blend
  • 3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • Pinch Sea Salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Roll dough into about 16 balls (if things are getting sticky, wet hands first).
  3. Place in freezer 15 minutes, then store in fridge up to one week.

5. Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

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Pumpkin spice up those lazy weekend mornings with pancakes that taste like autumn’s giving you one big hug.


  • 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Pumpkin Spice Blend
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Cup Canned Pumpkin
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • Butter, for cooking


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and pumpkin spice blend.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, canned pumpkin, and vanilla extract. Then, whisk in eggs one at a time.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stirring until just combined.
  4. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Once hot, reduce heat and ladle pancake batter onto skillet. Cook until bubbles start to form, 3-4 minutes. Flip and cook until other side is golden, another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Repeat with remaining batter.


6. Homemade Pumpkin Spice

  • 2 TBSP Cinnamon
  • 1 TBSP Ground Ginger
  • 1 TSP Ground Allspice
  • 1/2 TSP Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 TSP Ground Nutmeg
  1. Toss all ingredients in a mixing bowl until combined.

Think you’re a bonafide pumpkin expert by now? There’s only one way to find out…

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