Savor Fall’s Flavors With These Pumpkin Spice-Inspired Recipes

October 1, 2018

The season is finally here when it’s totally acceptable to eat pumpkin everything, so don’t waste a moment of it. Dive into autumn with these simple recipes that heavily feature your favorite fall flavor, pumpkin spice.

Pumpkin Spice Vinaigrette []
Didn’t think it was possible to infuse your salad with pumpkin spice? Think again. This unique vinaigrette will, quite literally, spice up any salad, and you probably already have most of the ingredients in your cupboards. The base is a simple blend of pumpkin puree, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, and water, which gets tossed with a mix of sweet and savory spices—from fresh garlic to ground cinnamon.

Pumpkin Spice Latte [Genius Kitchen]
If you’re a fan of Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte, try making this healthier (and cheaper) version at home. Simply warm up your favorite type of milk on the stove with pumpkin, vanilla syrup, and pumpkin pie spice, then just add espresso. It will only take you a few minutes to make a copycat pumpkin spice latte that’s good enough to rival any Starbucks beverage.

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Pumpkin Seeds [Simply Quinoa]
Use your pumpkin obsession to pack some more protein into your diet. Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of plant-based protein—and you’ll end up with some when you carve a jack-o-lantern. Set those aside or pick up a package of pumpkin seeds and toss them with olive oil, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and Stevia. Then roast them for about 20 minutes until they’re crunchy and golden-brown.

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