You’ve been underestimating the potential of our Imperfect Pumpkin Spice mix, haven’t you? We know it’s tough this time of year to think of anything other than pie, but your favorite seasonal seasoning wants more out of life! Go beyond baking and start sprinkling it on anything that could benefit from a dash of autumn. You’ll want to keep the spice rack within arm’s reach this fall because we’ve got ideas to get you inspired.
Pumpkin Spice Popcorn for Fall Movie Night
What makes a movie a fall movie? If at any point the protagonist wears a sweater while drinking a hot beverage, or it stars Sandra Bullock, then it’s a fall movie. And what more appropriately accompanies a night in with Sandy B than a bowl of pumpkin-spiced popcorn? Sprinkle Pumpkin Spice as you would salt over our classic Movie Theater Popcorn.
Is it Oatmeal, or is it Pie?
Nothing will get you out of bed quicker than this warming bowl of hearty pumpkin pie oatmeal. Follow the recipe or simply add a scoop of pumpkin puree, a glug of maple syrup, a handful of pepitas, and a shake of Pumpkin Spice to your morning oats. Plan to make it the next time you have to wake up early, and you’ll be racing to the kitchen before your alarm goes off.
Pumpkin Spice French Toast
It’s an idea so brilliant and yet so obvious that we wonder how it took us until now to think of it. Swap out the cinnamon for Pumpkin Spice in our favorite French toast recipe, and you’re golden!
Go (Spiced) Nuts!
Delicious spiced nuts take only minutes to make and are a perfect breakfast topping or crowd-pleasing appetizer. Beware: If you’re snacking on them before dinner, try not to take too many handfuls – we’re having soup later!
Sprinkle on Soup
For a hint of complexity and a whiff of festivity, try adding a teaspoon of Pumpkin Spice to roasted kabocha squash and parsnip soup or to our ready-made Butternut Squash Soup. Don’t worry, adding a dash of Pumpkin Spice to a savory soup won’t make it taste like a coffee-chain latte. Although, if you pour a latte into a bowl, does that technically make it soup? A question for another blog post, perhaps.
Grain-Free Almond Butter Pumpkin Bars
Just a quick mix, a healthy heaping of pumpkin puree, and a pop in the oven later, and you got a warm batch of Almond Butter Pumpkin Bars. They’re just healthy enough to make you feel good about sharing them but not so healthy that you’ll want to give them all away.
Help our community spice up things up in the kitchen by sharing your favorite way to use pumpkin spice in the comments below!