Fall or Autumn (as it is known in our country) is synonymous with golden leaves, nip in the air, light scarves, chic booties, Thanksgiving and pumpkin spice. This much-loved flavor is our go-to Fall delicacy and we are sure you love to bite into or sip anything with pumpkin spice in it during this time of the year. If you thought this flavor is something that looks good only on Pinterest or in Hollywood movies, then you’d be surprised to know that you can easily make it at home & use it to make delicious drinks, desserts & more! Just mix ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, ground allspice and ground cloves together and store the mixture in a clean small jar or spice container. Voila! You’ve got a jar full of this fragrant blend to use in your favorite Fall dishes!
The ever-popular Pumpkin Spice Latte
Did you know you could whip up a Starbucks-equivalent cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte easily at home? Combine some milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin spice and vanilla in a medium microwave safe bowl and heat the mixture for 1 to 2 mins. Take it out and whip the mixture till it becomes foamy. Add coffee to a big mug and add the foamed milk to it. Top it off with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin spice, and savor the yummy concoction on chilly Autumn evenings, with your favorite book for company.
The sumptuous Pumpkin Spice Muffins
These moist, sweet muffins rich with cinnamon and nutmeg are perfect for indulging your sweettooth this season. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg; and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine eggs, pumpkin spice, sugar, applesauce, vegetable oil, and almond extract. Slowly add the flour mixture to the large bowl until just blended. Pour mixture into muffin pans. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes and remove the muffins from oven once done to cool them. Treat your friends & family to these delicious muffins and get ready to be inundated with compliments.
The easy-peasy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
This season, add a Fall-perfect twist to your breakfast with these super-easy & super-yummy Pumpkin Spice Pancakes that will have the whole family running to the breakfast table in the morning! Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin spice and salt in large bowl. In a smaller bowl, mix milk, pumpkin, egg and vegetable oil and add it to the flour mixture. Heat skillet or non-stick pan over medium heat and brush lightly with vegetable oil. Pour 1/4 cup batter onto the hot pan and cook until bubbles begin to burst. Turn the side and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Continue till the whole batter is used. Serve the pancakes with whipped cream, cinnamon powder & maple syrup and indulge in the fragrant goodness of this dish.
So, what are you waiting for? Go, make yourself some pumpkin spice and use it in various ways to churn out delicious dishes. It’s time to spice up the season with this popular Fall flavor!