9 Pumpkin Spice Recipes (That Aren’t Pie)

Pumpkin SpiceEveryone loves flavored food. The only difference is that it’s a matter of preference. One person may like pumpkin spice recipes, and another may like apple recipes, and so on. The thing about what makes people love flavored food is its versatility. There’s pumpkin drinks, pumpkin pastries, pumpkin side dishes—the sky’s the limit when it comes to pumpkin spice recipes.

Another great flavor that’s loved by many is pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice recipes may or may not contain pumpkin- it always contains nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and allspice mixed. 

Pumpkin spice is typically used in pie recipes, but like any other flavor, pumpkin spice has evolved beyond its traditional roots. It’s even more enjoyable to have pumpkin spice during the fall.

This article lists other pumpkin spice recipes that set themselves apart from the pumpkin spice pie. Read on below to learn more.

#1 – Pumpkin Spice Latte

Whenever “pumpkin spice” is mentioned, this is the first thing that comes to people’s minds. Pumpkin spice latte is a coffee drink that many people enjoy when chilling in coffee shops. 

Now that you know how to make your pumpkin spice, the good news is that you can enjoy this drink at home without the price tag. What’s even better is that you can have it with little to no sugar at all.

#2 – Pumpkin Spice Babka with Pecans and Cinnamon-Maple Glaze

It’s hard to find a soul that doesn’t love cinnamon. People often lament getting cinnamon buns outside that are often too small for their liking, so why not create your own? A babka is pretty much cinnamon loaf with pumpkin spice filling. 

You can also add crunchy pecans with a glaze of mixed maple syrup and cinnamon to add to the flavor. If you want a stronger taste, add at least one teaspoon of one ingredient that makes up pumpkin spice.

#3 – Pumpkin Spice Candied Nuts

Candied nuts are essential during the fall. To spice (get it?) things up, why not season them with pumpkin spice? It’s nuts that are crunchy, sweet, and pumpkin-spiced, which is like the entire fall season given physicality through food.

#4 – Pumpkin Spice Pancakes and Waffles

Pancakes and waffles are the epitome of easy pastry cooking. To give it more flavor, you can add pumpkin spice to your batter for a unique taste. You can even add more pumpkin spice once it’s cooked, or you can add syrup mixed with pumpkin spice instead.

#5 – Sweet Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

Since fall is a season that approaches winter, it can be pretty cold. It’s not just for sweet treats but hot food as well. There’s no better hot food to enjoy than pumpkin soup, which is also very creamy. You’ll want to make sure that every last drop is in your stomach because it’s that good.

#6 – Pumpkin Spice Popcorn

Popcorn is an essential part of the movie-viewing experience. If you’re having a movie night during the fall, you can have pumpkin spice-flavored popcorn to truly get in the spirit of the season.

#7 – Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Saying “no” to cheesecake is not an easy thing to do. To further improve perfection, you can make cheesecakes with a crust with pumpkin spice mixed in. It’s relatively easy, and you won’t even realize it until you’re done.

#8 – Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Pumpkin spice isn’t just limited to hot or room temperature food, but cold ones such as ice cream as well. The warm spices contrast the chill of the ice cream, which makes for a cozy flavor despite the cold—both the food and the season.

#9 – Pumpkin Spice Shake

If pumpkin spice ice cream isn’t doable, then maybe a shake variant will do it for you. All you need to do is mix store-bought vanilla ice cream with pumpkin spice. You can also add a little bit of pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and enough milk to enhance texture for added flavor.


Pumpkin spice is the flavor of the fall season, and you can further get in the fall spirit by enjoying any of the recipes listed above. Just make sure to make enough food, because you’re not the only one who’s going to enjoy them!

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Published By Kim Gandhi Kim Gandhi began cooking at 8 years old with a love of food driving her to experiment with her Hispanic and German heritage. She gained a BBA in Marketing and turned to the business world for much of her career. Her strong customer service background and her passion for great events that involve chefs, customers, and amazing food allows her to indulge in her love of cooking and enjoying what FFK chefs bring to the table.