Pumpkin Spice-Inspired Recipes You Can Make at Home

It’s officially time to transition from the citrusy flavors of summer to the warm, comforting flavors of fall. And that means one thing: pumpkin everything. If you’re a pumpkin devotee, here are three recipes to try this autumn.

Pumpkin Spice Vinaigrette [tablespoon.com]
Even your fall salads should taste like pumpkin! Here’s how to do it. Whip up a batch of this pumpkin vinaigrette with a base of pumpkin puree, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, water, and honey. Add in dashes of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and other sweet and savory spices, shake vigorously, and then dress up your favorite salad.

Pumpkin Spice Latte [Genius Kitchen]
Love Starbuck’s signature fall drink but can’t fit a daily dose of it into your budget? Then whip up your own version at home. This surprisingly simple pumpkin spice latte begins with a mix of pureed pumpkin, vanilla syrup, pumpkin pie spice, and your chosen milk. Simmer the combination on the stovetop until it starts to form a foam, then pour it into your favorite cup, add a few shots of espresso, and enjoy.

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Pumpkin Seeds [Simply Quinoa]
Even your snacks should be pumpkin-infused in the fall, so save the pumpkin seeds from your jack-o-lantern (or buy some at the store) and make this easy recipe. Toss the seeds with olive oil and a mix of warm spices, including cinnamon and cloves, then roast them. The result is a crispy, sweet, and protein-packed snack that you can toss into your bag for a mid-morning treat.