FALL. Coming Soon...to leafy trees and coffee mugs near you!
Pumpkin Spice season is upon us, and we couldn't be more excited. We are ready to kick the summer heat waves to the corner and pull on cozy sweaters instead.
The beginning of fall is customarily marked by the first cinnamon sprinkled drink we see on the menu at Starbucks, and it can't come fast enough. Pumpkin Spice Latte anyone?
Widely considered the best time of year to those of you who treasure fall time splendors, pumpkin spice season is approaching faster than the leaves can change colors. Brace yourself for pumpkins galore and a sugary round of holiday baking.
To start the season out right, we have found 9 pumpkin recipes for your Chico apartment that will make you wish it was fall, all year long!
1. Pumpkin Spice Latte (Better than Starbucks)
Of course, we had to add the drink that started the craze! Faith from the Kitchn whips up a delightful PSL that you'll want to make all year long. Caution: Dangerously addictive. We advise you to save this rich latte recipe for fall time only!
2. Pumpkin Spice White Russian
Nutmeg Nanny makes an amazing White Russian with Pumpkin Spice with a subtle kick of Kahlúa. Top her recipe off with fresh whipped cream and chocolate sauce to turn it into a dessert you can sip. (Please sip responsibly!)
3. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
This is the type of delicious baked good that mere mortals can't resist, even if they are still hot from the oven. Sara’s recipe from Mom Endeavors looks like it would be heaven in your mouth. Have patience my friend, and try to wait for them to cool off!
4. Pumpkin Hand Pies
Aimee from ShugarySweets offers a fun twist on the classic pumpkin pie recipe. Not only has she made them into convenient individually sized pies, she has also added a maple glaze, turning it into a dessert that will have you begging for seconds.
5. Buttermilk Pumpkin Spice Waffles
As we all know, buttermilk pancakes and waffles are breakfast staples, but when fall comes around the corner, don't forget to stir in the pumpkin spice. Jessica Gavin’s recipe does just that, she even goes the extra mile to provide you with a pumpkin butter recipe to go on top!
6. White Chip Pumpkin Spice Cake
There is nothing like the nostalgia of Nestle baking recipes -- we have all made the chocolate chip cookie off the back of the bag. So why not give this White Chip Pumpkin Spice Cake a try? Trust us, this just may become your new favorite tradition.
7. White Chocolate Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
I think Sally’s website title says it all: Sally’s Baking Addiction. Her decadent snickerdoodles are full of sugar, spice, and everything nice. Soft buttery dough rolled in cinnamon sugar and baked to perfection...yes please!
8. Pumpkin Streusel Muffins
Baked by Rachel gives you all the info you need to make these pumpkin streusel muffins look like something you bought at a bakery. Nothing can beat a muffin and a cup of coffee on a crisp fall morning. (Comfy porch swing and romance novel sold separately!)
9. Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Spice Nut Loaf Bread
Last, but certainly not least, the good ol' classic pumpkin bread. New York Chica has a wonderful recipe that will take you back to the days of granny's fresh baked seasonal goodies. This Pumpkin Spice nut loaf bread is the perfect morning snack.
The best part about these recipes is that they aren't too complicated, as it should be! Whip up a batch of pumpkin spice splendor and watch the neighbors peek out of doorways one by one to smell the sugary goodness. In fact, this is a great way to meet your neighbors! We suggest pairing all of these fall recipes with lots of friends for the full affect. Enjoy!
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