Pumpkin Spice Paradise
Pumpkin spice isn’t just for lattes anymore. ‘Tis the season to enjoy the fall flavor for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Use the plump fruit and its complimentary spice to create easy meals using our carefully curated collection of recipes. So go ahead and indulge in the rich, spicy flavor all day long!
Make mornings easier by preparing these tasty treats ahead and reheating them (or not). Pumpkin spice muffins are quick to make and easy to transport for breakfast on the go. These use simple ingredients (most you probably already have) and applesauce instead of butter to reduce fat, making them a healthier choice. Take them to the next level by adding chocolate chips, chopped pecans, dried cranberries, or pepitas (pumpkin seeds). Store these for up to four days in a sealed container on the counter, one week in the fridge, or one month in the freezer.
Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Bars also store and transport easily. Use any milk to make them vegan and vegetarian. Cut into squares and wrap each individually so you can toss them into your handbag, lunchbox, or kid’s hands as they run out the door.
To whip up a quick hot breakfast, try Pumpkin French Toast. Use just about any bread for the base and top with Greek yogurt to add more protein. Or go traditional and top with a pat of butter and maple syrup.
If you don’t have ready-made pumpkin spice, make it yourself. Combine two tablespoons of cinnamon, two teaspoons of ground ginger, two teaspoons of ground allspice, one teaspoon of ground cloves, and one teaspoon of ground nutmeg in a jar, and close the lid tightly. Shake vigorously to mix the spices well. Make it in small batches for a fresh and tasty creation!
Lunch or Dinner
Pumpkin Hummus is a delicious and easy choice for lunch or dinner. You can also make this ahead of time, and store it in the fridge for up to one week. It is a savory hummus, so try it with pita bread wedges, crispy flatbread, or almond crackers like Blue Diamond Nut Thins.
Pumpkin spice is particularly suited to desserts. These Perfect Pumpkin Bars are moist and spicy with cream cheese frosting. They’re a crowd-pleaser, for sure. Slice these and wrap them individually to store and take with you. For a twist on an old favorite, make Pumpkin Bread Pudding. This fragrant dessert is best after dinner, as a bake sale item, or to share at a potluck. Use sourdough, toasted artisan bread, or French loaf as the perfect base. You can make it the day before you need it and warm it before serving. Then drizzle with bourbon butter sauce.
Your Own Pumpkin Spice Paradise
A custom kitchen in a new home at Parmer Ranch in Georgetown is the perfect place to create your own pumpkin spice paradise. Every day in your spacious and perfectly appointed kitchen is a chance to start new culinary traditions. Contact us today to find your fabulous new space and start enjoying all the spicy fall flavors.