6 Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin Spice (Without Going to Starbucks)

Pumpkin Spice Shortbread Cookies
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It’s October and pumpkin season is in full swing: That means you’re probably looking into how you can optimize your pumpkin spice intake in the coming weeks. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you and gathered together some delicious ways you can enjoy the pleasing blend of cinnamon, clove, allspice, nutmeg, and ginger, just like your favorite flavored latte from Starbucks. Scroll down to check out the options that will be sure to come out of our kitchens this season.

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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

Ina Garten Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with maple Frosting
Quentin Bacon

This easy, crowd-pleasing recipe from the Barefoot Contessa herself is about to become your new go-to dessert. Check out the recipe here, and don’t forget to share.

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Pumpkin Spice Tea

Pumpkin Spice Tea, pumpkin spice latte from Tea Forte
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Not a coffee drinker? Make a tea-based Pumpkin spiced “latte” with this delicious blend from Tea Forte by adding steamed milk, a dash of sugar, and a dollop of whipped cream to the brewed tea. Click here for the full how-to.

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Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes from Real Simple
Philip Friedman

Wow your family this weekend with these flavor-packed pancakes that will get the kids finishing their chores in no time. Click here for the recipe.

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Salted Pumpkin caramels

Salted pumpkin caramels
James Ransom/Food52

These caramel bites are easier to make than they look. All you need is a candy thermometer to guide you to the right temperature, and a little bit of patience. Get the recipe, along with step-by-step photos, here.

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Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

Carrie Underwood Overnight Oats Recipe with Pumpkin Spice
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We dare you to find a breakfast dish easier to throw together than overnight oats, which just need to soak in the fridge. Carrie Underwood’s healthy version includes superfoods, too, like blueberries and chia seeds. Check out her recipe here.

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Pumpkin Spice Shortbread Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Shortbread Cookies
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Bites of buttery shortbread cookie laced with flavorful spices? Yes, Please. Put your order in here.

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