Soon the leaves will change colors from bright green into deep ruby reds, golden yellows, and brilliant oranges (well, at least in parts of the country that have leaves like that). As the temperature begins to dip you will suddenly be feeling that signature fall vibe. The fall decorations will be brought out of storage, tall boots, scarves, hats, and sweaters will make their appearance. Probably one of your favorite parts of the season are the delectable pumpkin spice treats and beverages that begin popping up around town. There are so many excellent options to select between, but here are the top contenders to buy or bake at home.
Smoothie King’s Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
This delicious smoothie will taste like fall, but not ruin your diet. It’s a great start to the day that is full of nutritious but flavorful ingredients.
Dunkin’ Donuts Pumpkin Spice Cake Donut
Flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves this pumpkin donut has an amazing texture. Pair it with coffee, bonus points if it is also a seasonal fav, for the fall breakfast of winners.
Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew
New this year and much fewer calories, the cold brew has all the flavor and creaminess of Starbucks famous Pumpkin Spice Latte. The original is still available for those committed to hot beverage tradition.
Easy Homemade Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Impress your crew with this simple, stress-free breakfast. Just take pancake mix, prepare according to packaging instructions, add 1 cup pureed pumpkin, and 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice then cook as usual. Top it with butter or whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Grocery Store Pumpkin Roll Cake
You’d be hard-pressed to find a grocery store this fall that doesn’t have this dessert. It is a pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting that slices into these beautiful swirls. Perfect for sharing at a gathering. (Related: Epic Autumn Activities Only SoCal Can Enjoy)
No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
If you having the baking bug, but limited free time then this recipe might be for you. The oven can stay off. All you need to do is mix, dump, and chill before enjoying a beautiful three-layered treat.
Williams Sonoma Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
When those cool nights arrive simply prepare this hot comforting drink from the comfort of your own home. Different from other hot chocolate mixes, this version is not as sweet and offers a subtle festive hint of seasonal spices. (Related: 5 Clever Ways to Help Your Home Sell This Fall)
Curried Pumpkin Soup
Hot soup is always comforting. Why not enjoy your favorite pumpkin flavor as a savory dish. This recipe comes from Panera so you know it is delicious. Simmer up a pot of soup for one or the entire family and pair with grilled cheese for a filling meal.
Einstein Bros. Pumpkin Walnut Crunch Bagel with Pumpkin Schmear
Crunchy, chewy, and creamy, these are all the lovely textures that await you with this fall breakfast. Bring a dozen to the office to please your coworkers, or just enjoy one on your own. (Related: Fall is the perfect time for home repairs and maintenance)
There are certain things that remind you of fall. The weather, the leaves, festivals, and the pumpkin spice. There are countless yummy food and beverages options featuring this seasonal flavor. From cold brews to pumpkin soup, there’s something to please you at every meal or snack. Dive straight into the fall mood by sampling your way through these tasty treats!