3 Anti-Pumpkin Spice Alternative Recipes to Enjoy This FallFood
Fall recipes are here, and you know what that means – Starbucks‘ ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte is, well, everywhere. But it doesn’t have to take over your life! If you’re looking to switch up the typical pumpkin spice-laced treats, The List has three with the perfect alternative ingredients!
1. Spiced Coffee and Whipped Cream
A pumpkin spice latte recipe, who needs it? This concoction take out the pumpkin from pumpkin spice and substitutes it with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, clove and ginger.
- Heavy whipping cream
- Powdered sugar
Brew coffee with ginger, nutmeg and allspice in with the grounds. Amount depends on your preference and amount of coffee. While coffee is brewing, pour a cup of heavy whipping cream into a jar. Add a teaspoon of powdered sugar and a teaspoon or more of cinnamon. Shake vigorously for three minutes until the liquid becomes thick and like whipped cream. Then sip away!
2. Spiced Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Want to use some of the spices from the pumpkin spice latte to spice up your soup and make it more Autumn-like? Here’s the perfect choice for you and one of our favorite fall recipes yet.
- Butternut Squash Soup
- Pumpkin seeds
- Olive Oil
Pour a box of butternut squash soup into a pot. As it heats up, add eight whole cloves and two tablespoons of allspice (if desired). Simmer for a few minutes. While it’s heating, toast raw pumpkin seeds in the oven at 350F. Mix one cup of seeds with a small amount of olive oil just to coat and a sprinkle of salt in a bowl. Spread evenly on a baking sheet and bake for a couple of minutes, mixing around the pan once or twice during cooking.
Remove when they’re still light brown. Plate soup and remove cloves. Add a few pumpkin seeds on top.
3. Spiced Apples and Ice Cream
And finally, it’s time for some fall recipes to add to your desserts list! We’re giving apples the PSL treatment by using some of the spices found in a pumpkin spice latte.
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla ice cream
Heat two tablespoons of butter in a large pan. Core an apple (skin on or off) and cut pieces in half lengthwise to make the slices thinner. Cook on medium-high for about eight minutes. Add a teaspoon of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Continue cooking for another five to eight minutes. Serve over vanilla ice cream.