Pumpkin Spice Everything!

Fall is almost officially here (even though it doesn’t feel like it that much here in Minnesota) and that means everything pumpkin spice is out. Personally, I love pumpkin spice everything (more than the peppermint everything that will follow). And I love modifying the recipes I make year-round to be pumpkin spice flavored. So here’s some of my favorite ways to enjoy the pumpkin spice flavor in oatmeal, yogurt, mug cakes and pancakes (or waffles)!

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal

  • 1 cup milk (or water)

  • ½ cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling)

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • Pumpkin pie spice to taste

Heat milk to boiling, mix in oatmeal and canned pumpkin. Cook for 5 minutes (you may want to cover since the pumpkin tends to splatter). Mix in brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice, enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Yogurt

  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt

  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling)

  • Pumpkin pie spice to taste

Mix ingredients together and enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake

  • 1 whole egg

  • 3 tablespoons flour

  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling)

  • ½ tablespoon brown sugar

  • ~¼ cup milk or water

  • Pumpkin pie spice to taste

Mix ingredients together in mug (I find it works best to beat egg first) and microwave for 1.5-2 minutes (may need to cook longer depending on your microwave). The mug cake is done when it’s no longer soupy in the middle. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Spice Protein Pancakes/Waffles

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  • ½ cup Kodiak Cakes® Protein Packed Flapjack & Waffle Mix Buttermilk

  • ¼ cup milk or water

  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling)

  • Pumpkin pie spice to taste

  • Optional: maple syrup for topping

Mix together pancake mix, milk, canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Cook as you like (either in a pan or waffle maker) and top with maple syrup if you’d like. Enjoy!

What's your opinion on pumpkin spice?