By Megan Barber, Wellness Buyer, Co-op Owner
We’re in the midst of pumpkin season! While I think we can all agree that pumpkin pie is a classic around this time of year, there are many other ways to use the delightful blend known as pumpkin pie spice! This blend typically contains cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Why not branch out and experiment with some other uses? You can wow family and friends with your culinary prowess this pumpkin season!
Easy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 frozen bananas
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt (plain or vanilla)
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 3 Tbsp Hemp seeds (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. For a sweeter smoothie, use vanilla yogurt and add honey to taste. Makes two servings.
If smoothies aren’t your thing, check out these other tasty ideas!
Try mixing a dash of the seasoning into your coffee grounds before brewing to add a hint of autumn goodness to your morning!
Feeling a popcorn craving coming on? Try a sweet blend of pumpkin pie spice and fine sugar instead of the traditional butter and salt!
What better way to top that slice of pie or mug of cocoa than with pumpkin pie spice folded into whipped cream?
A pinch of spice in your oatmeal can be a great way to start the morning.
Who doesn’t love spiced pancakes and waffles? Toss a couple shakes into your pancake batter and get ready for the breakfast table applause!
A dash in your favorite nut butter can instantly create a satisfying new dip for apples and other fruit!
Adding pumpkin pie spice to a ready-made or homemade granola is a great way to celebrate the fall season.
Maximize the fall season and try baked fall apples with pumpkin pie spice on top!
And when all else fails, go ahead and make that pumpkin spiced latte. We all enjoy them!