It’s that time of year when every gloved hand holds a pumpkin-spiced latte, bellies are filled with pumpkin muffins and scones, and the ubiquitous orange orbs fill grocery store aisles and adorn your next door neighbor’s stoop. But how are we enjoying pumpkin, plant-based style? Herald the autumn and kick start the annual pumpkin craze with these five festive recipes:
1. Hot Pumpkin Mug, Healthy Happy Life
Blogger Kathy Patalsky veganizes coffee house giant Starbucks’ iconic Pumpkin Spiced Latte. Savory and sweet with a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon, Patalsky does her own take on this steamy fall treat—vegan whipped cream and all!
2. Pumpkin Spiced Latte Quinoa Breakfast Casserole, Healthful Pursuit
We’re big fans of quinoa, and this morning dish from food blog Healthful Pursuit is as festive as they come. What better way to accompany your vegan pumpkin latte than with a complementary breakfast casserole?
3. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Sarah Bakes Gluten Free
If there’s anything we love year round, it’s the classic chocolate chip cookie. But once fall hits, what’s better than adding some pumpkin-goodness to the ooey gooey sweetness? Plus, this recipe from gluten-free baker Sarah Hornacek keeps the pesky allergen at bay.
4. Pumpkin Curry with Chickpeas, Good Food
Why not make an entire day’s menu while we’re at it? This pumpkin curry dish is a perfect hearty, warm dinner for the cooler temperatures. The alluring aroma of lemongrass and cardamom is enough to affectionately usher in autumn, one spoonful at a time.
5. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream, A Calculated Whisk
Summer may be over, but we still welcome any chance we get to dig into a big bowl of soft serve—so imagine our excitement at this Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream recipe. It’s official, we’ll be starting our day with a Pumpkin Spiced Latte and ending it with a scoop of Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream. Hello pumpkin season, we’ve missed you!