ICYMI: Pumpkin Spice Is Officially Back in Season

By: Emily Lee
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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Pumpkin Spice Latte Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s Pumpkin Spice Latte, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, FN Essentials/Weeknights/Fall/Holidays Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Pumpkin Spice Latte Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s Pumpkin Spice Latte, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, FN Essentials/Weeknights/Fall/Holidays Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

In case you missed it, Starbucks’ ever-popular autumnal latte has official returned — and this year, they’ve debuted a cold PSL Frappuccino to help ease customers into the seasonal transition. (Bottled versions will be available in grocery stores nationwide starting this fall too.) The international coffee chain has managed to secure pumpkin spice’s status as a hallmark of fall flavor — which means that soon, a flurry of other brands will follow suit, rolling out their latest takes on the warming combination of pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice.

If you’ve been looking forward to the return of sweet, spicy pumpkin all summer long but don’t want to risk wasting money on some of the new, experimental iterations, consider uncapping your own bottle of pumpkin pie spice and getting creative at home. Oatmeal, cinnamon buns, muffins and whoopie pies are just a few edible iterations that showcase the flavor in all of its comforting, spicy glory. Here are six recipes from Food Network Kitchen that show you just how it’s done.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

It might surprise you to find out that you need only a tiny amount of the spice that inspired the mania behind this rather simple latte: one-quarter teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, to be exact, along with one-quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract. The real key is to add a little pumpkin puree to the warm milk; it gives the latte extra body.

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, FN Essentials/Weeknights/Fall/Holidays Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, FN Essentials/Weeknights/Fall/Holidays Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal

Loaded with fiber from the oats and pumpkin, this warm, spiced oatmeal offers up a hearty, comforting breakfast for just 250 calories. When made with whole milk, it takes on a rich and creamy taste — but it’s equally delicious with 1 or 2 percent milk.

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Pumpkin Spice Buns Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s Pumpkin Spice Buns, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, FN Essentials/Weeknights/Fall/Holidays Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Pumpkin Spice Buns Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s Pumpkin Spice Buns, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, FN Essentials/Weeknights/Fall/Holidays Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Pumpkin Spice Buns

If you’re a sucker for classic cinnamon buns, you’ll go nuts for Food Network Kitchen’s pumpkin spice version. These sweet and sticky buns are perfect for an autumn brunch. Make the dough a day ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight for the second round of proofing. That way, in the morning, all you have to do is bake and glaze.

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Pumpkin Spice-Cranberry Muffins Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s Pumpkin Spice-Cranberry Muffins, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, FN Essentials/Weeknights/Fall/Holidays Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Pumpkin Spice-Cranberry Muffins Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s Pumpkin Spice-Cranberry Muffins, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, FN Essentials/Weeknights/Fall/Holidays Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Pumpkin Spice-Cranberry Muffins

Loaded with dried cranberries, pumpkin and bright orange flavors, these fluffy muffins are extra-delicious when split and topped with cream cheese, jam or fruit butter at breakfast. Bake a batch over the weekend so you’ll have muffins to stick in your kids’ lunchboxes as a sweet surprise during the week.

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, FN Essentials/Weeknights/Fall/Holidays Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Photo by: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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Chef Name: Food Network Kitchen Full Recipe Name: Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole Talent Recipe: FNK Recipe: Food Networks Kitchen’s Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole, as seen on Foodnetwork.com Project: Foodnetwork.com, FN Essentials/Weeknights/Fall/Holidays Show Name: Food Network / Cooking Channel: Food Network

Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole

This autumn-inspired casserole is both custardy and crunchy —– perfect for brunch, or even dessert. The pumpkin pie puree, which comes pre-sweetened and spiced, lends an extra touch of warmth. Since the unbaked casserole needs to rest overnight, it’s ideal to make ahead for company the next day.

How To Make Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies: Making Chocolate Cookies and Pumpkin Spice Filling then Combining to Create Whoopie Pies for Holiday Baking Championship Season 2 Eatertainment, as seen on Food Network.

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How To Make Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies: Making Chocolate Cookies and Pumpkin Spice Filling then Combining to Create Whoopie Pies for Holiday Baking Championship Season 2 Eatertainment, as seen on Food Network.

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Whoopie Pie

The beloved fall latte flavor even works in the rich cream cheese filling for these easy chocolate whoopie pies. Whip up a batch for your first fall soiree in lieu of traditional pumpkin pie.

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