What Is Pumpkin Spice & How To Make It the Center of Your Event

The calendar barely hits September before pumpkin spice-flavored foods and drinks seem to be around every corner. If you’re curious about the origin of this popular flavor and are wondering how to make it the center of your event, we’ve got some great recipe ideas that will make your fall gathering a hit.

What Is Pumpkin Spice?

If it seems like pumpkin spice-flavored foods and drinks are suddenly everywhere, you might be surprised to know that the history of pumpkin spice long predates the launch of the ubiquitous Starbucks pumpkin spice latte in 2003. The term “pumpkin spice” previously referred to a combination of spices used to flavor pumpkin pie, including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves. Today, pumpkin spice refers to pumpkin flavoring that is combined with these five spices, and it is seen by many as being the quintessential fall flavor. Fortunately, incorporating pumpkin spice into your next event is a snap thanks to the many options for food and drinks.

How To Make Pumpkin Spice the Center of Your Event

Making pumpkin spice the center of your event couldn’t be simpler. There is a huge variety of ways to add pumpkin spice flavoring into your favorite foods and drinks, including pumpkin apple cider, pumpkin protein snickerdoodle cookies, pumpkin protein parfaits, and pumpkin collagen bites.

Pumpkin Apple Cider

Apple cider is one of the most delicious drinks of the fall and adding pumpkin spice kicks it up a notch. This pumpkin apple cider can be served hot or cold and is made from pure apple cider, fresh squeezed orange juice, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice protein powder, cinnamon, and orange zest. It’s easy to mix up a batch for your next fall holiday event!

Pumpkin Protein Snickerdoodle Cookies

Who says snickerdoodles have to be unhealthy? These pumpkin protein snickerdoodle cookies use real pumpkin and vanilla protein powder to add a protein boost that helps keep you full plus some of your favorite fall flavors. You’ll need unsalted butter, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, flour, vanilla protein powder, rolled oats, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips, and cinnamon to make your new favorite fall cookie.

Pumpkin Collagen Bites

Whether you don’t have enough time for breakfast or are looking for a quick no-bake dessert for your next fall event, these pumpkin collagen bites are sure to be a crowd please. You’ll need almond butter, canned pumpkin, maple syrup, coconut oil, collagen peptides, oat flour, pumpkin pie spice, mini chocolate chips, coconut oil, cocoa powder, instant oats, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and maple syrup. They’re ready in just about 30 minutes and help support healthy skin, hair, nails, and joints thanks to the addition of collagen peptides. The extra protein will also keep you feeling full until your next meal. What could be better?