Pumpkin season is upon us.

By F&W Editors
October 14, 2016
© Christina Holmes

From lattes to pancakes, here are seven ways to make the most of pumpkin spice. 

1. Mini Spiced Pumpkins

Not only do these adorable little spice cakes use pumpkin spice mix to bring the taste of fall to your mouth, but they also look like tiny pumpkins when they're covered with sweet orange glaze and topped with a piece of dark licorice, which is twisted to look like a stem.

© David Malosh

Make bite-sized spice cakes look like tiny pumpkins by covering them with orange glaze and using dark licorice for a stem.

2. Pumpkin-Pie-Spice-Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Don’t throw away pumpkin seeds when carving Jack-O-Lanterns; roasted with pumpkin pie spice they make the perfect snack.

3. Pumpkin Spice Latte

© Evi Abeler

Pumpkin spice lovers don’t need a trip to Starbucks to enjoy this fantastic seasonal drink. 

4. Winter Squash Soup 

Chef Lee Heftner upgrades silky squash soup with the spices used for pumpkin pie.

5. Pumpkin Parfaits

© Christina Holmes

F&W's Justin Chapple layers superspeedy pumpkin mousse with whipped mascarpone cream and crushed chocolate wafer cookies for his gorgeous, delicious parfaits.

6. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

© Abby Hocking

These moist, tender muffins are so much better than the store-bought kind. 

7. Bacon-Pumpkin-Pecan Pancakes

You definitely shouldn't wait until Halloween night to celebrate this magical holiday. Start the day with one of these fun and festive breakfasts like ham and deviled egg breakfast sandwiches.

Kamran Siddiqi

Fluffy and not too sweet, these spiced pancakes are an awesome fall breakfast.