Three Cheers for Pumpkin Spice Season

It is finally that time of year again! We have compiled some delicious pumpkin spice inspired recipes to get you through the November blues and get you into the *ahem*, Christmas spirit!

Basic Pumpkin Spice Mix  large-copy
1tsp of ground cinnamon

¼ tsp of ground nutmeg

¼ tsp ground ginger

1/8 tsp of ground cloves

Toss everything together and sprinkle until your heart’s delight!


Pumpkin Spice Streusel Muffins

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¼ cup of margarine

½ cup of caster sugar

¼ cup of soft brown sugar

2/3 cup of pumpkin puree

½ cup of buttermilk

2 eggs

Zest of ½ an orange

2 cups of plain flour

2 tsp of baking powder

1 tsp of basic pumpkin spice mix

For the Streusel Topping:

1/3 cup of plain flour

3 tbsp of brown sugar

2 tbsp margarine

In a large bowl, combine the margarine with the caster and brown sugar. Add the pumpkin puree, buttermilk, and eggs.

In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients until well combined. Gradually add to the creamed mixture until just combined.

In a third bowl, coarsely combine the streusel ingredients until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Divide the mixture between 12 muffin cases and sprinkle with the streusel mix.

Bake in the oven at 375F/190C for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.


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6 slices of whole wheat sandwich bread

2 eggs

splash of milk

½ cup of pumpkin puree

1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice mix

Whisk together the eggs, milk, pumpkin, and spice mix until smooth.

Dip each side of the bread and fry in a hot pan until crisp. Serve with syrup and icing sugar.


Pumpkin Spice Oatmeallarge

1 cup of oats

2 cup water

¼ cup of pumpkin puree

2 tsp pumpkin spice mix

brown sugar to taste

Combine all the ingredients and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Simple! You could add chopped nuts or fruit if you’re feeling exotic!



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Step aside lattes, there’s a new November favourite in town.

50ml of Vanilla Vodka

25ml of coffee liqueur

100ml of cream

1 tsp pumpkin spice mix, plus a little extra for garnish

Shake all of the ingredients with ice, and enjoy! Potentially in the library.


Images courtesy of: rainMatt Batchelor, JaclynTahevangelistamari