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You know you’ve been looking forward to this moment all year.

September 22 has finally rolled around on the calendar and you can fully embrace your life as a pumpkin-spice addict without fear of judgement.

While the next few months of your life will look like bottomless mugs of pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin pie scented candles, don’t forget that variety is the (pumpkin) spice of life.

Call us enablers all you want, but we’ve happily got you covered with our best-of recipe collection, spanning from breakfast to midnight snacks–you won’t have to go one meal without getting your fix.

Breakfast

Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

pancakes(via The Comfort of Cooking)

Shout out to The Comfort of Cooking for this fluffy, buttery, perfection of a pancake recipe.  Top off your short stack with a touch of cinnamon and healthy splash of our other fall favorite–maple syrup.

Pumpkin Pie Slow Cooker Oatmeal

oatmeal(via Sweet Nanas)

The only thing better than a steaming bowl of pumpkin-y heaven is pumpkin-y heaven with minimal effort.  Throw all the ingredients in your slow cooker, set for 8 hours/overnight, and wake up to a yummy smelling house and breakfast that’s ready to go.

Sweet Nanas has the recipe here.

LUNCH

Autumn Apple Salad with Pumpkin Spice Vinaigrette

pumpkin-apple-salad(via Fresh and Natural Foods)

So, if we’re all honest, most of these recipes might sit a little heavy in your belly.  Hey, pumpkin spice foods are comfort foods and there is 100% no shame in that.  Summer’s over, amiright?

But if you are looking for something on the lighter side, this recipe for a paleo, gluten/dairy-free, raw, vegan salad will give you a guilt-free fix.

Pumpkin Grilled Cheese

grilled-cheese(via Macheesmo)

Seriously, you guys.  Nick over at Macheesmo knows what’s up.

He whipped up this beauty of sandwich–all the glory of pumpkin spice, married to the wonder of a perfect grilled cheese.  This recipe is the reason we have taste buds.

SNACKS

Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter

pumpking-almond-butter(via a Couple Cooks)

You know what else is in season?  Apples.  Crisp, juicy apples have come ripe, just in time for you to smother them in pumpkin-nutty goodness.  Get the recipe here and getting dipping!

Pumpkin Popcorn

popcorn(via Craftsy)

Sweet, salty, and crunchy?  This recipe is snack perfection.

Using real pumpkin puree and white chocolate, you just might have to halve this recipe to keep yourself from eating it all in one sitting.

DINNER

Roasted Red Kuri Pumpkin & Coconut Soup

soup(via The Kitchn)

It’s also soup weather, you guys.  Soup weather is the best.

We love this recipe from The Kitchn as it has a little extra heat to it to keep warm as you snuggle up in Ugg boots and listen to the rain drizzle away on your roof.

Savory Pumpkin Pizza

pizza(via Love Lola)

Love Lola’s savory pumpkin pizza recipe combines the two most magical flavors known to mankind–pizza and pumpkin spice.

DESSERT

Bourbon Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

milkshake(via How Sweet It Is)

Move along, kids, this is dessert is strictly off-limits for you.

With a few healthy splashes of bourbon, this boozy milkshake recipe gives new meaning to the phrase “knocking back a cold one.”

Pumpkin Gelato With Salted Caramel

gelato(via The Redhead Baker)

Remember when we were all eating salted caramel everything?

Those days don’t have to end!  This gelato recipe brings back your favorite salty-sweet dessert combo with pumpkin spicy goodness.

BONUS: DRINKS

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

latte(via Faith Durand / The Kitchn)

We cap off our list with the drink that started it all: the pumpkin spice latte.  Save money (and calories) by whipping one up at home with this recipe, courtesy of The Kitchn.

Best of all, you don’t have to wait for actual pumpkin spice season–you can make this creamy bad-boy ALL. YEAR. ROUND.