Recipe courtesy of by CHLOE. Chef Contributor, Lauren Kretzer.
We love you; you know that, right? We consider our readers to be our virtual besties, and you always tell your friends the truth, even when it hurts. Which is why it pains us to break the following news to you (maybe sit down for this?): Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes are not vegan…
Before you hurl your hot Venti at the screen in a fit of blind rage, know that you can, in fact, STILL ENJOY FALL (and life in general) without the PSL. You can ugly cry for a minute while shaking your fists at the sky– it’s OK, we did that too when we found out. When you’re done, we’ll be here waiting with this list of all things VEGAN PUMPKIN SPICE for you. We scoured the aisles at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s and read ingredient lists for hours to bring you the pumpkin products that bring you all of the spice and are still 100% vegan.
365 brand Organic Pumpkin Spiced Apple Cider– we’re already planning on warming up this cider and spiking it with bourbon or rum for a perfectly autumnal cocktail.
365 brand Pumpkin Spice Bites– Whole Foods describes these as “Pumpkin Pie Spiced Apple Filled Snacks” and we say “Yes please.”
365 brand Organic Pumpkin Spice Apple Sauce– Making after school snacks more pumpkin-y since 2017.
Almond Dream Pumpkin Spice with Cinnamon Almond Drink– This pumpkin nondairy milk is going in our coffee, our smoothies, our oatmeal, our cereal– you get the point.
Barbara’s Puffins Pumpkin Cereal– The beloved cereal goes PUMPKIN just in time for Fall.
Whole Paws Pumpkin Soft & Chewy Dog Treats– Don’t leave your dog out of the fun: pumpkin treats for your furry friends!
Pumpkin Bagels– Start your morning with bagels made with pumpkin flour and pumpkin pie spice bits.
Pumpkin Spice Coffee K-Cups – For all you Keurig lovers, these single serve coffee pods are flavored with cinnamon, clove, ginger, nutmeg and allspice.
Pumpkin Spice Coffee– For those who want to brew their own, this 100% Arabica ground coffee with orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ground vanilla beans and pumpkin spice flavor hits all the right flavor notes.
Pumpkin Spice Rooibos Herbal Blend Tea– These PSL-flavored tea sachets come in an adorable tin and have the most intoxicating aroma!
Pecan Pumpkin Instant Oatmeal– Keep a box in your office desk for a quick breakfast.
Fall Harvest Salsa– This unique salsa is made with pumpkin, apples and butternut squash – yum!
Pumpkin Tortilla Chips– Perfect for dipping with TJ’s Fall Harvest Salsa, these tortilla chips are flavored with pumpkin puree, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Organic Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark– Pumpkin spice flavored granola layered with 66% cacao dark chocolate and topped with toasted pumpkin seeds. Yes please and thank you.
Pumpkin Joe-Joe’s– The iconic TJ’s sandwich cookie goes pumpkin!
Fall Zucchette Pasta– This orange hued, pumpkin shaped pasta is what we’d be making for the perfect Fall dinner party!
Pumpkin Butter– Apple butter has a pumpkin-y cousin and it’s perfect on toast, stirred into oatmeal, mixed into pancake batter, and swirled into nondairy yogurt.
Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix– The instructions say to add an egg, but it can be easily “veganized” with your egg substitute of choice (we use 1 Tbsp of ground flax mixed with 3 Tbsp warm water per egg!)
Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Baking Mix– For those eschewing gluten, there’s still a pumpkin mix for you, too!
Pumpkin O’s– The classic O-shaped cereal gets the pumpkin treatment.
Pumpkin Flavored Dog Treats– Trader Joe’s has your dog’s back, too! Pumpkin flavored dog treats make for a happy pup.
Pumpkin Pie Spice– If there’s not a pumpkin product in this list that suits your fancy (!), Trader Joe’s sells pumpkin pie spice that will transform just about anything into a pumpkin extravaganza. This blend contains yummy cinnamon, ginger, lemon peel, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom.
Try some of our other favorite vegan pumpkin recipes here, and here!