Beyond Pie: 15 Ways to Use Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin spice is a versatile blend that can add warmth and complexity to various dishes beyond the traditional pumpkin pie. Here are some creative and untraditional ways to use pumpkin pie spice:

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte Popcorn: Make a batch of pumpkin spice popcorn by drizzling freshly popped corn with melted butter, a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, and a touch of powdered sugar. It's like a pumpkin spice latte in popcorn form.
  • Pumpkin Spice Roasted Nuts: Toss mixed nuts with a bit of olive oil, pumpkin pie spice, and a touch of brown sugar before roasting them in the oven. You'll have a delightful spiced nut mix for snacking.
  • Pumpkin Spice Whipped Cream: Whip some heavy cream with a pinch of pumpkin pie spice to create a unique topping for your desserts, hot cocoa, or coffee.
  • Pumpkin Spice Pancakes or Waffles: Add a teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice to your pancake or waffle batter for a delightful fall twist on your breakfast favorites.
  • Pumpkin Spice Smoothie: Blend pumpkin puree, yogurt, a dash of pumpkin pie spice, and a bit of honey for a creamy and nutritious fall-inspired smoothie.
  • Pumpkin Spice Butter: Mix softened butter with pumpkin pie spice and a touch of maple syrup to create a delicious spread for toast, muffins, or pancakes.
  • Pumpkin Spice Salad Dressing: Add a pinch of pumpkin pie spice to your vinaigrette for a unique and seasonal flavor to drizzle over salads with roasted vegetables or fruits.
  • Pumpkin Spice BBQ Sauce: Incorporate pumpkin pie spice into your homemade BBQ sauce for a sweet and spicy flavor twist that's perfect for grilling or marinating.
  • Pumpkin Spice Mashed Potatoes: Add a pinch of pumpkin pie spice to your mashed potatoes for a subtle and surprising flavor addition. This is especially good with sweet potatoes!
  • Pumpkin Spice Rice Pudding: Stir pumpkin pie spice into your rice pudding for a comforting and aromatic dessert.
  • Pumpkin Spice Cocktail Rim: Use pumpkin pie spice mixed with sugar to rim the glass of your fall-themed cocktails, like a spiced apple cider martini.
  • Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix: Combine nuts, dried fruits, pumpkin seeds, and a dusting of pumpkin pie spice for a flavorful and energizing snack mix.
  • Pumpkin Spice Chili: Add a touch of pumpkin pie spice to your chili for a unique depth of flavor that complements the savory and spicy elements.
  • Pumpkin Spice Popcorn Balls: Make popcorn balls by mixing melted marshmallows with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, shaping them into balls, and letting them cool.
  • Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream: Create your own homemade pumpkin spice ice cream by adding the spice blend to your ice cream base before freezing.

These untraditional uses of pumpkin pie spice can elevate your culinary creations and bring a touch of fall-inspired warmth to a wide range of dishes. Get creative and experiment to discover new favorite flavor combinations!

October 01, 2023 — Shopify API

Our Eco-Friendly Values from Beginning to End

Hello! At Gneiss Spice, each time we need to make a decision, the team looks at the impact it will have on Earth and it's people—and we always try to do our best.  In the past few years, we have made these improvements:

  • Spice refills are packaged in 100% compostable bags and labels
  • Invoices, inserts and coupons (all our printed materials) are printed on 100% post-consumer waste material
  • We re-use the boxes from our manufacturer as much as possible
  • Packing peanuts are food-grade (you can eat them!) and will dissolve in water
  • Box stickers are recyclable along with cardboard 
  • Spices are sourced from farmers using sustainable practices
  • We use the minimal amount of packaging necessary to get your item shipped to you safely

If you have other suggests on how Gneiss Spice can become even more green, please let us know! You can contact us here. :)

~Beth & Alyson

May 29, 2018 — Beth Weisberger

Featured as a best "closing gift" for real estate clients!

For realtors, buying closing gifts for clients can be tricky. What do you get them? 

Well, Fit Small Business picked us as one:

Remember the golden rule of gift giving: buy them something they want, but probably wouldn’t buy for themselves. Something beautiful that fits their tastes will be appreciated far more than something boring and practical like a knife set. The only caveat here is that you need to get to know your clients before buying something. What’s their aesthetic? More outdoorsy? Urban chic? Traditional? For clients who appreciate good design or cooking, these hexagonal magnetic spice jars will make a great impression. 

September 12, 2016 — Beth Weisberger