September 27, 2021
From Vegnews

A chill is in the air, the leaves are slowly starting to change colors, and Starbucks still refuses to offer a vegan version of its iconic pumpkin spice latte. It’s official. Pumpkin season is here. And our favorite vegan-friendly, one-stop grocery store knows this. With everything from pumpkin sandwich cookies to spiced almond beverages, Trader Joe’s has become our go-to whenever we’re in the mood for some Jack-O-Lantern-inspired autumnal foods.

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1 Canned Pumpkin

Between the baked goods, smoothies, soups, and morning bowls of oatmeal, we can’t even fathom how many cans of pumpkin purée we go through during the fall season. From September to November, our cupboard is never without at least one can of this smooth squash. 

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2 Pumpkin Rolls

Who knew the ready-bake pumpkin cinnamon rolls at Trader Joe’s were vegan? And for those non-fall seasons, the regular ready-bake cinnamon rolls are also plant-based!

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3 Pumpkin Bagels

Pumpkin flour and pumpkin pie spice pack these seasonal bagels with an overload of flavor. We’re topping ours with dairy-free cream cheese and pumpkin butter for a decadent morning meal.


4 Pumpkin O’s

Delectable Pumpkin O’s make us want to sit in front of the TV on a Saturday morning to watch nostalgic cartoons. To recreate a certain fortunate marshmallow-studded cereal from our youth, you might find us tossing in a few Dandies Pumpkin Spice vegan mini marshmallows.

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5 Pumpkin Joe-Joe’s

As if we needed another excuse to eat cookies, this classic pumpkin-inspired take on Oreos is back in stores, and we absolutely must welcome the season by devouring a whole box of them.


6 Pumpkin Bread and Muffin Mix

Whether you need a sweet treat on the quick or prefer to keep your baking as simple as possible, this pumpkin bread and muffin mix makes fluffy baked goods as easy as can be—simply use an egg replacer when baking to fully veganize the mix.

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7 Non-Dairy Pumpkin Oat Beverage

This season is all about pumpkin-spice drinks, and this delicious dairy-free beverage has us wishing pumpkin spice was available all year long.

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8 Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix

This homey dry mix is vegan-as-is and can be prepared with a simple flax egg or applesauce to substitute for the called-for chicken egg. Pro tip: try baking the dough in an 8×8 square pan for thick, chocolaty, pumpkin pie oatmeal bars. 


9 Pecan Pumpkin Instant Oatmeal

With buttery pecans, whole-grain oats, and rich pumpkin flavor, this instant oatmeal mix is a perfect way to make those busy morning meals extra special. If you have thirty seconds to spare, a liberal drizzle of almond butter really pushes this porridge over the top. 

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10 Pumpkin Spice Coffee

If you can’t find a vegan-friendly pumpkin-spice latte at your local coffee shops, get your fix by home-brewing a steaming mug infused with cinnamon, allspice, orange peel, ground vanilla, and pumpkin spice.

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11 Pumpkin Spice Hummus

Don’t get this twisted for a savory hummus—TJ’s pumpkin spice hummus definitely lands in the dessert hummus category. You bet it’s a thing, and it’s delightful. This seasonal spread is great for dipping Pumpkin Joe-Joe’s and crisp fall apples. 

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12 Organic Pumpkin Spice Creamy Cashew Yogurt Alternative

Thick, creamy, and packed with probiotics, this cozy cup of dairy-free yogurt serves as breakfast, snack, and dessert all in one. 

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13 Pumpkin Spread

Think of this as the pumpkin equivalent of apple butter. It’s made by cooking down pumpkin, sugar, and cinnamon into a thick, spreadable paste that rivals any homemade jam or jelly we’ve ever devoured. 

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14 Spicy Pumpkin Simmer Sauce

This fiery blend of pumpkin, coconut cream, and spices will warm you up from the inside out. For pumpkin-on-pumpkin, try simmering thinly sliced kabocha squash in this sauce and serving over rice. 

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15 Sugar Pie Pumpkins

Yes, actual pumpkins! Unlike the massive gourds used for Jack-o-Lantern carving, these petite pumpkins are sweeter and far more manageable when it comes to de-gutting, cutting, and baking. Roast up a whole one and use the flesh for a truly scratch-made vegan pumpkin pie. 

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