By Vanessa Greaves

Pumpkin spice comfort food

Let's face it. Not everything autumnal needs to be loaded up with pumpkin spice. But when the warm and spicy flavor and fragrance of cinnamon, ginger, clove, and nutmeg are exactly what you want, it's time to set aside any PSL love/hate partisanship and enjoy these best-of-the-best pumpkin spice treats for the comfort foods they are.

1. Super Moist Pumpkin Bread

"I am sitting here, actually PROUD of myself for having made the best tasting thing I have ever made in my life." — jessica wang

Super Moist Pumpkin Bread | Photo by codebeans

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2. Pumpkin Pancakes

"Made these this morning and they are to die for! Everyone loved them. I made exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing." — CNM CATERING

Pumpkin Pancakes | Photo by Dianne

3. Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup

"Spiced perfectly, and the texture of the waffles were fluffy and light with a light crunch on the outside. The syrup is delicious." — abapplez

Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup | Photo by lutzflcat

4. Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding

"This was so easy to make and was so delicious. Try serving it with vanilla or caramel ice cream. YUM!" — Cookie

5. Crunchy Pumpkin Pie Granola

"It took all of my power to to rate this while I was cooking it. It made my apartment smell sooooo GOOD! Smell aside, this is a terrific granola recipe." — Elizabeth

Photo by tahoegirl

6. Pumpkin Cake III

"I followed the recipe exactly, but I wanted my cake to look like the lovely cake in the photo so if you do too, remember a bundt cake form is going to take longer than 30 minutes! Everybody raved about this cake after dinner, I'll make this again!" — Cathy

Photo by momlovestocook

7. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins

"These are the prettiest muffins ever. When I opened the oven to check them, I said, 'Wow!'" — Carol S. Margerum

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins | Photo by CC

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8. Kelsandra's Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

"My husband claims these are the best cinnamon rolls I have ever made." — mominml

Kelsandra's Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls | Photo by CC

9. Pumpkin Oatmeal

"FABULOUS!! The kitchen smelled so good! My teenage daughter and elderly mother loved it as well." — KimandRae

Pumpkin Oatmeal | Photo by CC

10. Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate

"Thank you very much for posting this recipe. I can't believe the pumpkin/chocolate combination is so good." — DiamondGirl amanecer

Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate | Photo by Yoly

11. Iced Pumpkin Cookies

"Wonderful. Excellent texture & body. Made exactly as written, great results." — Cindypray

12.Paul's Pumpkin Bars

"HEAVENLY!! These yummy bars make a great end to any meal." — CHARITYBOO

Paul's Pumpkin Bars | Photo by Paula

13. Pumpkin Fudge

"AWESOME FUDGE! You have to be patient as it takes a while to get to temperature." — Grumpy's Honeybunch

Pumpkin Fudge | Photo by angelaBBf

14. Pumpkin Spice Syrup

"Very good on French toast this morning. A little on the thin side (I thickened a bit), but the spices are spot on." — lutzflcat

Pumpkin Spice Syrup | Photo by lutzflcat

15. Pumpkin Pie Spice

"What can I say about this but super easy to make, great aroma and a wonderful way to make any dish really homemade." — sweetiesmj

Pumpkin Pie Spice II | Photo by Dianne