What do most people think of when they hear of fall? Leaves, flannels, halloween, and most of all pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice is a trend that has been going on for the past couple fall seasons, starting with the Pumpkin Spiced Latte. This transformed  many things, most of which no one asked for, into pumpkin spiced flavored. I mean pumpkin spiced puppy chow, seriously? What if we want our fall back? Not everything can and should be pumpkin spice. Here is a list of fall foods that are not pumpkin spice that you can use to celebrate everyone's favorite season.

Apple Cider Donuts

This is a fall classic that does not have pumpkin spice. This amazing donut will bring back memories of apple picking on a crisp fall day. This favorite treat is only seasonally appropriate at this time a year, so everyone tends to fill up on them while they can. Apple cider donuts have been overshadowed by pumpkin spice for way too long, its time that they become the new trend. 

Maple Sugar Cookies

This is a new twist on a fall treat. Maple sugar cookies are one way to enjoy the taste of fall without having to deal with pumpkin spice. Maple is huge in the fall seasons, and this cookie embodies the taste of this delicious season. 

Apple Cinnamon Rolls

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Maddie Cole

This classic is perfect because it has the fall essentials: apple and cinnamon.  You can even add nuts to this dessert if you feel like it. This fall treat would be a perfect breakfast food for any of the mornings when it is hard to go to work, or the perfect dessert before your day is done. 

Apple Pie

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Jocelyn Hsu

This fall dessert has been hiding is plain sight all along. This classic does not have pumpkin spice, and is the perfect relic of the fall season. This dessert is classically served at thanksgiving dinner, and will warm anyone's heart this fall. It is easy to make but is also super easy to buy at any grocery store. Go out and buy Apple Pie today, may we bring this to the forefront of the fall season once again. 


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Justina Baranauskaite

This might be a more debatable choice, but I always associate snickerdoodles with the fall season. Cinnamon is a staple of the fall and I could not imagine snickerdoodles going into any other category. 

Caramel Corn

Baseball season takes place in fall and as the line goes, "buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks". Caramel corn is the perfect food for fall and it is not pumpkin spice. This is the perfect food for watching the baseball games or scary movies with your friends.

Caramel Apples

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Cherie Litvin

Everyone has had to of had a caramel apple in their life. This treat is a staple in every kids childhood. This difficult to eat but terribly delicious treat is a staple of fall. You can coat these treats in different candies, sprinkles, chocolate chips, whatever your flavor is. This fall dessert is easily customizable to any palette. 

Pecan Pie

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Sofia Arce

Pie is a staple of the fall season, and above all pecan pie is a great supplement to pumpkin pie. The seasonal nuts can only be consumed during this fall season. This pie is relatively easy to make, and would be a family favorite at thanksgiving dinner or any get together in the fall. Replace pumpkin desserts with this amazing bakery item. 

As Martha Stewart would say, don't be basic and eat any of these other great fall items.