Last Updated: Dec 22, 2021 @ 6:28 pm.

What are the best pumpkin spice foods for breakfast? To find out, we tried out 9 different options, from cereal to breakfast pastries. Which had the best flavor? Gluten-free? Most pumpkin spice zing? Here are the ones we thought were best.

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Pumpkin Spice for Breakfast? Yes, Please!

Pumpkin spice is probably best known for coffee, but there is more to breakfast than beverages.

In recent years, food makers have been rolling out pumpkin spice breakfast items to capture the never-ending craving for this taste of autumn.

But what pumpkin spice breakfast foods taste the best? 

To find out, we tried out several new pumpkin spice breakfast cereals, toaster pastries and cookies. (It was a tough job, but someone had to do it).

Which tasted the best? Here are the winners.

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Best Toaster Pastries

Just a touch of cinnamon
Yes, these treats taste just like pumpkin pie . . . and we loved them! Also great crushed and sprinkled on ice cream.

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Best Cereal

Delicious
We loved the nutmeg and cinnamon taste notes in this crunchy cereal. Nice balance between crunch and pumpkin flavor. Very tasty!
$9.00 ($0.63 / Ounce)

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Best Gluten-Free

No high-fructose corn syrup
Very yummy! We liked this cereal, with just the right amount of pumpkin spice flavor. No artificial colors or flavors.
$3.00 ($0.28 / Ounce)

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Best Breakfast Cookie

Great with coffee
Wow! These cookies are just like pumpkin bread, yet crunchy! Loved the cinnamon flavor notes.

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