Why buy those expensive little jars of Pumpkin Pie Spice, when you can make it at home? Just pure spices with no preservatives or additives, which equals better for you, and more frugal too!
With Fall finally here, everyone seems to have become obsessed with pumpkin. *me included* Just check out my Pinterest board to see what I mean! Which brings me to my recipe for pumpkin pie spice. Ask yourself this question, “Are you going to pay someone to stir some spices together for you? Well, that’s what you’re doing, when you buy a jar of spice mix. Sounds silly when you think of it that way, doesn’t it?
But I’m going to show you how ridiculously easy it is to make your own. You simply stir together 5 common spices and you are done. Why wouldn’t you want to make your own? It’s easy, saves you money, and is better for you. (No questionable additives and flavor enhancers). And don’t limit yourself to just using it to make pumpkin pies. It’s also good in cakes, cookies, oatmeal, pancakes, french toast, smoothies, or my favorite, powdered pumpkin spice coffee creamer, which I’ll be sharing the recipe for soon.
Pumpkin Pie Spice
3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
Store in an air tight container, and shake well before each use.
Note: *I make this in small batches so it stays fresh. But if you are planning on using a lot of it over the next several months, feel free to double the recipe. It will stay fresh for up to 6 months. You might also like this one from Allrecipes.com which is similar but without the allspice (which I think adds a bit of punch to it).