Today’s Make it Myself Monday post is so simple – Pumpkin Pie Spice. It’s one that I’m glad to have filed away because I don’t buy fancy spice blends in the grocery store. Why should I when I have the ingredients in my spice cabinet? It takes just a few minutes to mix this up and then you’re prepared for the busy holiday season that is already before us. Or for a Pumpkin Latte any old time.
I like this Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe particularly because it doesn’t call for allspice. For some reason, I never seem to have any allspice in my cabinet, then I have to go looking for a substitution recipe. I’ll have to make that a Make it Myself Monday post, too!
- 4 Tbs ground cinnamon
- 2 Tbs ground ginger
- 1 Tbs ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cloves
Nutrition Information:Yield: 23 Serving Size: 1 teaspoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1mg Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g
Fall is my favorite time of year, in part because of all things pumpkiny and spicy! I love the aroma of pumpkin pies, cakes, rolls, cookies…whatever…baking on a crisp fall day. You can enjoy the aroma every day without eating pie by simmering some of this Pumpkin Pie Spice mixed in water in one of those teeny tiny crock pots or in a pan of water on the stove. Your whole house will smell amazing! Best of all, making your own Pumpkin Pie Spice will save a trip to the store in the middle of baking, as well as save you money anyway. Enjoy!
Do you make your own spice blends? What is your favorite recipe that calls for Pumpkin Pie Spice?