Make this Pumpkin Spice recipe with only four ingredients in under five minutes! Simply measure out four spices that you probably already have on hand, stir them together, and store them in a jar! You'll be ready to make Pumpkin Spice Muffins, Pumpkin Pancakes, pumpkin pie, cookies, ice cream, cheesecake, or lattes!
By using spices that you already have on hand, you'll keep your supply fresher. That's so much better than pulling out the pumpkin pie spice that's been sitting in your cupboard since last fall!
If you've been around a minute, you'll know that I'm a fan of making your own spice mixes. You can control the contents, avoiding hidden gluten. You'll save time and money. It's much quicker and easier to make a recipe when you can measure out one spice blend rather than measuring all of the individual components each time you make it.
What You'll Need
- Cinnamon - There are two types of cinnamon: cassia and Ceylon. Both are harvested from trees belonging to the same family. Cassia cinnamon is the one you'll most commonly find in grocery stores. Ceylon cinnamon is called "true cinnamon" and is the preferred choice if you consume a lot of cinnamon. It contains much less of the toxin, coumarin, than does cassia cinnamon.
- Nutmeg - the dry spice ground from seeds of the nutmeg tree, commonly found in grocery stores
- Ginger - Use dry, ground ginger, not fresh ginger, for long term storage.
- Cloves - ground, dry flower buds, readily available throughout the year
How do you make pumpkin pie spice from scratch?
Measure cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves into a small bowl.
Stir them all together.
Store your spice mix in a jar in a dry place for use in various pumpkin-flavoured recipes.
This pumpkin spice is made of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Some blends use allspice, but you might prefer the flavour without it.
Pumpkin spice will keep for two or three years in a cupboard. However, as with all spices, the flavour is freshest within the first six months.
Contrary to popular belief, allspice is not a spice blend. It's the dried fruit of the Pimenta dioica plant. Whole allspice berries look like little brown balls. Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of spices.
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- Combine all of the ingredients by stirring them together well.
- Store your spice blend in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
- If you need to avoid gluten, check each of the spices you are using for gluten-free certification.
- Your spice blend will store well in an airtight container for several months.