Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice is a warm, harmonious blend of natural spices that can be used on everything from lattes to pies this fall season. This DIY pumpkin spice is my go to spice blend every Fall! Leave the store bought blends behind and make this instead!
Spice things up this autumn with pumpkin spice flavored treats like this Homemade Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust, Sage Browned Butter Pumpkin Pie with Spiced Meringue or the Spiced Pumpkin Cake with Mascarpone Frosting.
In anticipation of the fall season, I was in my kitchen playing around with some spices. Pumpkin spice is the most popular flavor this time of year and for good reason! I decided to come up with my own spice blend that is so fragrant. Let the fresh aroma of warming spices fill up your kitchen!
The recipe yields about ¾ cup of homemade pumpkin spice which will definitely last you all of fall and winter! Oh, and naturally it’s better than store-bought spices. Plus, if you've ever wanted to learn how to make your own spices, see below for how to enhance your own blend and adjust the amounts used to make a more personalized flavor.
If you're truly a pumpkin lover, then you won't want to miss this! Step into fall with Homemade Pumpkin Spice that you can incorporate into your favorite drinks, cookies, desserts, breads, and of course, pumpkin pie!
Not to mention, this spice blend beats the store bought brands any day of the week! A lot of pumpkin spice mixes that are store bought do not have cardamom and cloves. I truly believe that's what sets this pumpkin spice mix apart. It adds a bold, rich flavor that's so befitting for any of your Fall baking recipes!
Put down that premade pumpkin spice mix at the grocery store because we can make it at home. Chances are, you already have all of the ingredients for Homemade Pumpkin Spice sitting right in your cupboards. This staple flavor of the season consists of:
You haven't encountered an easier recipe than this pumpkin spice blend. Firstly, combine all the ingredients and whisk them together in a bowl. Then store the mixture in an airtight container. That's it!
Here are some pro tips if you want to take an extra step or two during preparation. These steps would come after mixing together your ingredients. Totally optional!
You can toast the spices in a skillet on the stovetop (just until it smokes) to enhance the flavors.
Grind the spices together for a finer texture. Doing this will freshen up the flavor. By blending spices into a finer consistency, the spices distribute more evenly in whatever you add them to. You can grind the prices with a mortar and pestle or a coffee grinder.
Generally, spices last up to 3 years when properly stored. Even then, they are still safe to consume but may lose some of their potency. I store my homemade pumpkin spice in a mason jar or a weck jar. It makes for easy access and even easier storage!
The best answer to this is, how creative can you get? The possibilities are truly endless once you have a jar of homemade pumpkin spice. Dash it on your food for an extra taste of fall. Get ready to pumpkin-ify your favorite foods!
You can use this spice to make apple pie too! Try my pumpkin bread, make a galette, add a little pumpkin spice to these sweet potato bars, and you can't miss out on a Fall classic - homemade apple butter. Also add a little pumpkin spice to any of your favorite muffins to give it that lovely Fall flavor!
Finally, here are some of my suggestions:
I can't wait to see what you come up with!
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