Every year at the beginning of fall, I find myself following the same pattern time and time again:
1 – I want to make pumpkin spice everything. And I know many of you are probably rolling your eyes, already so over the whole pumpkin scene, and I wish I could spare you but I don’t think I can help it; I am a white girl and I may own a pair of yoga pants or six. It’s like as soon as the calendar declares it’s fall all I can think about is leaves turning, lattes at Starbucks, and where I’ll buy my next pair of Uggs.
2 – I have cans and cans of pumpkin puree (because, SALE!) but I never seem to have any pumpkin pie spice to go along with it. Because that would be proper planning and it appears that’s against my very nature.
And while I’d love to blame my local grocer for this anomaly (seriously, they need to stock these two items side. by. side.), I know that I’m the only one at fault here. It’s like when I’m in the midst of my pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin haze I completely forget that pumpkin puree isn’t the only ingredient you need to create the best fall treats. In fact, pumpkin puree isn’t all that great without the pumpkin pie spice.
So while I never seem to have store-bought pumpkin pie spice on hand, I almost always have the key ingredients: cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. And as soon as the first day of fall arrives, I throw together this quick recipe so that I have homemade pumpkin pie spice on hand whenever I need to
be a basic white girl enjoy the best flavors of fall while they last.
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Pumpkin Pie Spice
Forget to pick up some pumpkin pie spice? Me, too! Thankfully you can make your own pumpkin spice at home with these four common spices!
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- 4 tsp cinnamon ground
- 2 tsp ginger ground
- 1 tsp cloves ground
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg ground
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- Add cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg to a resealable container and thoroughly mix together.
- Store in your cabinet and use in any recipe that calls for pumpkin spice.