pre-made at the store but chances are you have all the ingredients
already in your pantry! Whip together this common spice blend and get
to that fall baking!
recently read several articles about how the pumpkin spice fad is out
of control and coming to an end. Even though I am equally obsessed
with pumpkin treats, and will always look forward to enjoying some
special pumpkin treats every fall, I do agree that the amount of
pumpkin spice things has gotten pretty crazy in the past couple of
a recent trip to three different stores, I saw entire end caps or big
displays for everything pumpkin. From air fresheners, to cookies, to
cookie butter, to cereals and chapstick and on, and on, and on! Of
course I had to check it all out and I won’t even begin to tell you
how many stores I have been to, to look for than darn pumpkin
chapstick (4, ok 6).
our world is obsessed with Pumpkin. Pumpkin. Pumpkin!
guess what we can learn from this, is the power of advertising. That
a big box coffee chain can make a crazy good pumpkin spice coffee
drink that everyone loves and we all go nuts!
then all the other big name brands and us the consumer; Just. Can’t.
admit, I am just as much part of the problem. Ever since I started
this blog I have had pumpkin themed weeks, where I would share a
pumpkin recipe every day of the week! Some of these recipes have
become tired and true family favorites and some have become even
Internet sensations, like my homemade PSL that has, get it, real
that is what I was always proud of- the fact that all of my recipes
in my pumpkin weeks contained actual pumpkin, unlike many of the
products at the store which only contains pumpkin pie spices.
there you have it, that is my intro today’s recipe for… Dun. Dun.
Dun…… Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice! Many fall recipes call for this
spice blend, including many of the recipes on this site. Pumpkin pie
spice is just a blend of spices found in many pumpkin recipes, like
pumpkin pie, duh (geez I’m feeling a little snippy today!). While for
years, most pumpkin recipes would just have these spices listed with
measurements, several years ago a big spice brand decided to
capitalize on this and make it easier for us all and package it for
you know what? Pumpkin Pie Spice is simply is a blend of cinnamon,
nutmeg, ginger and cloves, common ingredients in most spice cabinets.
So today I am sharing with you a quick recipe for the spice blend
that you can make yourself and use all fall long. I actually shared
this the first year I was blogging but used a photo of the bottle of
store bought spice blend #foodbloggerfail LOL!
you a pumpkin spice fanatic or are you over all things pumpkin? Share
in the comments below!
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Pumpkin Pie Spice
Heather H. of Kitchen Concoctions: www.kitchen-concoctions.com
Time: 5 minutes Yields: ¼ cup
popular pumpkin spice flavor comes together from a blend on common
spice rack staples.
2 tablespoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon
a small bowl, stir together all the spices.
Store spice blend in an air-tight container for 8-12 months.