It seems like every year when I start baking up a storm in the fall I have to search through my spice rack to find the coveted pumpkin pie spice. A lot of times I can't find it and have to buy a whole new bottle. Then, of course, 2 days later, I find my old jar from last year and have an overabundance of pumpkin pie spice. Being that I only use this spice blend a few months out of the year, 2-3 jars of it is way, way too much.
Well, it stops this year. I am NOT buying any more from now on. I am making my own and you should too! Why? Because you can make it in small batches and you probably have everything in your spice rack already. So, why not really.I like this recipe because it makes just enough to get me through the season and nothing will go to waste. And if I need more, it is easy to throw together another batch.
So far this season I've used this mixture to make a batch of my Pumpkin Granola and I've added a bit to my yogurt in the morning for a spicy kick. I really, really, really want to make a batch of my Pumpkin Doughnuts, but I am going to hold off until after the BIG DAY! I bet it would be good sprinkled over a little roasted squash though!
DIY Pantry: Pumpkin Pie Spice
Quit buying multiple jars of pumpkin pie spice and try your making your own small batch for the season!
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon all spice
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- generous pinch cardamom
Measure all the above spices out in a small bowl. Mix them together with a whisk or fork to ensure no clumps. Store in an airtight jar and enjoy! You can use freshly grated nutmeg if you don't have ground. If you don't have ground cloves, but have whole ones stored away in your spice rack, you can ground the whole ones up in a coffee grinder.
Makes about 2 tablespoons of spice.