Do you yearn for Fall just for the pumpkiin spice? Doesn’t everyone? I know I do. I had a hankering (don’t you just love that word?) for something pumpkin spice today but, as luck would have it, I am all out. What’s a girl to do? Make my own, that’s what!
Pumpkin spice is nothing more than a mixture of spices that are pretty much staples in a pumpkin pie. Then, some very smart people decided that the spice mixture would be yummy in a whole bunch of other treats. It was a game changer, to say the least. I think those people deserve a raise!
I did have spices on hand to make a batch so I decided to make some up. This is Fall, after all, and I didn’t want to get caught without any pumpkin spice. It might be a law now.
It is quite easy to make it. I had all the ingredients except allspice which is a spice I don’t usually use anyway. I don’t miss any flavor by not using allspice.
In a small jar or container, mix cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Cover and shake it up to mix all the spices. That’s it!
I had a few of these cute little shaker jars. I don’t even remember where I got them but they are perfect for pumpkin spice. Don’t you just love them?
Sprinkle it on your latte, your toast, or just anything you want!
Pumpkin Spice Mix
3 Tblsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tsp ground ginger
1 ½ tsp ground cloves
1 ½ tsp ground allspice (optional)
**You can adjust the amounts of each ingredient to your own taste.
Measure all ingredients into small jar or container. Shake or whisk to mix. Keep tightly sealed for freshness.