It wouldn’t be fall without pumpkin spice everything...right?
Use this Pumpkin Spice Blend to bake up a batch of pumpkin muffins, classic pumpkin pie, or pumpkin waffles. The key benefit of making your own spice blends is how easily you can adjust the amounts of the ingredients based on your individual taste. So adjust them accordingly and have fun with it!
Vintage to Modern Tidbit: McCormick’s created their original Pumpkin Spice Blend in 1934 with the original purpose to flavor pumpkin pie. However, as well all know "pumpkin spice" everything really took off around 2003 when Starbucks introduced the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Americans are drawn to "pumpkin spice" because the flavor evokes a fall, cozy feeling. Today you can find pumpkin spice in foods ranging from baked goods to savory dips and cheese all the way to household items like body wash and candles.
BAKERS TIPS for Pumpkin Spice Blend:
Cinnamon is the foundation of the flavor:
I start with a base of good quality cinnamon and then add in a bold blend of other traditional spices like ginger, nutmeg, clove and allspice. You can choose to add a little more or less of these four spices to suit your taste buds.
Use good quality spices:
I prefer to purchase spices pre-ground in bulk. My favorite bulk spices are Frontier Organics which you can order direct from them or find in bulk at natural food stores. They are typically more potent than the average spices on conventional grocery store shelves.
Keep your mix in a small mason jar and store for up to one year.
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Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 T. cinnamon
4 tsp. ginger
2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. clove
½ tsp. allspice
Mix together and store in sealed container up to 1 year
- Set of Teaspoons
- Jar or Container
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