If you are anything like me, you can never have enough pumpkin spice in the house. This is especially true in the fall and winter seasons. As soon as the temperature drops and the leaves start to fall I find myself in the mood for all things pumpkin spice. It’s a favorite flavor of mine, but it also makes the house smell amazing while you bake. I used to buy the little containers of it in the grocery store, but they didn’t last long at all. Let’s not forget they are expensive too! Let me show you how I make my own pumpkin spice with spices you probably already have in your pantry. It’s so easy you’ll never go back to buying the pre-made containers again!
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When I set out to make my own pumpkin spice, there were two things I was trying to overcome. The first was how tiny the little pumpkin spice jars from the grocery store are. I go through so much of it, I needed more! The second was to save me the costs of buying so many of the little jars. I have played around with amounts and come up with the recipe I use today. It’s so easy to throw together. I bake all the time, so these spices were all things I already had on hand. If you don’t have any of them, no worries. They are all easily found at your local grocery store.
As you can see above, I just placed cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice into a bowl and whisked until they were all totally combined. Then, just place them into an air-tight container. If you are using a small jar, pour the contents of the bowl onto a sheet of parchment paper and then just carefully fold and easily pour your spice into the narrow opening. To maximize the shelf life of your pumpkin spice, keep it in a cool, dark cabinet. Also keep it away from direct sunlight or heat. If you follow this advice, it should last you about 2-3 years! Not that you will have any left for that long.
Happy Fall Y’all!
I hope you love the idea of making your own spice as much as I do… and with all the pumpkin spice dessert recipes I have coming up… I hope you find it as useful as I do too!
Here are the items used for this recipe:
Making your own pumpkin spice mix is so easy! You will have plenty of the spice for all of your Fall baking. You'll never go back to buying the pricey little containers at the store again!
- 4 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
Add all of your spices into a mixing bowl and whisk.
Place into an air-tight container.
Store in a cool, dark, dry place.