What is the perfect way to celebrate the fall season? Pumpkin Spice! It is a flavor we crave year-round, but for some reason, it tastes even better as the leaves begin to change color and we experience that cool autumn breeze. Below is a recipe for making your own batch of pumpkin spice and some ways to incorporate it into different foods.
Making Pumpkin Spice
Creating your own pumpkin spice is quite easy and you probably have all the ingredients lying around your cupboard. Once you master this simple recipe, you will not be able to stop making it!
- 3 tablespoons of ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons of ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon of ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
- ½ a teaspoon of ground cloves
- Mix all the spices together and you will have 6 tablespoons of delicious pumpkin spice!
- Place the mixture in an airtight container and store at room temperature for up to six months.
How to Use Pumpkin Spice
You will certainly want to incorporate pumpkin spice to all your fall desserts. Of course, you can add it to sweets like pumpkin pie, but you could also get creative and add some pumpkin spice flavor to your whipped cream. The spice will also pair well with treats like a pumpkin spice bundt cake or pumpkin spice cupcakes.
You can also add pumpkin spice to transform your ordinary snacks into fall-inspired treats. For instance, add it to roasted chickpeas, energy bites, granola, or mix it into a bowl of yogurt or cottage cheese.
Pumpkin spice also pairs well with savory dishes, such as roasted root vegetables. Popcorn is also a great savory snack that tastes great with a sprinkling of pumpkin spice.
So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and make this easy recipe and start finding creative ways to incorporate it into your meals!