Quick and easy to make this pumpkin spice blend is perfect for the fall. Packed with warming spices this blend is perfect for your pies, scones, beverages and other fall treats.
Once fall rolls around the warming spices come out to play. One of the most well loved of these spice blends is the pumpkin spice blend. With a nice balance this spice blend kicks up the pumpkin flavor to another level. Pumpkin by itself is fairly bland but once you add this blend it becomes magical. Once you see how easy it is to make this and how balanced it is you will be making this every year.
In this recipe
This is a blend of warming spices that is normally found in every pantry. It is easy to throw together all you need is a jar.
Cinnamon: this is the main spice in this blend and does a great job bringing the rest together.
Nutmeg: this brings nutty and earthy flavors to the blend which are perfect for pumpkin.
Allspice: it is a little bitter with earthy undertones as well. It is called allspice since it tastes similar to a combination of cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
What are warming spices?
There are two categories of spices called warming and cooling spices. They are named like that because of the feeling you get in your mouth. Cooling spices tend to leave your mouth tingly, think of flavors like mint, fennel, and cumin. Warming spices are like getting a big hug. The holiday spices generally fit into this category like cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. These are also great spices for coffee and hot cocoa.
What can I do with pumpkin spice?
One of the easiest things you can do with this spice blend since it is easy is to add up all of the spices for pumpkin pie and use that amount of the blend. It makes a perfect one to one ratio. Other ideas would be:
- Pumpkin scones
- Pumpkin cupcakes
- Pumpkin spice syrup
- Hot Cocoa
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Pumpkin Spice Blend
- Glass container
- Spice funnel
- Bowl or plate
- 2½ tablespoon cinnamon
- 2¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2¼ teaspoon ginger
- ½ tablespoon allspice
- ½ tablespoon ground cloves
- Using the funnel pour the spices into a glass container and shake until evenly blended.