Save yourself some money by making this homemade pumpkin pie spice – a must have recipe for Autumnal baking!
September marks the beginning of pumpkin season and I couldn’t be happier about it. I LOVE pumpkin. Some people believe the pumpkin spice trend has gotten a little out of hand over the past couple of years, but I am not one of those people. Give me ALL the pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice oreos and pumpkin spice quaker oats. I can’t get enough of it.
I came across an American recipe recently that called for pumpkin pie spice. Since you can’t buy pumpkin pie spice in UK supermarkets, I thought I would do a quick google search to see if I could order some online.
My research showed me that it was going to set me back at least a fiver for one teeny little pot that would probably last about 5 minutes. Errr I don’t think so, not for this frugal Scottish lass. I quickly scanned the list of ingredients. Cinnamon. Ginger. Nutmeg. Cloves. Allspice. Hang on, I have all these ingredients in my cupboard. I could make it myself and save myself some money!
So that’s exactly what I did. I made my pumpkin spice chocolate chip granola and the smell while it was baking was incredible. So cosy and Autumnal!
I’m already planning to try some of the spice mix in my pumpkin cranberry maple glazed muffins and pumpkin cinnamon rolls this weekend and I’m also hoping to make some pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies, so watch this space for the recipe!
You could mix this homemade pumpkin pie spice with apples for a delicious pie, mix it with sugar and sprinkle it on top of muffins, cookies or stir it through porridge. The possibilities are endless!
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Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 4 tbsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4-1/2 tsp ground cloves
- Whisk together the cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, nutmeg and cloves in a small bowl. Transfer to a small jar.