Life of Pumpkin Pie Spice

Do you love pumpkin pie spice? Me too! It is so easy to make that you do not need to deprive yourself of such a treat. Pumpkin pie spice has many uses beyond pie. This warm combination of quintessential autumn spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves can be used in dishes both savory and sweet.

Pumpkin pie spice is incredibly easy to make. It is so easy that you might want to gather gift jars and give it away as hostess gifts throughout the holidays.

Pumpkin pie spices in measuring cups, rustic background

 

Organic Pumpkin Pie Spice

4 tablespoons organic ground Ceylon cinnamon

4 teaspoons organic ground nutmeg (fresh grated is especially good)

3 teaspoons organic ground ginger

3 teaspoons organic ground cloves

1/2 – 1 teaspoon organic ground allspice (optional)

1/2 teaspoon organic ground cardamom (optional)

Instructions:

Use a coffee grinder to make fresh powder if you have whole ingredients.

Mix ingredients and store in airtight glass jar.

Make 4 times the recipe and mix. Place in 4 gift jars. Mix in a large jar so you can swirl it around. Pour into smaller individual airtight glass jars.

Usually, one recipe will be enough to get one family through the holiday season. I use it in so many different things during the holiday season that I go through two recipes.

Purchase quality organic products for taste and health benefits – Thrive Market

Not just for pie

It only takes a small amount to create a large taste!

  • Breakfast

    • Coffee – blend in grass-fed butter, protein powder, and pumpkin pie spice
    • Latte – blend together; coffee, coconut milk, vanilla, maple syrup, pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice
    • Pancakes – stir pumpkin pie spice into your batter
    • Oatmeal – sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice
    • Yogurt – add vanilla and pumpkin pie spice
    • Grapefruit – sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice
  • Drinks

    • Chia latte with pumpkin pie spice
    • Traditional Indian masala chai tea and pumpkin pie spice
      • Masala refers to the combination of spices, which often includes cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, pepper, fennel, and star anise
    • Smoothie – blend pumpkin (puree or raw), banana, protein powder, coconut milk and pumpkin pie spice
    • Hot spicy chocolate – add cayenne and pumpkin pie spice
    • Hot cider – add pumpkin pie spice
  • Snacks

    • Popcorn – combine pumpkin pie spice with organic stevia and sprinkle on popcorn
    • Apple slices with dip – raw honey or maple syrup, nut butter and pumpkin pie spice
    • Sweet spiced nuts – your favorite nuts; cashews, almonds, pecans, walnuts
      • Toast nuts
      • Cover with a mixture of organic honey or maple syrup, cayenne powder and pumpkin pie spice combined
      • Bake
  • Meals

    • Roasted root vegetables – sprinkle on pumpkin pie spice
    • Sweet potato – sprinkle on pumpkin pie spice
    • Curry dishes – add pumpkin pie spice
    • Soup of pumpkin or butternut – add pumpkin pie spice
  • Desserts

    • Ice cream – vanilla ice cream with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice added to recipe
    • Apple pie or crisp – add pumpkin pie spice
    • Whipped cream – whip coconut cream/milk and pumpkin pie spice
    • Chocolate pudding with cherries, cayenne and pumpkin pie spice
    • Cheesecake – to your favorite recipe, add pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice 
    • Oatmeal cookies – add pumpkin pie spice
    • Carrot cake – replace carrots with pumpkin and add pumpkin pie spice
    • Pumpkin pie – of course
  • Alcohol Beverages Pumpkin Pie Margarita

    Blend alcohol beverage with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice

    • White Russian with pumpkin pie spice
    • Margarita with pumpkin pie spice
    • Martini with pumpkin pie spice

Food is Medicine

Using pure high-quality ingredients not only tastes better but is better for you. Find organic ingredients for purity. Shop Thrive Market for quality food.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ~ Hippocrates

More on cinnamon

“Cinnamon’s medicinal potential is as rich and complex as its flavor and aroma, with blood sugar balancing and infection fighting top on the list.

Cinnamon is a familiar spice, but few are aware of just how diverse are its medicinal properties.” Cinnamon’s Infection and Diabetes-Fighting Properties Revealed ~ GreenMedInfo

Tell me your favorite food with pumpkin pie spice.

Maribeth Baxter, MBEC

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Donations accepted to serve others on their chronic illness journey. Maribeth Baxter, MBEC provides voluntary certified health coaching services to the financially limited during their time of crisis.

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