Do you love pumpkin spice? Me too! It is so easy to make and so healthy that you don’t need to deprive yourself of such a treat. It is naturally sugar-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free. This warm combination of quintessential autumn spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves can be used in dishes both savory and sweet. I will show you the limitless uses of pumpkin spice far beyond pie.
Eating with the seasons means it is time for pumpkin spice and everything nice and warm and fuzzy.
Pumpkin Spice Recipe
- 4 tablespoons organic ground cinnamon (purchase here) (one-pound size)
- 4 teaspoons organic ground nutmeg (purchase here)
- 3 teaspoons organic ground ginger (purchase here)
- 3 teaspoons organic ground cloves (purchase here)
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon organic ground allspice (optional) (purchase here)
- 1/2 teaspoon organic ground cardamom (optional) (purchase here)
Use a coffee/spice grinder (purchase here) to make fresh powder if you have whole ingredients. Swirl together all the ground ingredients in a larger glass bowl and store it in an airtight glass jar.
If you don’t have the time or patience to swirl it up yourself — ready-made pumpkin spice can be purchased here.
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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 gifts throughout the holidays.
Make 4 times the above 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. My love for the spice mix turns into two jars!!!
Each recipe fills one 4 ounce gift size mason jar. Add a label and it makes a warm and loving gift.
4 ouncegift size mason jar
- Ball Spice Shaker Plastic Lids (Pack of 6, 12-Lids)
- Homemade with Love – Kraft Labels
- Autumn Kraft Shapes Labels
Pumpkin Spice – Not Just for Pie
It only takes a small amount to create a large taste!
- Coffee – blend in grass-fed butter and pumpkin pie spice (HINT: add ground turmeric for extra health benefits)
- Latte – blend together; strong coffee, coconut milk, vanilla, maple syrup, pumpkin puree
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- 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
- Chai 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, coconut milk, and pumpkin pie spice
- Hot spicy cacao – add raw cacao powder, cayenne and pumpkin pie spice
- Hot cider – add pumpkin pie spice
- 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
- 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
- Ice cream – vanilla ice cream with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice added to the 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 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
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”~ Hippocrates
Cinnamon’s Medicinal Potential
“Cinnamon’s medicinal potential is as rich and complex as its flavor and aroma, with blood sugar balancing and~ GreenMedInfo
infection fightingtop on the list .Cinnamonis a familiar spice, but few are aware of just how diverse are its medicinal properties.” Cinnamon’s Infection and Diabetes-Fighting Properties Revealed
Gift from me to you… October Pumpkins
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