Recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice – This Recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice is a perfect blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cloves. Pumpkin Pie Spice is a perfect substitute for recipes that call for just cinnamon. From Pumpkin Donuts to Easy Candied Pecans, we use this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice in several recipes.
The Perfect Fall Blend: Recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice
There are only 5 ingredients in this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice. And I’m going to guess that you have at least 3 or 4 of them already in your spice cabinet.
If you’re missing one (any of them besides the cinnamon), then don’t you worry, I will discuss that in a moment.
What’s Pumpkin Pie Spice?
So, what’s pumpkin pie spice? Pumpkin Pie Spice is the perfect blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cloves. It’s an easy substitute for when a recipe calls for cinnamon. This recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice adds the perfect fall seasoning to any of your favorite fall recipes.
Pumpkin Pie Spice DIY
So, if you’re ready to learn how to Pumpkin Pie Spice DIY, then just follow along with my recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice. It’s truly the best blend of spices that brings a warm, fall seasonal smell and taste to your desserts and breakfast recipes.
Making a Pumpkin Pie Spice DIY is easy because if you follow along with my recipe, but run short on an ingredient or completely out of something, it’s really okay. Other great combinations would be:
- Simple Combination: Cinnamon + Nutmeg + Ginger
- Cinnamon + Nutmeg + Cloves or Allspice
- Cinnamon + Ginger + Cloves or Allspice
Really, any pumpkin pie spice DIY combination works for this recipe and it’s easy to make up a batch and enjoy. I like to make a big batch every fall and then I typically run out by spring time.
Just keep this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice stored in a glass jar with a lid and it will keep for several months in your pantry.
How to Make the Perfect Recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice
A few years ago I started making my own recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice. Some combinations leave out allspice or cloves (they are a little more expensive), but they add such a distinct flavor to the recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice.
This truly is the absolute best blend of spices and you’ll be able to use it in so many recipes every fall season.
Cinnamon is the Most Popular Spice in the World
Did you know that cinnamon is one of the most commonly recognized and used spices in the world? And, the health benefits of cinnamon are remarkable. Cinnamon is not only high in antioxidants but it also reduced inflammation and can protect the heart. In this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice, cinnamon makes up the bulk of the recipe.
Nutmeg Must be Grated with a Nutmeg Grater
Nutmeg can come in either the spice form or as a nut and must be graded with a nutmeg grater to be used. Most commonly, you’ll find nutmeg in a very small spice container in most major grocery stores.
Nutmeg is also an immune booster, but also supports the kidneys. One teaspoon of good quality honey with a full pinch of ground nutmeg will help rid the body of kidney infection and stones.
Ginger has Anti-inflammatory Properties
We love using ginger in recipes here at Clean Cuisine. You can use it in it’s natural fresh state for recipes. But for this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice, you want it dried and powdered to combine the best with the other spices.
Top health benefits of ginger can also include relieving stomach discomfort, reducing inflammation, increasing circulation and strengthening the immune system.
Allspice Aids in Digestion and Boosts Immunity
Are you noticing a trend? All of the spices listed here are helpful to the immune system while being anti-inflammatory. Maybe instead of a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice, we should have called it a recipe for Anti-inflammatory Spice.
Cloves are Anti-Bacterial and Improve Liver Function
Although there’s not a lot of cloves in this recipe, a small amount can be beneficial to the body. By providing anti-bacterial properties along with improved liver function and measuring high in antioxidants, cloves is an excellent addition to this recipe.
My Favorite Clean Recipes with Pumpkin Pie Spice
I absolutely love fall and this blend gives off the perfect warmth flavor to all of my favorite recipes. Remember, you can easily swap out cinnamon for the same amount of pumpkin pie spice — you’ll just get a big bump up in flavor and health benefits.
Pumpkin Donuts Recipe – The delicious pumpkin donuts paired with a “brown sugar” frosting and topped with toasted walnuts or pecans could not make me any happier.
Easy Candied Pecans Recipe – Looking for a quick and easy Candied Pecans Recipe? Well, you’ve found it. Using a skillet and less than 10 minutes of prep time, this is by far the easiest candied pecans recipe I’ve ever made.
Recipe for Gingerbread Loaf – I love making this Healthy Recipe for Gingerbread Loaf during the fall. It is perfect for a Halloween treat-and-great, for Thanksgiving and perfectly versatile.
Recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice
Recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice is a perfect blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cloves. Pumpkin Pie Spice substitutes for cinnamon.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 15–20 recipes 1x
- 1/3 cup organic cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon organic nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon organic ginger
- 1 1/2 teaspoons organic allspice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons organic cloves
- In a small mixing bowl, add the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cloves. Combine with a spoon or stainless steel whisk. Be gentle when combining to avoid the pumpkin pie spice dust.
- Once combined, pour into a small canning jar with lid and store in your pantry for the season.
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