Monday, November 3, 2014

MYO: Pumpkin Pie Spice

Often, everyday spices like Cinnamon and Ginger are inexpensive, and can even be found at Aldi's or at a Dollar Store. But a blend, like Pumpkin Pie Spice, can be horribly overpriced - running as much as 6 or 8 dollars for a tiny jar.

If you want to make your own to save money, or simply because you were in the middle of cooking when you realized you were out of it, and don't want to run to the store, here's the recipe I've been using for the last 20 years or so. It makes just the right amount to fill my little jar. If you want a smaller batch, use the same proportions, except use teaspoons whenever
 it says "Tablespoon."

Of course, all spices here are the ground, dry sort.

Pumpkin Pie Spice


2 ½ Tablespoons Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon Ginger
1 Tablespoon Nutmeg

14 comments:

  1. This is great... and so easy to do... just put it into a handy container and it works. I know I love to use pumpkin pie spice in muffins, muffin bars, cookies, bread and lots of different things... Thank you for sharing this. :)

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    1. Thanks so much - glad you like it! Thanks for dropping by : )

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  2. Thanks! I have been too lazy to calculate making it in larger batches so I am constantly making it from scratch--you just saved me a little headache and so perfect for this time of year too!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this. This is one blend I did not have proportions for so every time I baked something I'd dump in a little of this and a little of that.

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  4. Excellent! I will have to save this for sure! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Hi again! I did a little shout out to you on my blog today! I will post likely have multiple posts - so it's the one titled - Gettin' My GRAINS On :)

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  6. My oldest son (10yo) likes to make his own proprietary pumpkin pie-ish blend that he uses when he makes oatmeal for us. We've thought of having him make a bunch up and put in jars with labels as Christmas gifts.

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    1. That sounds like a GREAT Christmas Gift! I'd love to get a homemade gift like that from a 10-year-old! Keep an eye out for other mix ideas between now & Christmas - I've already scheduled one for Pumpkin Spice Waffles (using Pumpkin Pie Spice), but I'm also hoping to do some Kid's Toy Oven Mixes - my dd and I are running a little "test-kitchen" for them!

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  7. Hi Anna. I love "make your own" recipes so thank you very much for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! Have a lovely week :)

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  8. This is a smart idea making your own mixture of spices. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays blog hop. Pinned & twitted.

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  9. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I can't wait to see what you share next time!
    -Cindy

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  10. Thank you for posting on Motivation Monday!

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  11. Hi Anna,
    Pumpkin Pie Spice is the key to so many healthy and delectable treats! Thank you so much for sharing your homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

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  12. Always handy to have pre-mixed spice flavours on hand :-)
    And esp great for us here in Australia who don't have a great range of premixed ones available in stores!

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