‘Tis the season for everything pumpkin! I’m on the bandwagon, as you likely are too.
Here’s my biggest tip – save yourself money by mixing up your own pumpkin spice blend. When you buy this in the jar, you are paying more for the container than the spice. And the great thing is you can adjust the spices to your own liking- I prefer less nutmeg and more ginger than most recipes call for. Plus I add in a bit of turmeric for more inflammation fighting properties along with a touch of back pepper to help make that turmeric more bioavailable for the body. Adjust this to your liking!
This recipe makes a pretty small batch, it’s better to not make so much that you end up having a spice sit around until next year. Spices loose both their flavor and healing potency after about 6 months. It’s so easy to make you can make a more when needed or just double or triple as preferred.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp ginger
1/4 ground clove
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp turmeric
Mix the spices together. Store in a glass container in a cool dry place.1