I adore all things pumpkin and it’s pretty much the best thing that fall brings! Unfortunately, Joel doesn’t share in my enthusiasm but alas I still go on the hunt every fall for a few new favorites to add to my arsenal. When I went to whip up a new one, I came up empty on pumpkin pie spice. I figured it would be easy enough to make so I did a quick search and came up with many options. I had all the required ingredients (and always do), so why was I buying the stuff? I won’t be anymore. This tasted just like the storebought mix and is much cheaper to mix up yourself.
You can adjust the amounts according to your taste. I love cinnamon so I may up the amount of it next time to see what I like better.
This inspired me to feature more DIY recipes for simple mixes or items from the grocery store that are so much easier, cheaper and/or healthier to make at home. So be on the lookout for more DIY’s around here!
DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice
recipe from Smells Like Home
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
In a small bowl, mix everything together. Store in an airtight container. Yield: approximately 1 tablespoon.