Pumpkin season……….ohhh how I love thee. Growing up in Oklahoma, I missed out on an actual fall season as we didn’t really get one. Now that I am in Michigan I get to enjoy all four seasons, although, I wouldn’t mind skipping part of winter sometimes.
I just love this photo. I am trying to work through the settings on the dslr I purchased. This is from my cousins pumpkin patch.
Tis the season for pumpkins! I’ve had my fair share of fun with pumpkins this month and I have been working hard behind the scenes to prepare some new posts for you guys. I’ve been using an alarming amount of Pumpkin Pie Spice for my Pumpkin Butter and I find myself spending a lot of time reading the ingredients to make sure their isn’t a bunch of junk hidden in there.
Did you know if you don’t have Pumpkin Pie Spice on hand you can make your own?
Grab a cute quart canning jar and mix all of these ingredient in there and give it a good shake. Or, you can also use an old shaker container that has been emptied. I tend to save a few of mine here and there for homemade spices.
1 container of cinnamon (2 0z)
1 oz of nutmeg
1 oz of ginger
1/2 oz of allspice
You can also change these OZ around to your tastes. I change mine up all the time. This is just a simple guideline.
Please let me know how it turns out for you.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 small container of cinnamon 2 oz
- 1 oz of nutmeg
- 1 oz of ginger
- 1/2 oz of allspice
- empty shaker container
- Pour all ingredients in a large shaker container.
- Make sure lid is on tight and shake to blend.
That sounds really tasty. I might just have to give that a try.
I do hope you really enjoy it. Let me know how it works for you!
National pumpkin day is also my birthday 🙂 I love pumpkin spice. I make my own too and I put it in pancakes all during autumn.
I’m addicted to pumpkin. I can’t wait for the day I can go steal them from my cousin 🙂
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Can you please make me some and send it to me? I swear, I always ruin stuff like this when I try to make it….but I do love me pumpkin ANYTHING!
Robin, seriously, message me on FB and give me your mailing address. I’d love to send you some!
Lois Alter Mark says
Nothing represents fall better than pumpkin pie spice! Definitely trying this – so much you can do with i!
Lesley Stevens says
This sounds so delicious!! I love pumpkin pie and never knew how to make the spice for it myself.
Jennifer Williams says
This is the same combination that I use for my oatmeal. One of my favorite seasoning blends.
I love making pumpkin oatmeal. I can my own pumpkin and will sometimes add some to my oatmeal when its slow cooking. So tasty.
Pumpkin Pie spice is so expensive. I love knowing that I can make my own. Sounds very simple too!
It is! I hate that. The last time I was in Kroger I was looking for it and it was like $5 for this small shaker of it. Most of these ingredients I can find the big shakers at the dollar stores. And then the pumpkin spice goes up this time of year, too.
Sounds like a nice blend to add to our pumpkin pies. I’ll have to remember this next month when I start my baking.
Tough Cookie Mommy says
I love Pumpkin Pie and so does my older son. That is why I love this time of the year, because of all the pumpkin recipes.
Me tooooo! I have a board on Pinterest that is nothing but pumpkin!
Seriously? That’s it?! I am so making this tomorrow. I LOVE all things pumpkin and I need this spice in my life. Thank you so much!
You are so very welcome!
Aisha Kristine Chong says
I love pumpkin – always yummy and healthy.
Krystal's Kitsch says
Oooo ready for fall, are you!? 🙂 Looks awesome.
I am always ready for fall! When I lived in OK the summers were so hot, over 100 with heat index making it 120 or more. So, I always looked forward to October because thats when it finally starts cooling off. Plus, I lived in a college town and back to school, football, it was all so much fun.
April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition says
I’ll have to give this a try! I’ve been experimenting with different seasoning combinations lately.
This sounds great! I have never made my own, but I love pumpkin.
I love pumpkin pie! I would sprinkle this spice in my coffee too, it sounds delicious!
Wow this is great I always buy mine but would to make it especially as i have all the ingredients.
I think its one of those things that people don’t think about whats in the mix. Once you find out , you likely already have most , if not all , on hand.
As a Jamaican, we never use pumpkins this way. We use it to make soups. Because of that, I have never opened up my taste to making pumpkin pies and drinks etc. Maybe it’s time I start? 🙂
I make pumpkin soup too. Yummy. I use pumpkin in a lot of things.
Such great timing. Tis the season to be using pumpkin pie spice, for sure. 🙂
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
I’m totally pinning this! Last year I needed Pumpkin Pie Spice, and the stores were out! I just threw a bunch of stuff in there and it tasted okay, but THIS would have been a lifesaver! Thank you!
You are welcome! I hope this works out better for you this year 😉
Liz Mays says
Sometimes I use it as a combined like this, and sometimes I break it apart. I guess it all depends on my mood.
Elayna Fernandez ~ The Positive MOM says
Those are my favorite spices in the whole wide world. What an amazing recipe!
Thank you so much!
That certainly is simple enough. I love all things pumpkin also and if can be natural products, that is even better.
I agree! Plus there is this great feeling about making things yourself.
THANK YOU!! I needed this. My sister and I have been talking about making our own but didn’t know what all to put in it. This sounds like a way cheaper way especially for all the pies we make around Thanksgiving and Christmas!
It’s so easy. I make giant zip top bags of it because I go through so much every year with the pies, breads, homemade apple butter, the canning I do and even coffee. I just love the fall.