One of my favorite ingredients to bake with is pumpkin, but every year I find myself running to the grocery store to pick up the pumpkin spice blend I ran out of the year prior. This year, I decided to make my own (I already make my own taco seasoning and garam masala), and am SO glad I did. It's super-easy, inexpensive, versatile, and if you have the most basic baking spices on hand, you can make this yourself.
Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon cardamom (if you don't have this on hand, it'll be just fine without. I just personally love any excuse to use cardamom)
Mix together all ingredients and store in airtight container.
...And that's IT.
Added bonus - adding this blend to your baked goods (banana bread, muffins, pancakes, apple pie, and of course pumpkin pie) will make your home smell SUPER-scrumptious and autumn-y. :)
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