The BEST Homemade Pumpkin Spice!
If it’s Autumn where you live, then you have probably seen about a bajillion recipes calling for the infamous “Pumpkin Spice”.
For many folks, this is as easy as heading to their local shop and stocking up on the spice mixture – but it’s not so easy for the rest of us. We have lived in Italy for 4 years now and there is no pumpkin spice to be found. Luckily, however, I have all the ingredients I need to make one kick-a** homemade pumpkin spice mix of my own!
As well, making your own pumpkin spice gives you the opportunity to give it the exact taste that you like.
Sometimes I find that I want to make it a little bit more spicy, so I add more ginger, which also makes it an immune booster (check the benefits of ginger and the other spices used in this recipe further down in the page!).
I love making my own spices because I can really experiment with flavor and have fun with it!
What you will need for The BEST Homemade Pumpkin Spice:
- Cinnamon is a great spice all-around! It’s packed with anti-oxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps with blood sugar levels and it’s know to help with hormones regulation. Plus, it tastes amazing!
- Ginger is a spice that originates from Southeast Asia, and it has a very long history of use in various alternative medicine. It has loads of properties, namely it’s great for digestion, it helps with nausea and menstrual cramps. It’s packed full with anti-oxidants and it’s great for the brain.
- Nutmeg is found to have many health benefits, including its ability to relieve pain, soothe indigestion, strengthen cognitive function and boost skin health.
The BEST Homemade Pumpkin Spice
- 3 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
- 2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
- 2 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1 tsp Ground Cloves
- 1 tsp Ground Allspice
- Add all of the spice to a bowl and mix. Transfer to a spice jar and store! Please store your spices in a dark corner of your kitchen or pantry.
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For this specific recipe, I highly recommend saving old spice jars to create new mixtures like this one! Simply save the old ones, rinse out, and set aside for later! I like to save my old spice jars in my pantry.
Compostable & Unbleached Parchment Paper
The parchment paper by “If You Care” is unbleached, chlorine free, and compostable. I have used this up to the highest oven setting without any issues! Paper, in it’s natural state is beige or light brown. For years people have subjected it to a bleaching process to create the white sheets we all know and love.
Unfortunately, cleaning the paper is having the opposite effect on the environment. The most common bleaching agent – chlorine dioxide (ClO2) – occurs naturally as a component of salt, but once it separates from it’s natural pair it begins to cause problems. The paper bleaching process deposits chlorine in the lakes and streams where mills are most commonly located, and once there it bonds with organic matter in the form of dioxins.
Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are thought to pose negative effects on reproductive and immune system development, as well as cause several kinds of cancers. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no safe level of dioxin exposure.
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