For me, pumpkin spice is a very spiritual experience. I can’t go down to the local grocery store and just pick up any ol’ bottle off their spice rack. No… I need my pumpkin spice to transport me through October with visions of pumpkins, hay rides and bon fires. I need my pumpkin spice to stand strong on it’s aroma alone, not to mention having a deep and very rich flavor.
Pumpkin spice should be a full experience for the senses. It should make you want to eat pumpkin spice pancakes for breakfast and then bake pumpkin spice muffins all day long while sipping pumpkin spice lattes and eating pumpkin pie. A really good pumpkin spice should inspire the Autumn within you.
So if you make this, take the time to breath it in. To fully experience every detail of the rich and beautiful aroma. Then get in the kitchen and see what it inspires in you!
Recipe Notes: If you are unsure about the spiciness of the ginger, start with half the amount and add more if you think it’s appropriate. I like mine with some kick and this recipe reflects that.
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Clean Eating Pumpkin Spice Mix
(Makes a generous 1/2 cup)
- 6 tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp. ground ginger
- 1 tbsp. ground allspice
- 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 2 tsp. ground cloves
- Mix together well and store for up to 8 months in an airtight spice jar.