I am all about homemade spice blends! They make the cooking process easier and more efficient and you don’t need to rely on store-bough spice blends that often contain unwanted and potentially harmful substances. And when the fall comes around, I always prepare a batch of pumpkin spice to use in dessert recipes or to flavor my morning coffee.
Making your own blends also gives you a chance to customize it to suit your needs. A typical pumpkin spice contains cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. But what I like to do is add a bit of cardamom as well. And increase the amount of cinnamon because I just love cinnamon!
- measuring spoons
- a small mixing bowl
- a whisk
- a glass jar with a lid for storage
- 1 T. of ground ginger
- 1 T. of grated nutmeg (preferably fresh!)
- 1 T. of ground cinnamon
- 2 t. of ground allspice
- 1 t. of ground cloves
- optional: 1 t. of ground cardamom
- Put all of the spices in a small mixing bowl and use a whisk to combine them thoroughly.
- Transfer into a glass jar and store with a screwed lid at room temperature.