A seasonal favorite! While I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin spice in my coffee, I do love a good sweet treat full of this aromatic spice blend. Mixing a few teaspoons while making baked treats (like pumpkin pie or chocolate chip muffins) is delicious!
When I find a calling to make something pumpkin spiced, I generally only need a small amount. I never buy the premade spice jars and while those work just fine, keeping a full container of pumpkin spice in my pantry just isn’t really practical for me, especially with limited storage space.
When in the need for pumpkin spice, I usually mix just enough to cover that recipe and no more. There are only 5 spices that make up a pumpkin spice blend and they are things I regularly keep stocked in my spice cabinet. If you cook somewhat regularly, you will likely have these tucked away somewhere as well. If not, I recommend buying the individual spices as you’ll find they get used in other recipes frequently enough.
Here’s my go-to recipe for pumpkin spice. It makes just 2 teaspoons and can be scaled up (or down) as needed.
And yes, this spice blend also works well in a cup of coffee. ☕️
Pumpkin Spice Blend
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp all spice
- ⅛ tsp ground cloves
- Add all the spices to a small container and mix thoroughly.
- Store in a small spice jar or use right away.