I don’t care that Starbucks is already serving up Gingerbread Lattes. I’m riding the Pumpkin Spice train all the way until there’s tinsel on our Christmas tree.
After brewing my espresso and steaming the milk for my morning PSL the other day, I realized I had only two flecks of Pumpkin Pie Spice left. I know… the horror! A few years ago I would have grabbed for the cinnamon instead, but these days I consider myself a PSL connoisseur and, well, cinnamon just wouldn’t cut it.
While sipping my Pumpkin, Not-So-Spiced Latte, it occurred to me I might be able to make my own Pumpkin Pie Spice. I quickly conferred with Google to see if this was doable and, well, wouldn’t you know it IS. Don’t let McCormick fool you. Homemade #PPS is just a blend of four spices that, I am willing to bet, you already have in your kitchen cabinet.
Because I did.
I even had an empty glass spice jar that I have been holding on to thinking maybe, some day, I would have an entire collection that I could label.
Apparently Pinterest makes me delusional. I mean, it would take me 10 whole years just to consume enough spices from Trader Joe’s to complete my jar collection.
Actually probably more than that. But I’ll admit, there’s something very Martha about homemade spice blends that appeals to me. Maybe I’ll give up on the entire collection and start there.
For now, I’m just happy I once again have Pumpkin Pie Spice for my morning #PSL.
Directions Combine spices in a small bowl and mix until incorporated and store in a small, sealed jar.
Combine spices in a small bowl and mix until incorporated and store in a small, sealed jar.
Spice blends: Have you made your own before? What type?
PS. For more pumpkin lovin’: the best pumpkin pie bran muffins ever, pumpkin herb quinoa for Thanksgiving next week!
Thanks so much for this! I live in Australia and we don’t have Pumpkin Pie Spice or canned pumpkin but I absolutely love Pumpkin Pie and especially the healthy versions.
I love this… I’m making this tomorrow!
This is awesome! I’ve never made my own spices, but this is great if you don’t happen to have pumpkin spice on hand. I actually usually add some of these spices to the pumpkin recipes along with actual pumpkin spice haha.
Always make my own as well, always fresher that way
I just made this, along with some homemade chai spice I found a recipe for online. I am ready for the holiday season!! Thanks!
Thanks for this recipe! I can’t get enough pumpkin spice flavor.
Me either. It really should be socially acceptable to use year-round. :)
It’s funny you posted this because when I came home with my PPS from Trader Joes my husband told me “you know you could make that with spices we already have.” I guess the TJs got me this time – but next time, I’ll try to make my own!
Smart guy! I noticed TJs started carrying it too. Ounce-for-ounce I’m not sure what’s more cost effective but it’s nice to be able to make it when the jar is empty!
What a delicious idea! I’ll have to try it once my pumpkin pie spice is gone. =)