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’tis the (pumpkin spice) season!
Pumpkin spice season has officially started! I see it EVERYWHERE! Go into any Trader Joe’s and you will be in pumpkin spice heaven (well, that’s if you love it… but probably hell if you don’t, LOL)
Now, although I am not “crazy” about having pumpkin spice “everything”, I do like pumpkin pies, bread and more. What I DO LOVE most about pumpkin spice, is the aroma! It’s very warm and comforting and just brings me “into” my favorite season of the year, Autumn.
Now, I know that during this time of year, you can find pumpkin spice in any supermarket … however…. how about the rest of the year? Good luck! Or…. how about this: you are in the kitchen… your baking a pumpkin goods for thanksgiving and you realize… “OH NO! I am all out of pumpkin spice! ” and let’s be real (especially if you have kids) you don’t wanna go to the sore again! Well, that’s where this post comes in handy! (SAVE IT!)
Make your own!
Now, before you start here is a helpful tip: The measurement for this pumpkin spice substitute recipe is for 3 tsp. however, you can alter the “servings” in the recipe box if you would like to make more! This will assist you in easily making a larger batch to store! Don’t forget to place it in an airtight container and store in a cool and dry place.
Some people also add some “allspice” to this mix, that is completely up to you.
Fun Gift Idea:
If you place a larger amount of this in a small cute mason jar (or decorative jar) and make a really cute sticker or hanging label, you can always gift this to one of your friends who are obsessed with pumpkin spice !
Pumpkin Spice Uses
Pumpkin spice is truly a staple in holiday baking. However, there are so many things you can do with it, it’s very versatile and smells AMAZING while your making whatever it is you chose to make!
- muffins, cupcakes, breads, and donuts
- cookies, cakes and frosting
- coffee, tea, lattes, cider, and hot chocolate
- ice cream and yogurt
- nuts & popcorn
- roasted vegetables
- waffles and pancakes
- Aromatics (boiling it in water and allowing the steam to spread the yummy scent)
- and much more…
In fact, I even have a post coming really soon for Pumpkin spice activity for toddlers! I will link it here as soon as it’s up!
This pumpkin spice substitute recipe definitely saved me recently while I was making a recipe that specifically called for the spice (as the main ingredient) and i then realized I didn’t have the pumpkin spice I thought had, and didn’t. It’s the story of my life, lol. But now you can reap the rewards of my failures (lol) and keep this handy for your use.
Let me know if you try this and how you like it!