This pumpkin spice blend is simple to make and can be mixed up in no time! You no longer need to worry about whether or not store bought pumpkin spice is safe to consume. Make your own, from scratch, and get back to baking.
I use pumpkin spice in several recipes and I tend to go through it quickly during the fall months when I make homemade pumpkin lattes. For ease of use, I usually purchase it at the store. One day, when I was right in the middle of making the mini pumpkin cheesecakes from my cookbook, I ran out.
The oven was preheated and I didn’t have time to run to the store. I searched through the spices in my cupboard and discovered that I had all the right ingredients to make my own pumpkin spice.
There are some pumpkin spice blends out there that are made poorly and can be contaminated with wheat, from being processed in the same facility as wheat. You remove that worry when you make your own gluten-free pumpkin spice blend at home.
I go through pumpkin spice A LOT, like a lot-lot. From Gluten-Free Pumpkin Donuts, to my Gluten-Free Pumpkin Skillet Cookie (pictured above) we go through it all most as much as we go through chocolate chips.
Pumpkin is a super food, and in my opinion it is one of the most magical squashes. So many incredible savory and sweet dishes can be made with pumpkin, and gluten-free pumpkin spice.
If you are not interested in mixing up your own blend after reading this post, there are lots of great brands out there. I like simply organic and trader joes brand of pumpkin spice. Rodelle has a newer pumpkin spice extract if you like to work with extracts.
Check out my round up of best gluten-free pumpkin recipes for more ideas.
Being able to quickly mix up my own spice saved the day and my mini pumpkin cheesecakes. You can adapt the recipe below to your own palate.
If you like it a little spicier, add some additional nutmeg. If you are more of a cinnamon lover, add an extra tablespoon of cinnamon.
Do you like to mix your own spice blends, to have more control over the flavors? If so, leave a comment below and tell me what’s your favorite spend blend to mix.
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- Whisk all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Store in airtight container or spice jar in the cupboard.
Serving Size:1 teaspoon
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 8 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 1mg Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g