One of the things I love most about autumn is the taste of spices associated with pumpkins or Pumpkin Spice Mix. I think that is also what makes Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte so popular (that and all the sugar).
To recreate this taste of autumn easily, you can make a Pumpkin Spice mix by combining all the spices, then using the mix on anything from smoothies to coffee to porridge to overnight oats to cookies or cakes. You can even use it with roasted vegetables or pumpkin soup.
2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
4 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice (optional)
Combine all of the spices in a bowl, mix, then store in a jar for up to a year.
You can find more pumpkin recipes that use this spice mix on my Pinterest board, Pumpkin Love Affair.
Have you tried making your own spice mix?