It’s that time of year when every recipe seems to have hints of pumpkin or squash in them. Well, I’m going to be no different and going to be posting quite a large array of pumpkin based recipes for fall season! While I do love pumpkin, I try to use as little as possible for the carb counts to stay low. To keep the flavors of fall bursting through whatever I make, I tend to accent a lot of my recipes with this homemade pumpkin pie spice – the perfect combination of flavors to really keep your mouth and tummy wanting more.
I’ve been using this recipe for a few years and it’s never failed me. It has a slight more sweetness and “tanginess” (if you will) from the ginger, which I tend to love. It also has cardamom in it, which is a relative of ginger, and brings a distinct brightness to everything I put this on. It’s super simple to make, and most will have the majority of the spices on hand. You can make this in larger batches if you want (I normally do a triple batch, and that will last me quite a long time). So, if you need to do so – just double, triple, or quadruple the recipe as needed.
What’s your favorite recipe to use pumpkin or pumpkin pie spice in? Let us know in the comments below!
Yields 10 ¾ tsp. Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon allspice
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom
1. Get a small bowl and your spices ready.
2. In a spice grinder, grind about 3/4 tsp. Whole Cloves into a powder. This should make about 1/2 tsp. of ground clove. You can alternatively use ground clove.
3. Add all of your spices in a bowl. You can double, triple, or quadruple the recipe as needed.
4. Mix together all spices until color is the same throughout.
5. Store in a leftover spice container and use on everything you want!
This makes 10 ¾ tsp. of Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice. For 1 tsp. of Pumpkin Pie Spice, it will be 6.42 calories, 0.09g Fats, 0.8g Net Carbs, and 0.12g Protein.
|Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice||Calories||Fats(g)||Carbs(g)||Fiber(g)||Net Carbs(g)||Protein(g)|
|2 tablespoons ground cinnamon||39||0.19||12.57||8.3||4.27||0.62|
|1 tablespoon ground ginger||17||0.22||3.72||0.7||3.02||0.47|
|½ teaspoon ground nutmeg||6||0.4||0.54||0.3||0.34||0.06|
|½ teaspoon allspice||2||0.08||0.69||0.2||0.49||0.06|
|½ teaspoon ground cloves||3||0.14||0.69||0.4||0.29||0.06|
|¼ teaspoon cardamom||2||0.03||0.34||0.1||0.24||0.05|