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Ways to pumpkin spice up your life

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Pumpkin spice up your life

Fall is the season for everything pumpkin! Get festive and add some spice to your fall recipes.

Pumpkin spices

Autumn is upon us and what better way is there to celebrate the change of seasons than with a little pumpkin spice? It's so easy to make your own pumpkin spice mix! All you'll need to make your own pumpkin spice at home is:

  • 1-1/2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • 1/2 cup ground cinnamon

There are many ways to enjoy your homemade pumpkin spice mix during the season.

Pumpkin spice coffee

Add 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice mix to your coffee grounds before brewing your coffee for a warm fall treat.

Pumpkin spice hot tea

Stir 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin spice into a cup of your favorite hot tea to add a touch of pumpkin flavor.

Pumpkin spice
cake

Add 1 tablespoon of pumpkin spice mix to a boxed yellow cake mix to liven up an ordinary yellow cake.

Pumpkin spice sugar cookies

Spice up your favorite sugar cookie recipe by adding 2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice mix.

Pumpkin spice oatmeal cookies

Give plain 'ole oatmeal cookies autumn flavor by adding 2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice mix to your traditional recipe.

Pumpkin spice pancakes

Give your pancakes a flair of fall by mixing 1-1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice mix into 3 cups of pancake batter.

Pumpkin spice cream cheese frosting

Blend 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice mix into 1 cup of your favorite cream cheese frosting.

Rim your glass with pumpkin spice

Rim your glass with pumpkin spice mix for a festive addition to your favorite pumpkin-flavored beer or fall cocktail.

Pumpkin spice whipped cream

Throw a little pumpkin spice into your whipped cream to add a seasonal kick to your favorite fall pies.

Pumpkin spice ice cream

Stir 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice mix into 1 cup of vanilla ice cream — or just sprinkle a little on top.

Pumpkin spice oatmeal

Jazz up your morning oatmeal by stirring in a little pumpkin spice mix, honey and raisins.

More pumpkin spice ideas

Pumpkin spice granola and yogurt parfaits
Pumpkin spice biscuits
Homemade spiced pumpkin butter

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