Homemade pumpkin spice from whole spices

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Pumpkin spice is the perfect, warming spice blend that adds an instant sense of cozy to any recipe you add it to. This recipe for homemade pumpkin spice from whole spices is a great way to make your own zero waste!

Where we live we have beautiful whole spice shops available. Barrels and glass jars filled with fresh and whole spices. It is the perfect place to try zero waste shopping. I love making a big jar of this pumpkin spice and gifting it to everyone I see all season. It's so simple, but a thoughtful.

Ingredients needed for making your own pumpkin spice:

All you need is a few readily available spices!

  • 4 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
close up shot of whole spices needed for homemade pumpkin spice: cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger

Tools needed to make your own spice blends from whole spices:

You will need a spice grinder. I personally use a manual one, but an electric one works even better for hard spices like cinnamon. At home I use this cast iron manual grinder.

What to use this pumpkin spice in?

Basically everything come fall! 

I enjoy the whole pumpkin for soups, and I also puree it for my sweet pumpkin treats. You bet that a homemade zero waste pumpkin pie recipe will be on the way next month. My favorite ways to use pumpkin spice are: in my oat milk latte, on pancakes, muffins, fresh-popped popcorn, and more.

close up shot of whole spices needed for homemade pumpkin spice: cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger

Homemade pumpkin spice from whole spices

Yield: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Pumpkin spice is the perfect, warming spice blend that adds an instant sense of cozy to any recipe you add it to. This recipe for homemade pumpkin spice from whole spices is a great way to make your own zero waste!

Ingredients

  • 4 whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions

  1. Individually place your spices in your spice grinder, and grind until they are finely ground.
  2. Use a sieve to transfer the ground spices into your jar of choice.
  3. Grind any larger pieces again, and then transfer into your jar.
  4. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

Use a recycled jar to gift some freshly ground, homemade pumpkin spice to your friends. Nothing is more thoughtful or loving than a homemade zero waste gift.

Nutrition Information
Yield 20 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 2Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 1mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

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3 Comments

  1. 9.7.20
    Harken's Headers said:

    Looks good

    • 9.10.20
      strawberrybuckley said:

      Thanks so much!

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