It’s pumpkin season! And while many people are gearing up for Halloween trick-or-treating, I’m still thinking of all the recipes I can make with squashes.
About a week or two ago, I asked the loving Instagram community what I should do with my remaining winter squash (which was a butternut btw). There was a resounding call for squash gnocchi over a winter squash pie. Lucky for you, I decided to try my hand at both – and succeeded. So look out for both those recipes in the coming weeks. For now, I will leave you with a recipe for a fall spice blend – my name for pumpkin spice, because it’s good for all things fall not just recipes that contain pumpkin (however the spice blend is hella good in pumpkin spice biscotti).
What are the spices in a fall spice blend?
Fall spice, pumpkin spice or apple pie spice blends, in my opinion, should just be classified as a fall spice blend because if you look at the various blend ingredients, they all contain some variation of four to five spices, including:
Different brands have different blends and it may take some time to find the right one. Personally, I always keep cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg
Fall spice blend uses?
Cookies, cake, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, muffins, pies, coffee… the list can go on and on. Depending on the recipe, if it calls for cinnamon you can probably use this
PS. If you love pumpkin spice lattes but can’t stomach how sweet they are, I like adding about a half a teaspoon in two tablespoons of coffee grounds for my morning pour over coffee; then I add a touch of milk. It’s literally the best morning ride into work I can ask for no matter what the traffic is.
Hope you enjoy!
FALL SPICE BLEND (AKA. PUMPKIN SPICE)
Fall spice blend is basically pumpkin spice: a warm mixture of spices including cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove. Perfect for autumn desserts and coffee!
- 2 1/2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp. ground ginger
- 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. ground clove
Mix all spices together in an airtight container and use as desired.
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