Fall Flavor — Pumpkin Spice

Yoko here.  Happy Fall, everyone!

We may not have all four seasons here in Hawaii, bu there’s no mistaking the start of autumn.  The air gets cooler, the days get shorter, and best of all—pumpkin spice is back!

Pumpkin pie spice, or pumpkin spice for short, is hands-down THE flavor of the season.  Contrary to popular belief, pumpkin spice actually doesn’t have any pumpkin in it at all.  It’s really just a mixture of the spices that are used in making pumpkin pie.

Nowadays, pumpkin spice isn’t just for making pies.  You can use these spices in just about anything you want—cookies, bread, oatmeal, or even to season your Thanksgiving dinner.  My favorite pumpkin spice item is probably the most popular item that kick-started the pumpkin spice craze—pumpkin spiced lattes!

Buying a $5 drink here and there can really take a toll on my wallet, though.  Thankfully, you can buy ready-made pumpkin spice mix from the spice section of your local grocery store.  Better yet, pumpkin spice is so easy to make, you probably already have the ingredients you need in your kitchen!

You don’t have to spend a lot to enjoy the flavors of the fall.  Here are the ingredients and simple instructions to make your own Pumpkin Spice!

Organic Raw Pumpkin Spice

Ground Cinnamon – 3 Tablespoons
Ground Ginger – 2 teaspoons
Ground Nutmeg – 2 teaspoons
Ground Allspice – 1½ teaspoons
Ground Cloves – 1½ teaspoons


1.  Pour spices into a bowl
2.  Mix until thoroughly combined
3.  Store in a jar or spice container
4.  Enjoy all season long!



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