Leaves are falling; the air is cooling... and you know that means - pumpkin spice season is finally here! Thanks to recent pumpkin spice hate on social media, it's now seen as a 'white girl delicacy.'
Before that, though, pumpkin spice was freely enjoyed by most people. So let's make it a trend for all the right reasons again this fall by chatting about some creative uses for organic pumpkin spice!
DIY Pumpkin Spice
Making your own pumpkin spice mix is the way to go! Here's a simple recipe for you to try out this fall!
Things you need:
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground ginger
- Ground Nutmeg
- Ground cloves
- Ground allspice
What to do:
Simply toss all the spices into a jar with a lid - containers work too - and mix well. Then seal well, and shake everything up again. And voila! A handy jar of DIY pumpkin spice!
Don't forget to label your jar and add a date.
Want to try this recipe with clean-label, single ingredient spices? We can help with that!
Pumpkin Spice Health Benefits
Believe it or not, spices have several health benefits. The spices within pumpkin spice are extremely healthy and offer several great benefits.
Cinnamon, for example, helps regulate blood sugar levels.
Ginger is also a great immune booster and natural anti-inflammatory. Allspice, cloves, and nutmeg have anti-bacterial properties.
So, altogether, these spices make one great super spice.
While you'll find a bunch of DIY pumpkin spice recipes, it's much easier to buy from a small business you trust. Organic is always the way to go.
10 Creative Uses For Organic Pumpkin Spice
Knowing how to make your pumpkin spice is a handy skill to have. Now, not only can you have the taste of autumn any time of year, but you'll also be able to use it in new and wonderful ways! Let's take a look at the top 10 creative uses for pumpkin spice.
1. Home-Made Pumpkin Spice Latte
If you want a drink that'll rival Starbucks, then follow this simple recipe:
- Milk - both full cream and non-dairy varieties will work
- Pumpkin Puree
- Something sweet - can be sugar, syrup, or honey
- Vanilla extract
- Pumpkin Spice
- Coffee - hot or cold
Once you've gathered all your ingredients, grab a pot and pop on the stove. From there, toss in your milk, pumpkin puree, sweet stuff, pumpkin spice, and vanilla extra.
Slowly heat up all these ingredients.
Once warmed, mix your pumpkin spice milk with the strong coffee. Divide into two cups and enjoy!
2. Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin spice used to be known as 'pumpkin pie spice' because that's how it was commonly used. With just a handful of ingredients, you can have this classic fall dish!
Chef Sweetpotatosoul has a great vegan pumpkin pie recipe that everyone will love! While you might be shocked by the long ingredient list, this recipe only takes 5-minutes to prepare. It truly is easy as pie!
Click this link and try this delicious recipe today.
3. Pumpkin Spice Cookies
While pie always makes a great dessert, sometimes all you need is a simple snack. With this yummy pumpkin spice cookie recipe, you can satiate your pumpkin spice cravings in just a few bites.
- Coconut flour
- Maple syrup
- Pumpkin Puree
- Almond butter
- Baking soda
- Pumpkin spice
- Coconut sugar & cinnamon
- Mix pumpkin puree, egg, maple syrup, and almond butter in a bowl
- In separate bowl, combine coconut flour, baking soda, and pumpkin spice
- Fold dry ingredients into the wet ingredients
- Mix until combined.
- Then, cover the dough and place it in the freezer for half an hour
- While waiting, prep coconut sugar coating in a small separate bowl
- Scoop up dollops of dough and roll them in your coconut sugar coating
- Pop them onto a lined baking tray
- Since they won't spread like regular cookies, gently press down to shape into cookies
- Place tray into 350F oven and bake for 8-10 minutes
Once ready, let them cool before stuffing your face!
4. Fall Fudge
Fudge is a great treat. But nothing comes close to pumpkin spice-flavored fudge! What makes this convection even better is how easy it is to make! Follow this simple recipe by ShugarySweets.
5. Pumpkin Spice Bath Bomb
Now for something completely unique - pumpkin spice bath bombs! Now you'll smell like fall too!
This recipe by The Farm Girl Gabs is easy to follow and will give you 4-5 bath bombs that'll rival Lush! Just remember, you'll need bath bomb molds to get the shape you truly want.
6. Pumpkin Spice Soap
Another great way to smell like pumpkin spice is to use Pumpkin spice soap! And with this awesome recipe, you can make your very own! You also don't have to worry about using synthetic products, because this recipe calls for all organic and natural ingredients.
Take a look at the recipe here.
7. Pumpkin Spice Room Spray
Nothing smells more like fall than pumpkin spice. So why not make your home smell like your favorite season all year round with this great pumpkin spice room spray? As an added bonus, it doubles as an organic air freshener.
8. Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites
These scrumptious bite-size snacks are a great appetizer pleasure! All you need is:
- Peanut butter
- Chocolate chips
- Vanilla extract
- Pumpkin puree
- Pumpkin spice
- Chai seeds
- Rolled oats (gluten-free)
All you need to do is combine the peanut butter, canned pumpkin, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. From there add in your oats, chocolate chips, chai seeds, and pumpkin spice. Once the mix has formed a 'dough' place it in the freezer for about 25 minutes.
Then, scoop up some dough and roll it into balls. Pop them in a container and pop them in the freezer once more. Whenever you're craving a fall-themed snack, grab them, and snack away.
9. Pumpkin Spice Chai Pudding
Portable snacks are great. But sometimes you need a ready-to-go meal for those extra busy days. So try out this scrumptious Chai pudding recipe. It's easy, yummy, adaptable, and healthy! Check it out here.
10. Pumpkin Spice Stews
Winter is coming, unfortunately. But you can stay warm and keep up the Fall vibes by adding pumpkin spice to any hot dish you want! It's a great addition to stews and plenty of other one-pot dishes.
Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life!
It's time to pumpkin spice up your life this fall! But with these great pumpkin spice recipes, you can enjoy the taste of fall all year round.
If you want the perfect organic pumpkin spice, check out our website for our great DIY pumpkin spice set.