If you’re all in on the anti-inflammatory diet, and it’s finally fall, then Pumpkin Spice Mix definitely needs to be one of your pantry staples.
Not only is it delicious, but it’s also made of super anti-inflammatory ingredients.
So, what happens regularly around our house is that I’m looking for my spice mix, and…. It’s been all used up by my kids, and they also conveniently forget to tell me we’re out of it.
So I started keeping spice mix recipes so I can make my own any time that happens.
Here’s how to make your own pumpkin spice mix to keep in your pantry.
Our ingredients are :
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground ginger
- Ground nutmeg
- Ground cloves
- Ground allspice
- And our last surprise ingredient is a pinch of ground black pepper.
The reason I love adding in ground black pepper is that all the other spices already have mega anti-inflammatory properties, but black pepper has a compound in it that boosts absorption of the nutrients in the other ingredients.
Now when I’m making spice mixes, I like to just use a measuring cup that has a spout like this one so I can pour it into the container without a funnel.
So I add all the spices into the measuring cup, no special order, then stir really well. You want to make sure to get everything mixed really really well, then pour into your storage container.
This spice mix is perfect in any recipe that calls for pumpkin pie spice mix, like pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin seed granola, pumpkin muffins, and even pumpkin pie.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
- 3 TBSP ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1/8 tsp ground black pepper (a pinch)
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Make sure to mix thoroughly.
- Pour into storage container.
- Use in any recipe that calls for 'pumpkin pie spice mix'.
- Store indefinitely in a cool, dark pantry.
Keywords: anti-inflammatory, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, nightshade-free, Sugar-Free, Vegan
And if you really love anti-inflammatory seasonal fall recipes, check out my Fall Anti-Inflammatory Meal Prep session where I prepped 4+ anti-inflammatory meals for the week in about an hour! 👇