I read and hear the debates every year at this time: Pumpkin Spice Coffee, or no?
I promise to love you no matter your preference in this matter, but I have to admit that when it comes to Pumpkin Spice in my coffee: I heartily vote no!
Not that I’ve actually ever tried it. I’m sorry. I’m a coffee-with-cream girl and I’ve already made up my mind about Pumpkin Spice Lattes before I’ve tried a sip. Can I pretend to be a 5-year old and say, “I don’t like that” even though I’ve never actually tried it?
I’ll try all the new vegetables put in front of me. I’ll give most foods a fair chance. But when it comes to my beloved coffee combined with the fun, seasonal pumpkin spice, that is where I must draw the line.
I do love eating a pumpkin spice treat with my coffee. But to stir the pumpkin spice directly into my coffee, on purpose, with a spoon? Now why would I want to go and ruin my morning like that? Why?
I’d love to hear how all of you feel about the infamous Pumpkin Spice Lattes. It’s possible that some of you love them so much that you are convinced that they were served at The First Thanksgiving. With a dollop of cool whip. And topped with a candy corn.
I can’t even.
Now the cinnamon-nutmeg-clove pumpkin spice combination itself – this is the essence of fall. When making a pumpkin treat of any kind, I have always pulled out the variety of spices needed and added them each separately. But in the name of simplicity, this year I decided to shake together my own little jar of Pumpkin Spice perfection.
This year as I make all of our fun pumpkin muffins, pies, pancakes, and cookies, I’ll save myself a bit of time and effort and get out my cute jar of Pumpkin Spice.
Think of all the precious seconds I’ll save because of this new jar of Pumpkin Spice I have finally added to my kitchen. Thanks to this, I’ll actually have time to tie my shoes before running out the door.
Homemade Pumpkin Spice
- ¼ cup ground cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons ground ginger
- 1 Tablespoon ground cloves
- 2 Tablespoons ground nutmeg
- 1 Tablespoon ground allspice
- Mix all ingredients and store the spice blend in an airtight container.
What to Make with Pumpkin Spice
From now on, I’ll sub my Pumpkin Spice in all my Pumpkin Recipes!
Here are some of our featured Pumpkin Recipes!
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Pumpkin Donuts
- Warm Pumpkin Custard
- Simple Pumpkin Pancakes
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake
- Pumpkin Pecan Pie Squares
- Pumpkin Pie
- Pumpkin Breakfast Cake
- Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Pumpkin Pie Bars
- Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Be on the lookout this fall for several new recipes we can use with Pumpkin Spice. I’ve been experimenting and to be sure, my house smells wonderfully pumpkin spicy all the time right now!
If you’d like to shake some Pumpkin Spice into your coffee, please go right ahead. I’ll even sit with you while you drink it. We can still be friends.
Do tell. Are you a Pumpkin Spice Latte lover?