As soon as September comes round, I make an extra large batch of the Pioneer Woman’s Homemade Pumpkin Spice blend. I’ve used it every year since I’ve found it. It’s the perfect blend for all of my fall baking!
I’m completely obsessed with the Pioneer Woman. So much so, in fact, the curtains in our kitchen were fashioned from one of her Pioneer Woman Collection tablecloths. (I wish I were kidding!)
PUMPKIN SPICE IS EVERYTHING NICE!
I’m also obsessed with anything pumpkin flavoured, and Pioneer Woman’s Homemade Pumpkin Spice brings this boy to the yard! What is it with the pumpkin spice hate? Every year the memes and the anti-pumpkin remarks seem to come around earlier and earlier.
I could never get enough pumpkin spice flavour. In fact, it’s not only present in our home during the fall. I will often bake pumpkin spice flavoured scones or cookies through the year. Because, why not!?
(I’m actually updating this post with new pictures, but I made the pumpkin spice blend you see in the photos yesterday. That was indeed August 31st! I feel like such a pumpkin spice rebel! Blame the Pioneer Woman!)
THE PIONEER WOMAN CRAZE!
The Pioneer Woman Collection is a rather new obsession of mine. I absolutely love her collection! Did you know that my colleagues at work physically drove from Toronto to the United States to purchase Pioneer Woman dishes as a graduation present for me?
And then, a few weeks later, we made the trip back for me to purchase more? And then, (I’m not kidding!) about a month after that, we were off to Buffalo AGAIN! I told you I was obsessed.
As I write this post, I’m looking forward to heading back to Buffalo again tomorrow morning. The purpose of tomorrow’s trip is to do a back-to-school shop for McKenna, but truth be told, Walmart, which is the only store that carries the Pioneer Woman line, is the first stop on my agenda.
I PREFER HOMEMADE SPICE BLENDS
I’m getting carried away – the whole point of this post is the Homemade Pumpkin Spice! Looking through the Pioneer Woman cookbooks, more specifically, the A Year of Holidays edition, I was inspired to search Pinterest for a spice blend.
And, what did I find!? Pioneer Woman’s very own recipe! Yay me! And, now, I’ve made it myself, tested its flavour profile, and I’m sharing it with you, Dear Reader. Now, off you go! You’ve got baking to do!
Pioneer Woman’s Homemade Pumpkin Spice
- 6 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 4 teaspoons ground ginger
- 4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 3 teaspoon ground allspice
- 3 teaspoon ground cloves
- Place all five spices into a deep bowl and use a whisk to blend together.
- Transfer to a mason jar and store in a dry, dark cabinet for future use.