This time of year it seems like everyone is looking for pumpkin spice something!

Well, whether it’s your coffee or cookies or sweet potato fries, you can transform them with these 5 ingredients!

Yes, you can buy something called “Pumpkin Pie Spice” at the store, but with the ingredients you probably already have, you can make your own! And this is also great for housewarming or hostess gifts! Just put some in a little jar with a ribbon!


  • 3 Tbls Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 2 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 ½ tsp Ground Allspice
  • 1 ½ tsp Ground Cloves


NOW…here’s how to use it to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte:


1 cup milk

2 tablespoons pure pumpkin puree

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, plus more for sprinkling

1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup hot espresso or strong brewed coffee

Sweetened whipped cream, for serving

  1. Combine the milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla in a medium microwave safe bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and vent with a small hole. Microwave until the milk is hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk vigorously until the milk mixture is foamy, about 30 seconds.
  2. Pour the espresso or coffee into a large mug and add the foamed milk. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.



Here’s how to use it to make Pumpkin Spice Pancakes:


1¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cup milk
½ cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg
2 tbsp vegetable oil or melted butter


Preheat the oven to 200˚F. Set aside a baking sheet or oven-safe serving platter.
Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and spices in a medium bowl. Make sure to blot out any chunks of brown sugar. In a separate small bowl, combine the milk, pumpkin, egg and oil or butter. Stir into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. The batter may still be lumpy. Cook pancakes on stovetop or griddle.