Pumpkin Spice Craze!

Oh my stars! I may or may not have been got. In my internet travels, I discovered pumpkin pie spice.  Originally, I was trying to re-create cinnamon spice oatmeal. You know, the kind that come in packet from Quaker Oats? I haven’t really been able to eat oatmeal packets since my late 20’s. I think because they are processed they seem to make my blood sugar bottom out within a couple hours of eating. Like I get ravenous and hangry.
So I’ve been looking for an oatmeal recipe that will give me that same flavor, but using either old fashioned rolled oats or steel cut oats. Those kinds of oatmeal seem to stick to my ribs a little longer and get me to lunch without turning into a beast. I found a recipe and come to find out the secret ingredient to the flavor is pumpkin pie spice. Of course I had to try it.  I like mine a little creamy so I follow this method and add milk when I reheat. I added about 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice,  some brown sugar, a handful of chopped walnuts and a big splash of milk. Sure enough, it was on point.


While I was looking up recipes for pumpkin pie spice, I read the comments on the recipe blogs. Y’all know Ree Drummond, Pioneer Woman? I love here. I went with her recipe and there was a tip in the comments that said to try adding a bit to the grounds before brewing your coffee. I don’t know if ya’ll know, but I’m a coffee addict. I must have at least 1 cup in the morning or my day will not start off right. The addition of spice sounded yummy so I tried it.

This is clutch because I don’t really have time to make a latte everyday. It’s the perfect way to naturally flavor coffee. I mean super delish. My favorite coffee right now is Eight Oclock The Original. It tastes so smooth with a hint of spice, perfect for chilly fall mornings! So go raid the spice cupboard now and make you a stash of pumpkin pie spice. It’s a fall staple!


September 21, 2015 0
PREP TIME: 5 Minutes
SERVINGS: 5 Servings
* 3 Tablespoons Ground Cinnamon
* 2 teaspoons Ground Ginger
* 2 teaspoons Nutmeg
* 1-1/2 teaspoon Ground Allspice
* 1-1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves
In a small bowl, whisk together cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves until well combined. Store in a small jar or container.