Fall is just around the corner and let’s face it…when it’s fall, it’s time for all things pumpkin! This recipe is so easy and a must-have for fall and winter baking!

Pumpkin spice has amazing benefits for improved health. Here are just a few benefits to each of the ingredients.

Ceylon Cinnamon contains 41 different antioxidants which are highly effective at fighting inflammation throughout the body. Cinnamon helps you lose weight by helping increase your metabolism i.e. helping increase how you burn calories, and by extension fat.  It can also lower blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. Here’s our favorite brand.

Ginger work wonders for your digestive tract as well ad you circulatory system. It is a well-known anti-inflammatory and stimulant, which is great for blood flow helping to keep your mind alert. As an added bonus it treats upset stomachs, diarrhea, and nausea as well as help prevent infections.

Nutmeg is a great for detoxing the kidneys and liver. Nutmeg also promotes healthy digestion and is often used as a pain reliever. Nutmeg is also used to ease digestive tract upsets, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The magnesium in nutmeg encourages sleep and relaxation.

Allspice offers anti-inflammatory benefits, lowers inflammation and reduces pain. Allspice boosts the immune system and improves circulation by offering the copper and iron that red blood cells need. The antimicrobial and circulatory stimulating properties of allspice support the body during colds and flus making it a great fall spice to consume.

Cloves are loaded with antioxidants, including vitamin C, cloves protect the body from free radicals. Cloves are also stimulating to the mind encouraging mental clarity. Cloves have also been shown to support good blood sugar levels as well as bone and liver health.

Homemade pumpkin pie spice not only saves money, but it’s more tasty than the store bought version. This recipe is a well balanced mix of warm spices that will add flavor to anything you desire. Use in muffins, smoothies, granola, oats, dips, potatoes and many other baking recipes. You can even add a pinch to your favorite coffee or teas!

Pumpkin Pie Spice

3 tablespoons ground Ceylon cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
1 ½ teaspoon ground allspice
1 ½ teaspoon ground cloves

Place all ingredients in a small mason jar. Put the lid on and shake to mix.

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