A Tasty Journey: Spice up baking this fall


Abby Keene

Freshly made pumpkin pie spice is essential to amazing fall baked goods.

Abby Keene, Staff Writer

Now that fall is upon us, my baking addiction has heightened. We’re still in the middle of a pandemic and I need a way to escape! 

While baking all of these wonderful fall treats, including my pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, I have come across a huge problem: an empty bottle of pumpkin pie spice and a limited amount of motivation to drive to the grocery store. 

Fear not, I have figured out a solution to this problem by using my spice cabinet and some experimentation. Without further ado, here is how to make your own pumpkin pie spice. It can be used for baking and to sprinkle on top of your PSL!


For one batch, in a small bowl mix together…

1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon

 ¼ tablespoon of ground ginger 

¼ tablespoon ground nutmeg

Dash ground cloves


If you have it, allspice is a good ingredient to toss into the mix, but don’t worry too much about it!