Pumpkin Spice Mixture

The pumpkin spice flavor has revolutionized the World. Nearly, from September until November, EVERYTHING is pumpkin spiced; candles, scents, food, desserts, coffee and other beverages.

This delicious and revolutionary fall flavor is very easy to make. In this post, I will provide you the recipe to prepare your OWN pumpkin spice batter. Of course, you will need pumpkin and the other ingredients are cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and a sweetener (I used organic agave). Pumpkin Spice recipes may vary according to the chef’s taste. For example, some recipes include allspice, cloves or anise, which I did not require. An interesting ingredient that you can also add is turmeric. It will add a brighter orange color.

Now, is pumpkin spice flavor healthy? Of course! All of the ingredients have properties that bring benefits to us:

1- Pumpkin: high source of vitamin A, contains potassium

2-Cinnamon: stabilizes the sugar in the blood, natural sweetener, contains antioxidants (polyphenols), anti-inflammatory

3- Nutmeg: stimulates the digestive system, detoxify the body, antibacterial

4- Ginger: anti-inflammatory, relieve gastrointestinal irritation, boost the immune system,

5- Turmeric: anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant, improves brain function

6- Agave: low glycemic sweetener, boost the immune system, decrease appetite, antibacterial

If you add these other spices:

1- Cloves: relieve toothaches, relieve respiratory infections, reduce inflammation, improve digestion

2- Anise: contains antioxidants, antiseptic, antispasmodic, tonic agent, has b complex vitamins

3- Allspice: anti-inflammatory, soothes the stomach, antimicrobial, antibacterial and antiseptic

Over all, the pumpkin spice mix is anti-inflammatory, soothes your digestive system and provides you vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

You can use this batch for coffee, porridges, batters and ANYTHING that your imagination tells you.

I had use it so far in pancakes, waffles, crepes, overnight oats and chia puddings.

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The Recipe:

Ingredients:

*I did not measure the ingredients*

Pumpkin

Cinnamon

Ginger

Nutmeg

Turmeric

Organic Agave

Procedure:

1- Boil the pumpkin until very soft and remove the skin.

2- In a blender add all of the ingredients and blend until smooth and homogeneous.

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3- Store in a container int the refrigerator until 6 days.