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Pumpkin Spice Powder

This DIY pumpkin spice blend is the real deal. You’ll start with a homemade dried pumpkin powder (made from real pumpkin) before adding in traditional pumpkin-pie inspired spices. Once you have your pumpkin spice blend, use it to whip up a homemade pumpkin spice latte or try it in cookies, pie, and pancakes—anywhere you want some warm fall flavor! The pumpkin powder adds a rich orange color and intensifies the pumpkin flavor of your homemade pumpkin spice blend.

Prep

5 minutes

Cook

10-12 hours

Total

10-12 hours

Yield

⅔ cup (72g)

Equipment:

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Ingredients

    Pumpkin Powder

  • 1¾ cups (425g) Pumpkin puree (homemade or canned)

    Pumpkin Spice Blend

  • 6 tbsp (42g) Pumpkin powder
  • 3 tbsp (18g) Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp (6g) Ginger
  • 1 ½ tsp (4.5g) Nutmeg
  • ¾ tsp (1.8g) Cloves

Instructions

  1. To make the pumpkin powder: Spread cooked (either baked or steamed) and pureed pumpkin into a thin layer on a silicone mat. Place in the dehydrator, then set it to 130 °F / 55 °C. Dehydrate for 10 hours. Check for doneness; it should be completely dry to the touch. If necessary, dehydrate for up to 2 more hours. Once dry, let your puree cool, break into pieces, and grind into a powder using the spice grinder or a high powder blender.
  2. To make the pumpkin spice blend: Combine dehydrated pumpkin powder with other spices in a bowl and whisk together. If you prefer a finer consistency, use the spice grinder to combine the pumpkin spice mixture, but this step is not required.
  3. ∗ Tip: To make a very fine powder, pass through a mesh sieve after grinding.

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