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Pumpkin | Cake Spice Blend + Benefits

A warming spice blend with lovely grounding aromatic flavours & many health benefits.  Known as Pumpkin Spice in the USA + Canada; as Cake Spice, Mixed Spice or Baking Spice in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and beyond…

 

Pumpkin | Cake Spice is used in baking and sweet dishes and some savoury dishes. 

The ingredients vary, but the foundation is cinnamon + ginger + clove, typically nutmeg + allspice. 

An array of other spices can be added, like cardamom, star anise, fennel, mace, coriander and pepper. 

 

 

Spices not only have lovely warming, grounding aromatic flavours, they have many health benefits as well:

 

Cinnamon ~ blood sugar balancing + anti-fungal + anti-bacterial + digestive stimulant.
Ginger ~ anti-inflammatory + soothing digestive + anti-viral + circulation stimulant.
Nutmeg ~ anti-bacterial + anti-inflammatory + reduce anxiety + brain-memory stimulant.
Clove ~  digestion + anti-microbial + anti-inflammatory + analgesic-numbing.
Allspice ~ anti-fungal + digestive tonic + anti-septic + nervous system stimulant.

 

 

  • Servesmakes 3 tablespoons
  • Cooks in
  • Prep time 5 mins
  • Digestion

    Digestion is an important part of our nutrient absorption & natural detoxification. Recipes have ingredients that support the digestive system.

  • Anti Inflammatory

    Recipes have ingredients with anti-inflammatory nutrients and avoid common inflammatory foods like sugar, gluten, dairy and processed food. A whole food diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can help relieve symptoms of inflammation within the body. Inflammation is at the root of most disease = dis-ease.

  • Antiviral

    Recipes have foods, herbs & spices with antiviral properties. Antiviral herbs have compounds that fight viral infections and boost our immune system.  Antiviral foods and herbs examples ginger, garlic, oregano, thyme, mint, cinnamon, clove, echinacea, elderberry.

  • Grounding

    Spices, herbs and foods that are grounding, warming and calming with earthy rich tones and flavours.  These foods help the body relax are generally rich in anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial nutrients.

  • Herbal Medicinal

    Herbal Medicinal Recipes have healing food ingredients with medicinal properties.  Culinary & medical plants have properties that benefit our health.

Ingredients

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Basic Blend

  • 6 tsp gnd cinnamom
  • 2 tsp gnd ginger
  • ½ tsp gnd nutmeg
  • ½ tsp gnd clove
  • ½ tsp gnd allspice - optional

Add-in Ideas

  • ½ - 1 tsp gnd cardamom
  • ½ tsp gnd mace
  • ½ tsp gnd star anise
  • ½ tsp gnd coriander
  • ½ tsp gnd fennel
  • ¼ - ½ tsp gnd lemon | orange peel

Method

Pumpkin | Cake Spice Blend

 

MEASURE out spices into a small glass jar with a lid.

 

SHAKE well to blend.

 

STORE with the lid on a cupboard, draw or away from direct sunlight.

 

 


Recipes to use your blend:

Spiced Apple Tahini Teff Bread

Pumpkin Spiced Salted Almond Cookies

Pumpkin Spiced Hot Chocolate

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Pumpkin Spiced Tahini Granola

Zucchini Bread with Oats + Olive Oil

Oat Chocolate Chip Cookie

Quinoa Millet Bread

Cider & Spice Roasted Nuts

Cracked Oat, Apple & Berry Breakfast Bake

Spiced Apple & Carrot Oat Muffins

Hot Chocolate

Chef Hat Icon Chef tips + Ingredient Swaps + Ideas

LARGE BATCHES – if you make large batches, store them in the freezer for maximum freshness.

 

SPICES DO NOT last forever…..spices lose their flavour and potency over time, just like everything else, so make sure your spices are fresh and aromatic.

 

STORE SPICES in sealed glass jars out of direct sunlight.

 

STORE SPICES in the freezer for maximum freshness, especially if you order them in larger amounts.

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