Don’t you just LOVE this time of the year?! There’s a crispness in the air, an amber hue replaces the vibrant colors of summer and are there even words to describe the fragrances of Fall? Apples, pumpkins, cinnamon…and the marketing campaign has begun before the South even experiences its first cool front-yes, 80 degrees is cool here in Georgia! While the occasional treat from your local coffee shop is always warranted, you can capitalize on the warmth of the season by making your own homemade pumpkin pie spice coffee at home for ₵ents rather than dollar$!
Whether you use a single serve coffee maker or you make a whole pot, this simple DIY guide will save you time and money.
Check out your spice pantry. You probably have a lot of these spices already, but if not don’t feel like you need to purchase 5 bottles of spices! All you need is one container of pumpkin pie spice! If you have these spices, any combination will work. If you would like to try my recipe just combine the following spices: 2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp each ginger, nutmeg, cloves and allspice.
For a single serve coffee maker: place about 2 Tbsp. ground coffee in the brewing basket, add ¼ tsp of your spice blend right on top of the grounds, brew and enjoy!
For a standard pot of coffee: place 2 Tbsp. ground coffee per 6oz/cup in the filter, add ¼ tsp per 6oz/cup of your spice blend right on top of the grounds, brew and enjoy!
Since you are only using ¼ teaspoon per cup, you have enough for the whole week just store your spice blend in an airtight container in your pantry.
Think about how happy you will be, sipping such an aromatic cup of coffee; saving time and money doing it yourself! You can pair your newfound brew with an apple turnover or a slice of apple cobbler too (recipes found right here on thriftylittlemom.com).
Thanks to Rhonda John for contributing the tasty recipe from her kitchen.