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Red Tractor Girl
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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
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Posted - Oct 09 2018 :  12:51:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The other day, MaryJane posted on the Apple Pie Sunday link that she was thinking about Pumpkin Spice these days. So, I thought we should bring that up and find out what all of you think? Do you like Pumpkin Spice? And do you use it besides a pumpkin pie?

I found this easy to assemble Pumpkin Spice blend on the internet and so for the past few years, I have been making my own. One favorite use of the spice is in cooked oatmeal. When I add a chopped apple, raisins, and pumpkin spice to whole oats, it cooks up into a delicious breakfast treat. I also use it when I make pumpkin bread. Since the spice is a combination of other familiar spices like cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, adding it to a bread recipe is easy and always tastier than what the regular recipe calls for. To substitute, simple add up the amounts of spices your recipe calls for and then just add that same amount of pumpkin spice alone. Easy!

Also today, I found Pumpkin flour at my favorite supermarket. It is pure dried pumpkin meat and seeds ground finely into a flour that you can use for most uses of regular flour. I am thinking about using it in a smaller portion of a flour total in a recipe and see what sort of flavor occurs. My first idea is to use it to make pumpkin buttermilk biscuits. With the addition of a little pumpkin spice, I am thinking the biscuits might be really special.



Check out this old can of Pumpkin Spice I saw on Ebay. Isn't that graphic the cutest? I wish we still had canned spices in decorative cans like this one.



I would love to hear about what you think of Pumpkin Spice and how you like to use it! Inquiring minds want to know!! LOL!!

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Red Tractor Girl
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windypines
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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
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Posted - Oct 10 2018 :  03:57:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Winnie, i never thought about this subject. I make pies and bread and bars, but that is all. Did your pumpkin flour have recipes on the bag? I do like the idea of making up a spice mix! Have fun experimenting.

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lovinRchickens
True Blue Farmgirl

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Kelly
Pipe Creek Texas
USA
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Posted - Oct 10 2018 :  04:39:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I make my own pumpkin spice as well. My favorite is to add a pinch to my fresh ground coffee. Makes a yummy cup of coffee. A
So use to make breads and will have to try in oatmeal. Fun thread for sure.

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lovinRchickens
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Kelly
Pipe Creek Texas
USA
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Posted - Oct 10 2018 :  04:40:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Winnie
Forgot to mention but I love the tin!

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Red Tractor Girl
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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
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Posted - Oct 10 2018 :  05:00:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, here is the verdict for last night's pumpkin flour in my buttermilk biscuits. First of all, the flour has a definitive flavor and it is heavier in how it works. The package states that it does not absorb liquid as well as other flours too. When I put the recipe together, I used 1/4 pumpkin flour to 3/4 regular flour. The results were disappointing to me. The flavor of the pumpkin flour was strong and it also made the biscuits crumbly. The flour package has a website for recipe tips :
www.LIVEGLEAN.COM if you wish to look for yourself. I had a much better result making pumpkin biscuits when I used cooked pumpkin meat with. Pumpkin pie spice.

Here is my Pumpkin pie Spice mix that I found on the internet and use if you are interested in trying it for yourself. You can double or triple this recipe with the same results.

1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/8 tsp cloves.

Kelly, I will try your idea of using a pinch of PS in a cup of coffee. It sounds good!



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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
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Posted - Oct 10 2018 :  05:46:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Winnie for the pumpkin spice mix recipe. I too like making my own mixes & blends.

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levisgrammy
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Denise
NJ
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Posted - Oct 10 2018 :  06:58:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love pumpkin spice! I too make my own. So easy to add and this is the only time I drink coffee. Pumpkin spice of course!

Normally I only make pumpkin bread and bars. Pie of course for the holidays.

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lovinRchickens
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Kelly
Pipe Creek Texas
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Posted - Oct 10 2018 :  07:13:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Winnie be sure put it in grounds not cup so it comes out smooth. I love it. Also tried it in oatmeal like you suggested this morning yum!
Here is my recipe if anyone's interested.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe:

3 Tablespoons Ground Cinnamon.
2 teaspoons Ground Ginger.
2 teaspoons Nutmeg.
1-1/2 teaspoon Ground Allspice.
1-1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves.

Farmgirl #5111
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MaryJanesNiece
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Krista
Utah
USA
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Posted - Oct 10 2018 :  12:37:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Winnie, how about trying the pumpkin flour to make pancakes? They may still have the same problem as the biscuits, but you could try it. I love pumpkin spice too. I have actually been craving some pumpkin spice cookies! This is a wonderful thread!

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Red Tractor Girl
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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
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Posted - Oct 10 2018 :  5:00:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krista, I was thinking about trying pancakes because the batter may be more forgiving than biscuits since it has more liquid in it.

Kelly, your Pumpkin Spice mixture looks good! I think I am going to make up a small batch of it and compare tastes. I think the ginger and allspice will add new dimensions in flavor.

Denise, Pumpkin Spice coffee is my favorite blend of flavored coffee! AS soon as it hits the shelf, I grab it even if it is August still!!!

Here is a photo of some pumpkin bread that I think I posted earlier. I used the Florida Seminole pumpkin meat from the pumpkins that my daughter grew this summer at her farm. They are very similar to Butternut squash in the color of the meat and taste. Delicious!!



The pumpkin in the background was ripening on my log cabin hearth. Here is what they look like when they are fully ripened.



I have several bags of cooked meat frozen and some I am using as decorations for awhile. They are about the size of pie pumpkins that come from more northern states.

Winnie #3109
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lovinRchickens
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Kelly
Pipe Creek Texas
USA
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Posted - Oct 10 2018 :  5:44:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful pics Winnie. The bread looks so yummy, with pumpkin spiced coffee.

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texdane
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Nicole
Sandy Hook CT
USA
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Posted - Oct 11 2018 :  06:55:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
YUM! I love PUMPKIN ANYTHING!

We bought some pumpkin coffee the other day...too strong by itself but with one scoop added to our regular coffee it was HEAVENLY.

I make a “famous” pumpkin chili. If you would like my recipe, its on my blog this month at http://www.farmgirlbloggers.com/15166#more-15166

If you make it, let me know what you think. The thing to do is to let it simmer down awhile so the flavors blend.

Love this post!
Farmgirl Hugs,
Nicole

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treelady
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Julie
Medina ND
USA
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Posted - Oct 11 2018 :  08:08:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love all things pumpkin spice. I have the pumpkin spice creamer every day in my coffee for an afternoon treat. Kelly, Thank You for the recipe, I will be putting a small jar together this afternoon and possibly using it in my pumpkin bread if I get a chance to bake today.

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Red Tractor Girl
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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
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Posted - Oct 15 2018 :  09:43:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kelly, I tried your pumpkin spice blend and really love it! I think it is better than the one I have been using so thanks so much for posting your recipe!! I plan to use it in some pumpkin bread later this week.

This topic has been fun so I am going over to swaps and post one for Pumpkin Spice. I hope you will join in the fun!!

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
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MaryJanesNiece
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Krista
Utah
USA
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Posted - Oct 15 2018 :  1:07:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just had another pumpkin spice idea. Pumpkin rolls!! Oh they are my favorite for this time of year!
Winnie, let me know how the pancakes turn out if you try it. I'm curious as to how they would taste.

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Killarney
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Connie
Arlington TN
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Posted - Oct 15 2018 :  1:55:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Winnie, love this thread! Love all the ideas! Thanks for the Pumpkin Spice recipe!

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lovinRchickens
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Kelly
Pipe Creek Texas
USA
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Posted - Oct 15 2018 :  3:21:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love this thread also. Beautiful pumpkin graphic Connie.

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debbieklann
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Debbie
Madras OR
USA
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Posted - Oct 17 2018 :  11:58:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All of this pumpkin spice talk is making me hungry! Thank you Winnie and Kelly for the recipes...I'm going to get some mixed up. Krista, I was just going to ask if anyone likes pumpkin rolls! Great minds think alike!

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Red Tractor Girl
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Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
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Posted - Oct 18 2018 :  11:58:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey everyone, are you aware that I am hosting a Pumpkin Spice swap? I hope all of you enthusiasts will hop on over and sign up!! Sign ups continue through October 26.

I definitely have Pumpkin spice on my mind these days. Last night I made a delicious sweet potato, carrot and apple bake. It has just a touch of brown sugar and PS. Oh my, like a dessert!! It was paired with baked chicken and broccoli. Delish!!

Winnie #3109
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