Spice up fall with a homemade mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Spice up fall with a homemade mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kalifornsky Kitchen: Pumpkin spice — no Starbucks necessary

Make your own fall spice mix

I don’t order pumpkin spice lattes because I don’t drink coffee, but if I did, I might try one.

There’s hardly any leaves left to fall, and it’s putting me in the mood for pumpkin cookies, bread, muffin, pancakes … you get the idea. So here’s a really easy pumpkin pie spice mix you can whip together to add an autumn boost to whatever you’re making. Pumpkin spice chocolate chip pancakes would make a great work from home breakfast this week.

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

⅛ teaspoon of ground cloves

In a small bowl, mix together all the spices until combined.

• By Victoria Petersen, For the Peninsula Clarion

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