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Fall?? already??

Sure, pumpkins aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about traditional Mexican cuisine, but did you know that pumpkins are believed to be indigenous to Mexico and other parts of South America? This, combined with the fact that we all get a little craving for pumpkin spice in the Fall, inspired us to create this pumpkin spice mix with chile powder. Add it to your coffee in the morning, mix it with some nuts, add to a baking mix, or add a dash to the whipped cream you’ve loaded on your slice of pumpkin pie. We’re sure you’ll think of a few other creative ways to use it and spice up your favorite Fall foods.

This pumpkin spice mix is one of our easiest recipes, and it’s made easier by the fact that you can get every ingredient you need right here at Don Juan Chiles. Feel free to tweak the provided ratios to your liking to make this mix sweeter, spicier, or even more savory. Regardless, it’ll be good all season long as long as you store it in an airtight container.


This is one of our easiest recipes. Simply gather all the ingredients above, mix them together using the ratios we provided, and store the mix in an airtight container to use it all season long! 

what to use it in:

Coffee: Add pumpkin spice mix to a cup o’ joe in the morning, iced or hot, and see the flavors come alive. 

Whipped cream: add a dash of our pumpkin spice mix to whipped cream and use it on top of your fall pumpkin pie or cake. 

Sweet spiced nuts: glaze unsalted nuts with honey, butter, or coconut oil, and sprinkle our mix right on top for pumpkin spice perfection. Try using pecans, almonds, or peanuts (we’ve got ‘em all for you right here!) 

Pasta: This one might come as a surprise to you, but pumpkin spice can add new flavor to your next pasta! Pumpkin spice flavor compliments butter squash, pine nuts, or brown butter pasta to perfection. 

Cinnamon tea: Here at Don Juan Chiles, we love a good cup of cinnamon tea. We have a recipe for it right here that you can check out. Modify this mix by brewing a cup of our cinnamon tea and adding plenty of pumpkin spice in the mix. 

Kettle Corn: Nothing says Fall quite like a bowl of hot kettle corn. To pack even more fall flavor in there, add our pumpkin spice mix and see the difference for yourself. 

Pancakes or waffles: Pancakes and waffles are the perfect Sunday morning solution to a hangover or simply a special weekend treat. Add pumpkin spice mix to your pancake batter to bring them alive.

Feeling inspired? We hope so! Email us a picture or description of how you used our pumpkin spice mix to bring your fall to life and get a special discount on your next purchase on our site, as well as a feature on our social media! 

(Email with your submission!) 

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