The only sweet spice blend on our racks used to be those old baking standbys like cinnamon sugar and pumpkin pie spice. But those days of deprivation and darkness are over. McCormick, a food company known for its wide range of spices and other seasonings, has just unveiled a new line of sugar and spice blends that will forever change the way you bake.
Instagrammer @candyhunting posted about the awesome new McCormick line on her page, and she says she found the items at her local Meijer.
The Birthday Cake blend is perfect for sprinkling on top of cookies, cupcakes or, of course, birthday cakes! Other blends include Blueberry Vanilla, Apple Cinnamon, Vanilla Cinnamon and Lemon Ginger. There’s no limit as to how you can use these spices in your kitchen. Whether you’re blending up smoothies or milkshakes, baking pancakes or muffins or even creating more savory items like popcorn, these blends are sure to add something special to each dish.
Here are five ideas for how you can use these new McCormick sugar and spice blends in your own kitchen, whether you are looking for a calorie-conscious snack or a decadent dessert.
Slow Cooker Breakfast Apple Cinnamon Toast
Sunday morning never looked sweeter. This recipe for Slow Cooker Breakfast Apple Cinnamon Toast is weekend-worthy and perfect for overnight guests. All you need is eggs, bread, sugar, milk and McCormick’s new Apple Cinnamon spice blend. Throw it all in the slow cooker and watch sleepy kids’ eyes light up.
Blueberry Energy Bars
Or take healthy eating on the go with these easy Blueberry Energy bars. Made with McCormick’s new Blueberry Vanilla spice blend along with rolled oats, dates, almonds and unsweetened applesauce, this recipe comes together quickly and is packed with nutritious goodness.
Creamy Lemon Ginger Berry Salad
Lemon Ginger is perfect to pair with a fruit salad, as in this recipe for Creamy Lemon Ginger Berry Salad. The creaminess of the yogurt pairs perfectly with fresh berries and two teaspoons of this sweet, citrusy spice blend. It’s a simple way to elevate a fruit salad into something truly decadent. Who said eating healthy had to be boring?
White Chocolate Birthday Cake Popcorn
The combo of salty and sweet is unbeatable. And with this recipe for White Chocolate Birthday Cake Popcorn, you can easily elevate a simple bag of popped corn into a gourmet treat, perfect for enjoying during a movie night with the family. All you need is popcorn, white baking chocolate, butter and, of course, the McCormick Birthday Cake blend!
Overnight Vanilla Cinnamon Chia Pudding
Chia puddings are all the rage right now, and for good reason. It’s a healthy and filling way to get a good breakfast before you walk out the door in the morning and, since you prepare it the night before, you never have to worry about not having time for breakfast. All you need for this recipe for Overnight Vanilla Cinnamon Chia Pudding is canned coconut milk, chia seeds and McCormick’s Vanilla Cinnamon blend.
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