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4-Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

How to make a homemade pumpkin pie spice with a few simple ingredients. This homemade pumpkin spice mix is easy to make and perfect for baked goods year-round!

I love to use this blend all season long in seasonal fall favorites like pumpkin cookies, pumpkin snickerdoodles and pumpkin bars!

Pumpkin pie spice in jar.
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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

As soon as fall arrives, I love to bake all the pumpkin recipes. You’ll find this delicious spice in many of your favorites, like pumpkin bread or a cream cheese pumpkin roll. Easily make this spice mix at home to have on hand all season long.

Pumpkin spice adds the perfect flavor to all your favorite pumpkin breads, cookies, and bars! It tastes just like fall and gives your baked goods that warm aromatic flavor. If a recipe calls for pumpkin spice and you don’t have any on hand, you can use this simple blend to make your own!

Why This Recipe Works

Make this fall staple seasoning right at home with minimal ingredients and it is easy to store! It takes less than 5 minutes to make with a long shelf life to store all year long. This homemade pumpkin pie spice is the best seasoning to have on hand this fall seasoning!

  • Inexpensive. It’s a lot cheaper to make at home, especially if you don’t need a whole jar. You probably already have many of the spices that are needed to make the recipe in your pantry.
  • Less than 5 minutes. No heavy lifting is required to make homemade pumpkin spice! Just give it a quick stir and it’s ready in under 5 minutes.
  • Long shelf life. This pumpkin spice will stay fresh in your pantry for up to 1 year, which makes it perfect to use throughout multiple seasons because why not?!
  • Versatile. Of course, it tastes great in all of your favorite fall baking recipes such as pies, cakes, and cookies, but you can also use it to jazz up everyday staples like overnight oats, energy balls, smoothies, and more!

Just 4 Ingredients

It is so easy to make your own pumpkin spice. It only takes 4 ingredients and a couple of minutes to stir together. Store this in your favorite jar or use it when needed for each favorite fall recipe. It is the perfect combination!

Pumpkin pie spice ingredients on counter.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

  • Cinnamon: The base of this recipe is cinnamon and it adds the perfect flavor.
  • Nutmeg: Brings a warm and slightly sweet taste and flavor to the pumpkin spice blend.
  • Ginger: Adds a little bit of spice! This blends well with a savory flavor giving it that special boost of spice.
  • Cloves: Bring out the perfect flavor in fall desserts! Just a pinch goes a long way!

Spice Ratio

You can play around with the pumpkin pie spice ratio to fit your taste. This recipe uses 2 Tablespoons of cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon of both ginger and cloves. All-spice is optional, however, if you love the spice flavor, add about 1/2 teaspoon.

Feel free to add more or less of each ingredient to taste, or add in other spices such as cardamom. You could even tweak the recipe to make it similar to my homemade apple pie spice which is made with just cinnamon, nutmeg, and all-spice.

How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

It doesn’t get more simple than making this easy homemade spice blend for fall. Skip the grocery store and make it at home. It will be ready in less than 5 minutes and can be used all season long!

Mixing pumpkin pie spice in bowl.
  • Combine. The ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves in a small bowl or jar. If adding all-spice, add it in now too.
  • Whisk. The mixture until well combined. You don’t want there to be any streaks throughout. Give it a good stir to blend the spices nicely together.
  • Seal. The jar and store it in the pantry for up to 1 year.

Favorite Ways to Use Pumpkin Spice

Here are different variations and ways to enjoy your homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe! Add it to all things pumpkin, your breakfast favorites, or even a warm drink on those chilly nights. The options are endless!

Spoonful of pumpkin pie spice.

Recipe FAQs

How much does this pumpkin pie spice recipe make?

One batch of this recipe makes about 4 Tablespoons, but feel free to double or triple the ingredients depending on how much you need. Look at the recipe notes for specific amounts.

Where is the pumpkin in this spice?

It seems crazy, right? There is no actual pumpkin in this recipe. It is just the perfect spice blend to use for all of your favorite baked pumpkin goods.

Are pumpkin pie spice and allspice the same?

No they are both different spices. Allspice is a single spice that is made from the dried and ground allspice berry. Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of several spices, usually including cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.


Any leftover spice mix will stay fresh for up to 1 year if stored in a sealed jar or airtight container. You can easily use it year-round if you’re a big fan of pumpkin. It tastes delicious on top of overnight oats with cinnamon syrup or even mixed in with yogurt or applesauce.

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
Homemade pumpkin pie spice made with just 4 simple ingredients. Easy to make, inexpensive and tastes delicious in all your favorite fall treats! 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 Tablespoons


  • 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice , optional


  • In a small jar, add the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice, if using.
  • Shake until well combined and there are no more streaks.
  • Place a seal tight lid on the jar and store up to 1 year.


Quantity: One batch of this recipe makes about 4 Tablespoons, but feel free to double or triple the ingredients depending on how much you need. Below are instructions for specific amounts:
  • 2 Tablespoons: cut the recipe in half
  • 1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons): follow recipe as-is
  • 1/2 cup: double the recipe
  • 3/4 cup: triple the recipe
  • 1 cup: quadruple the recipe
Storage: The spice will keep in an airtight jar for up to 1 year.


Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 35mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American

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