Homemade pumpkin pie spice made with just 4 simple ingredients. Easy to make, inexpensive and tastes delicious in all your favorite fall treats!
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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, pumpkin cookies 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
- 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 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 every-day 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 minutes to stir together. Check them out below.
Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.
- Cinnamon: The base of this recipe and adds the perfect flavor.
- Nutmeg: Brings a warm and slightly sweet taste.
- Ginger: Adds a little bit of spice.
- Cloves: Bring out the perfect flavor in fall desserts.
You can play around with the pumpkin pie spice ratio to fit your taste. This recipe uses 2 Tablespoons cinnamon, 2 teaspoons 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 in.
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 similar to my homemade apple pie spice which is made with just cinnamon, nutmeg and all-spice.
How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice
It doesn’t get more simple than making this easy homemade spice blend for fall. It’ll be ready in less than 5 minutes and can be used all season long!
- Combine the ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves in a small 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 in the pantry for up to 1 year.
Favorite Ways to Use Pumpkin Spice
- It can be used in both sweet and savory recipes, like my favorite pumpkin chocolate chip cookies or this hearty pumpkin chili.
- To add a fall twist on breakfast and brunch favorites like pumpkin waffles or pumpkin pancakes.
- Sprinkle on top of steel cut oats or in a yogurt bowl with some chopped nuts and fresh banana or apple slices.
- Stir into Thanksgiving punch or crockpot apple cider for that warm and cozy spice flavor.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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
Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.
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