Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
This Pumpkin Pie Spice is quick and easy to make in just 5 minutes, using 5 common spices. This homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe is perfect for fall baking!
I’ve been making this Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice for years. I always make a big batch at the beginning of pumpkin season and then I have it handy whenever I want to bake my favorite pumpkin recipes.
You’ll need only five ingredients for this recipe, and you probably have them in your kitchen already! As you whisk the spices together, you’ll be hit with the scent of pumpkin pie. That alone is enough to get me in full-on fall baking mode!
You can use this pumpkin pie spice substitute in any recipe that calls for pumpkin pie spice. It’s less expensive than buying one of those tiny containers of pumpkin pie spice at the grocery store. And if you run out of pumpkin spice when you get a craving for homemade pumpkin cookies, you can make more without having to make a trip to the store.
What is in Pumpkin Pie Spice?
The list of pumpkin pie spice ingredients is short: ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, ground allspice and ground nutmeg. These spices are common spices that you’ll want to keep on hand in your kitchen if you enjoy baking. This also makes it easy to mix up a batch of DIY pumpkin pie spice whenever you need it.
How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice
This pumpkin pie spice recipe could not be any simpler. You combine ground cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice and nutmeg in a small bowl. You’ll find the exact measurements for each of the spices in the recipe card below.
Whisk the spices together until everything is well combined. If there are any lumps of spices, use the back of a spoon to break up the lumps and then whisk again.
That’s it! You’ve made your own pumpkin pie spice, and it’s better than any pre-made blend you would buy at the grocery store.
How to Store Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
Store your homemade spice mix in an airtight container, such as a small jar. I have a set of these adorable glass jars and they work perfectly. You can even reuse an empty glass spice jar from the store – just wash it out well and let it dry. Store your pumpkin spice mix at room temperature and keep it out of the sun – a cupboard or drawer is a good place to store your spices.
Your pumpkin pie spice will stay fresh for as long as the individual ground spices are good. I like to check the expiration date on my spices to be sure that they are fresh. That way, I know my spice mix will last for at least a year when stored properly.
There is something immensely satisfying about cooking and baking from scratch, especially when the time investment is minimal. Besides making homemade spice blends (my gingerbread spice mix is another holiday favorite), you can easily make your own pumpkin puree and the best crunchy roasted pumpkin seeds.
Use your Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice in these Recipes:
- Pumpkin Pancakes
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies
- Pumpkin Granola
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
- Pumpkin Cake
- Pumpkin Smoothie
- You can substitute pumpkin pie spice for the individual spices in Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Bread.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 2 teaspoons ground allspice
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground nutmeg
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to blend well. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
- You can double or halve this recipe, to make more or less pumpkin pie spice.
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