Learn how to make your own homemade pumpkin pie spice blend. You only need four ingredients to make this super easy recipe! Then you can use it for all of your favorite fall pumpkin recipes, like pumpkin pie or that next DIY pumpkin spice latte.
This recipe is reverse engineered from my Grandma Sisson's pumpkin pie recipe. Her pie always had the most amazing pumpkin spice flavor. I thought, why save that amazing pumpkin spice flavor for just one pie?
Now, I make a batch of her pumpkin spice blend and use it in all my favorite pumpkin recipes. I usually make one huge batch for my holiday baking and then have some left over for the rest of the year.
What You’ll Love About This Recipe
- I love to make pumpkin spice because it is way cheaper than buying it in those tiny little jars.
- You'll always have plenty of pumpkin spice mix on hand. You'll be able to spread the season out all year long if you want to. You won't have to go hunting around for that perfect pumpkin spice substitute ever again!
- There are so many things that are just better with a little sprinkle of pumpkin spice!
The most important thing about making your own spice blends is to get the highest quality spices that you can find. I like to order mine in bulk. I have 3 favorite spice sources that are all great!
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What You'll Need
What is pumpkin spice made of? The secret to pumpkin flavored goodness is pretty darn easy. There are a lot of different versions on the internet, but I'm in love with this one. It has that classic cinnamon ginger nutmeg combo that is so comforting on cold days.
- Ground Cinnamon: I like to use cassia cinnamon. It has a wonderfully sweet and aromatic flavor that is delicious not only in this spice blend but also in hot cocoa. Try adding ½ teaspoon to your morning coffee if you're feeling festive.
- Ginger Root Powder: Ginger adds that spicy zing to all of your favorite fall recipes. This is fabulous in apple pie spice, too.
- Clove Powder: Cloves are warm and aromatic. Whole cloves are used in recipes like mulled wine and cider. Clove powder is used in a wide range of baked goods.
- Nutmeg Powder: Fresh ground nutmeg is divine. But high-quality nutmeg powder is second best. Nutmeg is another warming spice that is commonly seen in beverages and fall baking.
- Allspice Powder (optional): I leave allspice out of this recipe, but nutmeg and allspice is a common spice combination that will work just fine as a pumpkin pie spice substitute if that's what you've got on hand. I leave it up to you if you want to include it in your blend.
There are just a few things that you should have on hand if you're going to mix up spice blends regularly.
All you really need is an air-tight container, a few measuring spoons, and a small bowl. You'll simply mix the spices together and then store them in an airtight container until you are ready to use your homemade pumpkin spice. That way, when the weather starts calling for pumpkin, you'll be ready!
FAQs and Expert Tips
Do you want more ideas on how to add flavor to your meals but want it to be super easy? If you want this seasoning blend recipe and a few more of my seasoning blends, check out my post on Seasoning Blend Recipes. You can also download my Top Seasoning Blend Recipes.
Other Spice Recipes That You’ll Love
- Mediterranean Seasoning Blend
- Everything But The Bagel Seasoning Blend
- Buffalo Seasoning Blend
- Taco Seasoning Blend
- BBQ Spice Rub
- Savory Roasted Nuts
Things you can make with pumpkin pie spice
- The Best Pumpkin Pie
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
- Paleo Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe
- Pumpkin Bread
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Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend (DIY)
- Mix all the spices together and store in an airtight container.