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 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 fantastic 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 making pumpkin spice because it is 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 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 getting the highest quality spices you can find. I like to order mine in bulk. I have three favorite spice sources that are all great!
I'm obsessed with creating my custom spice blends, so I order a lot of spices from these places. Click below for links to retailers:
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 in this spice blend and in hot cocoa. Try adding ½ teaspoon to your morning coffee if you're feeling festive.
- Ginger Root Powder: Ginger adds spicy zing to all 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 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 when you start making homemade spice blends regularly.
All you need is an air-tight container, a few measuring spoons, and a small bowl. You'll mix the spices and then store them in an airtight container until you are ready to use your homemade pumpkin spice. That way, you'll be ready when the weather starts calling for pumpkin!
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.