Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice takes just minutes to make and is incredibly versatile. Stir it into muffins, cookies, cake, and of course, pumpkin pie for that perfect fall pumpkin spice flavor you crave. And when you make it yourself, you can be sure your blend is gluten free!

A measuring spoon holds pumpkin pie spice above a jar of spice mix.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

There are so many ways to use pumpkin pie spice, and it’s seriously the easiest DIY project! All you need to do to make your own homemade spice mix is to assemble some ground spices, whisk them together, and place them in an airtight jar. It keeps for years, so you can use your mix throughout pumpkin baking season and beyond.

So what exactly is pumpkin pie spice? It’s a fall baking staple, made from an essential blend of ground spices including cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. This mix is so versatile and can be used in so many recipes, even ones that don’t call for pumpkin! But of course, it’s especially wonderful in pumpkin-based dishes.

I love having a homemade jar of pumpkin pie spice mix on hand when I embark on my Thanksgiving baking, as no respectable pumpkin pie is complete without the addition of pumpkin pie spice. I love using a spice blend because it makes things so easy – you don’t have to measure out each individual spice you need each time you make a recipe. You just make this spice mix once, and you’re done!

Sure, you could buy a jar of pumpkin pie spice. But when you see how simple it is to make your own, why would you?

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Why You’ll Love This Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

It’s beyond easy to whip up this DIY pumpkin pie spice mix. You can make as much as you like as the recipe can be doubled or even quadrupled. Here’s why you’ll love making your own pumpkin pie mix:

  • Simple ingredients. You need only 5 ingredients for this DIY spice mix. The ground spices in this mix are readily found at grocery stores.
  • Takes seconds to put together. There are not many recipes simpler than one that just has you dump the ingredients in a bowl and whisk them together. That’s it!
  • Easily doubled. You can double this recipe if you like, and know that you’re planning to do a lot of baking that calls for pumpkin pie spice. I often bake a double batch of this mix so I don’t have to worry about running out (or running to the store) mid-recipe.
  • Cuts down your prep time. Measuring out cinnamon, cloves, ginger, etc. every time you make a pie or other pumpkin recipe can be a little tedious. When you use a pumpkin pie spice mix you simply measure out the spice mix once and add it to the recipe, saving you the extra steps of measuring out each spice.
Pumpkin pie spice mix in a glass jar.

What You’ll Need

You’ll need just 5 ingredients to whisk up this homemade pumpkin pie spice mix. Don’t forget to scroll to the recipe card at the end of this post for the full ingredient amounts.

  • Ground Cinnamon: Cinnamon makes up the bulk of the spice blend, so don’t skimp on this ingredient.
  • Ground Ginger: Spicy ginger gives the mix a little kick of heat.
  • Ground Nutmeg: Nutmeg has a wonderful nutty undertone.
  • Allspice: You can leave out the allspice if you prefer. It will give a slight peppery bite to the mix.
  • Ground Cloves: Cloves are a powerful spice, so you will see a smaller amount included in this recipe so they won’t overpower the rest of the spices.
Ingredients for pumpkin pie spice mix are shown in a white bowl: ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice.

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

You have to do just one step to complete this recipe. Here’s how easy it is to make homemade pumpkin pie spice:

  • Whisk together all of the ingredients. Combine all of the spices in a bowl and mix together evenly. Use immediately or transfer to a bottle or jar for storage.

Proper Storage

Store pumpkin pie spice in a sealable container or spice jar in the pantry for up to 1-2 years.

Pumpkin pie spice mix in a glass jar.

Tips for Success

This is a very simple recipe, but I do have a few tips to help you make the best pumpkin pie spice mix:

  • Use fresh spices. For the best-tasting homemade pumpkin pie spice mix, use fresh jars of spices.
  • Make a double or triple batch. You can divide or multiply these quantities to make as much or as little as you would like to have on hand.
  • Whisk the spices very well to combine. It’s a good idea to whisk the ground spices together very well so that they fully incorporate with each other and create an evenly mixed blend.
  • Store in a cool place. To maintain freshness, store your homemade spice blend in a dark dry place – aka, your pantry.
  • Don’t substitute spices. While it may be tempting to add more cinnamon if you’re out of allspice, don’t do it. To create the familiar pumpkin pie spice mix that works so well in so many dishes, make the recipe exactly as it’s written.
A measuring spoon holds pumpkin pie spice above a jar of spice mix.

Ways To Use Pumpkin Pie Spice

I’ve included a list of my favorite gluten free pumpkin recipes below in which you can use your homemade pumpkin pie spice mix. Pie is a classic, but there is so much more you can do with it!

A whisk blend together spices to make pumpkin pie spice mix.

Shop the Recipe

I like to keep my pumpkin spice in these small jelly jars. It’s good to have some on hand if you want to make your own seasoning blends since that is the safest option to ensure they are gluten free.

Last updated on May 19, 2024 2:04 am
A measuring spoon holds pumpkin pie spice above a jar of spice mix.
4.7 from 3 votes

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice takes just minutes to make and is incredibly versatile. Stir it into muffins, cookies, cake, and of course, pumpkin pie for that perfect fall pumpkin spice flavor you crave. And when you make it yourself, you can be sure your blend is gluten free!
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 44 servings (½ teaspoon)

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground dry ginger
  • 1 tablespoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

Instructions

  • Combine all of the spices in a bowl and mix together evenly. Use immediately or transfer to a bottle or jar for storage.

Notes

  • You can divide or multiply these quantities to make as much or as little as you would like to have on hand.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.1g0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.01g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g
Sodium 0.4mg0%
Potassium 7mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 0.1g0%
Vitamin A 3IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimers: Please discuss your individual dietary needs (i.e. gluten free) with a physician. Even when not specified, be sure to verify all ingredients are gluten free, if needed, by reading labels on all packaging and/or confirming with the manufacturer this varies by brand and can change at any time. Nutrition information shown is an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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