This DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice is a simple recipe that’s perfect for fall. You’ll find yourself using it in everything!
I find myself in the kitchen more often this time of year. There’s so many delicious fall recipes I love making for my family! I especially look forward to making all my favorite pumpkin recipes, and pumpkin pie spice is an ingredient you’ll find in most of them. Have you noticed how expensive a tiny bottle of pumpkin pie spice mix is?! That’s why I decided to make my own!
Over the years, I’ve enjoyed making my own spice blends such as Homemade Taco Seasoning. It saves money, it’s super easy, and you have control over what ingredients you use. Some spice blends you buy at grocery stores contain unnecessary preservatives and additives.
This recipe calls for basic spices you probably already have in your pantry. It’s perfect for pumpkin season, and I find myself using it in everything! If you’re a fan of the infamous pumpkin spice latte, you can use this spice mix to make your own at home!
Ways you can use Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Add it to your bowl of oatmeal in the morning
- Add some in a protein shake or smoothie
- Use it in pumpkin cookies, muffins, or cupcakes
- Add it to pancakes, waffles, or french toast
- Use it in pumpkin pie or cheesecake
Tip: You can use cardamon in place of the ground cloves to make apple pie spice!
What’s in Pumpkin Pie Spice?
Cinnamon– Not only does cinnamon add delicious flavor, but also contains lots of antioxidants.
Ginger– Ginger has many health benefits. It’s loaded with antioxidants, and can help your body fight off chronic diseases.
Cloves– Cloves can kill bacteria, improve liver health, and regulate blood sugar!
Allspice– Ground allspice tastes like a blend of cinnamon, cloves, and ginger or black pepper. If you don’t have any on hand, you can make your own homemade spice blend using cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground cloves.
Nutmeg– Nutmeg combines well with the other spices. Just a little bit goes a long way!
How to make Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Combine all your pumpkin pie spice ingredients in a small bowl.
- Whisk until combined.
- Transfer to a small jar.I have these glass spice jars that come with labels. They are great!
Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix FAQs
What can you use pumpkin pie spice mix for?
You can use this spice mix in so many different fall recipes! Some of my favorite ways to use it are in Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Muffins, or a Pumpkin Spice Latte topped with whipped cream! You can also use it in savory dishes such as Pumpkin Chili.
How do I store it?
You can use any airtight container. I like to use a small glass spice jar, but any small container will work. (I have these and love them!)
Can I make my own allspice?
Yes! Just combine equal parts of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
Is this recipe better than the store-bought kind?
The pumpkin spice you buy in grocery stores contains essentially the same ingredients as this recipe, but why buy it when you can make your own?! It’s way cheaper to make your own and it’s made with common spices you probably already have in your spice cabinet.
Can this be given as a gift?
Absolutely! A jar of homemade pumpkin spice would make a great gift.
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