Learn how to make your own pumpkin pie spice in less than 5 minutes with just a few everyday ingredients. Perfect for baking all the fall treats!
When pumpkin season hits America, it hits big time. And if you’re into it, it’s pretty easy to get your fix: the flavor quickly pops up in coffee, pasta, cereal, and best of all, ALL the baked goods your heart could desire.
It’s undeniable. Fall is pumpkin and pumpkin is fall.
But, in so many cases, what we crave isn’t just that straight pumpkin fix. It’s the classic, warm, cozy spice blend that goes with it that makes you reach for the sweater and riding boots. What is that blend? Pumpkin pie spice.
What’s in pumpkin pie spice?
For something so intoxicating, this mixture is not complicated at all. Pumpkin pie spice is simply a blend of five common ground spices:
Of course, we can buy pumpkin pie spice in nearly any major grocery store beginning in September. (Or even August. Yikes!) But you always pay a premium for convenience. Plus it’s simply fun to kick off the season with a little DIY project. Especially one as easy as this.
Literally just measure out the spices, blend well, and store in an airtight container.
Fall, we are so ready for you!
How to store spice blends
Pro Tip: Definitely store this in an airtight container, and place that container in a kitchen cabinet, drawer, or other area away from direct sunlight. Spices deteriorate when exposed to heat, moisture, and light, which cause them to lose freshness and flavor.
If made with fresh spices and properly stored, this blend should easily last through a fall/winter season. As written, the recipe yields five tablespoons–enough for quite a few pumpkin treats–and is extremely easy to halve. Or double. Or triple! Only you know how much pumpkin pie spice you need in your life. You measure that with your heart.
Recipes using pumpkin pie spice
Obviously you can use homemade pumpkin pie spice to flavor your favorite pie, but don’t let the fun stop there! You can use it in all sorts of ways all season long.
- Pumpkin Spice Granola
- Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Muffins
- Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oat Breakfast Bars
- Bourbon and Molasses-Spiked Pumpkin Pie
- Pumpkin Bread
- Pumpkin Cupcakes
- a sprinkle in tea or coffee
Enjoy! If you make this Homemade Pumpkin Spice or any other recipe from Nourish and Fete, please rate it and leave a comment below. We love hearing from you, and other readers will benefit from your experience!
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk until well-combined. Transfer to an airtight container and store until ready to use.
- Store this in an airtight container, and place that container in a kitchen cabinet, drawer, or other area away from direct sunlight.
- Properly stored, this will keep for a full fall/winter season.
And, just for fun, you know you want to learn which states order the most pumpkin spice products. Hint: it’s a coastal thing!
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