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Whenever fall rolls around, one thing comes to mind: pumpkins. From late August to November, we try to pack in the pumpkin sweets, from cupcakes and muffins to cakes and pies, all seasoned with pumpkin spice. What’s not to love?

Fall isn’t complete without pumpkin spice-inspired anything. The perfect pumpkin dessert is the one thing you look forward to all year-and the true pumpkin fan knows the secret is all in the Pumpkin Spice. Follow me to learn how to make your own Homemade Pumpkin Spice Blend. It couldn’t be easier!

It’s All in the Spice!

Organic Raw Pumpkin Spice with Cinnamon Allspice Nutmeg and Ginger
Did you know that the delicious pumpkin flavor somes from the spice?

Did you know that most of the “pumpkin” flavor in pumpkin spice comes from the spice? The taste of pumpkin on its own is a little ho-hum. To reach its full potential, it needs a few warming spices.

Pumpkin spice has become the star of fall recipes. When August arrives, the grocery store shelves are suddenly stocked with pumpkin spice-flavored everything. Whether you like pumpkin spice-flavored cereal or hummus, pumpkin pie spice is an excellent ingredient to have on hand for fall baking.

Hopefully, you’ll find this Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend recipe useful this fall and save yourself a trip to the store. You can do it in a flash!

Why Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Blend?

While you can buy the store-bought versions at the store, it’s much easier—and less expensive—to make your own pumpkin pie spice. This spice blend also makes an excellent gift when stored in a small jar with one of these adorable labels.

You can also customize the ingredients to your liking by adding more or less of each spice.

Also, if you run out of this seasonal spice blend in the middle of baking, you won’t have to rush to the store. This simple recipe takes less than 5 minutes to prepare! It’s also less expensive.

If the individual spices you use are fresh, your homemade spice mix should keep for up to a year if stored in a tightly sealed container at room temperature.

Warm Your Cold Nights with Pumpkin Spice Desserts

Organic Raw Pumpkin Spice with Cinnamon Allspice Nutmeg and Ginger

Here’s What You’ll Need

Pumpkin pie spice is a spice blend made up of 4–5 different ground spices. One advantage of making your own blend is that you have complete control over the ingredients. If you really like a certain spice, you can add more; if you don’t, you can use less or even leave it out. Here’s all what you’ll need:

The spices in this homemade pumpkin pie spice mix are all warm spices that, when combined, are delicious and add layers of flavor. It’s an extremely versatile spice blend. You will need:

Cinnamon: The base is sweet, woody ground cinnamon. It’s the main flavor in this pumpkin pie spice recipe.

Ginger powder: Ground ginger, which is slightly spicy and warming, is the next main spice.

Nutmeg: Ground nutmeg, which is aromatic and slightly nutty, adds another flavor to the spice blend.

Ground cloves: This is the most potent of the spices. A small amount is required because a little goes a long way. It’s an important flavor for the overall flavor of the pumpkin pie spice blend. Ground cloves have a sweet and pungent flavor. If you don’t have cloves, substitute allspice.

How to Use Pumpkin Spice

This homemade pumpkin pie spice can be used in your favorite pumpkin recipes: pumpkin lasagna, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin energy bites, pumpkin pie smoothies, pumpkin spice muffins, apple pie, ice cream, pumpkin bread, and many others.

Pumpkin spice mix is also tasty in:

Pumpkin Spice Latte: To make the best pumpkin spice latte, mix a pinch of pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree, and maple syrup into a cup of strongly brewed coffee or espresso and top with milk or oat milk. Alternatively, combine it with your ground coffee before brewing.

Use in Place of Cinnamon: To add a pumpkin flavor twist to recipes, use pumpkin pie spice instead of ground cinnamon.

Save a Trip to the Grocery Store

Organic Raw Pumpkin Spice with Cinnamon Allspice Nutmeg and Ginger
Super quick and easy

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

How to store this homemade pumpkin spice blend?

Keep your spice blend in an airtight container, such as a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. These small glass jars are ideal for storing your own spices and seasonings.

How long does this spice blend stay fresh?

Depending on the freshness of the individual spices used, your pumpkin spice will last a year or more. Check the expiration date of each spice before combining them to ensure that they keep longer.

Do you use ground or whole spices?

Unless you have a spice grinder that can grind the spices into a fine powder, it’s best to use ground spices in this pumpkin spice blend.

Steps to Prep

  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Once they are well combined the spice is ready to be used. 
  • Place in an airtight container or jar.

Top Tips

  • This recipe can be doubled or halved to make more or less pumpkin pie spice. You can make a small or a big batch.
  • If you don’t have ground spices, you can use a spice grinder.
  • For best results, use a measuring spoon to measure the ingredients.
  • Check the expiration dates of the spices you are using.

Use It to Make Your Pumpkin Spice Treat

An Autumn favorite hot drink, the pumpkin spice flavored coffee, tea, or chai, complete with fresh pumpkins and whipped cream topping.  Cinnamon sticks, ginger, cloves, and allspice surround the mug of spicy warm goodness.  Rustic wood table.
You will never buy the pumpkin spice blend again!

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Blend

By: Lama
Fall isn't complete without pumpkin spice-inspired anything. Follow me to learn how to make your own homemade pumpkin spice blend. It couldn't be easier!
Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • teaspoons nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cloves, ground or 1 tablespoon all spice


  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Once they are well combined the spice is ready to be used. 
  • Place in an airtight container or jar.
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