Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Cooler weather + changing leaves = pumpkin season! It’s time to start thinking about all the yummy pumpkin recipes that make fall so special. This DIY pumpkin spice blend adds just the right amount of warm spice to all your favorite pumpkin treats. Easy to make and cost effective, this Homemade Pumpkin Spice recipe can be made in five minutes with just four simple spices.

homemade pumpkin pie spice

I don’t consider myself a pumpkin spice girl, but when October hits, I have a few pumpkin recipes that have to come out of the vault. And before I get baking, I like to mix up a fresh batch of this homemade pumpkin pie spice for all my pumpkin recipes.

I love mixing my own spice blends. When you cook from scratch, you don’t rely on flavors from prepackaged ingredients. Therefore good go-to seasonings are a must. I purchase my most-used spices in bulk and create mixes to have on hand. No more last minute trips to the store, and it saves so much money! Plus, homemade spice mixes are completely customizable to your family’s preferences without excess salt, sugar, or other additives.

Pumpkin Pie Spices

Pumpkin pie spice is full of warming, sweet-smelling spices. These are the four essential spices in pumpkin pie spice:

  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Cloves
pumpkin pie spice blend

Uses for Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin pie spice is for more than pumpkin pie! Use it to flavor your favorite fall cakes, cookies, and quick breads. Try it for breakfast by adding it to oatmeal, pancakes, or muffins, like these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. Use it in a batch of baked apples, sprinkle it over roasted winter squash, or just keep it basic with a pumpkin spice latte.

diy pumpkin pie spice

How to Store Your Mixture

Store in an air-tight container. The 4 oz jelly jars are perfect for this, and one batch of this homemade pumpkin pie spice is just the right amount for one jar. While your spices should last 2-3 years, the fresher your spices are the better. I like to mix up a batch and use it up during the fall season.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Easy to make and cost effective, this Homemade Pumpkin Spice recipe can be made in five minutes with just four simple spices.
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  • 3 T ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • tsp cloves


  • Mix all spices until well combined. Store in a small, airtight container.

One of the best ways to get into the fall spirit is to make your own homemade pumpkin pie spice. Now you can create a DIY version of this classic blend right in your own kitchen.

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