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5 simple spices is all it takes to make your own homemade pumpkin pie spice blend. This DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice takes less than 5 minutes and is perfect for all your fall and holiday baking. Plus 4 free printable gift tags for holiday gifting.

It’s much more economical than store bought pumpkin pie spice too, a small jar is anywhere from $3-5 each and you are out of it no time. This recipe makes 5 tablespoons for much less.

If you love baking, you might want to try it in these recipes that are our fall favorites; Creamy Curry Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Scones and our current favorite, Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake.

glass jar with pumpkin spice mixture inside, tied with greenery wired decor, lid leading against side with pumpkin spice label on top (free).

I typically do not have pumpkin spice in my cabinet when I need it, it’s so easy to whip this up! And you can too!

Ingredients for Pumpkin Pie Spice mix. White bowl with piles of cinnamon, cloves, allspice, nutmeg and ginger

Ingredients

As I mentioned, just 5 simple spices you probably already have in your pantry!

  • Ground Cinnamon |Ceylon and cassia cinnamon are the two cinnamons. Spicier, bolder cassia cinnamon (often labeled simply as cinnamon) is preferred for baking. With Ceylon being the more high quality spice. However; both are perfectly fine to use in this pumpkin spice recipe.
  • Ground Ginger | Adds a bit of a bite to the spice mix, rounding out the sweeter spices.
  • Ground Nutmeg | One of my favorite spices, often used in savory recipes too! Like this broccoli cheese soup!
  • Ground Allspice | Contrary to what its name suggests, allspice isn’t a blend of other spices—it’s a unique ingredient that lends its distinctive flavor to fall desserts and savory dishes. Also known as Jamaica peppermyrtle pepperpimenta, or pimento, is the dried unripe berry of Pimenta dioica, a midcanopy tree native to the Greater Antilles, southern Mexico, and Central America, now cultivated in many warm parts of the world.
  • Ground Cloves | A personal favorite of mine, cloves are the flower buds of the clove tree, an evergreen also known as Syzygium aromaticum. You may know cloves as one of the main ingredients in gingerbread baked goods or a staple spice in Indian cuisine.
Mixing spice mixture in white bowl with mini whisk.

How do I make this spice mix?

It’s as easy as pie! Simply measure out the spices into a small bowl, whisk until blended. Sometimes the ginger can be clumpy, I used the end of my whisk to break part some of the larger clumps.

Pumpkin Pie Spice mixture all mixed in white bowl with mini wire whisk

What is Pumpkin Spice?

It is a spice blend, simply to make adding to recipes a little easier. Most pumpkin spice blends include cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg, others vary by adding spices such as allspice, cardamom, and cloves. I took all of my favorite warm spices and made this blend.

Jar of pumpkin pie spice with teaspoon of spice sitting on cutting board with ruffled napkin in background.

How Can I use this Spice Mix?

  • Baking | If a recipe calls for the majority of the ingredients in the pumpkin spice mix, you can substitute it one for one, just add up the total spices suggested and replace with equal amounts of pumpkin pie spice.
  • Squash | sprinkle on top of yams, spaghetti squash, butternut and any and all types of summer and fall squash.
  • Food Gifts | One of my favorite things to do! I love whipping some up, adding a pretty label (I’ve got 4 to choose from!) and gifting for a little hostess gift at this time of year. Also great for holiday gifting, you might also include your favorite pumpkin pie recipe or pumpkin cake.
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Free Printable Labels

Access all 4 Designs of Free Pumpkin Spice Labels by clicking the button below.
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Label Options for you!
Print on Avery 64502 2″ Waterproof Round Labels
Print on 65# Kraft Paper or #65 cardstock cut out using 2″ Round punch 
or simply cut out by hand.

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Yield: 5 tablespoons

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

glass jar with pumpkin spice mixture inside, tied with greenery wired decor, lid leading against side with pumpkin spice label on top (free).

Make your own Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice. 5 spices, less than 5 minutes. Use for all your fall baking and cooking!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, measure out all spice ingredients. Whisk until combined, using bottom of whisk to break up any clumping spices.
  2. Store in airtight container, up to 6 months.

Notes

See post for ways to use this delicious spice blend and for free printable gift labels.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15 teaspoons

Serving Size:

1 teaspoon

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

The nutritional information is estimated and may not be entirely accurate, at times it pulls information for suggestions and options which may increase calories, etc. Nutritional information will change based on used ingredients, quantities used, etc.

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Tasia ~ two sugar bugs

Sunday 13th of September 2020

Nutmeg is one of my favorite spices too! I love the ease of making your own pumpkin spice ~ this is perfect for many of my fall recipes! The printable labels are so cute too, thank you for providing them!

Kathleen

Tuesday 15th of September 2020

Thank you so much Tasia!!

Debi

Sunday 13th of September 2020

I mixed some of this up, and it's great. I'm tossing it in my morning oatmeal! Perfect blend!

Kathleen

Tuesday 15th of September 2020

Great idea, I just added it to my oatmeal this morning too! Added a lovely spice!

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