Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Welp it’s that time of year again. PUMPKIN SPICE SEASON!! I know, I know, either you love it or hate it, but since you’re here…I’m going to assume you love it! I too love it, so much that I decided I needed to learn how to make my own pumpkin pie spice blend. So here we are, both making our own homemade pumpkin spice. If this is your first time making your own, you’re in for a treat! And if this isn’t your first time, well, welcome back! It’s pumpkin spice season!!

As summer fades and the leaves begin to change, our cravings also change. We start wanting all things pumpkin spice – from a classic pumpkin pie to pumpkin muffins to pumpkin spice lattes, and all of the delicious pumpkin recipes in between! So here is an easy recipe to make all of those pumpkin season dreams come true! 

What I love most about this homemade version of pumpkin pie spice is unlike the store-bought versions, you get to make this your own blend. Maybe you don’t like ginger or clove, so you just do a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. I love that it’s completely customizable to fit your taste buds! And all you need are a few simple ingredients, that you possibly already have in your spice cabinet!

How to Use Your Pumpkin Pie Spice

  • Baking: Pumpkin pie spice is a natural fit for all sorts of fall treats. Add it to pumpkin bread, muffins, pumpkin cookies, cakes, pumpkin bars, and pancakes for a burst of seasonal warmth. Really you can add it to any of your pumpkin desserts to make it pumpkin spice!
  • Fruit Crisps and Crumbles: Elevate your apple, pear, or plum crisps and crumbles with a sprinkle of pumpkin spice. It complements the sweetness of the fruit and adds a touch of complexity. Most of these recipes call for cinnamon, and can easily be replaced with this homemade pumpkin pie spice blend.
  • Whipped Cream and Frosting: For an extra flavorful twist, add a sprinkle of pumpkin spice to your whipped cream or frosting when topping pies, cakes, or even hot cocoa, or coffee. This is probably one of my favorite ways!
  • Oatmeal and Granola: Spice up your morning oatmeal or granola with a dash of pumpkin pie spice. It pairs beautifully with nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. Perfect for all of your cozy fall mornings!
  • Pancakes and Waffles: Elevate your weekend brunch with pumpkin spice pancakes or waffles. Either add them into your batter, or sprinkle some on top with some whipped cream. Either way, you can’t go wrong!
  • Coffee and Tea: For a warm and inviting fall beverage, add a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice to your coffee or tea. I personally love it sprinkled over some whipped cream! You can even make your own pumpkin spice coffee creamer to go with it!
  • Homemade Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup: Make your own pumpkin spice simple syrup to add to coffee or pancakes! 

Let’s Put Your Pumpkin Pie Spice to Good Use with Some of My Favorite Recipes!

Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Scones

Pumpkin Spice Simple Syrup

Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows

Ingredients 

3 tbsp ground Ceylon cinnamon

1 tsp ground nutmeg

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground allspice

1 tsp ground clove

Instructions

1. Using a small whisk or fork, mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl.

2. Pour into a spice jar or airtight container, and store in a cool, dark place for up to a year.

​Notes

1. If you do not like one of the spices you can leave it out, and if you like more of your favorite spice you can add a little extra, that’s the best part of making your own homemade spice blend!

2. I recommend using organic spices if you can

3. Be sure to check your spices expiration dates before combing to ensure they don’t expire. This is just a suggestion, but may be important to some!

4. Make a big batch and double or triple the recipe!

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Easy Pumpkin Pie Spice blend, made with only 5 ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Equipment

  • 1 spice jar or airtight container

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp ground Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp ground clove

Instructions
 

  • Using a small whisk or fork, mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Pour into a spice jar or airtight container, and store in a cool, dark place for up to a year.

Notes

1. If you do not like one of the spices you can leave it out, and if you like more of your favorite spice you can add a little extra, that’s the best part of making your own homemade spice blend!
2. I recommend using organic spices if you can
3. Be sure to check your spices expiration dates before combing to ensure they don’t expire. This is just a suggestion, but may be important to some!
4. Make a big batch and double or triple the recipe!

You’re now ready for your fall baking!

It’s official, you just made your own pumpkin spice mix. Now it’s time to put this homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe to use! Make some pumpkin spice muffins or the best pumpkin pie recipe you have! You’re going to love it! Enjoy your fall baking, and as always, don’t forget to share this recipe with a friend! 

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