This easy recipe for homemade Pumpkin Spice Blend is a warming mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger. Mix it in just a few minutes and use it to add wintery flavor to your fall and holiday baking. Perfect for pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte and more.
Pumpkin Spice (also known as pumpkin pie spice) is a delicious wintery blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and ginger.
It's a hugely popular American blend that's used in pumpkin pie and many other recipes.
As soon as the weather turns colder, the nights get darker and the leaves begin fall, it's time for pumpkin spice
And my oh my, I love it so.
That wonderful wintery aroma. Cinnamon, jazzed up with cloves, ginger and other heady spices. Bliss.
Make this super easy blend from scratch to add to baked goods, pumpkin pie, or even coffee for a homemade pumpkin spice latte.
You can also make a big batch to add to jars for a perfect holiday edible gift that is budget-friendly. Just add a handwritten label and a pretty ribbon.
Pumpkin spice flavor takes over the world during the cool fall months and can be found in so many different foods and drinks.
We love pumpkin spice everything so it’s only natural that we made this homemade pumpkin spice recipe. It is super versatile and can be used in many ways during the holiday season.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Making pumpkin pie spice from scratch is more budget friendly than purchasing it in the store.
You can prepare as little or as much as you want by increasing the recipe.
It makes a wonderful holiday gift for friends, family, teachers or service workers and can be put in little glass jars.
It is naturally vegan, gluten free, paleo.
Make a big batch and keep it in a jar in a cool dry place and you can enjoy it for up to a year.
You don’t need any special tools to make this pumpkin pie spice blend.
It’s a mix of everyday pantry ingredients.
You only need these 5 ground spices for this recipe.
Cinnamon: Cinnamon is the main flavor in this spice and has a classic taste in most fall and holiday desserts.
Nutmeg: Nutmeg is a warm aromatic and woody spice that blends well with pumpkin pie.
Ginger: Ginger is another classic warming holiday seasoning that adds a little hint of spice.
Cloves: Cloves are ground from an aromatic flower bud that adds a great layer of flavor to this blend.
Allspice: This isn't a mix of spices, but rather a spice itself.
Step By Step Tutorial
As I'm sure you can guess, it's VERY easy to make this spice blend. Just measure and mix! Follow this tutorial, then scroll down to the recipe card for the full ingredients list.
In a large bowl add all the spices.
Whisk together until they are fully combined.
Store in a sealed airtight container or jar in your pantry.
It’s important that the spice blend gets whisked together completely in order to make sure the seasoning is even in flavor once used.
To make things easier to pour into jars, purchase some small kitchen funnels - or just spoon it in!
Use this spice blend instead of cinnamon in recipes for extra flavor - it’s amazing in apple crisp (apple crumble).
This pumpkin spice recipe makes 5 tablespoons, but you can scale the recipe up or down as needed.
Add to this Vegan Banana Bread for a holiday breakfast.
Make a classic Pumpkin Pie.
Use it to flavor these Fudgy Zucchini Brownies.
Sprinkle some on Chai Tea.
Shake some into this Easy Vegan Almond Milk Eggnog.
Sprinkle some on top of these Maple Glazed Carrots.
If you’d like to sweeten your pumpkin pie spice, try whisking in a couple tablespoons of your favorite granulated sugar or sweetener with the spices.
To add another layer of warming holiday flavor, add in ¼ teaspoon of vanilla bean powder to the seasoning mix.
This pumpkin pie spice recipe is naturally gluten-free and vegan.
Be sure to check your labels when purchasing spices, as some may contain wheat products to keep them from clumping up.
If sealed in an airtight jar or container, this pumpkin spice blend could last in your pantry for up to 1 year or longer.
Make sure you test after 6 months or so to check the potency.
Star with freshly opened spices so your pumpkin spice blend will last longer.
Is Pumpkin Spice Healthy? The spices that are typically in pumpkin spice contain beneficial antioxidants.
What Does Pumpkin Spice Taste Like? Pumpkin spice has a distinct flavor that is mildly warm. You’ll mostly taste the cinnamon with a hint of woody spice coming from the ginger, clove and nutmeg.
Is Pumpkin Spice and Allspice The Same Thing? No. Pumpkin spice is a blend of spices whereas allspice is actually a breed of pepper seed that is ground up and used in some baked goods.
Use Pumpkin Spice In These Pumpkin Recipes
Nothing pairs with pumpkin quite like pumpkin spice! Use your spice blend in these tasty recipes.
Spice blend recipes
I hope you'll love this pumpkin pie spice! Whip up a few more of these spice mixes and your pantry will be full of quick and easy ways to flavor many dishes.
Get the recipe
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Pumpkin Spice Blend
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
Makes 5 tablespoons
- Add all the spices to a bowl or jar.
- Whisk all spices together until they are fully combined.
- Store in a jar or airtight container in your pantry for up to 1 year.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.