This season, harness the flavors of autumn with my homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe! Add it to delicious baked goods, toasty drinks, and even savory stews. It's delicious and oh-so-easy to make!
Why you'll love this pumpkin pie spice recipe
What's more quintessentially fall than pumpkin pie spice?
In my opinion, nothing competes! Lucky for us, it's incredibly easy to make your own pumpkin pie spice at home.
While store-bought versions work in a pinch, making your own spice blends is so worth it. They're budget-friendly, provide high-quality flavors (with no added fillers), and can be customized based on your preferences.
So, to celebrate the season, I'm bringing you the very best pumpkin pie spice recipe out there! Made with simple, warming spices, you can whip up this change-making spice blend in just minutes.
Beyond the recipe, I'm also sharing tons of delicious ways to enjoy this blend all season long!
What is in pumpkin pie spice, you ask? This spice mix is made from simple ground spices you probably already have in your cupboard.
Here's everything you'll need:
This recipe calls for a base of ground cinnamon. Sweet, spicy, and woody, cinnamon is a delicious addition to both sweet and savory recipes.
Spicy, sweet, and quite pungent, ground ginger adds a powerful kick to your spice blend.
Ground nutmeg tastes earthy, nutty, and sweet, adding great flavor in small amounts.
Spicy and extremely aromatic, ground cloves add a distinguishing warmth to this blend.
Ready to make your homemade pumpkin spice blend? Here are a few assembly tips:
- Assemble your spice mixes in lidded mason jars, then shake to combine. This way, you can easily store leftover blends for future recipes (just remember to label your jars!).
- Grind your own ingredients from whole spices for the best flavor.
- Experiment with measurements based on your preferences.
- Add an expiration date to your storage jar so that you know when you'll need to use it.
- List all ingredients on the label so that you know the exact components. This will help you in your later recipes, determining if the spice blend is right for your dish!
How to make pumpkin pie spice
Making this pumpkin spice blend couldn't be easier! Here's how to get the job done:
Add all spices to a mixing bowl, including cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Whisk your spices until they are totally combined.
Alternatively, you can simply add your ground spices to a mason jar, pop the lid on, and shake to combine. Storage and mixing in one fell swoop!
Store or serve
And that's all there is to it.
Store your pumpkin pie spice in an airtight container for future use, or add it to the recipe of your choice. Your spice blend has a super long shelf life, so feel free to make a big batch!
Pumpkin pie spice is the perfect spice blend for fall baking and your favorite pumpkin recipes.
This spice blend also lends itself to sweet holiday drinks (pumpkin spice latte, anyone?). Try it in my keto pumpkin spice latte, spiced gingerbread coffee, or Starbucks copycat caramel apple spice drink.
I also love the idea of adding pumpkin spice to breakfast goods like waffles or pancakes for a bit of fall flavor. Try it in low-carb protein pancakes, keto cinnamon waffles, or low-carb keto French toast.
One of my favorite parts about making your own spice blends is that you can switch up the recipe however you'd like! Add other spices, change measurements, or make smart substitutions.
Feel free to get creative, or start with these fun variations:
- Add a few cracks of black pepper to your homemade spice blend to enhance the flavor.
- Include ground allspice in the mix for a peppery addition.
- Double, triple, or quadruple these measurements for future recipes!
These are the most frequently asked questions about my pumpkin pie spice blend recipe. If you don't see your question answered here, please leave it for me in the comments below.
Pumpkin spice ingredients most often contain a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.
Different DIY pumpkin pie spice blends, however, may contain other additions like allspice or black pepper.
Allspice and pumpkin spice are slightly similar in their flavoring, both containing a combination of warm and spicy aromas.
The big difference between the two is that pumpkin pie spice is a blend of different spices, while allspice is made simply from ground pimento.
A common allspice substitute is made from ground cinnamon, ginger, and cloves – three common spices found in pumpkin spice.
The very best pumpkin spice substitute is to simply make your own blend! Follow my recipe, including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves, for a simple and cost-effective substitution.
Like this pumpkin pie spice recipe? Try these!
If you love the idea of making your own homemade spice blends, try these easy recipes:
- Homemade Old Bay Seasoning is perfect for seafood, stews, and casseroles. It's made with 13 different spices for a complex flavor profile.
- Keto Greek Seasoning Blend adds quality flavor to roasted chicken, gyro meat, Greek-style cauliflower rice, and baked vegetables.
- Keto Fajita Seasoning includes an authentic spice blend to season sheet pan fajitas. It's made with a low-carb sugar substitute for a subtle sweetness without the high carb count.
- Best Hamburger Seasoning is a versatile recipe you'll go back to again and again!
- Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix is budget-friendly and can be as spicy as you like.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- In a small bowl, combine the ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, and ground cloves.
- Mix well until all the spices are evenly incorporated.
- Store the homemade pumpkin pie spice in an airtight container.
- Adjust the spice quantities according to your taste preferences.
- Feel free to increase or decrease the amounts to customize the flavor.
- Use high-quality spices for the best flavor and aroma.
- Consider making a larger batch of pumpkin pie spice to have on hand for future recipes.
- This homemade pumpkin pie spice blend can be used in various recipes, such as pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice lattes, and more.
- It is a versatile spice blend that adds warmth and depth to fall and holiday-inspired dishes.
- Feel free to experiment with different ratios of spices to create a unique flavor profile that suits your preferences.
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