Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice is an earthy spice combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves. Add it to bread, pies, and muffins for an instant flavor of autumn.
Homemade pumpkin pie spice is a spice that we keep in the pantry year round. Not only is pumpkin spice a primary ingredient in homemade pumpkin pie, but it’s also great in pumpkin muffins, lattes, and even pumpkin spiced cakes.
I started making homemade pumpkin pie spice a few years ago when we were living in Florida. We didn’t make huge holiday meals, so there was no need to purchase multiple containers of specialty spices once a year.
It made more sense to make a batch of pumpkin spice from common spices already in the kitchen. This recipe is incredibly simple, and it stores well.
If you happen to have any leftover, give it a try in place of the spices in our French toast recipe. It’s so good!
How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Spice:
Place all the spices into a medium bowl.
Whisk or stir to combine.
Transfer the pumpkin spice to glass jar and with lid.
The homemade pumpkin pie spice will keep for 6 months if the spices used were new and fresh. Otherwise, it’s best to use it within 3 months for the best flavor.
Variations and Tips for Making Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice:
Too much or too little of one of the spices? Adjust it as needed. If you prefer more cinnamon, add a little more until it tastes the way you like it. The same goes for the other ingredients.
Don’t like one of the spices? Omit it or substitute it with the same amount one of the other spices, assuming it’s not the cinnamon. Cinnamon is the bulk of this recipe, and that would be difficult to replace.
Uses: Use this pumpkin spice in your favorite baked goods that contain cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and cloves, or a combination of the spices. It can be used for more than just holiday baking.
Storage: Store the pumpkin pie spice in an air tight container away from heat and moisture.
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- 6 Tablespoons of cinnamon
- 4 teaspoons of ground nutmeg
- 3 teaspoons of ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons of allspice
- 2 teaspoons of ground cloves
- Place spices in a small bowl and stir to combine.
- Pour the mixture into a jar or airtight container with a lid.
- Store the pumpkin pie spice for up to 3 months.
*Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice can be made gluten free by using gluten-free spices. I use Badia brand spices.
*Calorie count is for the entire recipe.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 29gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g