You can use this homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe in so many different ways. This seems like such a simple recipe for it to be a standalone post, but with all the pumpkin coming your way this fall, I wanted to be able to link back to this recipe for those of you who like to make your own blends. It couldn’t be easier! Learning how to make pumpkin pie spice is super easy, and you may never want store-bought again. DIY pumpkin pie spice can be made in less than 5 minutes, and the flavor is heavenly. You probably already have all of the pumpkin pie spice ingredients you need in your cabinet right now.
It can be hard to find good quality pumpkin pie spice at the supermarket, and also expensive! It’s much more affordable (and more flavorful) to make your own homemade pumpkin pie spice.
What Is Pumpkin Pie Spice?
You can use it in all kinds of recipes including adding it to your coffee grounds, or blending it into almond milk pumpkin lattes. It basically screams fall.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Ingredients
Let’s talk about these 5 spices you need for this pumpkin pie spice recipe. I want to break down each one of these pumpkin pie spice ingredients for you, then you can whip up your first batch. The amounts you’ll need are on the recipe card below!
- Cinnamon – Cinnamon is the primary flavor in a pumpkin pie spice mix! It’s also an antioxidant, and has magnesium and iron.
- Ginger – You can use ginger to aid in digestion, and it has folate, zinc, and vitamin B6.
- Allspice – This tasty little spice packs a significant impact on flavor. It has fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and more.
- Clove – Delicious and flavorful spice that has vitamin C, fiber, manganese, and vitamin K.
- Nutmeg – It’s good for you and has some much-needed potassium. The flavor is a must for any good pumpkin pie spice blend.
How To Make Pumpkin Pie Spice
If you have 5 minutes to spare and a few basic spices, you can make this pumpkin spice recipe! Seriously, it’s that easy, and you are going to love the flavor it adds to your autumn dishes.
- Mix spices together. Blend the cinnamon, ginger, allspice, clove, and nutmeg until they are thoroughly mixed.
- Store in an airtight container with a lid. That’s it! I told you it was easy.
Can I Substitute Spices?
Yes, you can substitute spices. For example, if you are out of cloves, you can use one of the other spices instead. It will change the flavor of the pumpkin spice, depending on which spice you substitute.
TIP: Just don’t skip or substitute the cinnamon – it’s an important one!
It’s nice that you can be flexible with these pumpkin pie spice ingredients, because if you don’t like a particular spice or you run out, you can still make it.
Ways To Use Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix
You can use this DIY pumpkin pie spice in all sorts of recipes. Here are a few ideas to try out next time you are baking or in the mood for pumpkin spice mix:
- Pie – Of course, this is going to be a go-to idea because when you think of homemade pumpkin spice, it’s impossible not to think of pie.
- Granola – Try out my pumpkin spice granola, and you will see what you have been missing out on all these years.
- Latte or Coffee – When you add a little sprinkle of homemade pumpkin pie spice in your latte, it literally tastes like fall in your mouth! You can even add it to an iced caramel macchiato.
- Roasted veggies – You will be amazed by how flavorful roasted veggies like squash or mashed sweet potatoes are with a dash of DIY pumpkin pie spice. Try it out!
- Oatmeal – If you love oatmeal, try my paleo oatmeal recipe and use a sprinkle or two of this pumpkin pie spice recipe.
Pumpkin Pie Spice Vs. Allspice
This pumpkin pie spice recipe is not the same as allspice, but they share some commonalities. Obviously, allspice is one of the pumpkin pie spice ingredients, but the others complete the flavor profile.
DIY pumpkin pie spice is a blend of 5 ingredients. Allspice itself is also a blend of ingredients, but it’s usually made of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. So basically it is lacking ginger compared to this pumpkin pie spice recipe.
TIP: If you don’t have allspice, you can add more cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to your pumpkin pie spice mix instead.
How Do You Store Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend?
Store the homemade pumpkin pie spice in an airtight container. It will last around 6 months, stored in a cool, dark place.
Paleo Pumpkin Recipes To Make With Pumpkin Pie Spice
Can’t get enough pumpkin flavors? Try some of these delicious paleo pumpkin recipes:
- Paleo Vegan Pumpkin Creme Brulee – Every bit of this creme brulee is heavenly, perfect in the fall.
- Pumpkin Spice Flaxseed Smoothie – You’ll love this pumpkin pie inspired smoothie.
- Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins – One of my favorite paleo pumpkin recipes!
- Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes – Everyone loves these cupcakes in the fall – they are like a cross between cupcakes and a pumpkin pie.
- Paleo Pumpkin Chili – Pumpkin can be savory, too!
Tools To Make DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice:
Click the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- Storage Containers – You will want some airtight storage containers. I love this set because it has several sizes and they are handy to have around.
- Spice Jars – If you are considering giving this DIY pumpkin pie spice as a gift, these jars are perfect!
How To Make Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
Learn how to make pumpkin pie spice with just 5 ingredients + 5 minutes! This DIY homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe is perfect for all of your pumpkin recipes.
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- 2 tablespoons Cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon Ground cloves
- 1 tablespoon Ground ginger
- 1 tablespoon Allspice
- 1/2 tablespoon Nutmeg
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
- Mix all spices together in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid.
Serving size: 1 teaspoon
Nutrition Information Per Serving
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols (though the latter are rarely seen on this site), because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.