Do you want to know how to make pumpkin pie spice from scratch? This easy, quick recipe is a simple blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. These four spices are all you need to flavor a variety of pumpkin dishes from muffins and pies to pumpkin spice lattes.
Ingredients & Tools
3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves
You will also need measuring spoons, a small bowl and a storage container for the finished DIY spice mix.
Step #1. Combine Pumpkin Pie Spice Ingredients
Combine all of the spices in a small bowl.
Step #2. Transfer to Container
Transfer to an airtight container.
Step #3: Ready to Use
Use in baking and/or beverages such as pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin spice lattes, etc. Use whatever amount the recipe calls for. When it comes to adding this spice mix to taste, start out with a very small amount and work your way up, because it can be potent.
Now you know how to make pumpkin pie spice at home. This recipe is a tested favorite, but feel free to substitute or add different spices to make it your own (such as allspice). You do not need any special equipment to blend the spices; a stirring spoon and a small bowl should do the trick.
Storage is very easy; no refrigeration is necessary. Just keep the mix in an airtight container or baggie in a cool, dark cabinet until you need it! Its shelf life should be as long as the spices on your spice rack, which means that you can use it all year round! This can be up to two to three years when stored properly. Another great thing is that if you run out, you can stir up another batch in under 10 minutes.
Now that you have your pumpkin pie spice mix, the next thing to do is to decide how to use it. What will your next mouthwatering pumpkin dish be? I love making homemade pumpkin spice lattes.
How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 3 tablespoons cinnamon - ground
- 2 teaspoons nutmeg - ground
- 2 teaspoons ginger - ground
- 1 ½ teaspoons cloves - ground
- Combine all the spices in a bowl and store in an airtight container.
- Use in baking and/or beverages such as pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin spice lattes, etc.
- You can store the spice mix in a cool and dark place, like a cupboard or pantry, for up to 2 to 3 years.
Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.
Recipes you can use your homemade pumpkin pie spice in: