How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

Do you want to know how to make pumpkin pie spice from scratch? This easy, quick recipe for pumpkin pie spice 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 homemade pumpkin spice lattes.

Pumpkin pie spice on a wooden spoon, metal canister in the background.

Step #1. Prepare Ingredients

Ground cinnamon in a measuring spoon, whole cinnamon sticks on the side.
Ground nutmeg in a measuring spoon, whole nutmeg on the side.
Ground ginger in a measuring spoon, fresh whole ginger on the side.
Ground cloves in a measuring spoon, whole cloves on the side.
  • 3 tbsp. cinnamon, ground
  • 2 tsp. nutmeg, ground
  • 2 tsp. ginger, ground
  • 1 ½ tsp. cloves, ground
  • Measuring spoons
  • Small bowl
  • Storage container

Step #2. Combine Pumpkin Pie Spice Ingredients

A wooden bowl full of pumpkin pie spice mix and a small wooden spoon.

Combine all the spices in a bowl and store in an airtight container (you can store in a cool and dark place for months).

Pumpkin pie spice getting transferred from wooden bowl to metal canister.
Pumpkin pie spice getting transferred from wooden bowl to metal canister.

Step #3. Your Pumpkin Spice Mix is Ready to Use

Pumpkin pie spice on a wooden spoon, metal canister in the background.

Use in baking and/or beverages such as pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin spice lattes, etc.

Pumpkin pie spice on a wooden spoon, metal canister in the background.

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. 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! 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 spice mix, the next thing to do is to decide how to use it. What will your next mouthwatering pumpkin dish be?

Pumpkin pie spice on a wooden spoon, metal canister in the background.

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice

Joss D
This easy, quick recipe for pumpkin pie spice is a simple blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves.
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American, British, Canadian
Servings 14 teaspoons
Calories 14 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp. cinnamonground
  • 2 tsp. nutmegground
  • 2 tsp. gingerground
  • 1 ½ tsp. clovesground

Instructions
 

  • Combine all the spices in a bowl and store in an airtight container (you can store in a cool and dark place for months).
    A wooden bowl full of pumpkin pie spice mix and a small wooden spoon.
  • Use in baking and/or beverages such as pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin spice lattes, etc.
    Pumpkin pie spice on a wooden spoon, metal canister in the background.

Equipment

Measuring spoons
Small bowl
Storage container

Nutrition

Calories: 14kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 22mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

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Ways to use your homemade pumpkin pie spice:

Fall Pumpkin Party Punch

Pumpkin Muffins

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