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Easy Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix (Recipe)

Get ready to elevate your fall baking game with our homemade pumpkin spice mix recipe. As the leaves start to change and the air gets crisper, there’s nothing quite like the warm and cozy aroma of pumpkin pie spice wafting through your kitchen.

With just a few items from your spice cabinet, you can create your very own pumpkin pie spice blend that will infuse your pumpkin treats and fall recipes with that irresistible seasonal charm. Say goodbye to store-bought mixes and hello to a DIY spice blend that’s not only cost-effective but also customizable to your taste.

five small bowls with ground spices in them on a wooden table

Pumpkin Pie Spice or Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin spice are really the same thing. They are a combination the basic spices that are traditionally used to make pumpkin pie, spices such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. Over time, people started using these spices in other things, such as pumpkin spice lattes, and food manufactures started selling small jars of mixed spice labeled, “Pumpkin Pie Spice” or “Pumpkin Spice” 

Those little jars can be quite pricey at the grocery store. But you can easily make your own homemade version using simple spices from your spice cabinet – and you can call it whatever you want….Pumpkin Pie Spice or Pumpkin Spice….because you’re in chard. 

5 various sized spoons with ground spices on them.

Tips for Making Homemade Pumpkin Spice Blend

You’re not limited to cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, when you make your own pumpkin spice mix, you can add other warm spices such as cardamon to make your own spice blend. 

All the ingredients you use should be ground. If you wat to start with whole spices and just grind them yourself in a coffee grinder used only for spices, that’s totally fine. They just need to be ground before measuring since ground spices are easier to measure than whole spices are. 

A little goes a long way for pumpkin spice blends, so you don’t need to make a huge amount of this pumpkin spice recipe, just make what you think you reasonably need to last a year. Since the individual spices are pantry staples if you need to whip up a fresh batch of pumpkin spice mix, you can do that in just a couple of minutes. 

Homemade pumpkin pie spice is stored just like other spices, in an airtight container at room temperature in a dark place. You can reuse an old spice jar or small mason jar. Or, use a cute jar such as Weck jars or other swing top jar. These are especially fun for gift giving.

Be sure to label the jar so you know that it has homemade pumpkin pie spice blend in it and something like just ground allspice. Once ground it will be really hard to tell the difference between a blend of spices and individual spices.

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

5 various sized spoons with ground spices on them.

This homemade pumpkin spice mix recipe is perfect for all your favorite fall treats.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoons ground cloves


  1. Assemble all your spices and measuring spoons, small mixing bowl, jar for storing spice mixes.  Using whole spices and grinding them yourself is an option for an even fresher flavor.
  1. In a small bowl, mix cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and any other ground spices you want to add to create your own custom spice mix.
  2. Use a fork or a small whisk to combine all the spices thoroughly. Make sure the blend is evenly mixed, with no clumps or pockets of any single spice.
  3. Transfer your freshly made pumpkin pie spice mix to an airtight container. A glass jar with a tight-fitting lid works perfectly. Label the jar with the date to keep track of its freshness.


  • For an extra layer of flavor, consider toasting whole spices like cinnamon sticks, cloves, and nutmeg in a dry skillet for a minute or two before grinding them.
  • Adjust the ratios of spices to suit your personal taste.

Using Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

With this simple homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe, you’re armed with the secret to making every autumn treat even more delightful. Whether you’re doing some fall baking and making all things pumpkin, like pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin pancakes or using it for spiced lattes or even as an apple pie spice substitute, this homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe will become your go-to ingredient for all your favorite pumpkin spice recipes.

So, why wait? Mix up a batch today and savor the cozy flavors of the season. Happy baking!

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