This homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe is the perfect DIY how to make recipe for all different uses like in oatmeal, coffee, and fall flavored baked goods. Holiday baking is much better with a homemade spice mix!
Move over McCormick, we’ve got our own homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe that is easy to throw together and the perfect substitute for when you need pumpkin pie spice in a pinch.
Pumpkin spice is the go-to ingredient for baking in the fall, and there are several times when I find that I have just run out. By making this cheaper homemade version, you’ll be certain to always have pumpkin pie spice on hand!
This DIY blend of fall spices is perfect for several of our fall pumpkin recipes and also goes great in things you eat or drink every day like oatmeal, coffee, cookies, and so much more.
Once you make your own spice, you can make my Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Balls no matter the season.
What is in pumpkin pie spice?
Pumpkin pie spice is a blend of several aromatics spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves. You can find all of these spices in the grocery store where you can normally also find pumpkin pie spice.
The reason we make homemade is because some grocery stores do not carry it and it also is a lot more affordable to make homemade! It will last for months in the cabinet which is perfect because we don’t always use it year round.
If you don’t have allspice or don’t want to buy a whole jar of it, you can do this recipe with no allspice. I really do think that it is better well rounded if you include the allspice, but it is a personal preference!
The spices in pumpkin spice are aromatic and warm. Using them in holiday baking will make your baked goods comforting and perfect for the season.
- cinnamon – warm, comforting spice that takes baked goods to the next level. I add cinnamon to everything.
- nutmeg – has a sweet and nutty flavor, almost peppery.
- ginger – adds a little bit of spicy flavor.
- cloves – has a pungent flavor, sometimes a little bitter and definitely warm.
- allspice – strong and spicy aroma.
How to make pumpkin pie spice
Making homemade pumpkin pie spice is so easy to do. All you need to do is measure out all of your spices in a little bowl, then mix them together. You will then store them in an airtight container or leftover spice jar!
The homemade pumpkin pie spice will stay good for up to a year in your cabinet. Even better, this recipe makes enough for all of your pumpkin baked goods.
Uses for pumpkin spice
Use homemade pumpkin pie spice for all your baked goods! We have a lot of pumpkin recipes on this blog that require pumpkin pie spice, and now you can make them all!
Substitute pumpkin pie spice for cinnamon and nutmeg in your fall baking.
Throw a teaspoon into your coffee grinds before you start brewing. This
You can also use it as a homemade gift! Bottle these little pumpkin pie spices into jars and tie them with a bow. Gift to family, friends, teachers, and neighbors for a great gift!
You’ll never have to buy store bought pumpkin pie spice again.
If you make this recipe, be sure to comment below and let me know how it was! Also tag @erinliveswhole on Instagram and use the hashtag #erinliveswhole so I can see it and feature you!
If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
- 3 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1 tsp ground clove
- Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Store in a jar in the pantry for up to one year!
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