Learn how to make your own pumpkin pie spice in less than 5 minutes with just a few common spices. Perfect for fall cookies, breads, pies, and so much more!
For the longest time, I bought the small containers of pumpkin pie spice from the store. You know, the one that costs about $5 for maybe 2-3 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice? Since I use quite a bit of pumpkin pie spice during the fall, I realized I was running out of it over and over again.
So I did something crazy.
I looked at the back of the container and read the ingredients. Crazy, right? I realized that I already had everything I needed sitting in my pantry to make a batch. So instead of running to the store to buy some pumpkin pie spice I stood there for 5 minutes and made my own.
And guess what? It was easy, inexpensive, and made way more than the small containers you can buy from the store. Plus, it tastes delicious in any pumpkin dessert I’ve used it in so far. So today I’m sharing this simple DIY pumpkin pie spice recipe so you can learn to make your own right at home.
To create this recipe I worked off of two things, the back of the pumpkin pie spice container and my pumpkin cupcakes recipe. I used the same blend of spices in my pumpkin cupcakes and scaled it up to make a larger batch. I slightly adjusted the amount of cinnamon just to make it easier to measure and cut the recipe in half. Since the store-bought pumpkin pie spice uses allspice, I also incorporated some into this recipe. Plus, I love extra spices in pumpkin desserts so I figured it couldn’t hurt.
You only need 5 spices to make this homemade version: ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, ground allspice, and ground cloves. I’m willing to bet you probably already have most of them sitting in your pantry right now too.
All you have to do is measure out the spices, whisk them together, and you’re done. This recipe will make 5 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice which is perfect if you do a lot of baking during the fall. You can easily cut this recipe in half if you don’t need that much too.
If you’re wondering which recipes you can use the pumpkin pie spice in, I’ve included some below.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk until well combined. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
Some recipes to use your homemade pumpkin pie spice in..
- Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
- Baked Pumpkin Donuts with Maple Cinnamon Glaze
- Easy Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls (made with crescent roll dough!)
- Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crumb Cake
- Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
- Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes