Very easy and quick to make pumpkin pie spice mix recipe
Learn how to make your own DIY pumpkin spice.
Mmmmm, Pumpkin Spice!
You can use it for much more than for just making pumpkin pie: pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffin…
This flavor has become the staple of Fall for many people!
And luckily, it’s very easy to assemble it at home.
In this post I’ll share my recipe for DIY pumpkin spice; you will be surprised at how good it is!
What is pumpkin spice?
Pumpkin spice is a blend of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and sometimes allspice mixed together to form an incredible taste.
Pumpkin spice blend also smells great too which makes this spice blend so desirable this time of year.
How does pumpkin spice taste?
No wonder this spice mix is so popular: it has the perfect balance between the sweetness of cinnamon with spiciness of ginger and the alluring depth of clove and nutmeg.
The spices complement each other without ever feeling overwhelming.
And it’s not only about the taste: pumpkin pie spice leaves you feeling warm all over in a very pleasant way.
The perfect blend for those looking to cozy up!
Reasons to make your own pumpkin pie spice
- It’s cheaper than store-bought, even using better quality and/or organic spices
- Homemade often tastes better than many brands
- Pumpkin pie spice isn’t so easy to find abroad
Can you make pumpkin pie spice blend without allspice?
While many pumpkin spice blends contain allspice, I skip it for our homemade pumpkin spice mix because it’s not easy to find it where I live (Europe).
Plus, there is a general consensus that allspice tastes like a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, ingredients that are in this homemade spice blend!
Is pumpkin pie spice mix healthy?
It turns out, pumpkin pie spice ingredients offer you lots more than just great flavor:
- CINNAMON is a potent antioxidant that may fight infections, protect the brain and lower blood sugar levels.
It’s always better to choose Ceylon cinnamon since it has less coumarin, which could be harmful. 
- GINGER is a superfood that may ease pain, digestive issues, help lose weigh, fight cancer cells, and avoid infectious deceases. 
- NUTMEG has antibacterial properties, enhances mood and improves sleep quality 
- CLOVES are specially high in antioxidants, can kill bacteria and protect the stomach 
Ideas to use pumpkin spice
Our pumpkin spice recipe works as a pumpkin pie spice substitute, so you can use it 1:1 as swap for commercial spice blends.
You may also use this blend every time you would like to add some cinnamon-like flavor but with some more warmth and depth.
Here are some delicious recipes that use pumpkin spice:
- How to make Pumpkin Spice Latte for ANY taste
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Chia Pudding
- Pumpkin spice baked doughnuts
- Low carb pumpkin bread
- Keto pumpkin cookies
- Pumpkin sausage patties
How to make homemade pumpkin spice blend
Time needed: 5 minutes.
How to make pumpkin spice mix
- Gather ingredients
Measure ground cinnamon, ginger powder, ground clove and ground nutmeg.
- Put everything together
Store in airtight container, in a dark place and away from moisture.
DIY pumpkin pie spice
- Airtight small container or spice jar
- 2 Tbsp ground cinnamon (Ceylon is recommended) (6 teaspoons)
- 1 Tbsp. ginger powder (3 teaspoons)
- 2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground clove
- Gather the ingredients in a small container.
- Mix the spices and use as desired (this blends substitute comercial pumpkin pie spice)
If you’re looking for a handy recipe to upgrade your spices cabinet, this is it!
This pumpkin pie spice is easy enough to make in just a few minutes and mixing your own spice blend is so fun, you’ll never want store-bought again!
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