Baking this fall is easy with our homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice! It adds the perfect touch to all of your pumpkin treats this time of year!
It’ll come as no surprise that we LOVE baking with pumpkin, but did you know that pumpkin itself is actually pretty bland?
Not a whole lot of flavor going on at all!
What we’re tasting when we eat pumpkin treats is all the pumpkin spice – a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves! The ultime combo for that warm, cozy, spiced flavor that we love in our pumpkin desserts!
We’ve often bought the little jars of pumpkin spice, but now I just make my own. It’s so simple, it’s easy to customize, and it helps use up all those other spices you probably have in your cabinet anyway!
We just used this recipe the other day when making our pumpkin chocolate chip cake!
❔ What is in Pumpkin Pie Spice?
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What We Love About This Recipe:
- Just five simple ingredients and a little mixing is all there is to this recipe!
- You can adjust the ratios of spices to suit your tastes.
🎃 How to Make Pumpkin Pie Spice:
Combine: As you can imagine there isn’t a whole lot to this recipe! It’s simple, but this homemade pumpkin spice will add loads of flavor to all your favorite pumpkin recipes!
To make add all the ingredients to a small jar, and then stir until it is well combined. That’s pretty much all there is to it! If you need some ideas on how to use this pumpkin pie spice, I’ve got plenty to share below!
Make this recipe your own by adjusting the amount of spice used to suit your tastes. Maybe you don’t like as much ginger, or maybe you really the love cinnamon? Experiment to suit your taste!
Aside from experimenting with different ratios of the five spices used in this recipe, you can change things up a few other ways. A few suggestions:
- Some pumpkin pie spice recipes omit the allspice or the cloves.
- Mace is an ingredient that is commonly used in pumpkin pie spice.
- Fennel is another spice that is sometimes used.
- You can change the flavor up by using some dried orange peel or ground cardamom.
🥧 Recipes that use Pumpkin Pie Spice:
If you’ve been a longtime reader you should know by now that I love pumpkin recipes! It only seemed natural to make my own pumpkin pie spice blend to use in all those recipes. If you need suggestions, I’ve got lots!
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
- Pumpkin Crunch Cake
- Air Fryer Pumpkin Bombs
- Pumpkin Dip Recipe
- Pumpkin Pecan Pie
- Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Keto Pumpkin Bars
- Keto Pumpkin Mousse
- Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats
- Pumpkin Lasagna
- Pumpkin Crisp
You can see all of my pumpkin recipes here!
Yes! Feel free to experiment with different ratios to get the taste you prefer. We often cut down the cloves a bit as I don’t love the flavor.
Because you can customize it! Pretty much every pumpkin spice recipe uses different ratios of ingredients, or even different spices. You can make sure you are getting the best tasting pumpkin spice by making your own.
MORE FALL DESSERT RECIPES!
- Apple Cobbler
- Sweet Potato Pie
- Apple Galette in Air Fryer
- Keto Apple Crisp
- Chocolate Pecan Pie
- Apple Pie Bars
- Snickerdoodle Rice Krispies Treats
Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons ginger
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon cloves
- Add all of the spices to a small jar and stir to combine.
- Seal jar and store until ready to use.