A homemade pumpkin pie spice blend that is quick, easy to make, and totally customizable to your tastes! Works in so many recipes, not just pies.
Pumpkin spice is the unofficial flavor of fall. Heck, it’s even creeping into the end of summer when late August the shelves are starting to be filled with pumpkin pie flavored goodies.
And while you can purchase a pre-made blend, there is something super special about making up a batch of this yourself! Customize it to exactly how you like it. I add extra cinnamon and ginger to mine!
Use this seasoning blend in so many recipes like dairy free pumpkin pie (of course), pumpkin pancakes, a homemade vegan pumpkin spice latte, or sprinkled on top of roasted sweet potatoes!
Why You’ll Love this Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend
- Quick, easy, customizable
- More cost-effective than buying premade blends
- Makes a great gift!
Here is a quick rundown of what you’ll need to make this homemade pumpkin spice blend. For the recipe with measurements, please see the recipe card below.
- Cinnamon: Any kind of cinnamon will work in this recipe. True cinnamon from ceylon has a deep spicy flavor. Saigon cinnamon is really bright and intense! You may need a teaspoon less cinnamon if using Saigon cinnamon.
- Black Pepper: A secret ingredient! Adding a touch of black pepper really deepens and intensifies the other flavors and spices in this blend. It will leave people asking what your secret is! And it’s up to you if you want to share the secret.
- You’ll Also Need: Ginger, Cloves, Allspice
Why no Nutmeg in this spice blend?
This pumpkin pie spice blend has no nutmeg for a few reasons.
Well, honestly I just don’t like it! But if you love nutmeg, this is your recipe and you can customize it to include the nutmeg. I’ve included how much to add in the recipe card.
However, you might be surprised to know that if you have a seed allergy, you are possibly allergic to nutmeg.
Fun fact! As the nutmeg seed is dried out over the course of 6 to 8 weeks, the outside layer pulls away from the inner seed. This outer layer is then dried separately and powered into the spice known as mace. Two spices from one seed!
Finally, nutmeg is a bad spice to give to your dog. Just like chocolate, nutmeg isn’t well tolerated by dogs. I have two dogs and they are always sneaking a bite of what I’m eating. So, to make it as safe as possible for everyone in my family, I omit the nutmeg.
Making this spice blend is super simple.
Make sure to check out the recipe card below for the full recipe and ingredient list.
In a small mixing bowl, combine all the spices together. Use a whisk to fully mix them together. Sometimes spices, especially ginger, can be clumpy so you want to make sure to fully mix it together.
Pour the spice blend into a spice jar or small jar with a well fitting lid to make sure it lasts as long as possible.
That’s it! Use in all your favorite recipes that use pumpkin spice.
When stored in a cool, dark location, this homemade spice blend will keep for 1 to 2 years. To make it last as long as possible, purchase all the individual spices at the same time so they are fresh at the same time.
How to Store
Keep this spice blend in a cool, dry, possibly dark location. Make sure the storage container is airtight. Kept this way, the spice blend should last anywhere from 1 to 2 years.
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- Mixing bowl
- Measuring spoons
- Storage jar
- 3 tablespoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ginger
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg optional
- 1 teaspoon cloves
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- Combine and whisk. Whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Sometimes spices can be clumpy so make sure everything is well mixed together.
- Store and enjoy. Transfer your spice blend into a clean and fully dry storage container. Use as desired in all your recipes for up to 1 year. Enjoy!