Learn how to make your own DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice at home with a warming blend of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.
Having pumpkin pie spice on hand will open the door to all your fall desserts and recipes.
Being able to make up a homemade spice blend is super helpful when you are in a pinch!
The best part? You probably have everything you need in your spice cabinet.
Why you'll love this recipe
- Great in sweet and savory dishes
- Made from common spices
- Use in your favorite recipes
What's pumpkin pie spice made of?
It is a mix of simple spices and pantry staples—cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. This warming combination of spices works in both sweet and savory recipes.
Some pumpkin spice mixtures omit the allspice, but this recipe uses just a hint of it.
Is pumpkin spice gluten-free?
Individual spices are generally gluten-free. Depending on how and where they are processed, additional gluten agents may be added.
This could be from added wheat starch or wheat flour.
Or, from cross-contamination in the place the spice was processed and packaged. A store-bought version of a mix is more apt to have additives.
Tips for finding gluten-free safe spices
When in doubt, these tips will help ensure you are buying gluten-free spices:
- Avoid buying from bulk bins
- Check the label for the gluten-free status of the product
- Check the ingredient list
Here are a few quick notes about the ingredients in this recipe. You can see a complete list of ingredients and the full recipe instructions in the recipe card below.
Cinnamon - Sweet, spicy, and earthy, and slightly woody.
Ginger - Spicy, peppery, with lemony-citrus notes and a pungent kick.
Nutmeg - Warm, nutty, with hints of clove.
Allspice - Spicy-sweet and peppery.
Cloves - Pungent and robust flavor, bitter, and subtly sweet.
Before you start: Get out all the spices.
Step 1: Combine all individual ingredients—ground nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and cloves—in a small mixing bowl. Whisk until all spices are integrated.
Step 2: Transfer to a storage container.
You'll need an airtight container like a small jar. Keep the homemade pumpkin spice blend in a cool, dry place.
Give the jar a good shake before using it.
With a mix at your fingertips, you can use it in favorite pumpkin recipes when the fall season rolls around, like:
- Pumpkin cookies
- Pumpkin spice lattes
- Pumpkin bread and other quick breads (like sweet potato bread!)
- Pumpkin chocolate chip blondies
- Creamer for your cup of coffee
- Pumpkin muffins
- Breakfast cookies
Apple pie spice primarily features a combination of cinnamon and similar spices found in pumpkin spice with the addition to cardamom.
Pumpkin pie spice combines ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves, for a more complex flavor profile.
Absolutely. If you are not a big fan of cloves or one of the other spices, you can lessen or omit It based on your preferences.
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Homemade DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Whisk until all spices are integrated.
- Store in an airtight jar or container.