Easy to Make: Pumpkin Pie Spice

Make Your Own Pumpkin Pie Spice

With it now officially being Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere (and at Starbucks), I know that a lot of people will be doing a lot of baking with pumpkin. One of the ingredients that very often accompanies pumpkin is pumpkin pie spice. But, don’t fret, you don’t need to run out and buy an expensive little tin of pumpkin pie spice, you can easily make your own from spices that you may already have in your pantry at home! The smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cloves is enough to warm your house by 5 degrees on a chilly day. Don’t believe me? You’ll just have to try it yourself then!

Easy to Make: Pumpkin Pie Spice
Instead of buying Pumpkin Pie Spice in the store, use some commonly stocked spices to mix your own.
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  1. Measure all spices into a small jar. Place the lid on the jar and shake, shake, shake until all of the spices are well blended.
  2. This recipe can be multiplied for a larger batch, or cut in half for a smaller amount.
  3. Store in an airtight container in a dark, dry place. Use in any recipes calling for "Pumpkin Pie Spice".



  1. says

    I was going to make pumpkin cupcakes today and I’ll be using your pumpkin pie spice mixture for sure! I always prefer to make my own rather than spending the money on a tiny little tin. Thanks

    • Tamara says

      Hey, Charlotte. Jules GF flour is a great mixture, but you don’t want to replace individual ingredients with it. If the recipe calls for a mixture of flours/starches, it’s probably a great idea. However, if the recipe only calls for an individual ingredient such as tapioca starch or brown rice flour, there’s probably a reason for that, so I wouldn’t do it. But really, we’re all in this together, so let us know if something works or doesn’t. By the way, I didn’t clear this with Jeanine, I just threw this answer out there, so I hope she forgives me for just contributing…

      • says

        Wonderful response, Tamara!
        I do use an all-purpose gluten free flour blend on a lot of recipes. With those, I believe you could switch out for Jules flour without a problem.

  2. Tamara says

    I often wondered exactly what was in “pumpkin spice” but I never really thought it through…thanks for this! I can hardly wait to make some waffles (or anything else I like with pumpkin, ’cause it’s a staple around my house this time of year)!

  3. says

    Pumpkin is used so differently over here, mostly baked in chunks with roasts, or as a gorgeous silky soup. The only ‘tradditional’ baked good recipe with it is scones. I think it should be put in everything it’s so yummy, and the spice mix sounds great.

    • says

      Interesting how it is used differently in different places. I’ve tried a pumpkin soup once, wasn’t a fan. I prefer my pumpkin baked in, and loaded with the spices. :)


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