If you're looking for that perfect blend of warm, aromatic spices to give your baked goods that quintessential fall flavor, this pumpkin pie spice recipe is just for you! It features the perfect balance of ground cinnamon and an aromatic blend of spices such as nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.
Pumpkin spice, or pumpkin pie spice, is a delicious mix with the most comforting flavor ever. This spice mix adds a delicious fall flavor to pies, whipped cream, lattes, desserts, bread, and veggies!
This recipe is incredibly easy; you can make a whole batch and store it in an airtight jar for up to a year! It's all about storing it properly to make sure it stays fresh. Use it to make pumpkin pie, pumpkin scones, or other fall recipes you love!
❤️ WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
Classic flavors: The unique combination of spices in this recipe delivers a warm, delicious flavor that screams autumn. It is truly a crowd-pleaser!
Cost-effective: Making your own spice blend is much cheaper than buying pre-made from the stores. Plus, you can make a large batch and store it in the freezer for up to a year, guaranteeing that you always have this delicious spice blend available.
Variety of uses: This pumpkin pie spice is incredibly versatile. You can use it in your pumpkin pies, of course, and in your cookies, cakes, breads, or even your morning coffee. The possibilities are endless!
More details about the ingredients and measurements are in the recipe card below!
Cinnamon: This is the base spice that pumpkin pie spice is all about. It's warm, comforting, and perfectly represents fall in a spice.
Nutmeg: Nutmeg will add a delicious warm flavor to your pumpkin spice that'll perfectly complement cinnamon and add a slightly nutty, sweet, and woody flavor to your spice blend.
Cloves: This will add a subtly sweet yet warm flavor to your spice mix and make it taste even better.
Ginger: Ground ginger will add that slightly peppery yet sweet kick to your spice blend, giving it that authentic flavor we all love!
Allspice Powder: Allspice adds a complex, warm, and sweet flavor to your spice blend, rounding out the overall taste. Always remember, the fresher the spices, the better the results!
Cardamom Powder: Cardamom powder lends an exotic, sweet-spicy note to the mix.
Ensure your ground spices are fresh and the expiry date is not close. This will determine exactly how long you can store it.
Measure out all ingredients and mix them. Transfer it to an airtight jar to keep it fresh.
Use it in your favorite dessert, latte, or pie, and store it in a dry place like your pantry or even better in the fridge.
👩🏽🍳 PRO TIPS
Use Fresh Spices: The most important tip to remember when making your pumpkin pie spice blend is to use spices that would expire the same year and month. Fresh spices give you the best results as they lose potency over time.
Store Properly: Transfer your freshly made spice mix into an airtight container. This helps to maintain the potency and aroma of your spice mix for longer.
Check Expiry Dates: Always check the expiry date of the ground spices used in this recipe. This is because spices lose their flavor and aroma over time, affecting the overall taste of your spice mix.
Make in Bulk: Consider making a larger batch of this pumpkin pie spice blend and storing it for up to a year or beyond. This is a cost-effective way of having this delicious spice blend on hand instead of buying pre-made from the stores.
Freezer Storage: I personally store my spice mix in the freezer, and it stays fresh for a long time. The cool temperature helps to prolong the shelf life of the spices.
Black pepper: For a more robust flavor, you can add a quarter teaspoon of black pepper to your mix. It'll add a delicious kick to your spice blend and make the flavors pop even more.
Adjust flavors: The best thing about making homemade pumpkin pie spice is adjusting the spices according to your preference. So, if you like a little more cinnamon or cloves in your mix, feel free to experiment till you have the perfect combination! Then do comment down below to share it with everyone!
🍽️ HOW TO SERVE
- Elevate your morning oatmeal by sprinkling this homemade pumpkin pie spice. The warm, aromatic spices will make your breakfast feel extra special and festive!
- Want to jazz up your regular cup of coffee? Stir in a pinch of this pumpkin pie spice mix for a delightful, homemade pumpkin spice latte.
- If you're a fan of smoothies, why not add a dash of this spice blend to your next pumpkin or banana smoothie? It is a great way to add depth of flavor.
💬 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The main spices in pumpkin pie spice include cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg. This combination will give you the most delicious flavor, making you never want to buy it from the store again!
This delicious spice blend is perfect anywhere you'd normally use some cinnamon, so consider adding it to your morning oatmeal or coffee. I even have a pumpkin spice granola recipe you can check out!
Alternatively, add some whipped cream or lattes to make your own PSL at home that tastes even better than Starbucks!
It's the perfect spice blend to make cookies, pies, and whichever desserts you love the most!
Room temperature: Store your fresh, homemade pumpkin pie spice in an airtight container or jar. Store it in a dry place at room temperature, like your pantry, drawer, or cupboard. I keep mine in the freezer, it keeps far much better there.
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Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe
- 3 tablespoon cinnamon powder
- 2 teaspoon nutmeg powder
- 2 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 teaspoon clove powder
- ½ teaspoon allspice powder
- ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
- Mix all ingredients together. Transfer in an airtight container.
- Try to find spices expiring the same year and month to know how long you can keep this spice mix.
- I store my spice mix in the freezer, which stays fresh for a long time.
- Use a clean and dry jar or container to store the spice mix.