Nothing says fall like some pumpkin pie spice, and this recipe is the easiest and the tastiest one you'll ever come across. 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 an entire year! It's all about storing it properly to make sure it stays fresh.
🥘 INGREDIENTS YOU'LL NEED
Making your pumpkin spice at home is easier than you think! Here's what you'll need to get started.
Scroll down to the recipe card for further details and instructions.
Cinnamon: This is the base spice that pumpkin pie spice is all about. It's warm, comforting, and the perfect representation of 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!
🔪 HOW TO MAKE
This recipe will give you the classic Pumpkin Spice flavor but even better at home in just a few simple steps.
The full instructions are in the recipe card below, but let's look at the main steps to make this spice blend:
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.
💭 COOKING TIPS
- The most important tip to remember when making your pumpkin spice blend is to check the expiry date of the ground spices used in this recipe.
- Spices lose potency over time, so making sure they're fresh will give you the best results!
- Consider making a larger batch and storing it for up to 1 year or even beyond that. This is a cost-effective way of having this delicious spice blend instead of buying pre-made from the stores.
📖 DELICIOUS VARIATIONS
This recipe for pumpkin spice is perfect as it is, but if you're looking to change things up a bit, here are a few recommendations:
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 that you can adjust 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!
💬 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The main spices used 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!
🍲 MORE FALL RECIPES YOU'LL LOVE
You can store your fresh, homemade pumpkin pie spice in an airtight container or jar. Make sure you are storing it in a dry place at room temperature, in places like your pantry, drawer, or cupboard.
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 that would expire the same year and month to know how long you can keep this spice mix.
- I store my spice mix in the freezer and it stays fresh for a long time.