It’s fall and if that can only mean one thing then it’s definitely that it’s pumpkin pie spiced everything season. Everywhere you turn Pumpkin Pie Spice is cropping up in everything from morning lattes to waffles and everything in between. America loves pumpkin pie spice! Each year before I start my fall baking, I always mix up a batch of Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend. It’s super simple, takes less than 5-minutes and uses only 5-ingredients! It’s sugar-free and gluten-free, too. Add a dash to your morning coffee for some warm fall flavors in your cup. It’s delicious.
Have you been to the store and looked at the cost of picking up an oh-so-tiny (1.12 oz) jar of this spice blend? If you haven’t – I’ll save you the trip; it is expensive – about $4.50 for a couple of tablespoons worth of everyday spices! There’s no need to pay those prices when I bet you have everything you need already in the pantry. I bet you do. Go look; I’ll wait. Before you go, here’s what you’re looking for: ground cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, ground allspice, and ground cloves (optional).
Did you look? You had everything, didn’t you? I knew you did. Now all we do is mix them together and there you have it – Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend. It’s that easy. I know, right!
Okay – so here’s how:
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend
Yield 1 /2 cup
- 3 tablespoons Ground Cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons Ground Ginger
- 2 teaspoons Nutmeg [See Note 1]
- 1-1/2 teaspoon Ground Allspice
- 1-1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves (optional) [See Note 2]
- In a small bowl, stir together the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves (optional) until combined.
- Store in a small spice jar or container for up to 6 months. [See Note 3]
1). I use whole nutmeg seeds which I grate myself. It has such a beautiful flavor freshly grated. I buy the whole seeds in a bag ( 4-5 in a bag) usually on the International foods aisle of the grocery store. It's also sometimes kept whole where other spices are sold. If you cannot find the whole nutmeg, you can use ground nutmeg at a 1:1 ratio. Either will do great in this spice blend.2). Cloves are not in the traditional mix but I like the warm winter flavor ground cloves adds to the spice blend. If you do not care for cloves, leave them out. 3). My husband is known for saving spice jars for our various seasoning blends. Today I'm storing our mix in a 1/2 cup jelly (canning) jar with metal lid and band. You can use any glass or plastic jar you have on hand.