Homemade pumpkin pie spice is an easy fall recipe! It's a delicious way to make your own DIY pumpkin pie spice blend at home. It's perfect in desserts and coffee.
I've definitely been about to make a recipe and then realize it calls for pumpkin pie spice. And realize... I don't have any on hand. But I DO have a drawer full of other spices. And so it's easy to whip up a homemade pumpkin pie spice from scratch. It also saves you when the grocery store is out of pumpkin pie spice blends. Just make your own!
Why make your own?
There are so many reasons to make you own DIY pumpkin pie spice blend.
First, sometimes they can be hard to find in the stores! And if you already have all these spices in your spice cabinet, just make it yourself!
Second, you can customize. If you find that you really like your spice blend to have more cinnamon, for example, you can add a touch more cinnamon when you make it yourself.
Third, it's probably cheaper! Especially if you already have all these spices, making your own homemade pumpkin pie spice blend is the way to go.
Fourth, it's easy. This is a "mix everything together and that's it" type of recipe.
- Ground ginger
How to use the spice:
What would you use this homemade DIY pumpkin pie spice in? Well, basically any recipe (a lot of desserts) that calls for it! You can put a bit in your morning (or afternoon) coffee for a fall flavor. My husband makes waffles using this spice blend. You can flavor nuts or popcorn with it. And you can even use it to roast fall vegetables.
Other fall recipes to love:
- Dutch apple pie
- Homemade pumpkin pie pop tarts
- Roasted acorn squash
- Breakfast sweet potato bowl
- Roasted butternut squash soup
How to make the pumpkin pie spice:
Simply measure out all the ingredients, place in a bowl, and then mix all together.
Then place in an airtight jar, and label it!
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 3 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1.5 teaspoon cloves
- 1.5 teaspoon allspice
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom
- In a bowl, add all ground spices. Stir to combine, breaking up any lumps.
- Pour spice mix into a jar and put on the lid. Shake if needed to combine further. Set aside and enjoy when needed!