Homemade Pumpkin Spice Mix

pumpkin pie spice 2 With fall is in full swing, I couldn’t help but notice every dessert I wanted to try to make required pumpkin spice. The problem is, that’s not a spice blend I usually have on hand. So thankfully I was able to find a recipe for homemade pumpkin spice mix in my grandmother’s old cookbook that she gave to me a few years ago. It is always nice when I get to use her cookbook because it feels like we are cooking together even when she is not here.


The ingredients are simple, the effort is minimal, and the flavor is phenomenal! So I made a medium sized jar full of homemade pumpkin spice mix for all of my fall baking. I plan to maybe add some to my next batch of granola for an interesting fall like flavor. Or maybe even to be added to a batch of ice-cream to be enjoyed on those occasional warm fall days. Though I mainly needed this homemade pumpkin spice mix for some amazing pumpkin spice french toast that I pinned months agoΒ and homemade pumpkin spice lattes!

pumpkin pie spice

If there is anything you love to use pumpkin spice mix for PLEASE let me know in the comments below. I haven’t used it in that wide of a variety of food, so if I’m missing’ out on somethingΒ  let me know! πŸ™‚

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Mix


  • 3 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground allspice


  • Combine ingredients & whisk together OR pulse in a small food processor until combined. (Food processor wakes up those spices if they have been sitting in the cupboard for a while.) Store in a small jar or airtight container.

39 Thoughts on “Homemade Pumpkin Spice Mix

  1. Thank you so much for adding your recipe link at our Grand Opening of #PureBlogLove . Your recipe look delicious! I hope to see you next week at 8 pm EST!
    Have a great day

  2. I love adding a little pumpkin pie spice to cookies and crumbles. Yum!
    Stumbled it!

  3. I definitely use a lot of pumpkin spice at this time of year. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe at Share It One More Time. Cathy

  4. Can’t wait to start cooking fall foods!

  5. This is so good to know! I have run out of pumpkin pie spice before, but now I am printing this off and keeping it in my cook book to make my own next time.

  6. I love fall baking so much! Pumpkin spice sure comes in handy. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

  7. Hi Maria,
    thank you for the recipe, I’ve never used a pumpkin spice mixture… (less commmon in Europe, I guess) but will definitely try it out now. I already have a certain cookie recipe in mind that will benefit from your knowledge πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing,

  8. I pinned this! I have Googled it myself before! It is a handy recipe!

  9. I love making my own spice mixes and I am very happy to have this Pumpkin Spice Mix. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  10. What a great way to use up the little bits of these spices and start with fresh ones for the baking season. I add a little of all of these to cookies and cakes this time of year. They say “fall” to me. Thanks for sharing this at What’d You Do This Weekend.


  11. This is fantastic I LOVE it, especially if I want to add more or less or one spice. Thanks for sharing!!!

  12. Diane Balch on September 17, 2014 at 10:04 am said:

    Such a thrifty idea is you do a lot of baking in the Fall. Pinned. Thanks for visiting Weekend Bites on Friday.

  13. Fall is my favorite time for baking and I’m definitely pinning this as a resource! Thank you for linking up this “makes me want to bake a pumpkin pie right now!” post at the Thank Goodness It’s Thursday party.

  14. This is wonderful! I found you on Raising Homemakers & totally Pinned this πŸ™‚
    Thank you!

  15. These are spices I use often… and I love them together or separately… Thank you for the recipe… I have seen it before and intended to make my own… but haven’t yet. πŸ™‚

  16. Thanks so much for sharing with the Let’s Get Real party.

  17. Pumpkin… and pumpkin spice! Now THIS is screaming fall! So excited to try it out.

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.

  18. Great idea to mix your own taste of fall. Love the recipe for pumpkin spice and appreciate the ability to give it a tweak to suit me πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  19. Thanks for sharing this on The Art of Homemaking Mondays!

  20. Oh, what a timely post for all things fall! Thanks for linking up with Good Tips Tuesday! Just letting you know this is going to be a featured post next week.

  21. This is so useful!! thank you πŸ™‚ i never thought about preparing it in a jar to use throughout the winter. lol. genius


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  23. I needed this! Pinned. Thank you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girlsο»Ώ

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  28. I always wondered which spices made up pumpkin pie spice mix. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party! Hope to see you again this week!

  29. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚ Pumpkin season is here, this is a great recipe!!!

  30. Love this idea! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  32. Pumpkin spice french toast sounds amazing! Thanks for the pumpkin spice mix recipe, I would much rather make myself than pay a ton more for someone to mix it for me! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  33. Just in time for the best time of year: PUMPKIN PIE SPICE TIME!!!! Wohooooo πŸ™‚

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