Homemade Pumpkin Spice

What's In Pumpkin Spice?

Pumpkin spice (a.k.a. pumpkin pie spice) is an aromatic blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger. Sometimes allspice is included. You can buy the spice blend at the store or use ingredients you already have on hand to make DIY pumpkin spice.

How to Make Pumpkin Spice

It truly couldn't be simpler to make pumpkin spice at home: Simply mix the ingredients together and you're ready to roll! You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below.

How to Use Pumpkin Spice

When chilly weather starts to set in, you'll find yourself reaching for this homemade pumpkin spice again and again. Of course, you can use it to make classic pumpkin pie — but that's not the only way to put this simple spice blend to good use. Try your hand at one of these cozy fall recipes:

· Pumpkin Spice Soft Sugar Cookies
· Pumpkin Crunch Cake
· Pumpkin Pie Muffins
· Pumpkin Cranberry Bread
· Cinnamon Pumpkin Waffles

How to Store Pumpkin Spice

Store your homemade pumpkin spice the same way you would any other spice blend: In a small, airtight container in a cool, dark place. Properly stored, pumpkin spice will last up to three years.


  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  •  teaspoon ground cloves


  • Mix together cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves in a small bowl.