With a simple blend of just 5 warming spices, this homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe is fabulous to have on hand to use in all your favourite fall recipes! Plus, this diy pumpkin pie spice is made in minutes!
Pumpkin spice and everything nice…am I right 😉 ? As I’ve said before, fall is my favourite time of year. I just love it.
Those lovely scented candles (that I buy way too many of).
I was looking at my store-bought container of pumpkin spice the other day and thought to myself –
‘Why am I paying for this?? I have all these spices on hand.’ The store-bought jar has preservatives in there too, specifically sulphites.
Plus, if I make a diy pumpkin spice recipe, there will be absolutely no added junk….so, that’s what I did!
Now, don’t get me wrong. There’s sulphites in wine too. But Dawn ain’t giving up wine, lol.
Ingredients in Pumpkin Pie Spice
Pumpkin pie spice, or simply pumpkin spice, is made of five ingredients (that you probably have on hand in your pantry), with the primary spice being cinnamon. It includes –
- Ground ginger
- Ground nutmeg
- Ground cloves
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How to Make It
You literally mix all the spices in a bowl and place in an airtight container. Easy peasy!
How to Use
Homemade pumpkin pie spice adds so much flavour to everything, from sweet to savoury dishes and everything in between! Some of my faves are –
- Pumpkin spice latte
- Waffles and pancakes
- Loaves and cakes
- Cookies and cupcakes
- Energy balls
- Soups (Psssst—>recipe coming up soon)
- And so much more!
Use fresh spices! Don’t go grabbing spices that have been in your cupboard for, like, 3 years.
This pumpkin spice recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. I made a big batch to use throughout the fall season.
It makes a fabulous hostess gift! Grab some cute little containers from your local craft or dollar store, wrap in a pretty bow and, voilà! An easy pumpkin pie spice recipe!
If you really love nutmeg, for example, feel free to add a smidgen more!
Best Spices to Buy
Not all spices are created equal. Sure, you can buy spices on the cheap, but they may not be of the same quality as others. Buy a brand you know and trust.
Look for spices that are bright, those they don’t look ‘dried out’ and smell as they should.
Best Way to Store Spices
In order to achieve maximum flavour out of your spices, proper storage is essential. So, there are some things to keep in mind-
Store in an airtight container. Small glass jars, like mason jars, work lovely here.
Tip: If you’re removing store-bought spices from their original container, ensure you note the best before date on the packaging so you know how long it’s good for.
Label your spices! Ever go to the bulk food store, pick up some spices and didn’t label right away? Yeah, me too. Then, you may totally forget what the heck you bought. Label so there’s no mistaking what it is.
Store in a cool, dark place. Your pantry cupboard or kitchen drawer works great. Some people often store spices next to their stove. Don’t do that! You’re exposing them to heat, light and possibly moisture and, thereby, reducing their quality.
Finish off a jar of, say, cumin? Don’t automatically top up the jar with new stuff. Clean/dry the jar first so everything stays nice and fresh.
Speaking of clean, don’t go dipping any contaminated spoons into that jar of spice. Ensure your measuring spoon doesn’t have any other food items on their from cooking and it’s not wet/damp.
Don’t buy too much of any one spice at once. Sure, you can probably get, like, a ginormous container of cinnamon at a wholesaler on the cheap, but are you really gonna use all of it in a reasonable time before it starts to lose freshness? Unless you know you are going to use it OR can share with a friend, buy smaller quantities.
How Long Does It Last?
Like mentioned above, when making this diy pumpkin spice, use fresh spices for optimal taste.
The older spices are the less fresh they are, which could mean less pungent.
Ideally use this homemade pumpkin pie spice within 6 months or up to a year. I’m sure you could probably use after that, but that’s what I prefer for optimal freshness.
More Easy Fall Recipes You May Enjoy
- Halloween Donuts – Chocolate donuts with pumpkin spice, homemade ganache and festive sprinkles. Talk about fun!
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins – Chocolate and pumpkin go so well together. Plus, there’s pumpkin seeds for extra oomph. So yummy with that morning coffee.
- Pumpkin Ice Cream from David of Spiced – Who says ice cream is just for summer? This creamy dreamy treat is delicious in a bowl or piled high on a cone.
So, go ahead..made your own pumpkin pie spice and use on all your favourite fall eats and drinks! Hope you love it as much as we do!
Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon,
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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1.5 tablespoons ground ginger
- 1.5 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground clove
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- Combine all spices together and stir until combined. Store in an airtight container and use in your favourite fall recipes!
- Use fresh spices!
- This pumpkin spice recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.
- Label your spice jar.
- Store in a cool, dark place and use within 6 months (ideally) or up to a year.