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In this post: This homemade pumpkin spice seasoning is perfect for fall and winter baking. It’s super easy to make and perfect to give as a homemade gift!


Whether it’s fall, the holidays, or any time of the year you’re craving pumpkin desserts, this homemade pumpkin spice seasoning is handy! Spicy and aromatic, this is a classic mixture that often contains ingredients you already have on hand. 

pumpkin pie spice in a white bowl with a measuring spoon in it

What is Pumpkin Spice Seasoning?

Pumpkin spice is a relatively recent yet extremely popular spice used in muffins, pies, loaves, lattes, frappuccinos, and more. This unique spice blend is made out of spices that you very likely have in your kitchen right now!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This pumpkin pie spice:

  • is quick and easy to make
  • keeps well in an airtight container for months
  • doesn’t contain complicated instructions or hard-to-find ingredients
  • can easily be adjusted to suit your individual taste

cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, and allspice each in there own small glass bowl

Pumpkin Pie Spice Ingredients

  • Cinnamon: as the base spice in pumpkin pie seasoning, you will taste the strong and warm flavor of cinnamon more than anything else.
  • Ground ginger: has a spicy, hot taste with a hint of sweetness.
  • Nutmeg: has a warm, nutty flavor and is best used in small amounts. 
  • Allspice: has a nice peppery kick in addition to its sweet flavor. Like nutmeg, it is best when used in small amounts.

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Seasoning

cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice in a white bowl, unmixed
  1. Add the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice to a small dish.
pumpkin pie seasoning in a white bowl with a large metal spoon in it

2. Mix well. You may want to use a whisk to make sure there are no clumps.

Ways To Use Pumpkin Spice

You can use pumpkin spice seasoning in pies, cookies, muffins, loaves, coffee, and basically anything else that contains cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice! 

Tips

  • If you like cinnamon to not be as bold in the mixture, simply reduce it until you find the right ratio to fit your preferences. 
  • Use quality spices for this recipe in order to get the best outcome. Cheaper spices tend to be lacking in flavor. This results in a weak spice mixture. 
  • You can easily double this recipe, or increase it as much as needed. 
  • If you would like, you can add cloves to the mixture. Not everyone likes them, so I suggest only adding cloves if you know for sure you already like them. ½ teaspoon should be plenty for this specific mixture. 
spoonful of pumpkin spice seasoning over a white bowl of the seasoning

FAQ

Is pumpkin pie spice the same as allspice?

They are not the same thing! Allspice is a single spice used to make pumpkin pie spice, whereas pumpkin pie spice is a combination of multiple spices.

Is pumpkin pie spice healthy? Keto friendly? Gluten-free?

Yes, yes, and yes! Because pumpkin pie spice is just made out of spices, it is naturally allergen-free and diet-friendly.

Does pumpkin pie spice have sugar?

This pumpkin spice seasoning does not have sugar. Store-bought pumpkin spice seasoning often has sugar or other sweeteners, which is why it can be better to make your own!

How much to use?

Most recipes use 1/2-2 tablespoons, but you will get the best results if you follow the instructions in the recipe you are using.

What’s in pumpkin pie spice?

Pumpkin pie spice has a base of cinnamon and complementing ingredients like nutmeg, ginger, and allspice.

Pumpkin pie spice substitute

If you don’t have all of the spices to make pumpkin spice seasoning you can use cinnamon and nutmeg plus any of the other spices you have. As the base of the seasoning, cinnamon must be included in your pumpkin spice seasoning.

glass jar with pumpkin spice seasoning in it

How to Store Pumpkin Spice Seasoning

Store your pumpkin spice seasoning in an airtight container in a cool dry place like the pantry. It will keep for up to 2 months. 

Some of our favorite spice jars

white measuring spoon of pumpkin spice seasoning held over a white bowl of pumpkin spice seasoning
spoonful of pumpkin spice seasoning over a white bowl of the seasoning

How to Make Pumpkin Spice Seasoning - for Pies, Muffins, or Hot Drinks!

Yield: 6 tablespoons
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes

This homemade pumpkin spice seasoning is perfect for fall and winter baking. It’s super easy to make and perfect to give as a homemade gift! Get the recipe here.

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 2 ½ Teaspoons Ginger
  • 2 ½ Teaspoons Nutmeg
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Allspice

Instructions

    1. Combine all ingredients in a small dish and mix well.

Notes

  • Store in a sealed container in a cool dry place like the pantry. Keep for up to 2 months.
  • If you like cinnamon to not be as bold in the mixture, simply reduce it until you find the right ratio to fit your preferences.
  • Use quality spices for this recipe in order to get the best outcome. Cheaper spices tend to be lacking in flavor. This results in a weak spice mixture.
  • You can easily double this recipe, or increase it as much as needed.
  • If you would like, you can add cloves to the mixture. Not everyone likes them, so I suggest only adding cloves if you know for sure you already like them. ½ teaspoon should be plenty for this specific mixture.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 3gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily via Nutrifox.

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