Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe and 10 uses

It’s that time of year…let the baking and holiday cooking begin!

One of the most used spice blends this time of year is of course a Pumpkin Spice Blend, from Grandma’s pumpkin pie to bread and cookies. It even makes it’s way in to pumpkin soup and other meals. With all of these uses it’s easy to go through a store bought bottle in no time at all. Now you could make it difficult on yourself and add the individual spices to the recipes that are found in a pumpkin spice blend if you’re only going to use it once but really, who does that.

Making your own pumpkin spice blend is easy and saves you time in the long run, plus it gives you an opportunity to adjust the ratios as you get more familiar with the spices involved. Maybe you’re a fan of cinnamon and so you might increase it in your blend or perhaps the ground ginger needs to be reduced for your familys’ tastebuds. You get the idea… here is a good pumpkin spice blend to get you started.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

Rating: 31

Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice

An easy pumpkin spice blend for your pantry


  • 3 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Ginger
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Ground Allspice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Ground Cloves


  1. Combine all spices in a bowl
  2. Mix well
  3. Store in a tightly sealed container and in a dry, cool place
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We’ve found that this blend from My Baking Addiction works well in most baking recipes and is a good base to make adjustments from. You could even add a little coriander to the mix if you are adapting it for a soup. Have fun experimenting and remember some of the best dishes happen by accident.

Now that you have your Pumpkin Pie Spice blend made, what are you going to use it on besides pumpkin pie?

  1. Add Pumpkin Pie Spice to pancakes or oatmeal for a great Fall flavor
  2. Pumpkin Spice Latte, like the ones that Starbucks serves, are always a hit. Here is one made with Chai Tea.
  3. Soups and Pasta also take on a great Fall flavor with Pumpkin Pie Spice blend
  4. Try some Spiced Popcorn, Pumpkin Dip or Snack Mix for a nice change to your Family Movie Night
  5. Pumpkin Seeds are a great snack too
  6. And for the adult crowd…Pumpkin Spice Margarita
  7. The most common use for Pumpkin Pie Spice blend…Pumpkin Pie
  8. Pumpkin Bars, Cake or Cookies
  9. And we can’t forget Pumpkin Cupcakes…always in our house
  10. For more than 30 Pumpkin Recipes, head on over to Eat at Home and It’s a Blog Party for more Pumpkin Ideas.

Do you have a favorite use for Pumpkin Pie Spice?

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  1. We put pumpkin pie spice in the coffee maker with the grounds. It smells heavenly while brewing and tastes really nice. Thanks for sharing the breakdown of spices. I will be using this in the future.
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    • Thanks so much for the idea of adding to coffee while brewing, I’ll have to try it this weekend and add a little cream for a new way to make a Pumpkin Spice Latte.

  2. Oh what great ideas to share this delightful combination in. I love being able to DIY! So glad you shared.

  3. I can smell it now…
    great tip!

  4. Great ideas. I just wrote about a pumpkin spice coffee on my blog a few days ago. Reading about all this pumpkin spice makes me want a cup!
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  5. I was going to share the same idea as Pary Moppins above. Thanks for the spice blend recipe–it’s WAY more frugal to make your own using the base spices than it is to buy it as a combo. I’ve got an empty cinnamon jar all ready to be filled with some pumpkin spice mix!

  6. Thanks for the breakdown of spices – that is really great to know. I was going to suggest the coffee but I see we are very unoriginal in that!! My family loves baked sweet potatoes with butter and a little pumpkin pie spice sprinkled on top – in fact we just had them last night.

    Again thanks for all the great ideas – the idea of putting it oatmeal will probably be our breakfast tomorrow – yum!!!

  7. YUM, Liz! Love the recipes and homemade spice recipe as well. :-) Thanks for sharing and linking up.
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  8. I love this, I somehow forgot to buy pumpkin pie spice on my last US trip. Maing my own hadnt occurred to me, thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Thanks for including our link for roasted pumpkin seeds, what a great lineup!
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