Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice


Want to whip up a pumpkin treat, but don't have any "pumpkin pie spice" on hand? Here's how to make your own DIY pumpkin pie spice blend frugally – without any fillers – while still getting the same great taste!

It’s fall, which means it’s time for pumpkin everything.  If you’re anything like me, you’ve found yourself bookmarking or printing a number of of mouth-watering pumpkin recipes.  I plan to make and share some soon (like pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie and pumpkin muffins) :-).

In order to get us all ready for that, and to help you with your pumpkin baking needs, I’m sharing today my recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice.

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Like I shared with you in my post on Do It Yourself – Homemade Seasoning Blends, making your own seasoning blends has several benefits:

  • save money – spice blends cost more than single spices
  • save money – do it yourself instead of making another trip to the store
  • better health – avoid questionable additives and flavor enhancers in some blends
  • save money – buy spices in bulk since you will use them up more quickly
  • family fun – it’s a simple thing your kids can help you with in the kitchen

Well, this Pumpkin Pie Spice recipe is no different.

Around Thanksgiving and Christmas, we tend to make a lot of pumpkin pies.  I have a great healthy recipe (that I promise I will share with you soon) and we love it so much that I bake a whole bunch at once (it tastes great frozen!)  My kids eat it for snacks and even for breakfast (Yes, we eat some funny things for breakfast around here – like bean fudge :-).) Well, when you bake a whole bunch of pumpkin pies at once, you are bound to run out of Pumpkin Pie Spice.  So here is the solution:

Want to whip up a pumpkin treat, but don't have any "pumpkin pie spice" on hand? Here's how to make your own DIY pumpkin pie spice blend frugally – without any fillers – while still getting the same great taste!

That’s it!  You are now armed and ready for a pumpkin-baking fest (like I hope to have here soon).  Next up : Yummy Soft Pumpkin Cookies!

Want to try your hand at some of my other handy-dandy spice recipes?  How about:

Homemade Taco Seasoning
Do It Yourself All-Purpose Seasoning | Vegetable Broth Mix
Chat Masala (a really wonderful Indian spice mix that we put on [almost] everything!)

What is your favorite pumpkin recipe or a new one that you are going to try?

Or a Do It Yourself seasoning blend request?

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  1. Visiting from the Homestead Barn Hop! I love your recipe. I’d much rather make it all myself. Thanks!

    ~Angela From Hidden Treasures

  2. Yum, yum! In a pinch I’ve used Chinese Five Spice powder with a little extra ginger/nutmeg (whatever I’ve got handy)added, as a substitute, too.

  3. I LOVE this! I have a post scheduled for tomorrow sharing some DIY ingredients too. Blessings on your week!

  4. I really love this recipe! I’m all about DIY everything:) Thanks for making this a printable recipe! Cant wait to use it and share it. I think I might have to post this on my fb page;)

  5. Thank You! I saw you A Southern Fairytale. Please stop by on Thursday for our Thursday’s Treasures. <3 and Hugs!

  6. I love it! Pumpkin pie spice is sooooo expensive!

  7. Christi S says:

    Is there any reason you switch from allspice to cloves in the smaller batch? My husband doesn’t like pumpkin pie but suspects it is the pumpkin pie spice rather than the pumpkin because he loves sweet potato pie. I plan on making the small batch with variattions until we can have a pumpkin pie we all like. (I prefer pumpkin to sweet potato and I am the one doing the baking.)

    • Christi – I don’t know what happened there. I just changed them both to cloves. I will go back over my notes since I have to run out now. I do know that typically you can sub cloves for allspice. Hope that helps :-). Thanks for catching that :-). I did a copy and paste function and that’s what I get for not proofing my post since I typically do :-).

    • Christi – By the way, I think there is a big difference between sweet potato and pumpkin pie. The spice mixtures are typically different as well, but the sweet potato lends a different taste and texture to the dish for sure. I will hopefully post a healthified pumpkin pie as well. We love pumpkin pie, however, so I can’t speak to whether your husband will like it or not :-). Maybe he doesn’t care for the ginger in the pie? My husband does not care for ginger if it is too strong in recipes. I hope that helps.

  8. I smiled when I saw this post because I just made pumpkin flax muffins with walnuts for breakfast this morning. It would have certainly helped to save time had the spices been pre-mixed. I will definitely be using this recipe. Thank you for posting it!

  9. thank you! i was at target yesterday and had this on my list to buy, BUT, the only one i could find was $5!! i said no way, i’ll make it myself:)

  10. Hi Adrienne, thanks for sharing this recipe with Sunday Night Soup Night! Your pumkin spice mixture sounds like it would be great to flavor a pumpkin soup as well.
    I’ll be hosting weekly through fall and winter, so I’d love to see you again with your next soup/stock/chowder recipe!

  11. Great! I was just thinking about making my own pumpkin pie spice. I am glad I found your link on Beauty and Bedlam.

  12. Great spice blend! We can’t get pumpkin pie spice in England so it could come in very handy. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  13. Great post! This is defintely info to have on hand!

  14. Thanks so much for linking up to our pumpkin blog hop! Come back next week; we’re featuring breakfast recipes!

  15. Thanks for sharing. I find recipes that call for pumpkin pie spice but I never make them because I don’t ever buy it. Now I cam know how to make it myself, thanks!

    • Isn’t that great when you can do it yourself?! I just tried 2 other spice mixes tonight. Who wants to pay extra when you’ll only use it once in a while? You’re welcome!

  16. Great tip! What a great idea! Would you pleeease share it here?

  17. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

    Be sure to visit RealFoodForager.com on Sunday for Sunday Snippets – your post from Fat Tuesday may be featured there!


    If you have grain-free recipes please visit my Grain-Free Linky Carnival in support of my 28 day grain-free challenge! It will be open until November 2.


  18. stopping by from the friday fitness hop! newest follower

  19. It is very nice to have this spice recipe. I prefer to make my own blends of spice. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  20. What a great idea. I’m making it this weekend to get ready for the holidays.

  21. I never have “pumpkin pie spice” so I do the same thing you do. Just mix up some cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. I don’t add the ginger, but I will now. Just never thought of it before. Thanks for linking up at A Little Nosh this week!

  22. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)

  23. I started making a few blends, not too long ago, when I came across one, I could not find anywhere. I realized, how easy and thrifty it turned out to be. Thanks for this one, I can add to my growing collection which is still small.

  24. I love making all my own spice blends – I have several I keep on hand! I just recently made up a pumpkin pie spice blend myself for all my pumpkin recipes this fall. I need to start buying my spices in bulk!

  25. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe/tip! I’m sharing a link with my Facebook and Twitter fans!


  26. Love this! I just ran out of pumpkin pie spice last week and keep forgetting to buy it. I have everything listed!

    Thanks for linking up to Momtrends Friday Food!

  27. Oh, I love this! I love to make my own spices and always save empty containers so that I can reuse them for my own blends. I’ve never made pumpkin spice before but now I can whip up a batch. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  28. Thanks for this great post! I’m definitely going to make this, I’ve been getting so much pumpkins and squashes in my CSA box – I’m going to use this mix for crustless squash pie and maybe some pumpkin smoothies as well.
    Thanks for sharing this at the Real Food Holidays Blog Carnival!

  29. Thanks for sharing with us at Healthy 2Day Wednesdays! I love pumpkin stuff! :)

  30. You are so right, it is much better to prepare spice blends at home for cost and better ingredients. Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

  31. I adore pumpkin and this is a lovely pumpkin pie spice mix. It’s going to be very handy this time of year!

  32. I am not a fan of cloves, therefore avoiding pumpkin pie spice! Love fall desserts though, so has anyone made this without the addition of the cloves?

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