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5-Ingredient Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend

Have you ever had a fall pumpkin recipe you really wanted to make, only to realize you didn't have enough of your store bought pumpkin spice blend? I've got you covered with this 5-Ingredient Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend! This pumpkin spice recipe is so easy to make and you can double, triple or ever quadruple it to your liking. You'll never worry about running out of pumpkin pie spice ever again!

What is Pumpkin Spice?

Pumpkin spice is not a new thing. According to this article by Food and Wine, the simplest version of pumpkin spice has been around since the late 1700s! However, it wasn't until the 1930s that spice companies began to sell pumpkin spice as a blend.

A typical pumpkin spice blend like my 5-Ingredient Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend is a combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice, though some versions may omit the allspice or cloves.

Fun fact: a couple of years ago I was at a trivia night with friends, and one of the questions asked was, "what is the primary spice in pumpkin spice?" As the dietitian/cook/baker in the group, I correctly answered "cinnamon!" That was my ONLY contribution to the group that night, but at least I was right! So I can say with confidence no matter what version of pumpkin spice you make or purchase, cinnamon is the primary spice used in pumpkin spice.

This combination of warm, slightly sweet spices is perfect for anything and everything pumpkin, from pumpkin spice lattes to your grandma's homemade pumpkin pie!

Recipes That Call for Pumpkin Spice

You can use this 5-Ingredient Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend in place of store bought pumpkin spice in any recipe that calls for "pumpkin spice..."

Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin spice coffee creamer

Pumpkin oatmeal

Pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin bread

Pumpkin cookies

Pumpkin granola

Pumpkin pancakes

Pumpkin cake

Pumpkin doughnuts...

There are so many delicious, fall, pumpkin recipes to choose from! The hard part is choosing. I may be partial, but one of my favorite ways to use my 5-Ingredient Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend is by making my Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal!

More pumpkin recipes to try this fall:

What's In This Recipe?

  • Cinnamon – contains cinnamaldehyde, which may act as an antioxidant to protect the body from harmful free-radicals.

  • Ground ginger – contains gingerol and has been used to treat the common cold, motion sickness, and GI ailments, ginger may help protect the body from oxidative damage and some cancers

  • Ground nutmeg – made from the seed of the nutmeg tree, to learn more about nutmeg see this article

  • Ground cloves – made from the flower buds of the clove tree, to learn more about cloves see this article

  • Allspice – a single spice (not a combination as some people think) that is made from the berry of the allspice tree, to learn more about allspice see this article

Notes: This spice blend is naturally gluten free, dairy free, nut free, soy free, and vegan. You can easily double, triple, or quadruple this recipe to fit your needs.

5-Ingredient Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend

Prep time: 2 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Total time: 2 minutes

Servings: 3 3/4 tsp. spice blend


  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves

  • 1/4 tsp. allspice


  1. Combine the spices in a small bowl.

  2. Transfer to an airtight storage container.

  3. Use in all your favorite pumpkin recipes!


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