- Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Spice
- Writer: Lizzie Green
- Content-Type: Food Blog
If you enjoy baking seasonal treats during the fall, you are going to be thrilled to have this homemade pumpkin pie spice in your kitchen.
It gives baked goods like muffins and pies a flavor that is perfect for the fall season!
It’s that time of year again: pumpkin spice! Even though I’ll never be the type of person who rushes out to grab a pumpkin spice latte on the first day of fall, I do appreciate a thick piece of pumpkin bread or a puffy pumpkin muffin around this time of year. Both of these foods are seasonal favorites.
Instead of purchasing a pre-mixed spice blend in a jar, I always make my own pumpkin pie spice and use it whenever I make these warm and comforting fall treats. Why?
When I make my own Everything Bagel Seasoning, for example, I have complete control over the proportions of the individual ingredients.
When I make homemade pumpkin pie spice, I like it to have a strong flavor of cinnamon and ginger, with just a hint of allspice and cloves for a little more kick.
Because the components of pumpkin spice blends sold in stores can vary, I find it convenient to make my own blend because I can control the proportions of the individual spices.
I think the following recipe for pumpkin pie spice has just the right amount of each autumn spice, but feel free to adjust it to your taste by adding more or less of any of the spices listed below.
You may build a DIY pumpkin spice blend that you really enjoy by adjusting the proportions. Then, have fun throughout the season adding it to baked goods, hot drinks, and other things throughout the season.
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe Ingredients
The preparation of this dish is speedy and uncomplicated! It only requires these five essential spices:
- My very favorite warming spice is cinnamon! It accounts for one-half of this spice mixture.
- I can’t get enough of the hot flavor of ground ginger when combined with cinnamon and other autumn spices.
- One of the spices that I always have on hand for autumn baking is ground nutmeg. Because of how potent it is, I only use very little of it. I don’t want it to be too strong and take away from the flavor of the cinnamon and ginger!
- Spices such as cloves and allspice – Because, like nutmeg, these spices have a strong flavor, you only need a small amount of each to give your spice blend more dimension.
In a small bowl, add the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, and whisk to blend the spices. That wraps it up! The spice mixture should be kept at room temperature in a jar or other container with a cover.
It can be stored for up to a year like most other spices, but its flavor and strength will deteriorate over time.
Because the quantity isn’t excessive here – only about a quarter cup – you shouldn’t have any issue consuming it all within the allotted time frame for the season!
How to Make the Most of Pumpkin Spice
If you enjoy baking seasonal treats during the fall, you are going to be thrilled to have homemade pumpkin pie spice in your kitchen.
You may create cookies, pancakes, muffins, or bread with just this one spice, pumpkin spice, rather than having to measure out four to four and a half different spices each time!
Pumpkin Muffins and Pumpkin Bars that I make have a specific call for it, but these other recipes could also benefit from its use in place of the spices called for in those recipes:
- Pumpkin Bread
- Best Pumpkin Pie
- Cookies with pumpkin and chocolate chips.
- Vegan Pumpkin Waffles
- Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes
- Pumpkin-Spiced Vegan French Toast
- Pudding made with Creamy Butternut Squash
You can use this pumpkin spice in place of any other spices called for in the dish you are preparing by substituting it one-to-one. If a recipe calls for two teaspoons of cinnamon and half a teaspoon of nutmeg, for instance, you should substitute two and a half teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice in its place.
Are you sick of pumpkins? No problem! In addition, one of my favorite ways to season the apples that go into my Apple Crisp and the granola that I prepare at home is by using this warm and comforting spice blend. Additionally, this is a fantastic way to spice up your breakfast oatmeal or overnight oats in the morning!
Pumpkin Pie Spice
|Prep Time: 5 minutes
Serves up to 8
If you enjoy making seasonal baked goods during the fall, you’ll find that having this pumpkin spice blend in your kitchen is a real treat.
It tastes great in a variety of baked goods, including cookies, pies, and muffins. You can find suggestions for specific recipes in the post that is above.
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon allspice
- Mix the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves with the allspice and allspice berries in a small basin.
- Make pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, or any of the other recipes suggested in the earlier blog post using pumpkin puree.