How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

Save money and make your own pumpkin pie spice mix with the spices you already have in your cupboard!

Total Time: 5 minutes

I’ve always refused to buy pre-made pumpkin pie spice mix. Why should I spend the extra money when I already have the spices – cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, maybe some allspice – in my pantry already?! Goshdarnit?!

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Usually, I just measure out each spice separately, but time (or lack thereof) is becoming more and more of a thing for us these days – and I can’t deny that having a little pumpkin pie spice mix might help save a few precious minutes. Okay, more like seconds … but hey, every moment counts! And so! Homemade pumpkin pie spice mix it is!

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

It’s so easy to throw together, and, yeah – definitely convenient for when you’re making all those wonderful fall-ish pumpkin recipes. And if you’re feeling especially DIY-ish today, how about making your own homemade pumpkin puree while you’re at it?


Perfect Pumpkin Spice Storage

The yield of pumpkin pie spice mix from this recipe fits perfectly into one of these cute little $1.95 glass spice jars from Crate & Barrel. Bonus!

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

Yield: 1/2 cup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Save money and make your own pumpkin pie spice mix with the spices you already have in your cupboard!


  • 1/4 cup ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves (can substitute allspice)


In a small bowl, mix all spices together. Pour into an airtight container (a spice funnel or even a regular funnel helps keep the mess in check). Use anytime a recipe calls for pumpkin pie spice mix - or in most pumpkin recipes that call for similar spices.

Need less pumpkin pie spice?

Because of the smaller quantities, these aren’t perfect ratios when compared to the original recipe – but they’re close (and will still taste great!)

1 teaspoon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/8 heaping teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 scant teaspoon cloves

2 teaspoons

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 heaping teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves

1 tablespoon

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves

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Karen Raye

Kare is a vegetarian home cook living among carnivores. She loves creating irresistible and flexible recipes that help multi-vore families like hers keep the peace - deliciously.

11 Responses to “How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix”

  1. haha! I have always thought the same thing! Simple and delicious spice recipe just in time for pumpkin season.

  2. Huh… i really do need to do this. I say this after I just bought a teeny $7 container of pumpkin pie spice from the store. Ugh… next time!

  3. I needed this! I’ve been using cinnamon and nutmeg in my coffee but it was definitely missing something. This is also the first recipe that I’ve found on Pinterest and actually followed through to make without completely changing half of it (I stuck with your recipe 100%), so that must say something, too! I’m using it in a cup of coffee right now and it is just what I was missing :)

    • Oops, meant to give it 5 stars! I also wanted to add that I used an old spice jar from something I’d used up, so the process was essentially free since I already had all of these spices in the apartment!

      • Hi Lauren! I loooovvve the idea of adding a pinch or two to your morning cup of coffee and I am headed to the kitchen to try that right this instant.

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  7. This is so awesome for all the fall recipes. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Just what I needed…yummy!! Thank you!

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