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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

Cinnamon spice and everything nice. Sift together these 6 fragrant seasonings and you’ll be set to whip up your favorite pumpkin recipes! Freshly made homemade pumpkin spice mix is happening!  

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spices in cute jar

When the autumn leaves start to change colors, even before cooler weather, in August, pumpkin and pumpkin spice go front and center. People become pumpkin obsessed–everywhere you turn, it’s pumpkin-spiced something.

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Let’s at least I wait until October. After that, go for it! Here on the blog, you’ll find recipes for maple cranberry pumpkin muffins, jumbo pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies, and a yummy pumpkin date rice pudding that you can cook in the Instant Pot.

Just this morning I made enough pumpkin spice mix for this fall and winter winter. When I searched for this recipe, I saw it dates back to 2015! Refreshed and updated, here’s how to make your own pumpkin spice mix.

Spices ready for Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spices

Easy tip: When baking a recipe that calls for the individual spices, trade your homemade mix straight across, teaspoon for teaspoon. Of course for pumpkin pie, but what about rolling snickerdoodle dough in pumpkin spice?

Homemade pumpkin spice how-to and details:

  1. Let ground cinnamon take the lead.

    For lively zing, mix the cinnamon with ground ginger, for sweet warmth, add nutmeg. Pumpkin spice mix gets its peppery essence from allspice and cloves, and ground mace adds its pungent note. Altogether, they make an aromatic autumnal spice.

  2. Cinnamon spice and everything nice:

    Blend your “pumpkin” spices using the freshest ground spices you can measure. If you have whole nutmeg—grate it. Resist the urge to pull out last year’s jar–fresh is happening when it comes to spices.

  3. Did you know?

    One teaspoon of cinnamon has as many antioxidants as a ½-cup of blueberries.
    Mace and nutmeg come from the same tropical tree. Mace is the lacy outer casing of a nutmeg seed.

Idea: A gift of homemade pumpkin spice mix would be welcome this time of year. Print your favorite pumpkin spiced recipe to go with it.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spices in cute jar

More healthy pumpkin-spiced recipes from other bloggers:

  • That favorite green siren-girl-logo latte–doesn’t have a lick of real pumpkin. This Pumpkin Spice Latte from Oh She Glows is a healthier homemade version.
  • Next time you make popcorn, make it pumpkin spiced. From Dine and Dish.

What? Pumpkin spice herbal soap? 😊 (Affiliate link.)

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  • Thanks Letty! Love this time of year. Love that Pumpkin Latte from OSG, too. Reply · 19 October, 2015

    • You are so right about Oh She glows Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Incredible. Reply · 20 October, 2015

  • Beautiful recipe; I love the inclusion of mace here. I can never get enough of this spice mix this time of year. Thanks so much for the link love! Reply · 23 October, 2015

  • This is really close to my Chai mix. I use it with my smoothie of banana and coconut milk in the morning. Reply · 2 October, 2017

    • Caron, does your Chai mix have something else–please tell! Reply · 4 October, 2017

      • It has cardamom, black pepper, and anise. I love what each of those contributes! Reply · 4 October, 2017

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