Learn how to make this homemade pumpkin pie spice in less than five minutes. This homemade spice brings so much flavor to fall desserts and drinks.
I could stand in the spice aisle at the grocery store for hours. Spices bring so much flavor to recipes and I have a well-stocked supply.
However, like many things this year, some of the spices have been hard to find at the store. I have walked out of the spice aisle very discouraged because I couldn't find a spice.
Then I got thinking about last year and not being able to find canned pumpkin puree. After not being able to find any for weeks in the store I made my own easy homemade pumpkin puree. Of course, like most things homemade mixes are so much better.
So I set out to make my own homemade pumpkin pie spice.
How To Make Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
A while ago I decided that I wanted to start creating my own homemade spices. Homemade taco seasoning recipe was the first one I started making. Then after not being able to find any pumpkin spice in the grocery store, I started researching what was in this spice.
Pumpkin pie spice is a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice all ground spices. All the flavors of fall combined into spice.
All of these spices I have been able to find in the store. The best thing about making homemade spices is how much more flavor homemade has versus the store-bought blend.
All I do when making this spice mixture is add all the ground spices into a mixing bowl. Then use a whisk to whisk them all together and break down any spice lumps there might be.
I do recommend storing the spice mixture in an air-tight container. This way it will stay fresh longer. I found these cute mini mason jars that work perfectly to store the pumpkin pie spice in.
I have read that many spices will last up to four years if properly stored. However, they will start to lose their potency over time. This is why I make a smaller batch of this. My rule is to keep checking it every 6 months (if it lasts that long) to make sure it smells fresh.
There are so many fall desserts that you can use this homemade spice in. The first would be pumpkin pie, cookies, breads, and cakes. Try flavoring your whipped topping, cream cheese frosting, or Greek yogurt with it. I'm off to brew some coffee with a teaspoon of this spice added into the coffee grounds.
When I make a recipe that has all the spices that are in this blend. I will add up the amount of those spices and use that amount of pumpkin spice instead.
My Creative Manner is answering the question "what's there to eat" with simple recipe creations ~ Jen
Other My Creative Manner recipes that you may enjoy are:
- Pumpking Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting
- Pumpkin Pie From Scrach
- Pumpkin Bread With Glaze
- Easy Pumpkin Muffins
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
Homemade pumpkin pie spice is easy to make with these five ingredients.
- 3 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
- 2 Teaspoons Ground Nutmeg
- 2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Allspice
In a mixing bowl add all the spices.
Whisk together making sure there are no lumps.
Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months
The nutritional value may vary depending on the ingredients used.