homemade pumpkin pie spice

November 10, 2010

I’ve seen a lot of autumnal recipes recently calling for pumpkin pie spice, which is something I had never heard of before! Anyone else with me? I mean, really, have you ever heard of something so completely marketed to middle class white women? It’s kind of ridiculous.

It also happens to cost a pretty penny in most grocery stores so I decided to make my own and I encourage you to do so too!

It’s super versatile and creates a unique flavour that you’ll probably use a million times between now and the end of the year.

It’s certainly not just for pumpkin pie – in fact, I doubt I will try my hand at that this year – I’ll be using it for cupcakes, pancakes, and cookies, stirring it into my oatmeal, sprinkling it over roasting winter vegetables, dusting it over vanilla ice cream and making homemade pumpkin spice lattes!

It’s as simple as this:

Pumpkin Pie Spice


Makes 2 tablespoons

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Blend ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
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