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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Erica November 10, 2010 at 8:26 am

haha- you’re so funny :) I think making your own pumpkin pie spice is a GREAT idea. I don’t normally have some of those spices on hand though (specifically cloves & mace), so I just end up buying the pumpkin pie spice jar :) Luckily, I use it enough in baked goods and on top of coffee that it seems to disappear pretty quick!


Kacy November 10, 2010 at 10:13 am

Super cool! That would make a great stocking stuffer.


emily (a nutritionist eats) November 10, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I love these pictures!!!


Madeline - Greens and Jeans November 11, 2010 at 5:03 pm

I am so behind on all of your lovely recipes and pictures! But I AM bummed that no “wedding” shots are up! I want to see the dress!


elise November 13, 2010 at 7:46 pm

thank you thank you thank you for this…i keep seeing pumpkin pie spice in recipes and im not one to splurge on something as silly as a blend of other spices i already have.


ecoprincess September 25, 2011 at 8:51 am

Love this! I’ve been intrigued by pumpkin pie spice over the past couple of years after seeing it on blog after blog. It’s starting to pop up again now too, but as I’m a fellow English girl, I’ve never seen it over here so making my own will be the perfect solution! And I’d already resolved to make some this year so stumbling upon your recipe for it is great timing :)


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