Easily make your own Pumpkin Spice Mix – so delicious, great for many recipes and a lovely homemade gift.
Why we love this recipe:
Our Pumpkin Spice is made from four of the very best ground spices. Their delicious flavours combine to provide a warming addition to many delicious sweet treats and baked goods.
Along with Pumpkin Puree, I have found that a Pumpkin Spice Mix is not readily available in Australia. Further, it couldn’t be easier to make, it tastes better when made fresh, and it is also much more economical to make your own blend!
This Pumpkin Spice Recipe was given to my Mum many years ago by an American friend. When my Mum was in her early 20s, she spent some time travelling around America and discovered some of their delicious fall desserts.
The quantity of the recipe is easily adaptable to whatever requirements you have – the recipe yields a small batch of spice, however, works well when doubled or tripled if you love to use this spice mix as much as we do!
It has a delicious balance of flavours, and we just love to use it in so many preparations.
Ingredients in this recipe:
Please see the recipe card further along in the post for exact quantities of ingredients and the full method.
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground Ginger
- Ground Cloves
- Ground Nutmeg
Step by Step Instructions:
This is a very simple recipe – combine your spices together and mix well! You have now made your own delicious Pumpkin Spice Mix.
Tips for Success and FAQs:
To ensure your Pumpkin Spice has the best flavour, use the freshest ground spices you can find. If your spices have been open for some time, you may find that they will have lost their vibrancy and be dull in flavour.
When stored in an airtight container, it will last for up to a year. After this time, the flavour will have diminished slightly.
Absolutely – the quantities in the recipewill make a small batch, which is ideal if you are only planning on using it in a couple of preparations. If you are looking to cook up a lot of goodies, then double or triple the recipe as required.
More delicious recipes for you to try:
Enjoy our delicious Pumpkin Spice Mix in so many ways. You can use it in:
- Pumpkin Pie;
- Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts;
- Easy Pumpkin Waffles;
- Spiced Roasted Nuts;
- Baked goods such as cakes and breads.
- Along with our Pumpkin Puree, you will find so many ways to enjoy this delicious spice blend!
Enjoy some of the most quintessential flavours of fall/Autumn, and make a batch of our Pumpkin Spice today! Let me know in the comments below when you have given it a try.
Pumpkin Spice Mix
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon See Note 1
- 2 teaspoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves
For accuracy, we recommend weighing your ingredients. This will produce the best results.
- Combine all of your ingredients in a small bowl or jar.
- Store in an air tight container until ready to use.
- The Australian tablespoon is 20ml or 4 teaspoons. In most other countries the tablespoon is 15ml or 3 teaspoons. You may need to adjust your measurements accordingly.
- Ensure you use fresh ground spices for the best flavour.
- This recipe makes 7 teaspoons of Pumpkin Spice.
- Please note, the nutritional information is based on the entire quantity of Pumpkin Spice this recipe makes. The nutritional information is an estimate only.
The nutritional information is an estimate only, and is derived from online calculators. For accurate results, we recommend calculating the nutritional information based on the ingredients and brands you use.
So delicious. Homemade is best and its so easy and makes a lovely gift.
Hi Ju, I am so pleased that you enjoyed the Pumpkin Spice Mix. It certainly does make a lovely gift. Thank you for your comments. 🙂
I had no idea it was this easy to make pumpkin spice mix at home! It’s so much better than buying it at the store since I can customize it however I want, plus it’s less expensive too! I added a few teaspoons to my favorite cake mix and it was so good!! I love it!!
Josephine, I am so pleased that you have enjoyed our Homemade Pumpkin Spice Mix. Thank you for letting me know. 🙂
So excited to have come across this recipe. As an American living in Australia, I was surprised to find that things such as pumpkin spice or canned pumpkin were not readily available. I saw your pumpkin purée recipe the other day and had been craving pumpkin pie ever since. Your pumpkin spice was the perfect addition. Thanks for this – your site will be my go to for these recipes from now on!
I am so happy to hear that, Kristen!
I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know. Kind regards, Alex
I never realised pumpkin spice mix was this easy to make!
It is so much better than store bought!
It really is, isn’t it? I am so happy you enjoyed this, Chris!
I love pumpkin spice. It’s incredibly easy and worthwhile preparing a homemade blend. Thanks for sharing this old recipe! xx
I am really pleased you enjoy it!
This is such an easy and economical recipe. So much better than buying it in the store!
Thank you, Jillian!
What a great idea to make your own spice mix. Pumpkin spice is so specifically seasonal and so much better when its fresh!
I am so glad you agree, Sue! Enjoy!
This recipe was so easy to make!! I had no idea it was so easy to make pumpkin pie spice at home — I’ll probably never buy store bought again! 🙂
Thanks for letting me know, Anjali! I am so happy you enjoyed it 🙂
So easy and yet such an amazing gifting option. I can just inhale it all. Yummy to flavor so many dishes too.
Thank you so much! 🙂