Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

Make your own Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix! Get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

Have you tried making your own spice mixes? It's easier than you might think and the possibilities are endless. I was making a batch of pumpkin muffins this morning and realized that I hadn't shared my Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix here on the blog. Even more than the fact this is a frugal alternative to those tiny jars of pre-mixed spices, I love that I can vary it according to my preferences.

I'm not a huge fan of clove and allspice, so I keep them subtle. I adore cardamom, so I put a hint of it into this mix. These spices are so fragrant, just opening the jar reminds me of pumpkin pies and warm apple crisps. The recipe below is for a small batch of the spice mix and I'm also including a larger batch recipe along with the printable links. This way you can feel free to play with the smaller amounts and find your perfect combination.

I've been making this spice mix for several years now and I use it year round. It's a wonderful addition to countless breads, and I love it in pancakes, waffles, and oatmeal as well.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix
(printable recipe)
(large batch printable recipe)

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
Optional: 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom

Mix spices together and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Make your own Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix and you'll never have to pay store-bought mix prices again! Get the recipe at barefeetinthekitchen.com

{originally posted 9/12/13 - recipe notes and photos updated 9/13/16}

Here are some more spice mixes you might enjoy:
Crazy Salt by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Montreal Steak Seasoning by Foodie with Family
Italian Seasoning Mix by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Apple Pie Spice Blend by Add A Pinch
Mexican Spice Mix by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Lebanese Spice Blend by The Lemon Bowl


  1. It's so much better freshly made, isn't it? I've got my eye on those yummy looking muffins!

  2. And the muffin recipy?

    1. It is linked above, but I'll post it here too. Enjoy! http://www.barefeetinthekitchen.com/2011/11/whole-wheat-pumpkin-muffins.html

  3. I love making my own spices... this is perfect for the upcoming holiday season too!!

  4. I love this, I am always measuring out minute amounts of spices for my pumpkin recipes, so this would be so convenient!

  5. Great idea Mary and the muffins look wonderful :) Your site seems to be working fine - FYI!

  6. I like it. Need a pinterest pin.

    1. The pin it button is at the top of the post. Hope that helps!

  7. Great spice mix with the cardamom in there. That is "so mary". Mine might have ginger (I am on a kick). :) BTW, love the spoon!

  8. Sounds a lot like the one my mom used - I loved her pies.

  9. This is a great idea, and such a time saver. Could be good for Christmas gifts too. Thanks Mary