Homemade Pumpkin Spice

Fall is coming! I know some of you are like “say it isn’t so!” But fall is on the way. It seems a bit early this year, but if you look at the signs of nature…. leaves are already starting to drop, birds are heading south…..

And as you all know, with fall comes the season of pumpkin spiced EVERYTHING. Cookies, cakes, pies….. but why buy “pumpkin spice” at a store when I bet you already have all the spices in your kitchen to mix some up yourself! Seriously!!

I use four basic spices to make my pumpkin spice mix. I know some folks use allspice as well in their mix, but I find it a little redundant, since it’s flavor is so similar to cloves. So here it is folks, the “recipe” for making your own pumpkin spice…..

1/4 cup ground cinnamon
2 Tablespoons ground ginger
2 Tablespoons ground nutmeg
1 1/2 Tablespoons ground cloves

Simply mix all the spices together and place in an air tight container. Now wasn’t that simple? You can use this mix for any recipe that calls for pumpkin spice. And how cute would it be in baby food jars with a nice tag, given as a gift!

So when your ready to embrace the “pumpkin spiced everything” season, just remember… skip the store and mix your own!

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60 thoughts on “Homemade Pumpkin Spice

  1. This sounds wonderful. I'm planning on making up a Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub and will have to do this πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing! Stopping by from a Friday hop…. givingnsharing.blogspot.com

  2. Your recipe is slightly different than my own, but I gotta tell ya', I love make your own spice mix recipes, I think it's so much better to use what you already have in the cupboard than to spend a fortune on special spice mixes and take up even more space in your cupboard with them! Thanks so much for sharing at TYSH recipe link party. I hope you help us #stoptheyuck again next week! HUGS

  3. Such a great idea to make your own pumpkin spice. Pinning Thanks for sharing at My Favorite Things party. Co host Theresa @DearCreatives

  4. Great recipe, though I may swap out the cloves for allspice. Allspice seems a little more mild.

    Thanks for sharing this with us on the Homestead Blog Hop.

  5. I'm hoping it finally cools down a bit when fall comes! Pumpkin spice is such a popular flavor this time of year, so why not make your own? πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe on Five Friday Finds!

    1. It is cooling down here fast, though it never really did get HOT. I am all for making your own in anything I can. Why pay others to do what you can do for yourself!

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