If you love the convenience of a spice mix, this Pumpkin Pie Spice is one that you need to have on hand during the holiday season. It’s perfect for making a pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin pie, without having to separately measure several jars of spices each time you’re ready to bake.
What is Pumpkin Pie Spice Made of?
Pumpkin Pie Spice mixes can vary slightly, but the typical spices include:
I noticed that the back of my spice jar from Trader Joe’s uses lemon peel and cardamom instead of allspice, and other brands leave out allspice all together, so feel free to experiment with what you like best. The first 4 ingredients are non-negotiable, if you ask me, though.
What Can You Use Instead of Pumpkin Pie Spice?
If you don’t have a jar of Pumpkin Pie Spice on hand, and you only need a small amount of pumpkin pie spice for a single recipe, here’s a quick substitution for you.
To replace 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice, use:
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon allspice
This is roughly what you need to make my Vegan Pumpkin Pie. The printable recipe below makes over 6 tablespoons of pumpkin spice mix, which should fill up an empty glass spice jar.
How to Use Pumpkin Pie Spice
Other than making pumpkin pie, you can use pumpkin pie spice to add a little extra “zip” of spice to any of your favorite Fall recipes that already call for cinnamon.
You can use it in:
- Roasted Squash Seeds
- Paleo Pumpkin Spice Muffins
- Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
- Healthy Pumpkin Muffins
- No-Bake Pumpkin Tarts
- Pumpkin Spice Latte
- Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
I hope this easy spice mix will help you the next time you need it!
Pumpkin Pie Spice (Easy Mix for Baking!)
- 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- Combine all of the spices in a small bowl and stir well to mix. (I like to use a whisk to break up any clumps.)
- Transfer to a dry empty jar and secure the lid to store. Use it in any recipe that calls for pumpkin pie spice.
- Dry ground spices should last for up to 2 years when stored correctly, but make sure you check the expiration date on your individual
Pumpkin Pie Spice Nutrition (per teaspoon): Calories: 6, Fat: 0g, Carbohydrates: 1g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 0g
You can tweak this recipe to use what you have on hand, just try to keep the ratios relatively similar for the most consistent flavor.
Reader Feedback: Have you tried making your own spice blend before? My Cajun seasoning is another popular blend I use when I want to add a spicy kick to my meals!