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Easy Substitute for Pumpkin Pie Spice

If you love all things pumpkin and want to make your own spice mix, this recipe is an easy substitute for pumpkin pie spice.

You may even have a few simple ingredients in your spice cabinet already, so you can make as much as you want for all your holiday baking needs.

Spice mixes are convenient and easy but sometimes you run out or worse, the grocery store runs out! With these individual spices, you will be on your way in no time.

how to make pumpkin spice mix

And if apple pie spice is what you need, don’t worry, We can make that too!

Why I love this Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

  • Easy to make
  • Uses common spices
  • Great for baking
  • Sprinkle on French toast
  • Easy to customize to your personal preferences


The warm flavor of this pumpkin spice blend is so comforting this time of year. Make sure you have plenty of this main ingredient on hand to last all season.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Substitute ingredients

Here’s what you need:

  • Ground cinnamon
  • ground ginger
  • Ground cloves
  • Ground allspice
  • Nutmeg

How to Make It

It’s so easy to make your own pumpkin pie spice substitute, you may never reach for the store-bought pumpkin pie spice again.

All you need to do is combine each of the different spices in a small bowl and mix well with a whisk.

Then add to an airtight jar or container and store in a cool dry place.

pumpkin spice substitute in jar

How to Use DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

This homemade spice blend is perfect for the fall season whether you are making pumpkin magic cake, pumpkin pie twists or simply want to add some fall flavor to your favorite dessert.

To use, open your airtight container and measure the amount that the recipe calls for.

This is a great substitute to have on hand with just the right combination of spices.

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Next time you need a jar of pumpkin pie spice for your fall recipes, try making your own. You just might love it!

Pumpkin Pie Spice Substitute

Pumpkin Pie Spice Substitute

Andrea Updyke
Make your own pumpkin pie spice at home and never run out of this essential fall spice blend!
5 from 1 vote

Be sure to check out my tips and tricks in the post. Scroll up to read!

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 tablespoons


  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cloves


  • In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together until well blended
  • Store in an airtight container


Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition information is estimated. For the most accurate info, always doublecheck with your ingredients.

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