Easy Substitute for Pumpkin Pie Spice

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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.

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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.

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

5 from 1 vote
Make your own pumpkin pie spice at home and never run out of this essential fall spice blend!
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Yield: 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.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 18kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 0.3g, Fat: 0.4g, Saturated Fat: 0.2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.05g, Trans Fat: 0.002g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 39mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 0.3g, Vitamin A: 16IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 49mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

Whether she's sharing tasty recipes, traveling or hanging with the family, Andrea's goal is to help make your days a little easier and a lot more fun! Email inquiries to andreaupdyke@gmail.com.

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