Do you need pumpkin pie spice mix for a favorite recipe this Fall? There’s no need to run to the store and buy it, when it’s SO EASY to make your own!
Have you ever been plowing through a recipe, making something you can hardly wait to try, and realize you are missing one of the main ingredients?
That was the case for me, recently. I was making pumpkin muffins, and must have glanced at the ingredient list too quickly. Halfway through making the recipe, I realized I was needing pumpkin pie spice mix, but I was out!
Uh Oh. I was in trouble. You just have to have pumpkin pie spice for PUMPKIN muffins!
Years ago I had made my own pumpkin pie spice mix from scratch, but couldn’t find my recipe anywhere. OH NO! What to do, what to do!!!
Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention
I didn’t want to run all the way to the store and buy some, so I ended up making some homemade pumpkin pie spice mix! Then I remembered seeing a “recipe” for it on Pinterest recently.
Long story short… I found the ingredient list (thanks to Trish at “Mom On Timeout”), whipped up my own homemade pumpkin pie spice mix in under 5 minutes, and finished making some really delicious muffins! YeeHaw!
How To Make Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix
Today I thought I’d share the “how to’s” with you, in case you ever need this spice mixture and can’t get to the store!
The ingredients for pumpkin pie spice mix are simple. They consist of 5 spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, cloves, and allspice.
The spices are simply placed into a small bowl, and whisked together, until fully combined. EASY PEASY!
Once you have the pumpkin pie spice mix combined, place it in an airtight, covered container for storage. I used a pint sized canning jar. The spice mix filled up half the jar.
The plastic apples, leaves and pumpkins are just there to make plain ol’ spice mix look PURTY! Ha Ha!
See? Shown below are the pumpkin chocolate chip muffins I used my homemade pumpkin pie spice mix to make!
The muffins had a perfect pumpkin spice flavor, thanks to my handy dandy homemade spice mix!! Crisis averted! Whew!
If stored in an airtight container, you can expect the pumpkin pie spice mix to keep its maximum flavor and effectiveness for about 6 months (or more, if you’re lucky).
You can use the pumpkin pie spice mix for muffins, pie, pumpkin bread, coffeecakes, or other pumpkin themed recipes. It’s really handy to have around, especially during the holidays!
I hope you will try this recipe, and see for yourself just how handy and convenient it is to make this spice mix for yourself, in under 5 minutes!
Speaking of “spice mixes”… you might also be interested in my recipes for Cajun Seasoning, or Taco Seasoning, or a Dry Rub Spice Mix. These spice mixes will also save you lots of your hard earned money in the long run, by making them from scratch!
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Original recipe source: Trish, at https://www.momontimeout.com/homemade-pumpkin-pie-spice-recipe/
Do you need pumpkin pie spice mix for a favorite recipe this Fall? There's no need to run to the store and buy it, when it's EASY to make your own!
- 3 Tablespoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
Measure out spices into a small bowl, and whisk together, until fully combined, and any lumps are removed.
Place pumpkin pie spice mix into an airtight, sealed container for storage (I used a canning jar).
Store spice mix in pantry for up to 6 months, for maximum flavor and effectiveness.
Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!