Did you know pumpkin spice does not include pumpkin in any form? The spice blend is called Pumpkin Spice because it is largely used to make a pumpkin pie or pumpkin butter.
You don't need to wait until Fall to make and use this spice mix.
It is so easy to make a small batch of pumpkin spice mix and most probably you would already have these spices in your pantry. This spice mix can be used in so many ways that you won't regret even doubling this recipe.
I had to make this batch when I made Pumpkin butter, and used it to flavour a lot of bakes too.
If you have ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice or cloves in your drawer, then you will never need a store-bought pumpkin spice mix. All you need to do is, stir the ground spices together in a clean airtight container. There you go, ready to bake all your pumpkin spice treats.
Like most recipes on this blog, this one too yields a small amount so you can test if you like it or want it only to bake for a small family. But be assured, you can easily doube the recipe to yield more.
Pumpkin Spice Mix
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
- 1 teaspoon allspice powder or ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg (you may replace nutmeg with more allspice or cloves or skip this)
- Add all the spices into a bowl.
- Stir to combine.
- Transfer and store in an airtight container.
Pumpkin spice mix is made with a mixture of ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, and allspice or ground cloves.
All warm winter spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cumin, chilli, cajun spice, cayenne, pepper, and even vanilla go well with pumpkin.
You can use a mixture of just ground cinnamon and ginger. The mix has more cinnamon and half or less of ginger or allspice or clove.