Nothing beats the heavenly aroma of anything baked with Pumpkin Spice, and fall baking would not be the same without it!

Every year as soon as fall begins and there’s a chill in the air, pumpkin inspired flavors are everywhere! We can thank Starbucks for starting the pumpkin spiced latte coffee trend, but Dunkin Donuts and Panera have joined in too. So it seems that the pumpkin flavor craze is everywhere. Perfect time to bake up favorite fall treats like Pumpkin Cranberry Bread or Pumpkin Pie Crunch

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What is Pumpkin Spice?

  • This easy spice mix is the perfect blend of just a few aromatic ingredients but it’s also found in creamers, syrups, ice creams, cheesecakes, and all sorts of other yummy desserts.
  • Make this pumpkin recipe spice at home and mix it into muffins, cookies, cakes, pies, breads, cinnamon rolls or even sprinkle onto oatmeal or mix into waffles for a fun Fall breakfast. Or simply stir it into a cup of coffee, or sprinkle on a latte or some hot cocoa. The kids love it!
  • Sugar-free, with only a few calories and a little bit of anti-oxidant nutrition, why not make an extra batch to share with a friend?

ingredients to make Pumpkin Spice

Ingredients and Variations

This pumpkin inspired spice mix has very distinct ingredients that give it its uniquely sweet-savory aroma and flavor but some other ingredients can be added to personalize the blend.

Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice are the basic ingredients for this spice mix, but add a little dried lemon or orange peel add a citrusy scent and flavor that is especially good in muffins and breads.

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How to Make Pumpkin Spice

Just mix and sprinkle!

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. (As per recipe below)
  2. Transfer to a jar.
  3. Or, add all of the ingredients to a mason jar, seal & shake vigorously.

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Storing Pumpkin Spice

Keep this spice mix in a cool, dry pantry, in an airtight container with the other dry seasonings and spices.

How to Use Pumpkin Spice

Add this mix to add pumpkin flavor to a simple streusel, granola, sprinkle on top of freshly whipped cream, or even add to pancake mix. It can be used in a multitude of recipes!

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Recipes You Will Love!

A short-list of recipe ideas that will become family favorites every fall:  

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Pumpkin Spice

Keep this simple and quick spice mix recipe handy! It is perfect used to add delicious fall flavor to desserts like pies, muffins, cakes or cookies.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 42 servings
Author Candace



  • In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients very well.
  • Store in a mason jar with a lid or another air tight container.


Serving size is ½ teaspoon. Entire recipe makes about 7 Tablespoons.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 4 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Seasonings
Cuisine American

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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