Pumpkin Spice blend

A seasonal favorite! While I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin spice in my coffee, I do love a good sweet treat full of this aromatic spice blend. Mixing a few teaspoons while making baked treats (like pumpkin pie or chocolate chip muffins) is delicious!

When I find a calling to make something pumpkin spiced, I generally only need a small amount. I never buy the premade spice jars and while those work just fine, keeping a full container of pumpkin spice in my pantry just isn’t really practical for me, especially with limited storage space.

When in the need for pumpkin spice, I usually mix just enough to cover that recipe and no more. There are only 5 spices that make up a pumpkin spice blend and they are things I regularly keep stocked in my spice cabinet. If you cook somewhat regularly, you will likely have these tucked away somewhere as well. If not, I recommend buying the individual spices as you’ll find they get used in other recipes frequently enough.

Here’s my go-to recipe for pumpkin spice. It makes just 2 teaspoons and can be scaled up (or down) as needed.

And yes, this spice blend also works well in a cup of coffee. ☕️

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Pumpkin Spice Blend

a small-batch pumpkin spice blend perfect for baking treats and flavoring other sweets
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Pantry Item
Cuisine American
Servings 2 tsp


  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • tsp all spice
  • tsp ground cloves


  • Add all the spices to a small container and mix thoroughly.
  • Store in a small spice jar or use right away.


Double, triple, quadruple, etc this recipe as needed. See below for some ideas on how to use this spice blend!
Keyword spice blend

Here are some recipes that feature pumpkin spice well:

pumpkin-based muffin pictured with chocolate chips
Gluten Free Dairy Free Pumpkin-Based Muffins
Muffins made from pumpkin puree and almond flour
Check out this recipe

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