Pumpkin Spice Blend

Perfect Pumpkin Spice Blend – Make a Little or Make a Lot in 3 Minutes!

You know when you are reading a recipe and suddenly it says Pumpkin Spice Blend, but you don’t have pumpkin spice? You are in the right place! This spice blend is perfect for the person who:

  • …is in a hurry and doesn’t have time to measure everything out, or…
  • someone who likes to to make bulk blends for the future, or…
  • People who Google things like: “Easy Thanksgiving Dessert,” “What can I make and bring to my kid’s school in 30 minutes?,” or “Which spice is pumpkin spice?”

This is the recipe for you.

Pumpkin Spice Ingredients

What is Pumpkin Spice?!

Pumpkin Spice is a blend of spices that are interchangeable in all dessert recipes for the months of October and November calling for things like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.  It is basically all the spices that assault your brain when you smell pumpkin pie. 

Hopefully, you like that smell. 

If you are a big baker then it makes sense to make a batch and keep it on hand for the season.  However, if you just need it for the one recipe then we have you covered too.

I am not a huge “spice blend” fan.  I think it’s the minimalist in me that doesn’t want to keep another bottle on hand.  I am perfectly A-OK with mixing the blend as needed.  However, if you need a larger batch then it’s easy to scale up.  These will keep blended for as long as the individual spices.  “They,” say spices go bad after six months.  I’m pretty sure I have some that are older than my children.  Que sera, sera!

Pumpkin Spice Blend

On last note before we blend, there are no hard and fast rules here. If you prefer more cloves then adjust accordingly. If you hate allspice just omit it!  It’s your mix and as long as you add a bit of each you’ll still get that awesome pumpkin spice flavor.

Need something to use it in? Try these Pumpkin Spice Blondies!

Pumpkin Spice Blend

Pumpkin Spice Blend

A simple blend of spices that can be used interchangeably in dessert recipes for the Holiday season!
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Condiments, Spices, and Sauces
Cuisine Holiday: Christmas, Holiday: Thanksgiving
Servings 1 2 1/2 tsp. serving
Calories 19 kcal


A Little (About 2½ tsp.)

  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp. allspice
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves

A Lot (About ½ cup)

  • 4 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. ground ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. ground nutmeg
  • 3 tsp. allspice
  • 3 tsp. ground cloves


  • Mix all ingredients together. Store in an airtight container.
    If you are making 'A Little' and need 3 tsp. then use rounded scoops.


Serving: 5.6gCalories: 19kcalCarbohydrates: 3.9gProtein: 0.3gFat: 0.7gSaturated Fat: 0.4g
Keyword pumpkin, spice
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