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Easy Pumpkin Spice

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Easy Pumpkin Spice is a very simple, 3-ingredient spice blend that gives pumpkin pie and cakes their distinctive flavor.

Made of the perfect combination of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, it will make everything you bake taste like Autumn!

pumpkin spice in a beige bowl with spices on the side on a white wood table

Making pumpkin pie is much easier than one might think. Besides the pumpkin, the taste that makes pumpkin pie so distinctive, is the spice.

A typical serving of Easy Pumpkin Spice would be 3 1/2 teaspoons for a pumpkin pie recipe using a 29 ounce can of pure pumpkin (puree).

Want that delicious pumpkin spice flavor in something else?

Easy Pumpkin Spice can be used for baking, hot drinks, or anything you like.

People think that Pumpkin spice coffee or latte has some pumpkin in it, but that is not so. It’s the pumpkin spice. So, why wait for Autumn to have that delicious flavor and aroma and pay a lot of money in a cafe when you can make it right at home??

If you are going to use Easy Pumpkin Spice it in something other than pumpkin pie, make sure to add a little at a time to taste after you have already added the other ingredients.

Also, I would not use it in any recipe that already has an overpowering flavor (such as cocoa), because the spice will get lost.

Love pumpkin? Try:

You know, if you want pumpkin spice latte or coffee, just add a little of Easy Pumpkin Spice and yum!

Personally, I find that baking is so much simpler when I have whatever I need within reach and don’t have to run out to the store whenever I want to bake something. For this reason, I make sure to have everything I use regularly in my pantry.

If you do as well, putting together Easy Pumkpin Spice would be right at your fingertips!

Baking Pantry Essentials

I never know when someone in my family is going to want a dessert at home, to bring to a friend’s house or need for an event, so I like to make sure I can bake anything with very short notice.  To that end, I keep a variety of supplies and ingredients in the house that will allow me to do just that. 

I can’t tell you how many times I was glad to have whatever I needed within reach for the last minute visitor or for when one of my kids went to a friend or had a school event without much prior notice.

I have slowly collected things over the years as I needed them (or if I found a good sale) and like to keep more than one of the smaller items, in case I don’t want to wash dishes in the middle of baking.

My basic “equipment” includes:

  • a stand mixer, which I use mostly for dough and, sometimes whipping
  • a hand mixer (for things that aren’t dough and I don’t want to mix manually)
  • a small scale
  • different sizes and shapes of baking pans, including loaf pans
  • mixing bowls (or just large bowls – I have plastic, glass, and metal)
  • cookie sheets 
  • pie dishes
  • dry measuring cups
  • liquid measuring cups
  • whisks
  • rubber spatulas (really good for when you don’t want to leave anything in the bowl)
  • rolling pins
  • a baking mat for rolling out dough
  • baking strips
  • a good supply of baking (or parchment) paper (also round for layer cakes)

I can certainly get by without a lot of the above, but it makes baking so much simpler when I just have whatever I need at my fingertips.

In addition to the equipment, there are the baking ingredients that I try to keep in the house at all times: 

  • flour
  • white granulated sugar
  • brown sugar (light/dark – I usually keep dark)
  • confectioners sugar(powdered sugar)
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • baking soda 
  • cocoa powder
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • ground ginger
  • ground cloves
  • baking chocolate
  • chocolate chips
  • instant dry yeast
  • vanilla and/or vanilla sugar
  • cooking oil/cooking spray
  • margarine or butter
  • eggs
  • honey
  • instant coffee
  • various extracts (real or imitation)

I also make sure that I have the following on hand to be able to make a variety of fillings, frostings, and toppings:

  • whipping cream
  • powdered pudding mix
  • powdered sugar
  • a good chocolate spread

Then, there is the following to make last-minute quick desserts:

  • packaged pie dough or ready-made pie crusts
  • puff pastry dough

Lastly, it’s not a bad idea to keep fun toppings, such as chopped walnuts, raisins, and the oh-so-important container of sprinkles.

If you already have a similar baking pantry set up, chances are that you don’t even need to go to the store for any of the spices to whip up a batch of Easy Pumpkin Spice!!

Yield: 6 servings

Easy Pumpkin Spice

pumpkin spice in a beige bowl with spices on the side on a white wood table

3-ingredient pumpkin spice: cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1/4 cup ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground cloves


  1. Pour cinnamon, ginger, and cloves into a bowl.
  2. Combine well.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 22Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 3gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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