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DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

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Autumn is here and it's the best time for pumpkin recipes. So what is it that gives pumpkin treats their characteristic taste?

Although pumpkin itself adds a subtle sweetness and helps maintain a soft texture, it's the spices that make pumpkin treats so irresistible. I like making my own blend so I can choose the spices and flavours I like.

Below are some of my best recipes that use this blend. Once you make your own pumpkin spice mix, give these recipes a try and let me know!

Hands-on Overall

Serving size 1/2 tsp

Allergy information for DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, 1/2 tsp)

Net carbs0.5 grams
Protein0.1 grams
Fat0.2 grams
Calories5 kcal
Calories from carbs 53%, protein 9%, fat 38%
Total carbs1 gramsFiber0.5 gramsSugars0 gramsSaturated fat0.1 gramsSodium0 mg(0% RDA)Magnesium2 mg(0% RDA)Potassium9 mg(0% EMR)

Ingredients (makes about 1/2 cup)

  • 1/4 cup cinnamon (31 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger (10 g/ 0.4 oz)
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg (5 g/ 0.2 oz)
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • Optional but highly recommended: 1/2 tsp ground cardamom + 1/2 tsp ground mace


  1. Mix all the ingredients and place in an airtight container. You can optionally add 1/2 tsp ground cardamom + 1/2 tsp ground mace.
  2. Store at room temperature in a sealed container.

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Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, 1/2 tsp)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Cinnamon, spices
0.2 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Ginger (ground, dried), spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Nutmeg, spices
0.1 g0 g0.1 g2 kcal
Cloves, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Allspice, dried, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Cardamom powder, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Spices, mace, ground
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, 1/2 tsp
0.5 g0.1 g0.2 g5 kcal

DIY Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (8)

Hello Martina,
Quick question, can I omit the nutmeg? Will it be a HUGE difference in flavour? Where I currently live, I cannot get this particular spice.
I absolutely love your website, you are one of my few Keto go to sites.  I appreciate all your efforts in providing great recipes and scientifically backed information.

Absolutely! You can omit it and just use any of the other spices instead. I would try 1/2 tsp more cloves, 1/2 tsp more allspice, 1/2 tsp more cinnamon and 1/2 tsp more ginger, but you can just use more cinnamon 😊

Hi Martina...can I have the weight for the spices?...I grind my own and will do the same for this as per batch of spice mix. Thanks

Hi Sonia, added for the ingredients over 1 teaspoon. I hope this helps 😊

Delicious! I originally made a is blend for your pumpkin & orange cheesecake recipe.  I’ve recently shifted to black tea in the morning rather than my usual cup of joe and upon stumbling on this spice blend in the cupboard while looking for something else, was inspired to add some of this spice blend to my morning tea.  I’ve used it every morning since to elevate my black tea/earl gray blend to a caffeinated earl chai tea (add some coconut milk and stevia and voilà!) I just finished the last bit up this morning and came immediately back to this recipe to make more.  

Thank you for your lovely feedback!

Sounds great!! I haven't tried mace or cardamom in my blend, will give it a go! 😊

Those are my favourite additions, especially cardamom 😊