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Fall Spice Blend (aka Pumpkin Spice)

A fall spice blend and pumpkin spice are interchangeable. They both are a warm mixture of spices that are super easy to put together and customize according to your taste!

Top view of a jar containing fall spice blend (aka/ pumpkin spice).

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It’s pumpkin season! And while many people are gearing up for Halloween trick-or-treating, I’m still thinking of all the recipes I can make with squashes.

About a week or two ago, I asked the loving Instagram community what I should do with my remaining winter squash (which was a butternut btw). There was a resounding call for squash gnocchi over a winter squash pie. Lucky for you, I decided to try my hand at both – and succeeded. So look out for both those recipes in the coming weeks. For now, I will leave you with a recipe for a fall spice blend – my name for pumpkin spice, because it’s good for all things fall not just recipes that contain pumpkin (however the spice blend is hella good in pumpkin spice biscotti).

Jar of fall spice blend (aka pumpkin spice) beside fresh ginger, cinnamon sticks and whole cloves.

What are the spices in a fall spice blend?

Fall spice, pumpkin spice or apple pie spice blends, in my opinion, should just be classified as a fall spice blend because if you look at the various blend ingredients, they all contain some variation of four to five spices, including:

  • Cinnamon
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Clove
  • Allspice

Different brands have different blends and it may take some time to find the right one. Personally, I always keep cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove on hand and thought making my own blend would be good as to always have the same consistency. Interestingly, I wanted to add allspice to my blend but after some snooping at my local grocery stores I could not find any. I don’t know if the lack of allspice is unique to my situation, but just in case it isn’t, allspice was removed from my fall spice list.

A hand holding up a jar of fall spice blend (aka pumpkin spice).

Fall spice blend uses?

Cookies, cake, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, muffins, pies, coffee… the list can go on and on. Depending on the recipe, if it calls for cinnamon you can probably use this fall spice blend. Just mix the four spices together in a container and keep it stocked for the fall season.

PS. If you love pumpkin spice lattes but can’t stomach how sweet they are, I like adding about a half a teaspoon in two tablespoons of coffee grounds for my morning pour over coffee; then I add a touch of milk. It’s literally the best morning ride into work I can ask for no matter what the traffic is.

Hope you enjoy!

Prep Time
5 mins

Fall spice blend is basically pumpkin spice: a warm mixture of spices including cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove. Perfect for autumn desserts and coffee!

  • 2 1/2 tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground clove
  1. Mix all spices together in an airtight container and use as desired.

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