Homemade Pumpkin Spice Blend with Cardamom

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I am all about homemade spice blends! They make the cooking process easier and more efficient and you don’t need to rely on store-bough spice blends that often contain unwanted and potentially harmful substances. And when the fall comes around, I always prepare a batch of pumpkin spice to use in dessert recipes or to flavor my morning coffee.

Making your own blends also gives you a chance to customize it to suit your needs. A typical pumpkin spice contains cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. But what I like to do is add a bit of cardamom as well. And increase the amount of cinnamon because I just love cinnamon!

Necessary equipment:

  • measuring spoons
  • a small mixing bowl
  • a whisk
  • a glass jar with a lid for storage


  • 1 T. of ground ginger
  • 1 T. of grated nutmeg (preferably fresh!)
  • 1 T. of ground cinnamon
  • 2 t. of ground allspice
  • 1 t. of ground cloves
  • optional: 1 t. of ground cardamom


  1. Put all of the spices in a small mixing bowl and use a whisk to combine them thoroughly.
  2. Transfer into a glass jar and store with a screwed lid at room temperature.

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