Homemade Pumpkin Spice BBQ Spice Recipe: Try This Easy Fall Delicacy To Up Your Grilling Game

Okay, we agree that the Pumpkin Spicy BBQ Rub isn’t your typical BBQ rub, it’s not something you’ll find on your regular steakhouse menu. BUT are we going to leave the PS alone now that fall is fast approaching? No. Let’s try a Pumpkin Spice BBQ rub for Thanksgiving. We normally see pumpkin spice used in lattes and pies BUT what is pumpkin spice then? Firstly, it definitely contains no pumpkin, and all you have to do is combine the following ground spices in a bowl to create Pumpkin Spice, i.e. cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. This rub gives some of the classic barbecue flavors a good time, as it works well on ribs and turkey. The heat from the chili helps balance out some of the sweetness that you would add with icing. Pumpkin Spice Latte Step-by-Step Recipe: How to easily make a perfect cup of Starbucks-style PSL at home to celebrate fall? Watch the tutorial video.

Once you’ve done the spice and then the rub, you can store them for a few weeks in an airtight container. The rub will clump together with the sugar in it, but a short shake should fix that. Adding pumpkin spice to your favorite coffee or French toast is a great idea. Use this delicious, sweet and savory rub to bring out all the wonderful fall flavors. This quick-to-prepare marinade delivers the ideal sweet flavor for chicken and pork.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice BBQ Rub Recipe:


  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2-3 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon fine ground coffee


  • Combine the above ingredients in a bowl with a fork to mix well. Make sure there are no lumps. If you see any lumps of brown sugar, break them up with the back of a spoon while continuing to stir.
  • Apply as much rub as you want to the meat before grilling it.
  • For up to two weeks, store any remaining rub in an airtight container.

Pumpkin Spice Homemade Marinade Recipe Video:

It is essential that each individual spice you use is still fresh when creating any type of spice combination. Sniff them out, and if any of them smell weird or have lost their smell, throw them out and get a perfect tasting replacement.

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