Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix

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Mix up a tasty homemade Gingerbread spice mix to pair with cookies, coffee, quick breads, muffins, cakes, and more. Feel the warm aroma of gingerbread filling your house during the holidays.

overhead of gingerbread spice next to cinnamon sticks

How to make Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix

You’ll likely have all or most of these spices in your pantry already. Whether you grind these spices yourself or use any store brand there isn’t a wrong answer. For this particular spice blend, I used the Simply Organic brand.

Gingerbread Spice Mix Ingredients

Ground Ceylon Cinnamon

Ground Ginger

Ground Nutmeg

Ground Allspice

Ground Cloves

*see recipe card for detailed measurements

gingerbread spice ingredients

Kitchen supplies you’ll need

Mix it, Shake it, & Enjoy it!

  1. Stir or whisk the ingredients in a small bowl to combine.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a spice container, and stir or shake to combine once more.
  3. Use in your favorite gingerbread flavored goodies, then store in a cool dark place.

Uses for Gingerbread Spice Mix

French Toast or Pancakes! – I always add a spice blend to both of these dishes, so delicious!

Oatmeal – Add a teaspoon to your morning oatmeal or overnight oats.

Give as a gift – Wrap up and give as a gift along with your favorite Gingerbread Cookies recipe.

Use as a topping! – Want a little added spice to any dessert, ice cream or hot drink, sprinkle some Gingerbread Spice on top.

Gingerbread Spice Blend FAQs

What is the difference between German Gingerbread Spice and American Gingerbread Spice?

German gingerbread spice does have a bold and more complex flavor profile with the additional ground spices of coriander, ground anise, and mace. Americanized recipes won’t typically contain those ingredients. Whichever you choose will be a hit in any of your holiday baking.

What is the difference between pumpkin pie spice and gingerbread spice?

Gingerbread spice mix and pumpkin pie spice both contain the same ingredients of ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, ground allspice, and ground cloves. The difference is solely based on the ratios of each ingredient. Gingerbread spice blends tend to contain more ground ginger than other spice blends.

Gingerbread spice in a jar next to a cookie cutter

Tips for Making, Eating, & Storing

Tips

Tips for preparing this tasty spice blend:

  • Pepper – Yes, ground black pepper can bring a few spicey notes to this bold spice mix.
  • Choosing a container – Opt for a larger container rather than a smaller one.

Storing

Store our Homemade Gingerbread Spice blend the same way you would store your other kitchen spices. Sealed tightly in a sealed jar in a cool dark place out of direct sunlight. This will ensure your spice blend stays fresh and fragrant for as long as possible.

Keep sealed for 6 months for the freshest flavor, the gingerbread flavor will lessen over time so it’s ideal to use it up within a year or two at most.

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Gingerbread Spice Recipe

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Mix up a tasty homemade Gingerbread spice mix to pair with cookies, coffee, quick breads, muffins, cakes, and more. Feel the warm aroma of gingerbread filling your house during the holidays. 

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 ounces 1x

Ingredients

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3 tablespoons Ceylon Cinnamon, ground

3 tablespoons Ginger, ground

1 tablespoons Nutmeg, ground

1 tablespoons Allspice, ground

1/2 teaspoon Cloves, ground

Instructions

  1. Stir or whisk the ingredients in a small bowl to combine.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a spice container, and stir or shake to combine once more.
  3. Use in your favorite gingerbread recipes, or store in a cool dark place.
  • Author: April Brown
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Spices
  • Method: Shaken

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 17
  • Sugar: 0.1 g
  • Sodium: 1.9 mg
  • Fat: 0.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.8 g
  • Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: Gingerbread spice mix

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By on October 16th, 2022

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