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.
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.
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Spices: Ground ceylon Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.
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See the recipe below for the full list of ingredients and quantities.
Instructions for homemade gingerbread spice
Step 1: Stir or whisk the ingredients in a small bowl to combine.
Step 2: Add all of the ingredients to a spice container, and stir or shake to combine once more.
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Hint: Use in your favorite gingerbread spiced goodies, then store in a cool dark place.
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. Freeze your spices for an even longer shelf life.
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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.
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.
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.
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Gingerbread Spice Recipe
- 3 tablespoons Ceylon Cinnamon ground
- 3 tablespoons Ginger ground
- 1 tablespoons Nutmeg ground
- 1 tablespoons Allspice ground
- ½ teaspoon Cloves ground
- Stir or whisk the ingredients in a small bowl to combine.
- Add all of the ingredients to a spice container, and stir or shake to combine once more.
- Use in your favorite gingerbread recipes, or store in a cool dark place.