Use this homemade gingerbread spice mix to dress up your recipes for the holidays. Add it to your favorite cake, cookie and bread recipes, or sprinkle it in your morning cup of coffee or cocoa. It smells like Christmas, and tastes like it, too.
This recipe makes 1/2 cup of gingerbread spice mix, so one batch should last you all season. Have fun experimenting with all the different ways to use it, or give it as a gift.
3 Tbsp ground cinnamon
3 Tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground allspice
2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tsp ground cloves
What You Do:
Mix all the spices together in a small bowl. Several of these spices have a tendency to clump together, so be sure to break up any clumps.
Then, transfer your spice mix to an air-tight container. This half-cup recipe fits perfectly in an empty spice jar or a 4-oz. jelly jar. Label the jar, so you don’t mix it up with any of the other spices in your collection.
How to Use Your Gingerbread Spice
This spice blend can be used in any recipe that calls for gingerbread spice. To make gingerbread pancakes, just add one Tablespoon of gingerbread spice to your pancake mix, and replace the granulated sugar called for with brown sugar. To make gingerbread cake or bread, add up to three Tablespoons of gingerbread spice to your cake or bread mix.
Or try some gingerbread spice sprinkled over a cup of hot cocoa made from my hot cocoa mix recipe.
If you can’t get enough gingerbread spice, be sure to try my gingerbread cookie mix recipe, too.Print
- 3 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp ground allspice
- 2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 tsp ground cloves
Mix the spices together in a small bowl, breaking up any clumps as you stir.
This makes 1/2 cup of gingerbread spice, which fits perfectly in an empty spice jar or 4-oz. jelly jar.
- Use in any recipe that calls for gingerbread spice.
- To make gingerbread pancakes: add one Tablespoon of gingerbread spice to your favorite pancake mix recipe, and replace the granulated sugar called for with brown sugar.
- To make gingerbread cake or bread: add up to three Tablespoons of gingerbread spice to your cake or bread mix. Also consider replacing the granulated sugar called for with brown sugar.
- Sprinkle gingerbread spice on cakes, cookies, oatmeal, coffee and hot cocoa.