Having some homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix on hand is a great baking helper in the kitchen! It’s ready to use in so many recipes!
It will save you time too, ready to use when you need it and you'll never run out of an important spice in the mix!
Ingredients for Gingerbread Spice Mix
My personal homemade, simpler, spice mix is made with a blend of four warm, well-rounded spices and is an easy way to add a little more festive flavour to your holiday baking and drinks.
- Ginger - sweet, peppery and a hint of citrus.
- Cloves - strong, sweet and pungent.
- Cinnamon - warm, spicy and sweet.
- Nutmeg - nutty and lightly sweet.
How to make Gingerbread Spice Mix
To make the most aromatic, flavourful blend, it is always better to grind up whole spices if you can.
If not, though, the pre-ground spices are fine, just try to use the freshest you can and not use older spices that may have been on the shelf for too long.
The flavour in spices can diminish over time if kept for too long. It is better to make a smaller batch at a time as well.
This Spice mix could not be simpler to make.
Just weigh out your selected spices into a bowl and mix until well combined.
If using whole spices, grind each one separately in a coffee grinder (except Ginger which should be store-bought) and add them all to a bowl and mix well.
Decant the spice mix into an airtight, sealed glass jar or container where it should keep fresh for a while. Shake thoroughly before each use.
How to use Gingerbread Spice Mix?
This Gingerbread Spice mix is essentially a Christmas flavored mix. I use it to make Lebkuchen, but also use in Cinnamon rolls, biscuits, cookies, cakes, muffins, breads and even pancakes to name a few!
Also, try some dusted over your hot chocolate or coffee for an extra warming drink!
You can vary the amounts of spices by choosing your favorites to feature highly. For instance, I am not all that keen on Nutmeg so I keep the quantity lower in my Gingerbread Spice Mix.
Cloves also have quite a strong, intense flavor profile so adjust your spice mix accordingly.
Other great spices to add to your mix could be cardamom, allspice, star anise, coriander and even black pepper.
The great thing about making your own spice blends is that you can personalise them to your own taste.
Experiment with your favorite family blend!
Gingerbread Spice Mix
- If you are using fresh whole spices, grind each one separately in a coffee grinder until you have a fine powder.
- If you are using ready ground spices, take 3 teaspoons ground ginger, 2 teaspoon ground cloves, 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg.
- Shake thoroughly before each use.
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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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