Homemade gingerbread spice mix is great to keep on hand for all your holiday baking with warming flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves blended with spicy ground ginger. Use it in cookies, pancakes, coffee, and so much more!
Whether you put a little sprinkle on top of your morning coffee or mix it into your holiday bread baking, you will go out of your way to find reasons to use this gingerbread spice.
The perfect combination of spicy ginger and winter spices is right here in this mix. Don't be fooled, that ground ginger sneaks up on you with a slow build of heat without being overly spicey.
This spice mixture is exactly how you should be warming up all your favorite winter foods!
What is gingerbread spice made of?
- ground ginger (plenty of it!)
How do you make it?
Really, it's all about the right ratio of spices!
We're using a 2:1 ratio of ginger to cinnamon.
All you have to do is combine the dry, ground spices in a bowl. Transfer the combined spices to an air-tight container and store it with your other spices or on the counter for easy reaching!
Pumpkin spice vs gingerbread spice
Can't I just use pumpkin spice?! While the two spices use similar ingredients the ratios are VERY different.
Pumpkin spice has more cinnamon and no clove.
Gingerbread has much more ginger, cinnamon, and a bit of clove.
Plus, it's so easy to make, you likely already have most of - if not all - the ingredients in your pantry!
How to use gingerbread spice mix
Truly, the possibilities are endless, but I'm going to give you a few of my favorite ideas.
French toast bakes! Do you know about these?! I made my first french toast bake this fall and I'm a forever fan now. Just substitute a teaspoon or two of gingerbread spice for the spices in the recipe and you're golden.
Coffee! Sprinkle a pinch over your morning coffee.
Sweet rolls or cinnamon rolls. Instead of straight cinnamon, substitute this gingerbread spice mix for a pop of flavor.
Eggnog! Mix with your favorite eggnog, spiked or non-alcoholic it's the perfect twist!
How do you plan on using your gingerbread spice mix? Let me know in the comments!
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Homemade Gingerbread Spice
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground allspice
- ¼ teaspoon ground clove
- Combine the ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Whisk together until completely combined.
- Transfer to an air tight container and store in a dry place.
- Your gingerbread spice mix will be good for as long as expiration date on the spices you use. Typically about 3 to 4 years.
- Make your own gingerbread sugar by mixing this recipe into 1 cup of granulated sugar.