This delicious homemade gingerbread spice mix is quick and easy to make with just 6 ingredients. Perfect for adding to all of your favourite holiday recipes.
Gingerbread spice is something you can buy easily in some countries but is harder to come across in others. It is simply a blend of warming spices that can be used to add a festive touch to your holiday recipes.
It is so easy to make your own blend and you probably have most of the spices to hand (and if not they are easy to come by at the grocery store.) The best part about making your own spice blend is that you can personalise them to your tastes. Add more or less of the spices, according to your family's taste preferences.
Great for making with kids! Allow them to smell the spices and show them what each spice looks like before they are ground.
Gingerbread Spice Ingredients
Gingerbread spice is a combination of 6 simple warming spices:
- Ground Ginger
- Ground Cinnamon
- Ground All Spice
- Ground Nutmeg
- Ground Cardamom
- Ground Clove
Ways to Use Gingerbread Spice
There are countless ways to put this spice blend to use! Why not try adding it to...
- Oatmeal -Transform a boring bowl of oatmeal with the warming spices.
- Pancakes - Stir the spice mix into pancake batter to make delicious festive pancakes.
- Popcorn - Caramel Gingerbread Popcorn anyone?
- Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges - Sounds unusual but it works!
- Energy Balls - A little gingerbread spice to bring that festive feeling.
- Cookies and baked goods - Always great for the holiday season.
- Purees - Try adding some to apple sauce/puree, sweet potato puree or pumpkin puree.
- French Toast - Switch out the cinnamon with the gingerbread spice in this eggy bread recipe.
- Smoothies - Blend a little spice into your next smoothie!
Alternatively, get your children to make a batch, add to pretty jars and give as a homemade gift.
How to Store
Store your homemade spice blend in an airtight container out of any direct sunlight. Reusable spice jars are great but any small glass jars will work.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Baby food doesn't have to be bland, in-fact introducing different flavours to babies is a great idea and helps to cultivate adventurous little foodies!
They are both quite similar spice blends, using similar spices but of different ratios.
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Gingerbread Spice Mix
- 2 tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1½ tablespoon Ground Ginger
- ¾ teaspoon Ground Clove
- ½ teaspoon Ground All Spice
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Cardamom
- In a bowl, mix all spices together.
- Transfer to an airtight container.