This homemade gingerbread spice mix is perfect for pancakes, muffins, quick breads or cookies. It also makes a great Christmas gift!
Making this homemade gingerbread spice mix can’t be easier. All you have to do is mix all the ingredients together and you are ready to go.
This Christmas spice mix is great in baking. You can use it to make gingerbread cookies, pancakes, quick bread, muffins, churros or cupcakes. The possibilities are endless.
By the way, this gingerbread spice mix will make a great homemade Christmas present! Just find some pretty jar and decorate it nicely and your DIY edible gift is ready! Check out the photos below for some inspiration.
If you are looking for more edible gifts or gingerbread decorations, check out these easy and fun ideas:
- Homemade Edible Christmas Gifts
- Gingerbread Cookie Tree
- Gingerbread Candle Holder
- Christmas Bauble Cupcakes
- Homemade Linzer Cookies
How to make gingerbread spice mix:
The preparations takes literally 5 minutes unless you decide to turn whole spices into ground using pestle and mortar like I did. I tell you, it wasn’t an easy job at all. I’d say a spice grinder would be pretty handy here.
When it comes to making your own gingerbread spice mix, the possibilities are endless. The main ingredient here is ginger but apart from this spice, you can adjust the spices to your liking.
I also recommend using nutmeg and cinnamon. Then don’t worry if you don’t have the rest of the spices on hand. Maybe you can’t even find some of them in your local shop. If this is the case, you can definitely substitute or omit some of them.
You can also add ground anise to the mix.
How long will this gingerbread spice mix last?
Like most spices, you can keep this mix in your pantry for several months. Just make sure it is stored in dry, cool place in an air-tight container or glass jar.
Unless you want to give this homemade gingerbread spice mix as a gift it’s better to make a smaller amount (like in the recipe below) rather than keeping it forever in your pantry. After all, gingerbread flavor is mostly used around Christmas.
Christmas party tip:
- Mix all the ingredients together and transfer into an airtight container or glass jar.
- Use it to make gingerbread flavored cookies, pancakes, quick bread, ….
Adjust the spice mix to your liking by omitting/reducing or increasing certain spices. Ground anise is another spice perfect for this spice mix and can be substituted for cardamom or added to the blend.