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Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix

This homemade gingerbread spice mix is easy to make in minutes using a blend of spices you likely already have on hand. It is perfect in gingerbread recipes and can make a great holiday gift too!

homemade gingerbread spice mix in jar

Whether you’re looking to whip up a batch of gingerbread cookies for the holidays, you want to learn how to make your own homemade spice mixes, or want a handmade gift made with love, this gingerbread spice blend is sure to hit the spot.

homemade gingerbread spice dumped on table

If you ask me, gingerbread is the ultimate Christmas spice mix. It is one of my favorite ways to bring a warm aroma to any holiday dish.

Use it in a variety of recipes such as gingerbread pancakes, chocolate gingerbread cake, add a dash to your ground coffee before brewing, and use it to make the dough for gingerbread men and gingerbread houses. The possibilities are endless.

homemade gingerbread spice mix on table

If you’re looking for gingerbread recipes to pair this with, try our Gingerbread Cookie Bars, Gingerbread Pie, Gingerbread Truffles and our Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail.

homemade gingerbread spice in spice jar

How to Make Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix

With just 5 ingredients, you can make your own homemade gingerbread spice mix that brings the unique flavor to your favorite recipes this holiday season.

Simply throw the spice mixture into a large bowl and mix. Then add to an airtight container such as a small glass jar or spice grinder and put into your spice cabinet until ready to use!

collage of steps to make a homemade gingerbread spice

Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix

5 from 1 vote
Brittanie Pyper
How to make homemade gingerbread spice mix that is perfect for gingerbread recipes or a handmade holiday gift.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Servings 7 Tablespoons


  • 3 Tablespoons Cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons Ground Ginger
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Allspice
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Ground Cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon Nutmeg


  • Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and stir until combined.
  • Store in a sealed jar or container for up to 6 months.


  • If desired, you can add ¼ teaspoon cardamom for another boost of flavor, although it’s not
  • I wouldn’t freeze or refrigerate this spice mix as the moisture will ruin it.
  • The great thing about making your own spice mixes is that you can adjust them to suit
    your preferences. If you would like one spice to be a little more prominent, simply add some extra until it’s just right for you.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 18mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 1g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Keyword gingerbread spice, homemade gingerbread, homemade spices
Course Easy Recipes
Cuisine American
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Recipe Rating


Tuesday 10th of October 2023

So good and easy to make. Smells amazing too.