Quick and easy homemade gingerbread spice mix. The perfect addition to your holiday baking and beverages!
I came across a recipe recently that called for Gingerbread Spice mix and I honestly had no idea such a thing even existed. I’ve used (and loved) pumpkin spice mix before, but didn’t know there was a gingerbread version! Best thing ever, right?The laziness in me headed straight for the store to see if I could buy it. Naturally, it’s nowhere to be found in stores here, but likely plentiful in the US and Europe. Sigh. It’s actually a European recipe that called for it (coming soon). So, out of luck, I had no other choice but to make my own!
The recipe couldn’t be more simple — measure out your spices, mix, and you’re done. You’re probably thinking to yourself — can’t I just use the pumpkin pie spice that I have in place of this? It’s pretty much the same ingredients. Well it IS mostly the same ingredients, but the ratios are different and will yield a different flavour. Pumpkin pie spice is heavy on cinnamon, where as gingerbread spice has a balance of cinnamon, allspice, and ginger. It really does add a different and unique flavour.
This gingerbread spice mix is the perfect addition to any holiday baking that may be on your radar, but it’s also an awesome topping to your holiday beverages! Just sprinkle on some eggnog, coffee, or hot chocolate!
Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Store in an airtight container.